Strong multilingual (fluent in English, German, French & Spanish) creative communicator with a varied skill set encompassing graphic design, branding, illustration, project management and boundless creative energy. Drawing on my background in international marketing, my creative approach focuses on both the conceptual as well as the aesthetic aspects of communication.
- Passion project - My little advent calendarUniting two of my passions in life - illustration and languages - I developed an immersive digital advent calendar that would help my friends' kids learn English through every day words hidden behind 24 little windows. The pandemic has caused so much heartache for many people - little ones included - and this was created to bring joy to kids and their grown-ups in these difficult times.
- Passion project - 'Recuerdos de Valencia' travel posterTitle 'Recuerdos de Valencia' | The Spanish city of Valencia has a very special place in my heart as I was lucky enough to spend a few exciting months living there with my bestie in my early twenties. We both have very fond memories of our time there together and this was a birthday present which can now be found in both our homes, even though we live thousands of miles away.
- Making Mexican artisan ice cream look coolBAJO ZERO ("Below Zero") | A Mexican artisan ice cream brand established by a young female entrepreneur from Hidalgo, Mexico who was looking for a friendly, modern and cool identity - pun intended. The brand identity I created is simple and refined with a nod to ice cream scoops, combining aspects of Mexican culture in a modern and elegant colour palette.
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Freelance Graphic Designer & IllustratorSelf Employed
Deal, United KingdomFreelance
Drawing on my background in international marketing, my creative approach focuses on the conceptual as well as the aesthetic aspects of communication. I am able to create strong messages through working with the main Adobe CC (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) or producing content for the digital landscape (After Effects, Premiere Pro). With years of experience in managing international client accounts, I have also sat at the other side of the table which - for my new career direction - provides me with a unique perspective. Since graduating, I have worked as a freelance creative with various courageous entrepreneurs and helped them communicate their ideas with clarity. Through my varied skillset and experience, and ability to communicate, I am able to create strong messages that hit the spot. Making a difference to the world through my creativity is important to me and I am regularly volunteering on creative briefs for a range of charities through the Media Trust. So far, I have created an identity for a Rugby project supporting refugee children, branded a charity bringing people of different faiths together and conceptualised a fundraising campaign for a Safe House helping women live a life free from domestic violence. My full creative portfolio is available here: https://sandrastroppel.myportfolio.com
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- Graphic Design
- Graphic Communication
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Creative Stragegy
- Account Management
BA Graphic CommunicationUniversity of Northampton
- Northampton, United Kingdom
Completed with 2:1 upper division
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