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Melissa Casey

Integrated DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Melissa Casey

Integrated DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a London based integrated designer with a penchant for motion, art direction and typography. ​ With over 4 years experience my portfolio includes illustration, motion graphics, art direction, typography and digital design.
Projects
  • IKEA Lagom MagazineClient: IKEA Role: Layout, illustration A sustainability focused digital magazine that encourages IKEA customers to engage with the brand in an environmentally friendly way.
  • IKEA – Digital ContentClient: IKEA Digital content for IKEA's inspiration web pages that show home ideas to customers while highlighting products. The content increased brand interaction and uplifted the website to 4 million unique visitors a month. Live work: Ikea.com/gb/en/ideas/
  • Disability emojisAs part of a project for World Language Day 2016, a set of emojis showing disability in many different forms were created. These emojis challenge the outdated perceptions of disability and promote an inclusive society.
Projects credited in
  • IKEA FAMILY MagazineA selection of spreads and covers from IKEA FAMILY Magazine.
Work history
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    Midweight DesignerVirgo Health
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Led motion graphics in the team. Animated engaging content for health, consumer and tech clients such as Cadbury, Adobe, Roche and Amgen. Compellingly sold ideas to clients on new business pitches. Interviewed candidates for junior roles, strategically filling skill gaps in the design team. Collaborated across Virgo Health and Golin to utilise resources and deliver projects on time and to budget. Boosted team morale by initiating social and wellbeing activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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    DesignerAugust Media
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    • Advising upwards on social content creation across multiple Publicis agencies for international FMCG client pitches, winning new work. • Art directing animations and designing storyboards, briefing in animators working in different time zones. • Creating online content for IKEA’s e-commerce website, which has 4 million visits a month. • Designing, from concept to delivery, on and offline materials for FMCG and B2B clients, such as Nestlé, Vaillant and Huawei, including social content, magazines, infographics, illustrations and web design.
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Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Presenting
  • Typography
  • Photography
  • Print Design
  • Digital Design
  • Animation
Education
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    BA (Hons) Graphic Design - First Class HonoursUniversity of Lincoln
     - Lincoln, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Gold Direct Marketing AwardDMA Awards
    Best Creative Solution category. Awarded with Scope
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    Gold Direct Marketing AwardDMA Awards
    Health and Wellness category. Awarded with Scope.
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