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Lekha Nanavati

Graphic Designer

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationSaint Albans, St Albans, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer

Projects

  • packaging, FMCG, Brand Strategy, Insight, brand experience, Brand Activation, Identity

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About me

Hey! I’m an integrated designer with a focus on packaging, currently working at Marks SGS. I’m versatile, curious, and love learning – always happy to throw myself into any creative challenge. I’m not afraid to work hard – a total believer in design as a lifestyle, and a self-confessed geek. With almost three years of experience with great FMCG brands, I pride myself on being able to bring big ideas and brand stories to life across platforms – from crafting campaign strategies and packaging, to designing social media content and brainstorming experiential concepts. Please do get in touch if you'd like to know more! PDF Portfolio available on request.

Skills

  • Brand Strategy
  • FMCG
  • Packaging
  • Social Media Content
  • Brand Experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Lettering
  • Design

Work history

Currently

Mid-weight Graphic Designer

Marks SGS

Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working as a Designer on rebranding briefs for FMCG clients – from brand strategy through to packaging and activation.

2016

Junior Designer

Anthem Worldwide

Nov 2014 - Oct 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • I was a Junior Designer at Anthem London, working across packaging, digital and brand experience. I’ve worked on packaging for Unibond, Müller and United Biscuits; a brand communications toolkit and new variants for Nescafé Azera; creative strategy for UB; brand experience pitches; and digital design for social media and web across clients such as Elizabeth Arden and Amplify Life. I confidently collaborated with my brilliant team, being relied on to create work directly for clients, whilst also running internal film nights, overseeing other Juniors, and being the resident DJ.

2014

Graphic Design Intern

Brandme

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Internship
  • I interned with the awesome team at BrandMe for two weeks, having the opportunity to work on trend research, idea generation, icon design, and packcepts for food-to-go products.

2014

Graphic Design Intern

Creative Action Design

Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Internship
  • I interned with the Creative Action team for 6 weeks, working on brand identity projects for a fast-food chain, a car-care brand, and the studio's own brand; as well as a web design brief. I also developed my skills in creating design proposals, blogging, and time management.

2014

Graphic Design Intern

Creative Action Design

Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
  • St Albans, UK
  • Internship

2014

Animation Intern

Karoshi

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Internship
  • I had the opportunity to create an animation for charity event 'Reachin' (in aid of Myeloma UK), as part of a wider brand identity project designed by Karoshi. It was great to work with the lovely team at Karoshi, and for such a great cause. The animation was projected at Reachin's August event, at the Turner Contemporary.

2014

Design Research Intern

The Big Picture

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Internship
  • I interned at the studio for a week, working on an independent craft beer project. Through a mix of desk research, fieldwork, and analysis, I created a presentation and design brief for the launch of a fictional craft beer. This was a great experience, giving me an in-depth introduction to the world of design research, and greatly developing my interest in design strategy and research.

Education

2014

BA Graphic Design

Nottingham Trent University

Oct 2011 - Jun 2014

Awards

2014

Design In Sight 2014

Nottingham Trent

  • The competition brief was set by The Big Picture and BrandOpus to reimagine a brand for the future through a 50/50 mix of strategy and design. My redesign for J2O won second-place in the competition, leading to an internship with the Big Picture, where I built my interest in brand strategy.