Liz Westgate
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Liz Westgate

Freelance Graphic Designer & IllustratorLeicester, United Kingdom
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Liz Westgate

Freelance Graphic Designer & IllustratorLeicester, United Kingdom
About me
Hello! I’m Liz, I have just finished my final year of Graphic Design (illustration) at De Montfort University, however, I already have around three years of experience in the industry! I am currently working on commissions independently for local businesses. My interests are varied from board games, bookbinding, and astronomy. Simply as I love to learn which is evident in my work. Portfolio: https://lizwestgate.wixsite.com/lizwestgate/portfolio-1 Just some of my achievements are below! Attended Hong Kong PolyU Summer School - Light, Man and Environment (July - August 2021) Design / Illustration Poster Show - De Montfort University (March 2020) Loop2 Design Exhibit - LCB Dept Leicester (October 2019) Design / Illustration Sketchbook Show - De Montfort University (March 2019)
Projects
  • Frankie Gets Party Perfect
    Frankie Gets Party PerfectFrankie is a series of children’s books covering a diverse range of topics around identity that I made for the Batsford Prize 2022. Frankie is a little ghost who is feeling a little lost in their world. Within this issue, you join Frankie in preparing for a party. They need help with finding and testing clothes for the party that fit Frankie best. I designed Frankie to be gender ambiguous, using they/them pronouns so that the child can relate easily to the character, and change it as they see fi
  • Lovebirds Birdseed
    Lovebirds BirdseedCreated for a competition brief led by STB, their aim is to market feeding birds as a fun family activity. through quirky illustrations. They value providing healthy and nourishing feed to birds, and naturally have an interest in sustainability. The collectable tins have a fully illustrated body that I designed so it would repeat smoothly. A light cardstock label is across the centre that can be easily removed as it is later reused. The refill packaging is more simplistic, to create more appeal
  • Residence Architecture Phaidon Book Series
    Residence Architecture Phaidon Book SeriesResidence is a hypothetical nonfiction series by Phaidon publishing that I created. Covering a wide selection of influential architecture focusing upon where we reside, also known referred to as the home. Illustrations & typography are made with ink and edited with Procreate, hardcover book mock-ups are hand bound and their dust jackets are cut by hand. This has a collaboration with John Lewis to market the range with a limited-edition homeware set inspired by each architecture type. This appea
Work history
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    Junior Graphic DesignerTenstickers | Tenvinilo S.L.
     - Sabadell, SpainFull Time
    Junior Graphic Designer at Tenstickers: Creating repeating patterns, wallpaper, wall stickers, vinyl rugs, blinds and more. These designs were quite profitable, selling over 300 designs in 2020 alone. Within this role, I focused a lot on designs marketed toward children and teens, as is showcased in my portfolio under 'client work'. I Mocked up existing designs regarding how products can be applied to interior design. General Artworking responsibilities include preparing products for print with cut/bleed lines. Using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate.
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    Editorial DesignerOur Era Magazine
     - Leicester, United KingdomFull Time
    Collaborated with the design team to create cohesive designs suited to the brand, as well as the topic of articles. I was in charge of editing layouts to suit both text/photos of individual articles via Indesign. Creating retro collage-inspired designs and making spot illustrations where appropriate.
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Skills
  • Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Illustration
  • Book Illustration
  • Packaging Design
  • Artworker
  • Artworking
  • Editorial Design
Education
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    Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 120 Hour CourseThe TEFL Org
     - Leicester, United Kingdom
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    Summer SchoolThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
     - Leicester, United Kingdom
    Light, Man. and Environment (Design, Innovation, Technology) Grade: B
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