Munya Chidakwa

Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Photographer - Art Director
  • Cat How
  • Bayo Adelaja
  • Shanik Sharma
Connections

Projects

  • Stand Up to Cancer
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Cuba, 2018
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Race For Life
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Zimbabwe, 2017
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Jordan, 2017
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Thailand, 2017
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • India, 2017
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Shop by Maisha
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Somaliland, 2017
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Charlotte Turnbull
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Islamic Relief Dry Days
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Islamic Relief Children's Campaign
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Malunga
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Google
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • South Africa, 2015
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Kenya, 2015
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Bangladesh, 2014
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • O2 Touch Rugby
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Body & Soul | Spotlight Series
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Yemen, 2013
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Pakistan, 2013
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Afghanistan, 2013
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Indonesia, 2012
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director
  • Niger, 2012
    Munya Chidakwa
    Graphic Designer | Photographer | Creative Director

About me

Munyaradzi Chidakwa is a Zimbabwean born, London based creative with a strong foundation in design, photography and poetry. With over 8 years of experience. Munyaradzi specializes in integrated creative campaigns, creating strategy-driven solutions for renowned brands, leading agencies and start-ups. Whatever the project, Munyaradzi’s goal is alway the same. Create something direct, engaging, simple, witty, purposeful and memorable.

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Skills

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

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Comic Relief

    Comic Relief

    • Charity
  • Cancer Research UK

    Cancer Research UK

    • Charity
  • Rufus Leonard

    Rufus Leonard

    • Design & Creative
  • VCCP

    VCCP

    • Advertising

Work history

2018

Graphic Designer

Cancer Research UK

Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
  • Clerkenwell, London EC1V 1NE, UK
  • Freelance
  • Working solely with the Stand Up to Cancer team. I developed assets for the Great British Bake Off, WHSmith VR Headset and both online and print material. During the campaign period.

2018

Graphic Designer

Crisis UK

May 2018 - Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • During my time at Crisis. I worked on developing the creative concept for the Crisis at Christmas campaign. Producing artwork for print and social. The material produced was placed in Crisis Centres during Christmas.

2018

Graphic Designer

Cancer Research UK

Sep 2017 - May 2018
  • Clerkenwell, London EC1V 1NE, UK
  • Full Time
  • In September 2017, I started a full-time role at Cancer Research UK (CRUK). My role in CRUK was split between two teams. I created online, print and video content for CRUK’s events team. This consisted of me working on their Race for Life, Shine Walk, Tough 10 and Sports events. I was also the sole designer creating content for CRUK’s ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ campaign. I produced artwork and video content which was used by partners such as Channel 4 for TV shows such as, Great British Bake Off and Googlebox.

2016

Graphic Designer

Islamic Relief

Apr 2015 - Aug 2016
  • South Bank, London SE1 8SG, UK
  • Full Time
  • In 2015 I went back to Islamic Relief as both a designer and art director for their major campaigns, Ramadan and Qurbani. The artwork was for Islamic Relief’s emerging offices internationally. After working on Qurbani and Ramadan, I continued working in the Marketing team within the UK office creating artwork for all campaigns and leading in art direction.

2015

Graphic Designer

Oxfam GB

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • My role in Oxfam consisted of working with a copywriter on share graphics to feature on all of Oxfam’s social media channels.

2014

Graphic Designer

Rufus Leonard

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • RAW is Rufus Leonard’s internship for creatives. As one of five interns selected from hundred nationwide, I developed new skills in both UX 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

Graphic Designer

Comic Relief

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I spent two weeks at Comic Relief. In this space of time I led the art direction for the IF Campaign, working from initial design sketches to final artwork. The campaign posters were placed throughout London Underground.

2014

Graphic Designer

VCCP

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • 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.

2014

Graphic Designer

Islamic Relief

Jan 2012 - Jul 2014
  • South Bank, London SE1 8SG, UK
  • Full Time
  • In 2012 I was part of a filming expedition in both Niger and Indonesia where I was a documentary photographer capturing footage for Islamic Relief UK’s Ramadan and Qurbani campaigns. I worked in Islamic Relief as a designer, working on both print and digital campaigns.

Education

2012

2:1 (BA Hons) Graphic Design

University of east London

Sep 2008 - Jul 2012
  • London, United Kingdom