Natty Hawkings
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Natty Hawkings

Graphic DesignerFalmouth, United Kingdom
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Natty Hawkings
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Natty Hawkings

Graphic DesignerFalmouth, United Kingdom
About me
Hi, I'm Natty. Having graduated this year with a First Class BA in Graphic Design from Falmouth, I'm really excited to continue developing my creative practice and creating real positive impact in the world. I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to study abroad in Germany last year, feeding my curious nature. In design and life, I love to explore ideas and perspective. Previous experience working within a start up has fuelled my determination to create change and cemented my belief in the power of ideas. How do I work? Research and understanding human behaviour is fundamental to my approach, identifying key insights and ideas to create actionable and authentic behaviour change. I enjoy the ever changing and multidisciplinary opportunities within graphic design. While I might not be the world's most intuitive software user, I love the chance to learn new skills and discover different ways of visualising ideas. I firmly believe that through design thinking and creative communication, we can explore social issues big and small to make meaningful change for good. That might mean amplifying an existing service, raising awareness of social issues, or simply making life more fun. I always aim to combine creative and strategic thinking to create work that is relevant, that asks questions and challenges the way people think, see and do things. Design's ability to reach people: physically, emotionally, in reality or virtually, is to me one of its most attractive assets. If you'd like to find out more about my experience, portfolio or what work in progress I have going on at the moment please get in touch. If you're looking for an enthusiastic and creative thinker to work with, please send me an email at natty@nattyhawkings.design
Projects
  • Creative Block
    Creative BlockA collaborative zine with an integrated poster design to help the overwhelmed creative when they face that inevitable creative block. Despite what we might think, putting restrictions in place can help us get to grips with what's in front of us. Instead of trying to solve the whole thing at once, taking things step by step, the reader is led through a process that makes the metaphoric creative block increasingly manageable, until eventually it is comfortable to hold, pivot and carry with freedom
  • Unwind
    UnwindA repositioning of Campo Viejo. Unwind the whole story. There's always more to discover. Campo Viejo isn't just the UK's No.1 Rioja. They're championing their unique story, taking you on a unique journey through the past, the present and the future.
  • The Penguin Times
    The Penguin TimesTo celebrate Penguin Books' 85th anniversary and engage young readers (18-30), Penguin have created The Penguin Times designed for the commuter on the go to help them find the time and headspace to enjoy timeless stories in pockets of their day when they might otherwise be turning to the short lived stories of social media.
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Projects credited in
  • Tech Off Your Clothes
    Tech Off Your ClothesTech off your clothes is an immersive event centred around the theme of combining exploratory lighting, drawing practice, live techno music and the human body. Tech off aims are to move away from the perfectionist and sometimes intimidating traditional life drawing practices in a fun and immersive way. You are encouraged to think outside the box aided within the uniquely tailored environment of music, lighting and fabrics. We challenge the traditions of life drawing.
  • Falmouth University, BA(Hons) Graphic Design
    Falmouth University, BA(Hons) Graphic DesignThe course aims to produce adaptive and curious thinkers who can respond to the continually evolving societal and business needs of our contemporary world with purposeful and innovative graphic design solutions. Personal development and direction is nurtured through our studio community, so they can build the reflective, intellectual, critical and craft skills appropriate for their idea and its delivery; to provoke change and challenge the creative industry and the subject's future. https://www
Work history
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    Freelance Graphic DesignerFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    As a Freelance Graphic Designer, I've worked with small start ups and more established brands to launch or update their brand identity. Working collabortivley with clients, I create meaningful design that authentically represents them and engages with their audience, while being appropriate for their needs, whatever stage of business they are at. Creating concept lead work, I always seek to dig into the heart of what truly makes the client who they are, to build not just visual assets, but the foundations of a visual story they can continue to evolve.
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    Social Media and Community LeadPositivitea London
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
    As Social and Community Lead in an exciting wellness start up as the industry was just hitting it's phase of peak expansion, I was responsible for building brand and influencer partnerships, organising and hosting PR events, art directing photo shoots, styling, copy writing and digital strategy.
Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Digital Design
  • Typography
  • Event Organisation
Education
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    Falmouth University logo
    (BA hons) Graphic DesignFalmouth University
     - Falmouth, United Kingdom
    Graduating with a First Class BA (hons) Degree in Graphic Design, my three years at Falmouth taught me huge amounts amount so many aspects of design from design thinking, to digital skills, collaborative practice, and client proposals. I loved having the opportunity to work in the studio with so many other designers, all with different backgrounds and skillsets that helped to open my eyes to the vast possibilities within design. From attending weekly guest lectures and workshops, to being elected as Student Rep for the course for the whole three years, I took a proactive approach to my learning and fully immersed myself into the opportunities around me. In my second year, I chose to study abroad in Germany as part of the Erasmus scheme. This was an invaluable experience. I lived with locals, learning and adapting to a new culture, while also gaining a new perspective on design and the design process from teachers and students. It was while abroad studying in Augsburg that I reignited my passion for discovery and photography. I also had the chance to practice hands on Letterpress printing which gave a new appreciation for both print nd digital design. Our collaborative project Notes on the EU combined my passion for design, people and politics. Graphic Design is ever evolving, and increasingly hard to define, but this continuous opportunity to explore and learn is why I love it so much.
    Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Communication DesignChelsea College of Arts (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Communication Design Short course - very hands on, this course challenged my creative process and helped me to understand the value of designing out or striping back ideas to communicate boldly and effectively.
Awards
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    Shine Awards 2020Coley Porter Bell (Ogilvy group)
    A Strategic response to a live brief by Campo Viejo. National Competition. Short Listed Finalist As well as designing the concept and design proposal, I also had the chance to present my work to the clients and CPB team.