Melisa Lee

Freelance Graphic Designer

  • LocationHempstead, Gillingham, United Kingdom

About me


A self-motivated and organised graphic designer with over 10 years of design experience. Able to work on own initiative, independently and as part of a team. Looking for long term/short term freelance projects. Extensive experience in: Consumer and contract magazine publications, newspapers, corporate/promotional marketing material for new company start-ups, in-store retail graphics and fashion campaigns; adverts and point of sale material.



  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


Freelance Art Director & Deputy Art Director

Publicis Blueprint

Aug 2012 - Nov 2014
  • Art Direction for George 2014 Back to School magalogue. Deputy Art director for at Asda Assisting art director in implementation of George (Asda) fashion brand. Designing in store graphics, store upfronts, mag walls and in store banners. Updating crop docs. Designing press ads. Liaising with repro, marking up and signing off proofs. Assisting in production of George fashion campaigns.Concept generation,location sourcing and moodboard generation for store upfronts.


Freelance Graphic Designer

Axon Publishing

May 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Designing magazines/ concepting pages for catalogues and magazine covers - for various clients such as M&S, Hammersons, Space NK and DFS.


Freelance Designer

London Fashion Week’s the Daily

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • Working on The Daily newspaper for London Fashion Week. Updating website.


Freelance Art Editor

Cosmopolitan Bride/ You Your Wedding

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010
  • Sole designer, primarily responsible for the production of advertorial and promotional pages for both magazines. Liaising directly with clients, producing creative concepts /design pitches and co-ordinating their ultimate execution and approval. Design of online Solus web newsletters/banners. Successful pitches include: Abercrombie & Kent, Harrods, Platinum Guild and Sandals


Freelance Designer

Cath Kidston

Nov 2009 - Nov 2010
  • Designing magalogue for Cath Kidston stores, along with a range of promotional and sales materials including POS and in-store graphics on behalf of client. Commissioning photography and managing production of magazine.


Junior Designer

Condé Nast Glamour Magazine

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
  • Internship on Glamour magazine


Art Editor

Hachette Filipacchi Media Real Homes Magazine

Jan 2006 - Dec 2009
  • Collaborating with the art director to formulate ‘look and feel’ of magazine; coming up with new ideas, visual styles for magazine;deputising for the art director in his absence, managing freelance designers; designing promotional materials for marketing -exhibition graphics for Ideal Home Show; liaising with repro house;passing and checking cromalins.


Senior Designer on Gardens Monthly Magazine

Highbury House Communications

Jan 2005 - Dec 2006
  • Designing and producing magazine to final print within tight budgets and deadlines; designing front covers, managing picture budgets,picture returns, commissioning photographers, negotiating rates, art directing shoots. Sending jobs to repro, passing and signing off cromalins. Maintaining and updating website using Adobe Go Live.


Senior Designer

Ginger Publishing

Jan 2002 - Dec 2005
  • Designing corporate literature, point of sale material for clients within set budgets and time constraints; re-branding of companies in Kent including: The Retreat, The Weald of Kent and Pentland Golf;producing advert campaigns for a range of clients; Re-designing/re-launching The Echo Magazine, setting up new design templates;art directing and styling shoots; flat-planning magazine, writing and chasing ad copy.


Freelance Designer

Mountain Marketing

Jan 2002 - Mar 2002
  • Designing Royal Navy Sports Association Magazine and working on Dining Out magazine


Junior Designer

Cosmopolitan Magazine Natmags

Nov 2001 - Nov 2001
  • Internship at Cosmopolitan Magazine. Designed Subscribers newsletters.


Editorial Assistant & Eve Magazine

BBC Worldwide

Jan 2000 - Mar 2000
  • Internship at Eve magazine. Administration duties. Helping out on magazine, booking flights and responding to readers' letters.