Petros Afshar

Creative Designer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

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About me

Harbinger of bakery and an avid gardener, Petros Afshar is an award winning creative designer situated in the heart of London. Past clients include: Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Nike, Adidas, BBC, Riot Games, Google, Viacom, Disney and Red Bull. Specialising in typography, graphic design, web design, print making, animation, branding, and illustration. Petros has a proficiency in working within professional environments as well as having a great passion for design, ensuring the best outcome is achieved.

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Illustration
  • Web Design
  • UI Design
  • Advertising
  • Art Directon
  • Digital Design
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Strategy
  • Vector Art
  • Font Design
  • APP Design
  • Print Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Pentagram

    Pentagram

    • Design
  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
  • The Sunday Times

    The Sunday Times

    • Publishing
  • ESPN

    ESPN

    • Media Production

Work history

2018

Design Consultant

Pentagram

Aug 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Project-lead freelance work for Pentagram. Responsibilities including designing, ideating and developing visual concepts for a white label campaign.

2019

Lead Designer

Shell

Jun 2018 - May 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Campaign creative for 'Make the Future Live 2018', a festival of energy and innovation held in three locations around the world every year (Europe, The Americas, Asia). The brief entailed creating illustrations and animated assets for an interactive game which would feature across their flagship events.

2018

Creative Designer

Bloomingdale's

May 2018 - Dec 2018
  • New York, United States
  • Freelance
  • Design lead for Bloomingdale's Christmas campaign, overseeing and producing design assets. Working closely with Bloomingdale's art directors, creating branded elements across their shopping channels and marketing collateral.

2016

Creative & Art Direction for Affluent Millennials

BBC

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Art direction for the BBC and their award-winning study 'Reaching Affluent Millennials', surveying 16-34 year olds in over 30 countries, segmenting the most affluent and identifying a powerful subset - ‘The Supercharged’. The project involved creating design assets, animations and working closely with the marketing team to ensure all brand materials worked seamlessly across their campaign creative.

2015

Illustrator

Riot Games

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Contracted to work on several illustration concepts for Riots flagship video game titled 'League of Legends'. Other duties included design consultation and working with their apparel and online marketing senior to work with on-brand deliverables.

2015

Senior UI Designer

Argos

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • A one month contract for Argos' Christmas Wishlist kids app, following upon the success of last years app launch. Senior illustrator and UI designer, working closely with Argos' UX design and development team. Responsibilities included ensuring all designs were created bespoke whilst adhering to Argos brand guidelines.

2015

Graphic Designer

ESPN

Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Bespoke typography project for ESPN's monthly magazine release. Work involved liaising with their MD to deliver three font design concepts to be used throughout all their print collateral.

2015

Visiting Lecturer

Middlesex University

Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Ongoing contractual lecturer at Middlesex university organising seminar groups across all year groups teaching the fundamentals of job opportunities in the graphic design industry. Additionally responsible for conducting bi-annual workshops teaching students various design software's based on specified project briefs.

2018

Senior Creative & Manager

Fishfinger Design Agency

Feb 2013 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked as a senior designer & manager for Fishfinger. Roles included; meeting and pitching to clients, directing and working closely with other designers on day-to-day projects, managing briefs and ensuring that quality assurance and deadlines are met. Other responsibilities included: Creating Brand Assets, Illustration and Graphic Design work for clients, Website Content Management, Online Marketing, Designing collateral for websites, UI Design and Branding.

2012

EMEA & Asia Pacific Creative Designer

Avery Dennison

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Contracted to work on several high end briefs including work for Adidas, Puma, Hugo Boss, O'neill and Jack Jones. Duties included branding and apparel design for seasonal wear, hangtag & label designs, presentation pitches and t-shirt illustrations. Further roles included working with a team of proficient designers and directors to help with Avery Dennisons in house brand, in order to showcase a variety of materials, products and technologies the company can provide for their clients.

2010

Editorial Designer

The Sunday Times

May 2010 - Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Enrollment work placement for the Sunday Times Magazine. Editorial design for several feature articles, in addition to working on spread layouts for their international newspapers. Other tasks included guidance with selecting images for the appropriate articles, proof reading copy and print testing layouts.

Education

Currently

BA Graphic Design

Middlesex University

Jun 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1st Class Hons Graphic Design

Awards

2019

People's Choice Awards

Creativepool Awards

  • People's choice winner under the typography category for 2019's Creativepool Annual Awards.

2018

  • Triple award winner under the illustration & typography category for 2018's Creativepool Annual Awards.

2011

Branding Communications

D&AD

  • Award winner & new blood for 2011's Branding Communications Campaign (Microsoft)