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Rebecca Matthews

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Rebecca Matthews

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an ideas driven, senior brand designer, with a passion for story telling through engaging design. I enjoy finding innovative solutions to design challenges, whether within the digital space, in print or even exploring 3D and motion. I have a passion for typography, which coupled with an aptitude for writing has allowed me to execute my ideas both visually and verbally, including writing copy for campaigns as well as developing the tone of voice for various brands. I am a strategic thinker and enjoy creating knowledge-led brands with confident and distinctive visual languages that continue to have an impact as the brand evolves. I have a very collaborative approach to design, working closely with clients and colleagues to understand the creative challenge whilst using my expertise to help find the right creative solution. In my last role, I assumed the role and responsibilities of the Creative Director whilst they were on a year long maternity leave, which led me to discover how much I enjoy mentoring and developing creative teams and helping maximise their potential.
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Work history
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    Creative LeadCreative Interpartners
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I was asked to take on responsibilities of the Creative Director whilst she was on a year-long maternity leave. Key responsibilities included pitching to prospective clients, overseeing all creative work within the studio, briefing and overseeing the creative team, liaising with suppliers, and ensuring creative solutions met client needs while keeping to time and budget. Key achievements included: • Winning both creative pitches made during this period • Overseeing and managing the whole studio during a month-long illness of the managing director • Project managing a 30 year anniversary commemorative coffee table book for Stanbic IBTC Bank, including a week in Lagos, Nigeria, art directing photoshoots; curating and collating all photographic content; producing all the copywriting; and overseeing two different printers for specific editions of the book. • Project managing a major rebranding and promotion for JLGB on their 125th anniversary, including working with the client to define their brand hierarchy, redesigning their main website to optimise user experience; developing guidance for internal communications and programme design. • Creating the design and collateral for a major JLGB Award event at the Roundhouse, London. 1,200 people attended the event which was headlined by Craig David. • Recruiting, training and managing interns and junior members of staff.
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    DesignerCreative Interpartners
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Responsible for developing and executing creative projects from concepts through to finished product. Projects covered editorial design, branding, digital, campaign and publishing. Tasks included working with the design team to generate strong creative solutions, presenting proposals to clients and project managing the solutions to successful delivery. Key achievements included: •Creating the brand and materials for the New Israel Fund’s Human Rights Awards Dinner, which attracted over 500 guests and increased funds raised by 15%. •Created the concept for the Stanbic IBTC Bank Annual Report, and led other members of the team in the delivery of this project which encompassed 4 different publications.
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Skills
  • Branding
  • Campaign Design
  • Copywriting
  • Adobe
  • Website Design
  • Retail Design
  • Print Design
  • Social Meda
  • Project Management
  • Art Direction
Education
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    Graphic Communication with TypographyPlymouth University
     - Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Final Mark: 2:1 Award Option: Identity and Branding University Societies: Designer, Plymouth University Design Society: September 2013 - May 2014 Created promotional materials for the different society events throughout the year. President: Plymouth University Design Society September 2012 - May 2013 My role included organising the guest lecture series through the year, during which I persuading Derek Lockwood, Worldwide Director of Design, Saatchi & Saatchi, to give a talk whilst he was on a business trip to the UK. I also led a team of 12 fellow students, responsible for running the society (social events, competitions, etc) and made a profit of £300 by the end of my presidency, which allowed the society to host more events the following year.
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    BTEC Foundation Art and DesignCity College Brighton and Hove
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
    Final Mark: Merit
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Awards
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    Best brand development project to reflect changed mission/values/positionTransform Awards Europe
    Designing the brand for Volunteering Matters (a leading UK volunteering body) which won a Silver Award at the Transform Awards 2017 and was also nominated for the Third Sector Award 2016.
    YCN Student AwardYCN
    An international design award, based around a range of live creative briefs, written each year by a number of different partnering organisations. The award was for my awareness campaign for the Royal Albert Hall, (see www.ycn.org/awards).