Karen Cazabon

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

My name is Karen and I am an Irish designer living and working in London. I have expertise in textile and graphic design. I have a passion for colour and pattern and tackle each brief with a focused yet playful approach. My work experience has covered a variety of design roles due to my background in textile design and graphic design. I am looking to develop my design skills further by working alongside talented creatives in the design community.

Skills

 

  • Design
  • Textile Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Poster Design
  • Pattern Design
  • Printed Textiles
  • Pattern Development
  • Cover Art
  • Album Art
  • Idea Concept Development

Work history

Currently

Creative Studio Assistant

Haberdashery

May 2016
  • As creative studio assistant at Haberdashery my role is to support the graphics team with the media library, by grading images and maintaining the digital folio. My role also covers assisting with the social media strategy by creating content which represents every aspect of the studio and brand.

Currently

Freelance Design Assistant

Celia Birtwell Ltd

Aug 2014
  • I assist Celia Birtwell on her printed textile collections and have recently worked on her collections for Valentino Pre Fall 2015 and Fall 2015. My responsibilities are assisting Celia in translating her painted work to digital form, working on pattern repeats and print placements and designing presentations in accordance with brand guidelines.

2016

Design Intern

Tamassy Creative Ltd

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
  • As design intern at digital design studio Tamassy I worked as part of the team to update client websites, optimise images for web use, and prepare assets for the company’s portfolio and new website.

2016

Swing Ting

Freelance Graphic Designer

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
  • I designed the cover art for digital release

2015

Freelance Graphic Designer

Hipsters Don’t Dance

Nov 2009 - Nov 2015
  • I am responsible for creating the identity for the Hipsters Don’t Dance monthly parties. I have designed posters, flyers, web and social media banners for all of the past monthly and collaboration parties. I have also designed t-shirt graphics, badges and stickers to promote the brand.

2014

Retail & Design Assistant

Hawick Cashmere

Jul 2012 - Aug 2014
  • As retail and design assistant at Hawick Cashmere’s London office, I was involved in the day to day running of the shop in addition to designing and developing printed accessories to compliment the 100% cashmere collections. During my time at Hawick I worked with print suppliers to design two collections of printed scarves, designed branded tissue and labels for use across the stores and was responsible for designing and artworking press adverts to promote the brand.

2014

Freelance Graphic Designer

Kenema

Sep 2013 - May 2014
  • I designed t-shirt graphics for street-wear fashion brand Kenema’s AW13 and SS14 collections.

2013

Freelance Graphic Designer

Audio Network

Apr 2013 - May 2013
  • I designed a flyer to promote Audio Network’s DJ service they were providing at Cannes Lions Festival.

2012

Freelance Graphic Designer

Stanton Warriors

Mar 2012 - May 2012
  • I designed a series of web banners and wallpapers for The Stanton Warriors official Facebook and Twitter pages.

2011

Freelance Graphic Designer

Top Billin

Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
  • I designed the cover art for Whole Sick and Tomb Crew’s I Go Sick EP which was released on Top Billin.

2011

Showroom Manager

Celia Birtwell Ltd

Aug 2007 - Dec 2011
  • I worked my way from design intern to managing an international fabric showroom. I managed the day to day running of the showroom in addition to working on a number of varied design projects. During my time at Celia Birtwell I styled, photographed and retouched products for the e-commerce site, designed web banners and backgrounds for the website, designed promotional EDM using Mailchimp, assisted Celia in developing a collection of cashmere scarves and designed props and decals for window displays. order was completed to a high standard.

Education

2015

Graphic Design

Shillington College

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

    2005

    BDes Textiles Design

    NCAD Dublin

    Aug 2001 - May 2005

      Awards

      2005

      Arnotts & IDI Graduate Designer Award

      • The Graduate Designer Awards are organised by The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), and are sponsored by Arnotts department store. I was awarded the award in the Fashion and Textiles category.

      2004

      NCAD Staff Prize

      • This award is issued by the staff of NCAD Dublin and given to the student deemed as having the most potential and who