A dedicated and enthusiastic self driven individual, with a strong interest in all things design. I like to carry out any given task thoroughly, I am responsible and focused, an efficient time manager, I work well under pressure and am able to meet tight deadlines within a fast paced environment or team. I have always been a creative thinker and have a natural flair towards fashion, design and style. with an acute attention to detail and a strong knowledge of materials, manufacturing and engineering processes and a passion for intuitive modern aesthetics. I also possess excellent commercial awareness and sales techniques with apt communication skills. Having over four years of design and over six years of retail and industry experience I have gained strong interpersonal skills and rapport building as well as a key eye for trend forecasting. I am constantly aspiring to increase and advance my technical skill set within the design industry and am always looking to learn something new.
Freelancing for various local business on developing logo designs, flyers, menus and providing graphic support to established company as of when needed
RED DAHLIA DESIGNS LTD Graphic Designer Intern / Freelance - Feb 2013 to Jan 2015 I was brought in to create and provide a brand identity for a start-up fashion jewellery company that depicted the company's ideology. Brand identity · Liaise with brand Director to gain a further understanding of the brands’ beliefs and ideologies · Collating information such as competitor brands, visual elements and language to effectively grown the brand equity. · Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. · Source outside agencies, such as; art services and printer. Liaise with said suppliers to develop mock-ups and complete projects. · Maintaining and managing the critical pat, liaising with the team to ensure each level is completed in a timely manner. Stationary · Designed brand logo, following corporate guideline · Created Business card ( successfully transferring brand identity ) · Illustrate concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement size, type size and style and related aesthetic concepts. · Develop corporate typography · Retouching photo images and developing layout for company's jewellery catalogue · Ensuring all artwork and imagery to be print-ready Packaging · Carried out research into packaging, competitors, commercial high street stores and the customers’ expectations. This enabled me to advise the team and accurately develop suitable packaging for brand. · Provided mock-up product packaging using 3d rendering software, and product physical mock ups for customer approval. Online development Re-designed company website using WordPress to; · maintain a manageable back of website · Design front of website successfully developing a transnational / eCommerce site, web ready imagery including CTA boxes and rolling banners. · Created website page image headers and developed imagery for subscription e-mail · Developing artwork and images for social media posts
developing core skills and portfolio in specalist design fields