Karen Shek

Karen Shek

Graphic DesignerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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Karen Shek

Karen Shek

Graphic DesignerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
About me
Graphic Design Graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (2020) with a first class honours degree and winner of a D&AD Graphite Pencil (2020). A designer currently based in Edinburgh with a focus on creating contemporary, honest and thoughtful work for the everyday. Work is approached with consideration of storytelling, style and the acknowledgement of current and future trends. With an interest in people, culture, heritage and community - I believe in creating positive social change through design thinking. As well as creating work that has long-lasting impact on society by influencing behaviours and habits for the better. Interested in photography, interiors, lifestyle and architecture. A passion to explore and learn more in these areas within my discipline.
Projects
  • United as Doers (D&AD New Blood Graphite Pencil Award)
    United as Doers (D&AD New Blood Graphite Pencil Award)Branding a Nation of Doers not talkers. Doers campaign inspires meaningful behavioural change for a sustainable lifestyle, with the use of a loyalty scheme that drives collective impact on the world through people’s actions. The campaign message aims to unite people in the effort to tackle one mission, that of climate change. The everyday choices we make all have an impact on our planet. Rethinking and doing things differently is key to a sustainable future. United as Doers, Citizens of Doers,
  • Feel Good Brew
    Feel Good BrewCoffee with a purpose. Feel Good Brew integrates and promotes mental wellbeing/self-care through our daily coffee experience. Providing a public place to create a positive social change. This project aims to change the way in which mental health is approached and seen in our society by raising awareness and providing support to young adults by providing a feel good space. The use of emojis. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Emojis might be one of the most effective forms of emot
  • ISTD publication
    ISTD publicationA few pages of the publication produced for the International Society of Typographic Designers, it invites readers to reconsider the significance of numbers in their lives, and how data and everyday mathematics combine to help envision what the future may hold through the power of prediction. The publication aims to shine a new light on these elements that intertwine with our lives through the use of typography. Publication takes inspiration from weather reports and weather forecasts. We are al
Projects credited in
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, BDes (Hons) Graphic Design
    Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, BDes (Hons) Graphic DesignAt Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, the BDes (Hons) Graphic Design programme challenges students with a range of design projects set by tutors, external design agencies, and international design bodies. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment, and innovate, as they learn how to turn ideas into meaningful communication strategies. Our Programme is industry-facing, with the goal of developing skills that will support students into graduate employ
  • Nationwide Degree Show: The Winners
    Nationwide Degree Show: The WinnersThis project showcases the winners and results of the Nationwide Degree Show! We put together a Nationwide Degree Show to help graduating creatives showcase their work as all the degree shows were being cancelled.
Work history
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    Graphic DesignerElastic Creative
     - Edinburgh, United KingdomInternship
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    Graphic DesignerNevis Design
     - Edinburgh, United KingdomInternship
Skills
  • Editorial Design
  • Typography
  • Branding
  • Page Layout
  • Brand Identity
  • Print
  • Cantonese Chinese
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Communication
Education
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    First Class Honours, BDes (Hons) Graphic DesignDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
Awards
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020 logo
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020 logo
    Graphite PencilD&AD New Blood Festival 2020