Michael Gilles

Designer

  • Louise Rumball
  • Atakan Bostancıoğlu
Connections

Projects

  • Adidas
  • Banks Journal
  • Convenanza
  • Bad Sports

About me

I am an experienced graphic designer offering a broad skill-set across digital and print acquired over 10 years working full time and freelance in media, apparel and music for both established companies and small business clients. I approach every project with diligence and enthusiasm, aiming to strip back the superfluous and deliver effective design in line with the client’s ethos, to ensure real engagement with their audience.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Web Design
  • Artworking
  • Art Direction
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Copywriting

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Self Employed

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      Peer Group Media

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        Insight51

        Work history

        Currently

        Graphic Designer

        Self Employed

        Apr 2010
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Initially working remotely for existing contacts in Australia, I have since developed a varied client list in the UK across a broad range of industries and projects. My desire to continually expand my technical abilities has been invaluable in my work.

        2010

        Menswear Designer

        Insight51

        Apr 2007 - Apr 2010
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Full Time
        • I started out as a menswear Design Assistant at forward-thinking, global surf lifestyle clothing brand Insight, gaining ground up experience of the apparel design industry. After my first year I worked freely between the PR/Marketing and Design departments thanks to my experience in media and events. This mobility within the company gave me a great perspective on departmental cooperation and timeline-management. After three and a half years and with several best-selling global designs under my belt, I made an exit from the surf fashion industry (and Australia entirely) to pursue my interests abroad.

        2007

        Junior Graphic Design

        Peer Group Media

        Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
        • Sydney, Australia
        • Freelance
        • PGM (now Seventh Street Media) is a Sydney-based creative and marketing agency boasting grassroots music and events periodicals at its core. It was here I first learnt to interpret creative direction across the full spectrum of print & digital media, designing artwork for campaigns such as Heineken & events such as music festival Splendour In The Grass.