Kevin Helas

Design Consultant

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

  • Design Consultant

About me

Kevin Helas is an award-winning designer, artist and illustrator with over 20 years experience working across the cultural, corporate and particularly the food & hospitality sectors. Kevin is committed to creating well-crafted design solutions which communicate with clarity, from the heart. He relishes the opportunity design offers as a facilitator of change. A delight in the exploration of language and communication lies at the heart of his work, and informs the artworks he produces alongside his design practice. 'I am inspired by the collaborative nature of design and the journey it often entails: the enquiry that takes place to identify the essence or spirit of a project, and the satisfaction of crafting a solution that surprises and delights all parties.'

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • UX Design
  • Branding
  • Web Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • V&A

    V&A

    • Arts and Culture
  • D

    Digit London

    • D

      Delete Agency

      • A

        Albion Brand Communication

        Work history

        Currently

        Creative Director

        Kevin Helas

        Jan 2003
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Services encompass brand and identity design, print, digital and UX design. Key clients include the Vietnamese Kitchen group of Restaurants, Archer Humphryes Architects, Le Pain Quotidien, Petosevic and Apostrophe.

        2018

        Senior UI/UK Designer

        Delete Agency

        Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Senior Designer for full service digital agency specialising in digital transformation, encompassing websites, digital strategy, brand and social campaign design and production, UX/UI design and customer experience (CX)

        2014

        Nov 2013 - Feb 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Manager of Brand & Communications Design Team for leading London creative agency. Key Projects included brand strategy and identity design for Compare The Market; Identity design and art direction for Albion website.

        2003

        Senior Designer

        V&A

        Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • In-house designer employed to implement a new identity. Key Projects included the Art Deco 1910–1939 exhibition: Art direction, design and print management of exhibition identity, poster, signage, invites, leaflet and press material.

        2002

        Senior Designer & Information Architect

        Digit London

        Jan 2000 - Nov 2002
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Member of design team for award-winning Habitat site: delivery of initial pitch; design strategy and concept through to site build and launch. Other projects include redesign of Deutsche Bank GM platform; IA/UX design for Jaguar.

        2000

        GUI & UX Design Consultant

        R.O.S.A.

        Dec 1999 - Dec 2000
        • Zürich, Switzerland
        • Full Time
        • Development of a prototype GUI concept for Atraxis, owners of the Swissair Flight Booking System. Interface design, UX research and development, production of interactive demo.

        Education

        1999

        Communication Design

        Central Saint Martins (UAL)

        Sep 1998 - Dec 1999
        • London, United Kingdom

        Awards

        2015

        HEIST

        Heist

        • Gold Award for best website Heist Awards (for Achievements in Education Marketing) Leeds Beckett University website* *Contracted as Lead Designer on project working with the Delete digital agency, London. wwwdeleteagency.com http://leedsbeckett.ac.uk

        2010

        • BEST AWARDS 2010 Silver, interactive category Designers Institute of New Zealand Zachary Pulman website (built by Sons&Co) http://zacharypulman.com

        2002

        Bafta

        BAFTA

        • Winner of Interface design Bafta, 2002 Habitat website (completed as part of Digit London design team)

        2002

        BIMA

        BIMA

        • Winner of Grand Prix award, 2002 Winner of Design & Creativity Award, 2002 Habitat website (completed as part of Digit London design team)

        2002

        D&AD

        D&AD

        • Silver nomination, interactive & digital media, D&AD 2002 Habitat website (completed as part of Digit London design team)