Melanie Smith

Designer & Illustrator

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationBrighton, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Illustrator

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About me

Based in Brighton, I specialise in typography, illustration, publications and creating brand identities for a variety of different clients. I will often create a full identity, which includes brand guidelines on colour, typography, type hierarchy and layout. It is my aim to provide clients with clear visual communication presented in a beautiful way. Much of my personal work incorporates the idea of both storytelling and participation. Before working in design I worked for ten years as an arts producer for Artangel. This provided me with the experience of working to tight deadlines, managing complex projects and finding creative solutions. I am currently looking for new clients, so please do get in touch if you wish to discuss a project.

Skills

  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Drawing
  • Digital
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Silkscreen
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Illustration
  • Pen Ink
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Director

Story

Jan 2014
  • I set up STORY after graduating in 2014. It is a design company - designing and producing new storytelling adventure products for children. After successfully launching our first 'Walk-in-Book'? on Kickstarter in 2015, we're now in discussion with publishers and distributors to develop the project further. Here is a link to our campaign page: bit.ly/wearestory

Currently

Designer & Illustrator

Studiosmith&wonder

Jan 2013
  • Freelance designer & illustrator

2007

Head of Production

Artangel

Jan 1998 - Jan 2007
  • Producing visual arts projects for International artists

Education

2013

PG in Visual Communication

London College of Communication

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Having received a full Rector's Scholarship for this course, I attended full time in London, graduating with a Merit.

2012

Graphic Design

University of Brighton

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

    Awards

    2014

    Most Enterprising Individual

    • Most Enterprising Individual award at the UAL Creative Enterprise awards, London. http://creativeenterpriseweek.com/awards

    2014

    Most Innovative Product award

    • Most Innovative Product award - Santander & University of Brighton http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/43061/lcc-graduate-wins-both-the-santander-university-of-brighton-enterprise-competition-and-the-ual-seed-fund/