Munya Chidakwa

Graphic Designer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Click to edit summaryI am a creative individual with a natural passion and flair for design. I have worked as a designer and documentary photographer for four years. I have experience working in agencies and charities such as Wieden + Kennedy, Rufus Leonard, VCCP, Oxfam and Comic Relief. My love for design has driven me to connect with various projects and organisations around the world.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Freelance Designer

Munya Chidakwa

Jun 2012

2015

Designer

Oxfam

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • My role at Oxfam consisted of working with a copywriter in the design team. We worked on a host of digital media for all their current social media platforms

2014

Design Internship

Rufus Leonard

May 2014 - Aug 2014
  • I one of five interns selected from hundreds working on developing my skills in UX, Design and copywriting. Over three months I worked on projects for brands such as Royal Mail, AA, Compare the Market, Coca-Cola, Lloyds Banking Group and internal projects.

2014

Designer

Islamic Relief

Jan 2012 - May 2014
  • In 2012 I was a part of a filming expedition in both Niger and Indonesia where I was a documentary photographer capturing images that would communicate with the people back in the UK. My work with Islamic Relief developed, entitling me to capture footage in countries such as Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Yemen. I used my footage creating Magazines, Postcards, Billboards, Web Material, Posters and Flyers for all their campaigns as a junior designer.

2014

Designer

VCCP

Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
  • During my month at VCCP I worked with the design team. I pitched concepts to clients such as BGL, Unilever and O2. This gave me both confidence and understanding in dealing with clients.

2013

Work Experience

Comic Relief

Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
  • I led the art direction for the IF Campaign working from initial design sketches to final artwork. This campaign was placed throughout London Underground.

2010

Work Experience

Wieden Kennedy

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
  • Researched for future campaigns for Nike Jog App and Lurpack adverts. Also assisted on a Nokia advert, and obtained a range of tips from experienced individuals in the workplace.

2010

Work Experience

Momentum

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
  • Shadowed another graphics design. Learning about the company and how to command yourself in a workplace. I also received an in depth lesson in Adobe Illustrator

Education

2012

Graphic Design

University of East London

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012