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Rena Armstrong

Fourth Year Graphics and Communication Design Student

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLeeds, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsStudent - Photographer - Junior Project Manager

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About me

I am a fourth year Graphics and Communication Design student at Leeds University. After just coming back from a Year in Industry I have gained a keen interest in branding for the hospitality industry, while also having a love for nature and landscape photography.

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Skills

  • Vector Design
  • Nature Photography
  • Branding Identity
  • Brand Packaging
  • Design Innovation
  • Organisation
  • Enthusiastic
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Versatile

Work history

2016

Marketing Assistant

Owen Pugh Holdings LTD.

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working alongside the Marketing Team for Owen Pugh, creating promotional material for their new brand refresh. This included designing ten brochures, promotional posters, online adverts and email flyers.

2016

Freelance Graphic Designer

Pool of Ideas

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working as a Freelance Graphic Designer for Pool of Ideas, creating brand identities for two Amsterdam based agencies. Designing from my home in Newcastle, UK while communicating with the owner of Pool of Ideas via Skype calls from Amsterdam.

2016

Content Editor

END. Clothing

Mar 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Working as a Content Editor at End. allowed me to create online adverts for the companies website. This involved editing photography for new brand releases, independent editorials and using Adobe Photoshop in making clothing and footwear ready for online use.

2016

Graphic Design Intern

Narrative Communications

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
  • Sunderland, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • While working with the marketing and communications team at Narrative I designed a range of logos and advertising material for The Handbag Clinic, Northwood Primary School and Cumbria University. Taking on both advertising and branding based projects.

2015

Graphic Design Intern

Nina Quax Creative Studio

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Internship
  • At Nina Quax Creative Studio I was working with the owner on various projects which involved the rebranding of companies within the hospitality industry. The identities I created were for cafés, restaurants and interior design agencies.

2015

Graphic Design Intern

Press Ahead

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • While on placement I was given the opportunity to design three adverts for The Sunday Sun and Yarm Medical Practice. From this internship I was still engaging myself with the world of Graphic Design, discovering which areas of design interest me the most.

Education

Currently

BA(Hons) Graphic Communication Design

University of Leeds

Sep 2013
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • I am currently in my fourth and final year at Leeds University studying Graphics and Communication Design.

Awards

2013

Shortlisted Saatchi School Art Prize

Saatchi & Saatchi

  • In my final year of sixth form I was put forward for the Saatchi School Art Prize 2012, where I was shortlisted in the top 20 out of all the submissions. This was with a piece of A1 graphite pencil artwork I created based on the elderly.