Kim Ruiz

Kim Ruiz

Graphic Designer & Art DirectionLondon, United Kingdom
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Kim Ruiz

Kim Ruiz

Graphic Designer & Art DirectionLondon, United Kingdom
  • Céu Label
    Céu LabelCéu Label is a Portuguese brand based in Barcelona. Working alongside the designer I curated the campaign and look book concept ‘Our bodies belonging again’. Role included in styling, location scouting, props, and backstage content creation.
  • Marlou
    MarlouLogo Design - All made for differing clients. Embracing the personality traits of each brand that the logo represents
  • Story Boards
    Story BoardsIt all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business, you want to turn a hobby into something more, or maybe you have a project to share with the world. Whatever it is, turning an idea into a reality with visuals and engaging design is an exciting journey. Powerful presentations can inform, educate, motivate and persuade internal and external audiences. They can be input into sales, training, and internal communication programs. Here is just a snippet of some communication boards th
  • Togetherness
    TogethernessTHE NEXT CARTEL TNC is a creative incubator and marketplace that promotes and supports up and coming creativity in all fields; from music to crafts. After the events of 2020, the theme of Christmas was 'togetherness through a digital world.' The graphics created for the Christmas campaign show an exploration of this new digital world we now live in. Undefined information appears in the form of 3dimentional matter. TNC is based solely online therefore the final outcome was produced for the web
  • Urban Youth
    Urban YouthA trend analysis catalog created alongside six multidisciplinary designers to gather trend and color analysis for the coming seasons. Divided into four in-depth micro trends.
  • Workshop East
    Workshop EastWorking with two established furniture designers in South London, Mauro Dell'Orco and Steven John Cook, to design and produce a media pack. Both printed and digital copies were produced.
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Work history
    Graphic Designer and ArtworkerHattie road
    London, United KingdomFreelance -Designing commercial and on-trend gifting goods in line with the brand ethos and identity -Using the Adobe creative suite to produce multiple high-quality outcomes -Producing both hand-drawn and digitally rendered illustrations -Using trend, composition, and colour knowledge to produce engaging designs. -Knowledge of the production process and advising the client on how to best achieve their prospective outcome -Working independently and often to tight client deadlines whilst ensuring that the integrity of the work isn't compromised -Liaising with the client throughout the design process to ensure all needs and requirements are met, and a full understanding of all briefs have been established for an efficient and effective drafting process
    Head of DesignThe Next Cartel
     - Barcelona, SpainFreelance -Making high level decisons with upper management that would influence the direction of the company -Having an excellent understanding of the market to form appropriate design concepts for Strategies and campaigns -Having the opportunity to bring ideas to life -A good understanding of web and image formatting before print or online publication was essential -Defining and expanding the brand identity and developing a logo and typographic structure to match -Monitoring and managing social media platforms -Assisting in the hiring and training program -Managing a small team of designers remotely, setting briefs, critiquing, giving advice, revisions, and final sign off of work
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  • Photoshop
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Colour Compositions
  • Market Research
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Direction
  • Indesign
    Fashion and Textile DesignUniversity of the West of England
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Fashion and textiles design graduate from The University of the West of England, I received a first class honors from both UWE and whilst in Hong Kong on exchange. During my time of study I gained and developed skills in the following areas: Excellent understanding of colour and composition Research and analytical skills Sewing: Proficient understanding of construction finished and functionality of a garment and a variety of industrial machinery Multi disciplinary approach Proficient Drawing skills Excellent understanding of fabrics (4 years fabric retail experience) Basic Flat bed Knitting, Digital embroidery Wilcom digital software understanding Excellent Market research Trends analysis; Produced a trend book for SS17 (available on request) Excellent initiative, Problem solving and idea Generation skills Creative direction/ Management: Taking a Directors role in UWE graduate fashion show giving direction on multiple aspects from invites, lighting, set design, meetings, model castings, website design and photography in charge of 32 individuals. Confident Liaising with multiple professions on a variety of social media platforms Graphic Design: Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, In design, Illustrator Excellent at Graphical communication (CAD drawing, print design, presentation skills) Strong organizational skills through a critical path Driven to work independently and within a group proven through freelance work and a team leader role in my current work