Michal Pollard

Graphic and print surface designer and illustrator

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Michal is a graphic and print designer for multi surfaces inc. textiles, apparel, home and paper. She has a versatile style and hand writing and knows Photoshop inside out. She is a keen researcher of trends and future trends.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Hand Drawing
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Trend Research
  • Artwork
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Booking.com

    Booking.com

    • Non Creative Industries
  • Big Hair Films

    Big Hair Films

    • Film
  • F

    French Connection

    • B

      BHS

      Work history

      2019

      Print and Graphic Designer

      Next PLC

      Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance print and graphic design for the womenswear jersey range.

      2018

      Illustrator

      Booking.com

      Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Illustrated a wall mural of Tel Aviv beach skyline to go on booking.com new HQ in TLV.

      2016

      Illustrator

      Renuar Clothing

      May 2016 - May 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Mural art illustration of homage to David Bowie on shop window backdrop in Israel.

      2016

      Graphic and print designer

      Lee Cooper

      Jun 2015 - Oct 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance graphic and print design for womenswear, menswear and kids for Lee Cooper seasonal collections.

      2019

      Designer and co-director

      Big Hair Films

      May 2015 - Jun 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Co-director/designer of a video production company. Designed company’s branding \ \ \ On/off site producer over seeing videos pre/post productions \ \ \ Design graphics for video openings/lower thirds and isometric flat 3D for animated scenes \ \ \ Accounting, marketing and update of all social media platforms.

      2015

      Graphic and print designer

      BHS

      Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance print design for womenswear.

      2013

      Print and graphic designer

      Flex Apparel

      Jul 2013 - Nov 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Womenswear print and graphic placement designer. - Preparation of artwork for production (repeats and screen separation on rotary) - Liaising with factories in the Far East - Researching catwalk trends in prints and graphics and creating reports

      2013

      Graphic and print designer

      Stylesight / WGSN

      May 2012 - Dec 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance graphic and print designer. - Designing graphic placements/AOP print design for trend forecasting and seasonal reports. - Researching and designing for Womenswear, Mens wear and Kids wear

      2009

      Print designer

      Gottex Swimwear

      Aug 2009 - Nov 2009
      • Israel
      • Freelance
      • Senior in-house studio graphic and print designer. Created the prints ready for the SS 2010 Gottex swimwear show for New York Fashion Week Sep 09 \ \ \ Prepared repeats and screen separation \ \ \ Developed the prints and embroideries for the commercial collections \ \ \ Liaised with factories in Italy and created work sheets of prints for production

      2008

      Apparel graphic designer

      French Connection

      Apr 2007 - Aug 2008
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Graphic and Print designer for men’s, women’s, kids and accessories departments. Researching and developing a graphics mood board \ \ \ Working as part of a team creating prints for the seasonal collections \ \ \ Preparing artwork ready for sampling and production \ \ \ Designing accessories & packaging such as swing tickets and back neck labels

      Education

      2003

      Student Exchange Program, Design

      School of Visual Arts

      Jan 2003 - Jun 2003
      • New York, United States
      • Participation in various illustration modules on SVA's BA Illustration Department.

      2004

      BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Visual Communication and Illustration)

      Middlesex University

      Sep 2001 - Jun 2004
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Illustration for publications and surface design.

      2001

      BTEC in Art and Design

      London College of Fashion, UAL

      Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Foundation course in art and design.