Melissa Frateantonio Social Media Manager / Graphic Designer | The Dots

Melissa Frateantonio

Social Media Manager / Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Melissa Frateantonio

Social Media Manager / Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A creative, curious and enthusiastic go-getter with a plethora of extra-curricular experience in graphic design and art. Personable, proactive and distinctly detail-oriented, as evidenced by independently establishing a freelance graphic design business alongside studies. I would like to now apply my learned skills in a professional creative environment.
Projects
  • INVADES: Horse Racing PhotographyINVADES' mission is to change how young people experience live sport. I was commissioned to photograph their horse racing event for Durham University students in 2019. https://www.invades.co.uk/
  • OPAQUE ClubnightsOPAQUE started in Durham, UK as a student club night, inviting students' favourite DJs to perform. It has now held an event in London and looks to continue expanding. Over the years as a student at Durham, I have been able to capture OPAQUE and enjoy the music of some brilliant DJs, including Mendel, ESA, Dan Shake, Lucid,
  • Tarantella Bookings BrandingI was commissioned by a university friend to create some graphics for an international DJ booking agency for up and coming DJs, and came up with this!
  • Tour Poster: Jake de GlanvilleI was commissioned by an up and coming DJ to create their tour poster, and came up with this!
  • Durham Gin Society2020 designs for Durham Gin Society's event marketing campaigns and event photography.
  • The Silk Farm RetreatI was asked to go and take photographs for The Silk Farm Retreat in Provence, France, last summer. These lifestyle photos have been used on their Facebook and Instagram pages to market and promote the retreat's luxury services. I decided to guide the photos by some themes, which categorise the photos below. https://www.thesilkfarmretreat.com/
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Work history
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    Student Creative DirectorPalatinalps
    Durham, United KingdomFull Time
    • Directing and rebranding of the creative vision for the 3rd biggest university ski trip in the UK. • High proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign combined with hand-drawn art to newly designed brochures, consistent social media graphics, trip merchandise (a clothing range, lanyards, etc), and more. • Working in a close-knit committee of 10 to execute a week-long ski trip in the Alps, with a year of planning alongside studies and other extracurriculars. Through this, I exercised strong teamwork and communication skills.
    Internal Communications and Learning VolunteerWaterAid
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    I was able to excel in WaterAid's Headquarters, and improved my organisation and flexibility in a professional workspace. A heightened proficiency in communication skills and teamwork through shadowing various departments (Climate Action and Media/Marketing department) thus performing a plethora of roles (i.e. proofreading/editing documents and internal newsletters, designing internal company logos and newsletters). Key aspects of the role included creating and editing internal update newsletter articles on global WaterAid projects; designing logos and banners on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for internal advertisement and global aid causes; communicating with colleagues to solve internal issues regarding organisation, events, and internal learning programmes for staff, and more. I then also committed to an additional internship in Tokyo, Japan on my gap year after having networked with a colleague. I went to schools in Tokyo and taught about water sanitation. Alongside this, my fluency in verbal and written communication in Japanese and English was used towards translation work on official newsletters for WaterAid Japan.
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Skills
  • Event Organisation
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Detail Oriented
  • Dedicated
  • Critical Analysis
  • Drawing
  • Branding Design
  • Academic Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Data Graphics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Article Writing
Education
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    MArts GeographyDurham University
    Durham, United Kingdom
    MArts Human Geography student in a my fourth and final year of the integrated masters course. Skills include: social research (qualitative and quantitative), research dissemination skills, academic and critical writing. Topics of interest have included: Art spaces and galleries; creative methods; queer theory – undergraduate dissertation on Queer Time nominated for a national dissertation award. Current thesis dissertation is also on queer futurity, queer films and archives.
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    A LevelsChiswick School
     - London, United Kingdom
    Art and Design (A*), Japanese (A*), Geography (A), Biology (B)