Kitty Hudson

Graphic Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

About me

Hi! I'm Kitty- a highly skilled freelance Graphic Designer based in Reading. I specialise in branding, brand implementation and digital design, and I have a real love for getting involved in all stages of the design process; hands on development of projects from idea generation to delivery. Since graduating from the University of Leeds in 2014, I have gained experience in-house, in agencies and working freelance, working with clients such as Disney, Toyota, Wunder2, Harrods and Royal Caribbean.

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Skills

  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Microsoft Office
  • Digital Design
  • Print Design
  • Sketch
  • Project Management

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Raleigh International

    Raleigh International

    • Social Enterprise
  • The Walt Disney Company

    The Walt Disney Company

    • Media Production
  • S

    Self-employed

    • B

      Brandwidth

      Work history

      Currently

      Graphic designer

      Kitty Hudson Design Ltd

      Jan 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Working on a variety of projects ranging from large and small scale print, web design, e-mail newsletter design, Presentation design, vector animation, vector illustration, branding and brand implementation.

      2019

      Graphic designer

      Wunder2 Cosmetics

      Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Responsible for all aspects of digital communication for cosmetics brand Wunder2. Day-to-day duties included e-mail newsletters, digital banners and website updates. During this time I project managed the launch of many new landing pages across the site; this entailed scheduling photoshoots, art direction, photo editing, liaising with developers and working with the data analytics team to find key insights. The updated Landing Pages saw an increase in CTRs of 70%.

      2018

      Graphic Designer

      Self-employed

      Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
      • Vancouver, Canada
      • Freelance
      • A year spent travelling and working across Canada and the US. This allowed me to experience new places and cultures and advance my photography skills while doing so. During this time I kept up to date with new design software and trends by completing part-time digital, print and animation design work for local companies from both England and Canada.

      2016

      Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
      • Tanzania
      • Full Time
      • The main focus of this project was to teach local entrepreneurs from rural communities business skills to help them grow their own ideas into profitable businesses. Working as part of a multinational team meant I was not only able to increase my understanding of other cultures, but also develop important skills such as communication and team building.

      2016

      Mid-weight Graphic Designer

      Brandwidth

      May 2016 - Oct 2016
      • Windsor, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • My time at Brandwidth allowed me to progress to a mid-weight design role. This role involved liaising with Account Managers to establish concepts and multiple design routes to present back to clients. I was able to lead a variety of projects for brands such as Royal Caribbean, Citroën and Monster Jobs; independently crafting design strategies to meet and exceed client's needs.

      2016

      Junior Designer

      Brandwidth

      Jun 2015 - May 2016
      • Windsor, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I was able to work amongst a great team to deliver designs for accounts such as Toyota, IHG and JTI; strict brand guidelines and standards meant a keen eye for detail was needed. Projects for these accounts were diverse and included website design, app design, digital content design, poster and brochure design.

      2014

      Design and Production Intern

      The Walt Disney Company

      Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Day to day duties included creating promotions and content for the Disney UK website. I was very fortunate to gain a lot of responsibility; designing webpage layouts for partnerships with Harrods and also project managing the launch of the ‘Minnie and You’ webpage. While working at Disney I greatly improved my technical skills; gaining a basic understanding of HTML coding and a variety of CMS’s including Drupal.

      Education

      2015

      2:1 BA (Hons) Graphic and Communication Design

      University of Leeds

      Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
      • Leeds, United Kingdom

      2011

      A levels - Fine Art (A*), Media Studies (A), Psychology (B)

      The Emmbrook Sixth Form

      Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
      • Wokingham, United Kingdom

      2009

      12 Gsce's (a-c) Including Science, English and Mathematics

      The Emmbrook School

      Sep 2004 - Jun 2009
      • Wokingham, United Kingdom