Kim Edwards
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Kim Edwards

Product and Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Kim Edwards

Product and Graphic DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
I have a BA(Hons) Product Design Degree, and are a multi-skilled designer, UX /UI design,er and front-end web developmer. I have worked in the design Industry, designing product packaging, graphics, branding, sub- branding, print and digital collateral for major high street names and charities. Following a career break i have re-skilled extending my knowledge to include digital product, UX , UI design and also Frontend Web Development. I was awarded my Google Professional Certificate in UX design after successfully completing and graduating from the course in March of 2022, being one of the first people in the U.K. to complete this certificate. I have also completed a level 6 Bootcamp in Web Development with Bath Spa University as part of the Government digital Skills initiative . I am actively seeking employment within a design role, I am particularly interested in continuing my UX /UI journey and I am looking forward to getting back into the work place.
Projects
  • Oxford Blooms UI Design and Development
    Oxford Blooms UI Design and DevelopmentOxford Blooms are an independent florist who needed a mobile App for customers placing one off orders or subscriptions of flowers. This is a personal project, which grew from a 'Meetups' UX / UI talk on colour theory in UI design, the main focus of the App was on developing a UI colour pallet and colour system from a primary pallet. The app was to be welcoming and easy to use. and inline with AA web accessibility contrast standards.
  • The reading coach  App and responsive website - UX case Study
    The reading coach App and responsive website - UX case StudyApp and responsive website to help teach adults to read, created as part of the Google UX professional Certification. 8 million adults in the UK struggle to learn to read, the reading coach is a digital App and responsive website which is aimed at helping adults who have missed out on learning to read earlier on in life. Responsibilities included user research, UX design, Ui design, User personas, user flows, wireframing, prototyping, user testing and itteratng.
  • Wilson Organic Pet Food - UX Study
    Wilson Organic Pet Food - UX StudyResponsive Website created as part of the Google UX professional Certification. Concentrating on the UX and UI of the order tracking flow system. Responsibilities included User research, Interviews, Paper and digital wireframes, low and hi-fidelity prototyping, Ui Design, user testing, and iteration.
  • Hitchman's Mobile Ordering App - UX Case Study
    Hitchman's Mobile Ordering App - UX Case StudyApp design completed as part of the Google professional UX certification. Designed for small coffee house who during covid-19 restrictions needed an App so customers could easily pre-order and pay for drinks for collection at store.
  • Plum Handmade furniture - branding
    Plum Handmade furniture - brandingBranding and logo creation for Plum Handmade Furniture.
  • Fresh Soup Company Branding and Web Design
    Fresh Soup Company Branding and Web DesignBranding and Web Design for Fresh Soup Company..
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Work history
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    Up-Skilling during PandemicSelf Employed
     - United KingdomFull Time
    During that pandemic I have taken the opportunity to up date my product design skills by completing the Google UX professional certificate - being one if the first candidates in the U.K. to complete this. I have also just completed a level 6 web de elopement bootcamp with Bath Spa University. I am now actively seeking full time. employment within a digital product design /uX/UI role
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    Voluntary Graphic DesignerChicks Charity
     - United KingdomFreelance
    I have been helping Chicks charity by producing voluntary design work for them, ranging from sub branding logos, promotional printed graphics such as posters and postcards through to shop signage and brochures.
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Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Packaging
  • Abobe Creative Suite
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Creative Branding
  • Print
  • UI Design
  • UX Design
Education
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    Level 6 web developmentBath Spa University College
     - United Kingdom
    Level 6 Intensive web developer course , provided as part of the .gov digital skills initiative . 22 week intensive course learning skills needed to undertake a junior web developer role. Html, css, Javascript, bootstrap, react.is, css animation, json
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    Google User Experience (UX) Design Professional CertificateGoogle
     - London, United Kingdom
    Google UX design professional certificate consisting of 7 modules. Currently near to completion of module 6
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