Michelle Thompson

Graphic Designer

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  • LocationSurbiton, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

The British Museum

Sep 2014

2016

Graphic Designer

The British Museum

Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
  • Employed full-time as a Senior Graphic Designer for Maternity cover. and then as a freelance graphic designer. Responsible for all graphic design and artwork, exhibition and printed material/literature for the marketing and communications department. This includes from concept to final completion all on-site large scale media, posters, banners, exhibition signage, invites, flyers, mailers, leaflets, reports, national advertising campaigns, photography and art direction for all digital media and all off site media such as tube and rail posters.

2014

Self Employed Graphic Designer & Visual Merchandiser

Self Employed

Mar 2013 - Aug 2014
  • During this time I worked for a wide range of clients and charities including Hart District Council to produce a wide variety of corporate literature, identities and roll-out from concept to completion. To compliment my design work during this time I was also employed as a merchandiser within fashions at John Lewis for 3 months in 2014.

2013

Graphic Designer

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Jun 2012 - Feb 2013
  • Employed long term as a freelance graphic designer and artworker at this top 10 leading city law firm to work within their in-house design team on a wide variety of corporate literature, communications and guidelines from brochures and reports to national and global campaigns.

2012

Graphic Designer

Marks and Spencer

Feb 2012 - May 2012
  • Long term freelance employment contract as a graphic designer within the in-house design team to work on a wide variety of retail branding on both national and international campaigns, point of sale, decor and windows including all aspects of retail design and branding from concepts, mood-boarding, design, illustration, website identity to final execution and roll-out.

2012

Graphic Designer

Serac Communications Agency Ltd

May 2008 - Jan 2012
  • Long term freelance employment working on all aspects of corporate design, internal communications, marketing and branding for clients such as Sainsbury’s Plc, Syngenta, Royal Bank of Scotland, British American Tobacco & AstraZeneca from concepts to final completion.

2008

Graphic Designer

The Body Shop International Plc

Feb 2006 - Apr 2008
  • Employment contract (nine months) as a graphic designer within the in-house design team and marketing department to create a wide variety of ideas and branding for national and international campaigns, point of sale, adverts, decor, brochures, window design, all aspects of retail design and graphic design branding from concepts, moodboarding, design, illustration, website identity to final execution and roll-out.

2006

Graphic Designer

Columns Design Agency Ltd

Sep 2004 - Jan 2006
  • Long term freelance employment (over a year and a half) working on all aspects of graphic design branding, campaigns, advertising and literature for clients such as Lakeside Shopping Centre, The London Stock Exchange, CIBSE and ACCA.

2006

Graphic Designer

Columns Design Agency Ltd

Sep 2004 - Jan 2006
  • Long term freelance employment (over a year and a half) working on all aspects of graphic design branding, campaigns, advertising and literature for clients such as Lakeside Shopping Centre, The London Stock Exchange, CIBSE and ACCA.

2006

Graphic Designer

Columns Design Agency Ltd

Sep 2004 - Jan 2006
  • Long term freelance employment (over a year and a half) working on all aspects of graphic design branding, campaigns, advertising and literature for clients such as Lakeside Shopping Centre, The London Stock Exchange, CIBSE and ACCA.

2004

Graphic Designer

The Team Design Agency

Feb 2004 - Aug 2004
  • Freelance graphic design employment which involved working on conceptual branding, corporate design, artwork and various internal and external communication projects for Vodafone, the BBC and Marks and Spencer from initial concepts to final completion.

2004

Graphic Designer

CDT Design Agency Ltd

Feb 1999 - Jan 2004
  • Employed as a full-time graphic designer. Responsibilities included working on a wide range of projects including annual reports, editorials, monthly journals, campaigns, posters, brochures and corporate literature from conception through to artwork and final completion for a wide variety of clients including The Royal Society of Arts, Design Council, Design Museum, The Department of Culture, Media & Sport, ABN AMRO, The Patent Office, Brandsmiths, The London Zoo, various literature and signage for the English National Opera and material for the D&AD’s annual call for membership. I also worked on corporate identity and branding projects for companies such as The British Land Company Plc, The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign, KPMG and Actionaid, including their new identity and roll-out.

1998

Graphic Designer

Johnson Banks Design

Sep 1998 - Dec 1998
  • Three month graphic design internship which included working on concepts and ideas for a campaign for The Euro Committee and various corporate work and conceptual ideas for Fernedge Printers and McNaughton Papers.

1994

Graphic Designer & Desk Top Publishing Assistant

The Gaymer Group

Jun 1991 - Jul 1994
  • Responsibilities included liaising with both the marketing department and external agencies to produce corporate presentation design, internal presentations and packaging within the in-house design team. Left to pursue my four year art and graphic design career and commence full time study at Kingston University.

1991

Graphic Designer & Finished Artist

RWS Studio Ltd

Jun 1986 - Apr 1991
  • Valuable practical and commercial experience gained working on promotional literature, advertising campaigns and corporate identities.

Education

1998

Graphic Design

Kingston University

Aug 1995 - Jun 1998
  • BA Hons Graphic Design

1995

BTEC Art Design Foundation (distinction

Kingston University

Aug 1994 - May 1995
  • Art and Design

1994

A Level Theatre Studies Grade B

Strode College of Higher Education

Aug 1993 - Jun 1994
  • Theatre Studies

1994

A Level English Literature Grade B

Strode College of Higher Education

Aug 1993 - Jun 1994
  • English Literature

1994

A Level Art Grade B

Bristol College of Higher Education

Aug 1993 - May 1994
  • Art

1993

A Level Communication Studies Grade B

Strode College of Higher Education

Aug 1992 - Jun 1993
  • Communication Studies

1985

History, Biology, English Language, Maths

Whitstone School

Aug 1981 - Jun 1985
  • Five O Levels