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.'
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.
Senior Designer for full service agency specialising in property, encompassing identity, print and website design, advertising campaigns and marketing material.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
BEST AWARDS 2010 Silver, interactive category Designers Institute of New Zealand Zachary Pulman website (built by Sons&Co) http://zacharypulman.com
Winner of Interface design Bafta, 2002 Habitat website (completed as part of Digit London design team)
Winner of Grand Prix award, 2002 Winner of Design & Creativity Award, 2002 Habitat website (completed as part of Digit London design team)
Silver nomination, interactive & digital media, D&AD 2002 Habitat website (completed as part of Digit London design team)