Nick Smith
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Nick Smith

Graphic DesignerLeeds, United Kingdom
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Nick Smith

Graphic DesignerLeeds, United Kingdom
About me
Hey, I'm Nick. A freelance Graphic Designer living in the World Heritage village of Saltaire in West Yorkshire. I specialise in providing design content for independent music producers, bands, record labels, promotional services, club/gig nights and event branding. Including cover artwork, digital and vinyl. Label and artist logo's, promotional campaigns, print and social media. As a producer and having released music myself, I know how important it is that the artwork is an integral visual translation of emotion, message or story behind an artist's music. A representation that is just as personal for an artist or band as the music itself. Being creative is a constant presence that I have in my life, whether that be designing or making music. I need to be creative to feel a connection with the world. Within graphic design, I love exploring ways of story telling through combining colour, layout and typography, developing visual communication. I have a great passion for music and sub-culture. This has led me to produce music, DJ, organise club nights, run a record label, create branding for record labels and also present radio shows. Design and Music are a great source of creativity and freedom for me, I continuously use both as an inspiration for life and as an inspiration for each other.
Projects
  • What is Love?
    What is Love?Visual translation of Deee Lite's 'What is Love' (World Clique Album, 1990)
  • Canal Del Mar
    Canal Del MarConcept designs for a forthcoming compilation release via Paper Recordings (Manchester)
  • 25 Years of Paper Recordings
    25 Years of Paper RecordingsArtwork for the 25 years compilation release and subsequent promo for the 25 years club night.
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Work history
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    DesignerHallmark Cards
    Bradford, United KingdomFull Time
    Producing selected designs for M&S across studio categories. Working to tight deadlines and client amendments. Innovating concepts reducing the amount of process used as to become more environmentally sustainable. Adapting to a variety of design briefs whether graphic layout, typography, character illustration, technical or formatting. Maintaining accuracy and high capacity of art-worked files. Having a high understanding of digital printing and process.
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    Designer/ArtworkerTailormade Design ltd
     - Bradford, United KingdomFull Time
    My role consisted of producing and coordinating the Artwork for the business. Including liaising with Designers and the studio manager to produce artwork ready for print. Worked on various projects within the company for hi profile clients: Tesco, Asda and Wilkinsons. Provided selected designs for the company within the area’s of card and gift-wrap for various clients.
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Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Ableton Live
  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Typography Design
  • Layout Design
  • Music Production
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Staffordshire University
     - United Kingdom
    My degree was based on a combination of Graphics, Ceramic, Product and Glass Design. I concentrated on Glass blowing in my final year, developing interior wear and lighting.
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    Merit in Art and Design BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 Nene Collage of Art and Design
     - Northampton, United Kingdom
    General Art and Design
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