Kirstie Bird

Editorial Designer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

To progress in my career I am seeking a Senior, Deputy or Art Director role. For the past seven years I have been working as a senior designer at The Sunday Times newspaper. In my role on the Culture magazine, I art directed the music section and cover designs as well as assisting my Art Director on the rest of the magazine. I enjoyed working closely with the editor to strict weekly deadlines, and being responsible for sending the magazine to press unaided on many occasions. The next step for me would be a position in which I can further develop my design, organisation and management skills, with the aim of leading a strong creative team to reach exciting concepts

Skills

  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Stationery Design
  • Art Direction Design
  • Client
  • Typograpghy
  • Image Retouch
  • Paper and Stock Selection
  • Indesign
  • Digital Online Design
  • Organisation Skills
  • Ideas and Concept

Companies I’ve worked with

  • FitFlop

    FitFlop

    • Fashion and Textiles

Work history

Currently

Senior Freelance Digital & Print Designer

FitFlop

Jul 2015
  • Designing all digital marketing material, campaigns and update of homepages and social media assets for Fitflop.com Designing print collateral such as counter cards, window posters and other in-store graphics.

Currently

Intern

D&d Letterpress

Mar 2015
  • Stationery design - Concept through to creation of wedding invitations and greeting cards Supporting the in-house team with various admin duties such as completing production sheets and trimming stock for scheduled jobs. Experienced in operating the Letterpress

2014

Senior Editorial Designer & Art Director

News International

Jun 2007 - Sep 2014
  • Responsibilites include - • Art direction - making executive design decisions, overseeing work and training junior designers giving constructive criticism when appropriate and inspiring the team with exciting conceptual design ideas • Sending entire magazine to print independently in a high pressured fast paced environment - communication with printers, responsible for last minute changes, problem solving and working efficiently to strict weekly deadlines • Layout design - Art director of music section working closely with Adrienne Conners, editor of music section to realise her visions, also contributing to the rest of the magazine design • Cover design - conceptual creative thinking • Digital design • Image sourcing/manipulation - photo montage retouching and guidance with ideas for shoots ensuring images will fit to the style of the magazine • Presentation to editors - regular meetings with the culture/section editor and weekly presentations toMartin Ivens, editor of The Sunday Times • Part of the redesign team • Experience designing for Style magazine, Home, Travel, The Sunday Times magazine, Sport and one off special supplements

Education

2007

Graphic Design Publishing

Norwich School of Art and Design

Aug 2004 - May 2007
  • First class honours degree