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Nadine Smoczynski

Illustrator Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationRomford, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Graphic Designer - Writer

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About me

Nadine is a graduate of Illustration & Visual Media, BA (HONS) at UAL London College of Communication. She is a reliable collaborator, confident lone worker, problem solver with a meticulous eye for detail and an ability to create solutions driven by the demands of the brief. Nadine's practice UAL involved a close attention to Printmaking including Screenprinting, Lithography, Print Production and Etching. Nadine is also confident in Bookbinding and the Adobe Creative Suite. She is constantly on, devouring ideas like sweets, having written and illustrated several narratives and publications including Satire, Charity work and Collaborative Projects. Nadine has an interest in creative roles in Advertising and Marketing, this was demonstrated with her Marketing and concept inspired by Fortnum and Mason's picnic hampers. She illustrated and designed packaging for a selection of traditional English treats, for a Alfred Hitchcock Hamper. This was featured in her final degree show at London College of Communication.

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Skills

  • Drawing
  • Creative Direction
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Public Speaking
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Book Binding
  • Researching
  • Creative Writing
  • Concept and Design Illustrations
  • Printmaking Print Design
  • Teaching Facilitation
  • Office 365
  • Inddesign
  • Concept and Product Development
  • Illustration

Work history

Currently

Art Department Assistant

Laurence King Publishing

Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • My role at Laurence King Publishing, involves producing dummies of the new book titles that are due to be released, working closely with the Sales and Marketing Manager and Rights team. By using my skills in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, my responsibility is to proof designs, by making amendments to flowing text and colour correction. I help to concisely represent the content to retailers by editing the content into a manageable format. As recent graduate of Illustration and Visual Media, I am able to offer my insight into new styles and trends to a thriving Publishing house which specialises in Illustrated titles. My meticulous precise eye for detail, is an asset to the company as the material that I produce is the clients first point of contact with new titles. These materials will also be featured in the prestigious industry Frankfurt Book Fair.

2015

Illustrator & Designer

The Foundling Museum

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As part of The Foundling Museum’s collaborative project with my course, the brief was to produce creative responses to the museum’s rich history. As the Project Manager and Lead Designer, myself and two collaborative students produced a publication to document the creative contributions from my class, which was printed, designed and bound solely by myself; this can be found in the museum’s artist’s archive, and was used for a pop-up exhibition held at the museum to celebrate the success of the project. My roles included: • Creative Direction • Booklet, Brochure layout design • Graphic Design • Project organisation • Promotion and organisation of a client based project and exhibition

2016

Student Ambassador

University of the Arts

Oct 2014 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • My continuing role at UAL is to facilitate and contribute to the promotion of UAL’s ever changing academic institution. My roles range from assisting staff with administrative tasks, leading tours, leading and organising educational workshops and preparing promotional material. • Administrative roles • Tour guide • Interview shaperone • Workshop facilitator and organiser • Speaker

2015

Workshop Co-ordinator

The British Museum

Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Myself and a small team of young creatives, collaborated with the charity Big Draw to organise a drawing workshop at the British Museum. The workshop was intended to enhance the visitor’s response to the exhibits, by organising several arts and crafts exercises for all ages. By doing so I utilised my skills as an organiser and planner. I continued this role when the Big Draw annual event was hosted by Central Saint Martin’s (CSM) where I participated in similar roles with older youths and adults. • Organising tasks and budgeting • Producing items for workshop tasks • Ensuring the smooth running of a public event

Education

2016

Illustration Visual Media, BA (hons

University of the Arts, London

Oct 2013 - Jun 2016

2013

Graphics Design, Foundation Diploma

University of the Arts, London

Sep 2012 - May 2013