Jo Guthrie

Graphic Designer / Director

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

I am an ambitious, multi-disciplinary Freelance Designer and Director, with a passion for graphic design, film and creative problem solving. Currently based out of East London, I previously graduated with first class honours from a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at Nottingham Trent University. Whilst there, I also completed an international exchange studying Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Trained in traditional Graphic Design, with a foundation in Brand Identity and Brand Experience, I made the move into the Advertising World, working on pitches for world renowned brands whilst at VFX & production company The Mill. I am now a freelance Designer and Director, currently exploring Art Direction, Title Design and creating Identities for short films, as well as pushing myself to direct my own short films. My latest short ‘Turning Tides’ won ‘Shortie of the Year’ at London Surf Film Festival 2019, Judge’s Award at the tve Sustainability Awards and is now being screened at various festivals.

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  • Film
  • Branding
  • Illustration
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premier Pro
  • Design
  • Treatment Design
  • Film Direction
  • Art Directing

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • AKQA


    • Design
  • Nike


    • Fashion and Textiles
  • The Mill

    The Mill

    • Media Production
  • Zalando


    • Retail

Work history


Designer & Creative Researcher

The Mill

Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • While working at VFX/production company The Mill, I primarily worked with directors on pitches and creative treatments for adverts and short films for world renowned brands. I have also been able to gain shoot experience through being on set.


Oct 2016 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was a junior designer (previously intern) at Saffron Brand Consultants'​ London Studio. I worked with the team to design authentic and engaging brand identities and experiences, online and offline for global clients.


Graphic Design Placement


Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Through winning a live brief as part of my university degree course, I had the opportunity to gain valuable experience completing a 2D Design placement at FITCH in their London studio.


Graphic Design Placement

ASG & Partners

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I completed two weeks of Graphic Design work experience at ASG's studio in Belfast, through ASG I also got the chance to visit Streetmonkey, an animation and production company also in Belfast. During this placement developed my skills in Adobe Illustrator and After Effects, learning how to produce an animation.



Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
  • New York, United States
  • I spent a semester abroad in New York studying Graphic Design at the Fashion Institute of technology. I took classes in Graphic Design, Advertising Design, Typesetting Design, Advanced Type and Digital Graphics.


Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • I previously graduated with first class honours from a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at Nottingham Trent University. Whilst there, I also completed an international exchange studying Graphic Design at FIT in New York.


Art and Design Foundation

University of Ulster, Belfast

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Belfast, United Kingdom
  • I studied for a year, specialising in Visual Communications and Printmaking at the University of Ulster completing my Art & Design foundation with merit and receiving a Diploma.



  • Our film Turning Tides – #PlasticFreePeriods, created in collaboration with City to Sea, won the Judges Award in 2019.


Shortie of The Year 2019

London Surf Filmfestival

  • Our film Turning Tides – #Riseofthereusables won 'Shortie of The Year' at the 2019 London Surf Film Festival.


Penguin Random House Design Awards

Penguin Random House UK

  • My book design was shortlisted in the 2014 awards.