I am a Fine Art graduate, looking to pursue a commercial career. I am a multi-disiplinary visual worker. As well as painting, I specialise in printmaking and graphic design. I have experience in branding, advertising and design and I am keen to continue applying myself to different creative areas. @jrwickhamartLocked Pro Plan feature
I joined the marketing team at Bupa Cromwell Hospital as a junior graphic designer. The experience was an insight into corporate design and how a designer is able to work within the parameters of a specialist and focused organisation. During this time I mainly worked on article design and layout for Bupa's seasonal magazine, Health etc. I also created templates and concepts for the hospital's calendar as well as mocking up adverts to go in public spaces. My Indesign and typographic skills particularly benefited from my time in the office.
During my two final years at university I was on the committee for the Design society. In my third year I was Social Secretary and in my fourth year I was Head Designer. This role allowed me to gain experience in marketing and branding. I was responsible for the society's image, ensuring an evolving yet consistent identity.
During my three months at this creative agency I substantially built up, as well as made use of, my Adobe skills (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign). Tasks included helping to form brands, creating adverts and designing wall/window murals. Along side this I attended sight visits, both as part of a team and independently. I also became very involved with the interior design team, editing photographs for the website and sourcing imagery for mood-boards. I now have a good understanding of the workings of a creative agency and the process required to create a brand. My software skills have vastly improved and I am able to apply them to a professional standard. I have examples of my work at Run For The Hills (which are not included on my website), such as a wall mural in the conference room in Bedford Heights. Another example is an advert published in The Evening Standard and The Metro which I put together for Hunt’s Paper Factory in Fulham. These examples all employ use of the programs listed above.
I specialised in painting during my time at Edinburgh College of Art, through my degree I realised a desire to channel my work into a commercial context. Over the four years I have taught myself the Adobe Creative Cloud alongside my painting. These graphic skills have influenced my work and helped me to refine my aesthetic. I have graduated feeling confident of my abilities, both in my own work and when applying myself to briefs and commissions. I intend to always paint, but to now switch emphasis towards printmaking and graphic design.