Nia Hardwicke

Art Director

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Experienced within the creative field for over 6 years, I’m an innovative thinker with excellent communication skills both socially and digitally. I strive for new challenges to enhance my personal development and push my creativity, with a keen eye for fashion, illustration, digital design and print. I’m looking to expand my existing skill set, and explore new creative projects.


  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Digital/ Print
  • Digital Design
  • Brand Layout
  • Art Branding
  • Communication
  • Forcasting
  • Fashion
  • Styling

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Second Home

    Second Home

    • Social Enterprise
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    Bird on a wire vintage

    Work history


    Art Director

    Second Home

    Dec 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • With six years experience working in a dedicated creative role, I have for the duration of this period been involved in developing and nurturing the Second Home company brand identity (working closely with co-founders)|, leading up an exciting team of designers, copyrighters, photographers and film makers. The primary aim of my role is to consider bold and innovative approaches, to apply to specific project briefs – surveying and merging concepts and ideas from a broad spectrum of disciplines including: digital design, print, fashion, typography, art and film – to present exciting on-brand design solutions with clear clever messaging. This involves overseeing the design and publication of a range of different campaigns across digital and print media for Second Home and their sub brand Libreria. Overseeing creative campaigns for a world class cultural programme across all our sites – including London, Lisbon and LA – including social content and activation ideas – working with team members to deliver on time, on strategy and within budget.


    Content Designer

    Second Home

    Aug 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • In my current role as content designer at Second Home, I’m involved in crafting the creative vision for the brand alongside the founders and the marketing director. This includes creating assets and art directing design elements across the marketing mix – supplying multiple departments with digital and printed assets that fit within our set artistic framework. I support the social, brand and growth managers by responding to briefs – creatively directing and implementing projects in particular for social media, website, digital and print. This experience has given me the confidence to creatively direct and help progress the creative output of those around me.


    Assistant Brand Manager

    Second Home

    Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Support the Social & Brand Managers • Create assets & art direct / design elements for social media, the website, digital & printed collateral • Creatively direct & implement projects by responding to briefs set by brand and social team • Conceptualise and run special projects • Source suitable brand partners and publications • Creatively assist with targeted email campaigns for new membership • Assist with the monthly / quarterly reporting of key digital metrics • List all events on the website and Billetto • Design, order and display event posters • Write, format and send newsletters


    Events + Communications Coordinator

    Second Home

    Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Admin • Field external enquiries for events at Second Home • Write, format and send reminder and thank you emails • Notify members of upcoming events through emails and on the rounds • List all events on the website and Billetto • Design, order and display event posters • Liaise with restaurant re. catering for events • Liaise with event partners to accurately understand and deliver their requirements • File all assets content onto shared drive • Manage the Events inbox • Artist Liaison - Manage relationship with artists in the space COMMUNICATION Ensure that events are communicated on social media, to our members and to the public • List all events on the website and Billetto • Design, order and display event posters • Notify members of upcoming events through emails and on the rounds • Write, format and send what’s on, reminder emails and thank you emails • Compile event details and liaise with graphics team re. creating collateral (what’s on leaflets etc) • Liaise with event partners to partake in interviews, deliver assets and boost on social media. • Oversee the capturing of relevant content eg. interviews, recording etc. • Archive and order these assets


    Creative Assistant

    Bird on a wire vintage

    Sep 2014 - May 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Bird On A Wire is your one stop online destination for on trend vintage and one-off modern indie designs for cool gals in the know. Sourcing, stylings and re-making vintage garments. My main responsibilities include; • Day to day running of the website and studio • E-Commerce Assisting • Managing the back end of the website • Copy writing for the website • Altering garments • Social media management on all platforms • Creative direction on social media platforms and styling • Styling for photoshoots • Model booking • Shoot preparation • Prop sourcing • Fabric sourcing • Design assisting • Garment construction • Accessory construction • Creating digital artwork • Creating content for Mailchimp • Toiling • Steaming Garments • Pattern alterations • Assisting and managing stalls at vintage fairs • Blog content and creation • Administration • Customer Service • Studio production • Managing marketplace concessions • Trend Forecasting • Researcher



    BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Communication

    Birmingham City University

    Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
    • Birmingham, United Kingdom