Rebekah Metson

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  • LocationHertford, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am a cross-disciplinary designer based in Hertfordshire/London working at Hearst as a part-time designer around my studies as a BA Graphic Design student at Central Saint Martins. I like to work with Illustration, Digital Media and Photography. Interested in Editorial Layout, Interactive Design and Pattern Print Design. Looking for opportunities and collaborations around my studies. Currently I am proficient in Censhare, K4, InDesign, DPS, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Social Media applications. I am a beginner with CSS, HTML as an aspiring UI/UX designer.

Skills

 

  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Fine Art
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • Book Cover Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Print Digital Design
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Sublime Text
  • French
  • Dragon Frame Animation

Work history

Currently

Designer

Hearst

Sep 2015
  • - Part time Designer at Hearst Weeklies (Thurs/Fri) - Carry out extensive retouching and colour correction for aesthetics and legibility purposes - Retain tone and style of each magazine whilst working on all 3 weeklies simultaneously - Design layouts daily for 3 hubbed weekly magazines - Work to tight deadlines in a presurised environment on press days - Work in a tight knit team collaborating with all publication departments

2015

Visitor Experience Host

Warner Bros. Studios

Feb 2013 - Sep 2015
  • - Work proficiently in pressurised situations - Experienced working coherently within a huge team of 100+ communicating between several departments succinctly and successfully - Trained in brand awareness, discretion with social media and sensitive information, health and safety, customer service, voice projection, disability, fire marshalling the UK's number 1 visitor attraction - Gained excellent methodical management of time - Experienced working within a global company with US connections - Acquired film production knowledge working next to Leavesden Film Studios

2015

Art Intern

Red

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • - Attained a working knowledge of Censhare - Designed print editorial layouts for Oct / Nov 2015 - Spent a month fully entrenched in the Art Dept - Assumed freelance responsibilities - Kept the mini-board up-to-date - Gained colour correction work / training - Assisted the Art Director first hand - Retouched images

2015

Art Intern

Vogue

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • - Redesigned print and iPad layouts - Designed interactive folio overlays for digital version - Attained knowledge of K4 workflow system - Mounted the well mock ups for the wall - Kept the dummy book up to date - Learnt in-house layout style to ensure brand consistency - Sourced archive images from the Condé Nast Archive - Sourced high res images and assisted the picture desk - Attended department meetings

2014

Advertising Intern

Glamour

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
  • - Worked closely with the Art Intern redesigning layouts - Logged all editorial credits in Glamour issues March - May’14 - Compiled 5 competitors’ statistics in issues March - May’14

2014

Advertising Intern

Wired

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
  • - Tweeted for Wired Insider - Organised and gathered information for Wired Health - Organised Wired 5 Celebratory drinks - Booked flights and couriers - Covered the PA to Publisher whilst she was on annual leave

2014

Work Experience

Tatler

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • - Transcribed interviews - Conducted research for features articles on lexisnexis and from the Condé Nast Archive - General office administration - Liaised with all departments - Kept the fashion cupboard organised and tidy at all times - Ensured clothes went back to the correct PR companies on time - Collected products from the studio

Education

2015

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Central Saint Martins

Aug 2014 - May 2015
  • Design and Interaction, Advertising, Illustration and Moving Image

2013

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Oaklands College

Jan 2013 - May 2013
  • Awarded Merit Awarded Distinction in Life Drawing

2012

A-levels

Presdales School

Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
  • Fine Art (A*) English Literature (A) Modern History (A)

2010

GCSE

Presdales School

Aug 2005 - Jun 2010
  • 8 (A*) including English and Maths 4 (A)

Awards

2015

Shortlisted for Bloomsbury Festival 2015 Poster Competition