michaela wenkert

Trainee Graphic Designer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

My creative love affair with all things branding and digital has culminated in taking a strategic leap of faith and jumping over from the client/product creation side of the table and re-training in all things branding. I am currently taking a sabbatical from the fashion industry to retrain in graphics, having hitherto successfully worked at SMT level for premium accessory brands in product design and re-brand strategy. These include Mulberry, Hobbs, Nine West NY and Knomo London. As a doyenne of multi tasking - and in addition to studying graphics part time- I am also writing and illustrating a book, interning in 2D graphics for a London branding agency and freelancing in fashion trend forecasting. My aim is to merge my brand product creation knowledge with my graphics training in order to provide an expert, 360 degree branding service to brands. I am hungry to learn from and commit to the best. I am seeking a long-term internship and eventually employment with an innovative, successful and inspiring company. I am happy to get my hands dirty, start at the beginning, support, learn, watch, create, make tea, contribute and innovate. If you see my previous product experience as a plus and my commitment to retraining as brave then it would be great to be part of what you are doing.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Junior Graphic Designer

Freelance

Sep 2014
  • Current: sabbatical taken from fashion industry to retrain in graphics part-time, write and illustrate a book, part-time 2D graphics intern with London branding agency, freelance fashion trend forecasting, freelance accessories design and brand strategy consultancies

Education

2016

Graphic Design

Westminster AES

Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
  • Btech Diploma in Graphic Design. Level 1: Distinction Level 2: Distinction Level 3: currently studying part-time to graduate in July 2016

1994

HND Footwear Accessories Design

Cordwainers/university of The Arts

Aug 1992 - Jun 1994
  • HND Footwear & Accessories Design Grade: Merit Dissertation: Distinction

1986

Foundation General Art and Design

Wimbledon College of Art

Aug 1985 - Aug 1986
  • Foundation Diploma General Art and Design