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A dedicated Junior Designer with an understanding of visual communication for retail.
Designing in-house as part of a collective creative team including artworkers, retouchers, packaging designers and visual merchandisers. Working closely with the Senior Designer in this fast paced environment, I am responsible for designing but not limited to: in-store graphics, press releases, social media visuals, internal graphics and advertorials whilst working under established brand guidelines. Having large workloads with a fast turn around provides me with the skill set of working under pressure with large amounts of work, allowing me to constantly project manage and prioritise.
Being a crafts assistant at Quirk, Strangeness and Charm consists of helping to produce stock for the shop to sell to customers which expands on my hand made creative skills and allows me to creatively produce from a different angle. It is not a constant role, but one which I am called in when I am needed to help out around the shop. This consists of preparing wall hanging with weaved fabrics, sewing fabric flower puffs and covering different objects ready to be painted.
Being the editorial design at Farfetch was a great insight into the digital side of editorial and how websites use editorial to their advantage. During my 3 weeks with the editorial design team, I - researched imagery and generated idea concepts for editorial stories - generated cut out catwalk imagery for home page stories - created imagery for weekly story “Unlikely Style Icon” and “Classic Style Icon” - assisted with the coding of the English and French editorial stories - created artworks for various social media visuals - created GIFs for cover stories - generally assisted the design team - attended weekly editorial design meetings
During my short time at Creativitea, I assisted with different roles in the studio. This varied from - client amends - producing mock up website designs - photographing previous work for reference - attending employee meetings - internal design projects - designing and producing postal stamps from concept to preparing post for delivery - working on design concepts
A weeks work experience with assisting in the studio with general needs such as - helping with handling of prints - palladium leafing special edition prints - cleaning screens - checking stock - generally assisting the printers. My time at Jealous showed me how a print studio runs in harmony with the clients and their particular needs for their prints. It gave me a good insight to how a creative studio goes back to the roots of design with screen printing, as well as the modern take on digital printing.
At first, this placement was planned on being a two weeks unpaid placement. However, during my time in the first two weeks, I was asked to stay on for the remainder of my Summer break as a paid employee. During my time at Shilling, I supported the studio in different ways. This differed from - making amends to live documents for clients - research and brainstorming on live projects - the delivery of print and online designs for the company marketing - supporting the production of the annual Away Day team building day - image researching, producing mock ups and proofs of live projects - supporting the team with any other every day jobs help their day run more smoothly My time with Shilling enhanced my confidence in a studio environment and team building skills. It gave me an insight into the way in which in an in-house studio works and the fast-paced environment of working for clients.