Mala Lad

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

Projects

About me

Graphic designer, creative director and founder of Marmalade. My natural enthusiasm for all things creative and a keen eye for good design keep me motivated and excited about what I do. I am a designer because it’s what I love—the creativity, the problem solving and delivering work with personality. I develop thoughtful, creative solutions for a diverse range of sectors and businesses particularly for SMEs and startups. I have had the privilege of working with clients such as: The Anthony Nolan Trust, CAA, Clyde & Co., England Hockey Board, HP, Historic Royal Palaces, NATS, Saffery Champness, Vodafone and OgilvyDO. Clients and colleagues say I am professional and personable. If you like the idea of working with someone like me and you have a project in mind, I would love to hear from you—I’m a good listener too. Outside of work I enjoy family time with my husband and young daughter. I love to cook, enjoy the outdoors particularly skiing and walking and I am a regular Pilates and gym goer. I also love Japanese culture—a lasting effect of having spent three months in Sapporo as a design student.

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Skills

  • Events
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Freelance Graphic Designer

Marmalade UK Ltd

May 2004
  • Aldershot, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Marmalade was set up to promote my freelance graphic design and consultancy services in and around London. I work with creative agencies and independently across a broad range of sectors, delivering print and digital communications for clients looking for visually engaging and intelligent solutions. Every response is informed, methodical and bespoke to a brief. I work closely with clients from the outset to understand the requirements of a project before beginning the creative process. A friendly, approachable set-up dedicated to delivering meaningful design. Specialist areas: Brand identity / logo design / brochure design / corporate literature / promotional literature / leaflets / posters / annual report design / magazine design / conference and events graphics / infographics / web design

Education

1995

BA(Hons) Graphic Design Graphic Design with Experimental Typography

University of Plymouth

Sep 1992 - Jul 1995
  • Exeter, United Kingdom

1992

Foundation Art Design

Bradford College

Sep 1991 - Jul 1992
  • Bradford, United Kingdom

Awards

2006

HP One Voice Gold Award | 'Best in Class' category

Hewlett-Packard

  • This accolade was given for the design and production of 'Insider', a new magazine for HP UK&I's 15,000 partners. The recognition came from considerably pushing the creative boundaries of the brand whilst keeping within the design guidelines.