Katie Smith
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Katie Smith

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Katie Smith

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hi there! My name is Katie Smith, I consider it my job to combine my set of skills with your ideas to tell a truly impactful visual story: whether that be your brand, or your own personal message to connect with your community, viewers or customers. I aim to help you solve your most perplexing creative challenges. US-born and London-based, as an imaginative, meticulous and dedicated graphic designer, illustrator, art director and photo retoucher/editor, I have spent the last several years working in-house at a creative agency where I led many branding, website and print projects as well as lifestyle and fashion photoshoot art direction and project management. As a freelancer, I have established brand identities, designed web, product and social media graphics/photography, created eye-catching illustrations, logo design, painting, drawing, typography and album covers. My clients range from high-end fashion, travel and beauty brands to entertainment and corporate entities (national, regional and local). I love having the ability to combine my illustration skills with my graphic design/art direction work to create something truly unique for my clients. Above all, I value efficiency and time management. I will work with you on a production schedule that will provide rich detail and tight communication to meet your deadline(s). I would love to be considered for the freelance Graphic Design position you've posted. SPECIALTIES: •Branding •Logo development •Business cards •Brochures •Photography: digital, product, model & ambient •Photo editing / retouching / manipulation •Illustration •Print-ready files with outlined fonts, bleed and appropriate margins •Magazine and print layout design •Web graphics and banners •Social media banners •App layout and design (no coding) •Basic understanding of CSS & HTML •Pantones vs CMYK vs RGB/HEX •Typography / typesetting •Art direction •Brand identity •Storyboard creation •Photography: digital and analogue •Presentation / pitch design ILLUSTRATION STYLES: •Storybook •Infographics •Branding/logo •Cartoon •Line drawing •Comic •Packaging •Concept art •Sketch •Collage SOFTWARE: •Adobe Photoshop •Adobe Illustrator •Adobe Photoshop •Adobe InDesign •Acrobat Pro •After Effects •Wordpress, UI, UX
Projects credited in
  • Quintessentially Magazine issue 47
    Quintessentially Magazine issue 47
  • Sunseeker issue 57
    Sunseeker issue 57
  • Luxury Briefing issue 207
    Luxury Briefing issue 207
  • Quintessentially Magazine issue 45
    Quintessentially Magazine issue 45
  • Gaggenau - Welsh Black Cow
    Gaggenau - Welsh Black Cow
  • Gaggenau x Lasvit
    Gaggenau x LasvitPicking up a handful of sand on a beach, it's hard to imagine how such minuscule particles can be transformed into solid glass. Hearing more about this intricate art form, I interviewed Maxim Velčovský, creative director of Czech glassmaker LASVIT for Gaggenau magazine.
Work history
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    Graphic DesignerSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Senior Graphic DesignerFMS Global Media
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
Skills
  • Print Design
  • Photo Editing
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Art Direction
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • UI Design
  • Branding Design
  • Illustration
  • Social Media
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Richmond, the American International University in London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Graduated with hons (1st, summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA) .