Natalie Rickman

Natalie Rickman

Graphic Designer and Digital Marketing SpecialistLondon, United Kingdom
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Natalie Rickman

Natalie Rickman

Graphic Designer and Digital Marketing SpecialistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A highly enthusiastic, passionate and organised creative. With a background in the arts, fashion, events and marketing, I have a wide cross section of interests that make me easily adaptable to change, extremely quick to learn new skills and thrive on any challenge thrown my way. Currently I am freelancing for various companies, undertaking roles in graphic design, digital marketing and web administration. I am always looking for new projects to not only showcase my skills but allow me to learn many more. Graphic design experience: I have been making graphics for over 10 years, first as a personal hobby and then on paid projects. As you can see from my portfolio, my skill set and experience is very diverse. I have worked with comedians at the Edinburgh Festival, greetings card companies, bowling alleys, theatre companies, restaurants, bakers, a fitness charity, a Chamber of Commerce, independent IT specialists, a craft market.... to name but a few. Marketing experience: With over eight years experience in marketing roles, my skills include an ability to: - write engaging and creative copy for a multitude of marketing purposes, including press releases, adapting easily to in house styles and branding - write and deliver marketing, communications and social media plans and campaigns - use social media across multiple platforms with proven success at raising audience engagement and interaction - set up automated social media posting through Hootesuite and Buffer for better time management - use Google and Twitter analytics to measure trends, engagement levels and interaction - produce graphic design for marketing material and websites - use Wordpress and other website platforms, including SEO, editing posts, pages, widgets, banners, slideshows and some HTML coding - deliver email campaigns and newsletters through Mailchimp - thoroughly research target audiences and gain valuable market research through surveys and customer feedback - write and deliver concise reports with key headline results - excellently communicate via the written word, telephone conversation and face to face - work well with a team of others, large or small, recognising strengths in others and helping whenever I can
  • Labels and Business Card design for Travelling Tearooms
    Labels and Business Card design for Travelling TearoomsA refresh of branding across food packaging labels and business cards for Travelling Tearooms
  • Marketing material for Upton House Concerts
    Marketing material for Upton House ConcertsFlyer/poster design and Facebook Event Photo for Upton House Concerts. Including title treatment/logo design
  • Newest card designs
    Newest card designsThe newest ranges on that I designed
  • Logo design for Pinnacle Hospitality Management
    Logo design for Pinnacle Hospitality Management
  • Re-branding of the Merton Best Business Awards
    Re-branding of the Merton Best Business AwardsMarketing and re-branding of the Merton Best Business Awards 2019 and 2020
  • Logo design variations for STRIKE X Bowling
    Logo design variations for STRIKE X Bowling
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Projects credited in
  • Christmas Present Commission
    Christmas Present CommissionI was commissioned to create the illustrations for this present for my partner Nattie's grandmother. All the items on here were things that reminded Nattie of her nan Bubbles growing up. This piece was dear to my heart as I know how personal and heartfelt this was to her and to see the smile on Bubbles face when she opened it on Christmas day was priceless and made it completely worth it. Nattie did the layout and colour work for this project. Check out her amazing design work here: nattiedesi
  • Dot Cotton Design -
    Dot Cotton Design - LeavingCard.comThese cards were created for The CEO Sujay asked for Dot Cotton as she slipped off of EastEnders with no intentions of returning right under our noses without nobody noticing. These cards are to send to work mates that have left to let them know that they're not forgotten about. I had a blast creating dear ol' Dot. Created in Adobe Illustrator. Final awesome layout design my my partner Nattie Design.
Work history
    Graphic DesignerFreelance
    Merton, London SW19 2ND, UKFreelance
    I offer graphic design to large and small businesses and start ups through my website Ongoing freelance graphic design work includes: - Merton Chamber of Commerce, graphic design for their marketing and promotional materials as well as web graphics, newsletter design and social media assets. - Silverfit Charity for the last 8 years, an over 45s fitness charity. I create flyers, banners, posters, social media assets, and web graphics for promotion of their exercise sessions. - Cunning Media - I produce social media designs for their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. - Independent Hospitality Solutions, on-going freelance graphic design work for several bowling alleys but mainly Ace of Lanes, where I have created several pieces of branding and marketing material over 2 years. - LeavingCard and, from the company's inception in 2018 I have been involved in the creation of cards and branding for both LeavingCard and From logo creation, through to website layout design, through to card design - 80% of the card designs across both sites are my creations & collaborations with Lee O'Design. Past work includes: - Saucy Restaurant in Tottenham Court Road, working with them on their branding in 2017/2018. Including their menus, flyers, posters, labels, business cards and business plan - Dip in Brilliant and Brilliant Restaurant - working on their marketing materials and menu design 2017-2019 - Lu-Ma Cafe in Wimbledon, work included Mailchimp template creation, flyer designs, graphics for social media and their website 2017-2020
    Marketing CommunicationsMerton Chamber of COmmerce
     - Merton, London SW19 2ND, UKFull Time
    Key Roles and responsibilities: - Responsible for the day to day co-ordination and delivery of the marketing plan, social media plan and several campaigns throughout the year - Copywriting for press releases, promotional material and website - Content delivery and management of both the website and all social media channels - serving as the outward 'voice' for the Chamber - Liaising with our 600 membership body, promoting of their events/offers/sharing their news on our website and social media - Monthly monitoring and evaluation through analytics reports - Production and distribution of 2 monthly e-newsletters via Mailchimp - Production of online surveys and collating their results in report form - Production of graphic design for marketing material (flyers, brochures, posters, banners, website) - Video production, filming and editing using Adobe Premiere Pro
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  • Copywriting
  • Social Media
  • Copy Proofing
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Marketing
  • Campaign
  • Website Content
  • Video
    (BA - Joint Honours) 2.1 Theatre and Performance with Professional and Creative WritingSt. Mary's University College
     - Twickenham, United Kingdom
    I had a fantastic three year experience at St. Mary's University where I learnt and explored many creative avenues. I combined my love of theatre and performance with creative and professional writing.
    A LevelEsher College
     - Esher, United Kingdom
    Fashion and Textiles - A English Literature - B Theatre - C Performing Arts - C (AS)