Joanna Risley

Senior Designer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

About me

I’m a Designer and Art Director with over 20 years experience, both agency side and in-house. I love the challenge of a new creative brief and always aim to be involved in projects from the initial concept stage whenever I can. However, I’m just as comfortable with other creatives in a more design and production capacity, or getting stuck in with final artwork. I’m hardworking and dedicated, which means I’m often the one pulling a project together when it comes to a tight deadline. Luckily I also love what I do.

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Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising
  • Logo Design
  • Branding
  • Art Direction
  • Print Design
  • Web Design
  • Design
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Ketchum

    Ketchum

    • Marketing & PR
  • P

    Ping

    • T

      Therapy Agency

      • P

        Perspectives Red Cell (WPP Group)

        Work history

        2020

        Senior Designer

        Ketchum

        Jul 2019 - Apr 2020
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • FTC maternity cover as a senior designer within Ketchum's creative department, working on health and beauty projects for P&G, TPA awards for booking.com and a host of other events and comms.

        2019

        Design Studio Manager

        Therapy Agency

        Jun 2014 - Jun 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • • Managed a team of designers, content producers and freelancers in this boutique agency, for global tech, financial and health & beauty clients. • While overseeing others, I remained hands on in creating design for print, packaging, digital and social. • Regularly delivered 360 integrated campaigns to extremely tight deadlines, on budget. • Mentored my team members to aid their personal growth and ensured briefs were interpreted and actioned correctly. • Introduced new workflow systems to ensure all projects were completed to the highest standards with improved efficiency, in a what is a fast paced working environment.

        2011

        Apr 2004 - Jan 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • • Led a small team of designers and creatives on financial services, retail and health sector clients. • An integral part of improving the creative output of the company, growing the design team - and in turn the company. During my time leading the department the company grew threefold. • Whilst managing, I remained hands on with design, art direction and copywriting headlines from concept to completion. • Brand guardianship on the L&G account, working together with other agencies and the client. I played a large part in the roll out of their award winning rebrand. • Set-up studio systems and processes, to increase efficiency and enable growth. • Delivered pitch work regularly with a high success rate. • Oversaw the quality of all work on a daily basis, directing and mentoring the team.

        2004

        Designer/Creative Artworker

        Ping

        Nov 2002 - Apr 2004
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        2002

        Designer/Creative Artworker

        Perspectives Red Cell (WPP Group)

        Dec 1999 - Nov 2002
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        Education

        Currently

        (BA hons) Graphic Design

        Coventry University

        Sep 1992
        • Coventry, United Kingdom