John Primmer

Visual Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

The experience I have gained predominately as a graphic designer within branding, print and digital agencies has made me realise that I love the communications process as a whole and get just as much joy coming up with ideas and insights, imagining the best approach/ strategy for the project through questioning and discussions, as I do thinking about the art direction and details for the finished project. In short, I wish I could create each project from start to finish, handling the photography, creating the soundtrack; everything! Realistically, within an agency environment, I get to be part of a talented team to work alongside and bring all these skills together to curate and offer my knowledge on projects when necessary, which is truly exciting.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Environment
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Farfetch

    Farfetch

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Red Apple Creative

    Red Apple Creative

    • Media Production
  • GLOCK

    GLOCK

    • Design
  • T

    Thomas Matthews Communication Design

    Work history

    2020

    Midweight Graphic Designer

    GLOCK

    Apr 2019 - Feb 2020
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2019

    Graphic Designer

    Rightangled

    Dec 2018 - Jan 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Specialists in Cardiac, Diet and Fitness DNA tests, Rightangled approached me to reimagine the existing product brochures. Using the guidelines of a recent rebrand as a starting point, the work included illustrating 80+ test results which needed to show the right level of scientific detail whilst taking into account the new illustration guideline style. Each result had at least three outcomes, so a clear colour-coded system was developed to reflect the patient’s record.

    2018

    Graphic Designer

    Farfetch

    Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working with the Media Solutions team to create a number of luxury global fashion collection campaigns launched on the retail platform. The initial development and creation took place in Adobe Illustrator and Sketch before building and managing the campaigns and product launch pages across 12 languages using a combination of Bannerflow and their own bespoke Farfetch platform. Brands included; Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Missoni, Woolmark, P.E Nation, Holland&Holland, John Hardy and L’Autre Chose

    2019

    Graphic Designer

    Door Global

    Mar 2018 - Sep 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • DOOR is an ambitious blend of strategy consultancy, design agency, and innovation firm. I joined the team as the first full-time Visual Designer, supporting the director/ founder and project manager. Working in such a small team meant I was involved in the end-to-end process of every project. This meant I facilitated & supported workshops, carried out extensive desk & interview research and predominantly used Sketch for visual web and app prototyping, whilst creating well paced Keynote pitch decks. During my time, I worked with major clients in the finance, entertainment, and automotive industry.

    2018

    Graphic Designer

    Madalena Studio

    Feb 2018 - Mar 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • During my time at this boutique design agency, I created and supported the founder with a huge range of client projects within the food & drinks and services industry. The digital and print projects included creating alcoholic drinks packaging and print campaigns as well as illustrating and typesetting layouts for pharmaceutical research journals.

    2017

    Graphic Designer

    TechWillSaveUs

    Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Supporting the company within the design team across print and web in the lead-up to Christmas. I created a reward package for the backers of the Dough Universe Kickstarter project, which included a space-themed activities book.

    2017

    Graphic Designer

    Skylark Creative

    Jun 2017 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working across all stages of the process on digital projects for clients which operate in industries such as E-Commerce and Corporate Finance, with particular focus on the initial ideas, sketches to support the pitch presentations.

    2016

    Graphic Designer

    Atticus Creative

    Sep 2016 - Nov 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • From idea generation to artworking, I worked across several stages of the design process on a variety of web, brand and print projects with clients including; Hackney Empire, The Harley Street Clinic and Acro Aircraft Seating.

    2016

    Junior Designer

    Red Apple Creative

    Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Designing a variety of banners that sit at various points on Spotify free user accounts, and also creating dedicated Brand + Spotify micro sites. These sites are usually built around a Playlist generator of some form, depending on how the brand chooses to position themselves/ after initial consultation or briefing.

    2015

    Graphic Designer

    The Agency of Design

    Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Design, illustration, copywriting and initial prototypes for a series of activities on Multiple Sclerosis, created in a way that is understandable and engaging for children.

    2015

    Graphic Designer

    The District

    Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
    • Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Invited back to help finish off projects that I was previously involved in, I created a soundtrack to accompany a Cambridge Computer History Museum video encouraging children to learn code. I also helped with additional design and illustration work that had come into the studio in the intervening time.

    2014

    Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Developing website concepts and proposals for a major international architecture and engineering company. I also created and presented initial proposals for a coffee shop identity.

    2014

    Graphic Design Intern

    Brandpoint

    Oct 2014 - Nov 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Chocolate box design concepts for a well known Irish brand. Helping the team prepare materials for workshops with clients and final design work to support an international charity.

    2014

    Graphic Design Intern

    Spencer duBois

    Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Research, initial ideas, themes and concept development for an identity project with a nationally well known biochemical science society in the United Kingdom.

    2014

    Graphic Design Intern

    The District

    Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
    • Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Independently working on a variety of print and web projects with a vast array of clients including Cambridge University, Norwich University of the Arts and Lovespace.

    2014

    Graphic Design Intern

    The One Off

    Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Working with a major Oxford Street sports retailer, I helped source appropriate mood board imagery, develop ideas at the initial stage and assist on designing a brand toolkit for the client.

    2011

    Associate Graphic Designer

    magicseaweed

    Apr 2011 - Sep 2011
    • United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Working alongside the design team and editor to create advertising and content used for news articles, banners and e-mail newsletters. I also shot and edited product photography for the online store.

    Education

    2013

    Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    Hochschule Augsburg

    Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
    • Augsburg, Germany
    • An Erasmus Exchange semester in Germany which included live briefs and presentations to clients using a mixture of German and English. I made German lessons part of my study, enabling me to have basic conversation with locals in and outside of University.

    2014

    BA(Hons) Graphic Design

    Falmouth University

    Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
    • Falmouth, United Kingdom
    • Dissertation: De-Signing the Internet (First) Developing my skills of the design process with a strong emphasis on idea generation and critical thinking to answer a variety of self initiated, competition and live briefs.

    2011

    BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration

    Plymouth College of Art

    Sep 2009 - Sep 2011
    • Plymouth, United Kingdom
    • The access to facilities fed my fascination for analog processes, developing a huge interest in bookmaking and silkscreen printing on textiles and paper. Additionally, I refined my interest in using the Mac for image manipulation and vector lettering and illustration. I was also Student Representative during both these years on the course.

    2009

    BTEC First Diploma In Art And Design

    Plymouth College of Art

    Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
    • Plymouth, United Kingdom
    • With complete focus on process, this course taught me to experiment with a variety of disciplines, including photography, painting and textiles. I began to enjoy combining mixed materials to help develop a graphic design and illustration style.