Leanne Hagger

Graphic Designer and printmaker

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Projects

  • brochure, Brochure Design, art direction, Museum, leaflet

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About me

Am working on changing careers into graphic design. Having completed a degree in design and innovation with The Open University whilst studying full time within an NHS healthcare organisation, I realised that I would like to pursue a career that uses all of my skills that I have acquired in a a more creative way where I can make a difference. Am a life long learner with lots of curiosity about the world and how it works, am able to use own initiative and creativity to resolve problems, won employee of the month for the first time it was initiated at my current company (Dec 2015). Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, extremely adaptable with a proven ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and set of clients, in sometimes difficult, stressful and/or distressing situations.

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Skills

  • 11. Photoshop
  • Comprehensive Computer Skills Using Microsoft Word
  • Illustrator
  • Hand Printmaking
  • Printmaking and Drawing
  • Lino Cutting Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Css Html
  • Indesign

Work history

Currently

Personal Assistant

Private SLT

Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working privately as an assistant to a Speech therapist, providing neurological speech therapy programmes using specialist software, technology and equipment such as eyegaze, adaptive mouses, readers, voice command control software, teaching them the basics from using an ipad to a computer. So that they are able to still live an independent life even with their condition, through the use of technology

Currently

Opps & Admin Professional

CLCH

Dec 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Community neurological therapy assistant role providing programmes of rehab intervention with clients who have a neurological condition (stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, brain injury, MND) in gaining further independence within their home, leisure or work life. Understanding and experience of challenges faced by adults with disabilities and long term conditions and their families, teaching prescribed exercise programmes, cognition strategies, speech exercises, using advanced technology and software on devices and computers to gain confidence and independence. Able to demonstrate tact, empathy, offer support and reassurance but also to negotiate and motivate clients when working in these environments with clients and colleagues. Whilst working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of OTs, physios, psychologist, SLTs, dietitians and liaising with GPs, nurses and other professionals.

Education

Currently

Front-end Responsive Web Development

Udacity

Feb 2017
  • Front-end Web Developer course (Nanodegree) Learning the fundamentals of how the web works and gaining a working knowledge of the three foundational languages that power each and every website: HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

2017

Professional Portfolio Course - Graphic Design

City College Brighton & Hove

Sep 2016 - May 2017
  • Brighton Sussex, Brighton BN1 5LP, UK

2016

Printmaking

City Lit

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Evening course for one year. Where I gained an overall understanding of printmaking, whilst building on and developing an in depth interest in two printmaking disciplines; screen printing and lino cut. Enhanced my core skills of drawing, sketch book work, critical reflection and discussion and basic photography, whistling building networks with other like-minded individuals and print studios.

2015

BA(Hons) Design

The Open University

Jan 2011 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Ba(Hons) Design & Innovation