Rory Elphick

Graphic Designer

London, United Kingdom
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About me

I’m a graphic designer with a passion for layout, dogs and trying to learn InDesign’s endless keyboard shortcuts. My work focusses on print design with a dabbling in digital, but I also have an interest in art direction, retouching and strategy. Nevertheless, whatever the medium, ultimately I like to consistently challenge myself and learn new skills


  • Art Directing
  • Layout Design
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Magazine Design
  • Project Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Illustration
  • Reprographics

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Cedar


    • Marketing & PR


    • Interior Design
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    August Media

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      Publicis Communications

      Work history


      Art Editor

      August Media

      Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I was quickly promoted to assist the Art Director on the IKEA Family project, leading a team of in-house designers and liasing with writers, picture editors and production to ensure the monthly digital stories, and four quarterly print editions were delivered on time. - Coordinating photo shoots from conception to final design - Managed the design team to create 15 digital stories for each month - with up to 4 million unique visits each month - Collaborated with a team of writers, artworkers, picture editors and sub-editors to ensure each post was retouched, subbed, and approved before uploading to a shared client server. - Designed layouts for the quarterly print issue, liasing with the Creative Director and team of writers to deliver on deadline and to a high standard - Worked with the in-house production team to ensure that each issue of the 25 translated IKEA Family Magazines were published on time and consistently - Led and mentored juniors and graduates - Worked across new business pitches


      Senior Designer

      August Media

      May 2017 - Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Employed as a Senior Designer working across digital, and print content for IKEA, my work centred around designing print spreads and curating content for digital posts. - Designed layouts and adverts for IKEA Family Magazine - Liaised with photographers and retouchers to ensure deadlines were met - Curated and created social posts for Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram using our content - Liaised with client, editorial teams and account management for a smooth amends process - Assisted with briefing and commissioning photographers and stylists


      Art Editor


      Jun 2011 - May 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I was initially hired on a short term contract, which was later extended. While here the role varied greatly from layout design, to creating online content for a range of clients including Tesco, O2 and British Airways. - Led a team of designers on various print projects from concept through to press - Created scamps, moodboards, and briefs for stylists, photographers and set builders - Developed page furniture and layout design - Art Directed Tesco Home social media campaign - shooting to various sizes, and producing bespoke Facebook Canvas solutions - Prepared and uploaded pages for repro, Emagine software, marking up images for colour and quality control and liasing with repro house - Updated site content with articles, blogs and competitions



      2:1 BA (Hons) in Graphic Communication

      University of the Creative Arts

      Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
      • Farnham, United Kingdom


      Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

      University of the Creative Arts

      Sep 2006 - Jun 2007
      • Epsom, United Kingdom