Katy Heller

Katy Heller

Independent Consultant Branding and Design ManagementLondon, United Kingdom
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Katy Heller

Katy Heller

Independent Consultant Branding and Design ManagementLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Highly experienced client service professional with a strategic focus, delivering a collaborative approach to the management and growth of branding, design and communications projects. Consulting independently since January 2020, my work involves new business pitching, facilitating workshops and interviews and leading client relationships for high profile brand identity, design and communications programmes. I also consult for boutique independent agencies to help with business development, which has included developing a new positioning for a creative agency and supporting the launch of their new website, plus advising on client servicing processes, strengthening new business responses and recruitment. Prior to consulting, my last employed role was at Pentagram Design, where I was an Associate Partner for over a decade, and where I retain a consultancy relationship with several partners. Through this and client service roles at DMB&B, The Partners and Brand Union, I have gained over 20 years’ experience in branding, design and communications across all sectors. Clients have included: Google, Unilever, Roche, Virgin Money, Virgin Media, BT, Huawei, Vodafone, Clarks, BAA, Swarovski, Waitrose, Berry Brothers, University of the Arts London, Imperial College London, London Design Festival, London Design Biennale, East Bank London. I have a flexible and proactive style, blending critical thinking and problem solving with a positive approach. I believe in building strong relationships with both clients and internal teams through understanding, diplomacy and consensus building. In addition, I enjoy training and mentoring.
Projects credited in
  • London Design Festival
    London Design FestivalDesigned a monospaced typeface and built a functioning bespoke letterpress. By attempting to consume ever more digital media, do we end up understanding less? How do we make sense of all the information we consume? With traditional printing techniques and language processing software, the Out of Print project explored these questions. Project in collaboration with Six:Thirty and Goldsmiths students.
  • London Design Festival 2011
    London Design Festival 2011"Design from all angles' is the statement that inspired the identity for the London Design Festival in 2011. The identity was created by printing text on pieces of paper and then folding and photographing them from different angles. The differing angles enable the 2011 festival to have a flexible identity across the whole gamut of events whilst maintaining a consistent look and feel. This project was completed whilst at Pentagram
  • London Design Festival 2014
    London Design Festival 2014For the eighth year running, Domenic Lippa and his team have designed the visual identity and promotional materials for London Design Festival, one of the biggest events in the design world. Running from 13th-21st September across London with the V&A as its centre, the Festival includes exhibitions, talks and workshops about a range of design disciplines. London is a huge and unplanned city where even the most experienced visitors can lose their way. This year Lippa is honouring London’s chaoti
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  • Brand Strategy
  • Branding Projects
  • Project Management
  • Client Management
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Brand Management
  • New Business
  • Creative Pitches
  • Client Pitching