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Illustrator, Creative, Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDigital Designer - Graphic Illustrator - Writer

About me

Instagram: S.A. JEFFERSON Young, passionate, innovative and a forward thinking creative with an exceptional creative brainstorming ability with a passion for creative marketing, design and storytelling. Achieved a 2:1 in fashion illustration (BA (Hons)) from the London College of Fashion. Highly creative with the ability to drive brands forward through innovative visual schemes and concepts. Respected leader of creative teams, multimedia divisions and communication departments. Expert in the technical, conceptual and content development. A passionate, forward thinking individual with skills in creating fresh, new and exciting visuals to strengthen customer and brand relationships. Considered an “all rounder” with an extremely versatile skillset within the creative design industry. Specific experience in retail, branding, storytelling, marketing, events, digital animation, illustration, fashion, photography, textiles and beauty. Excellent organizational skills with an ability to manage a changing workload effectively; the ability to react positively during stressful times and also able to multi task excellently with a heavy work load. Looks at a brief on a multi perspective level with a great eye for detail. A confident, enthusiastic, creative all round individual with a broad amount of experience within the fashion industry with fantastic people skills. Grasps every opportunity with both hands with determination and drive. • Placed in the top 20 of the creative section out of thousands of applicants to be voted for as the “Jack Wills Young creative entrepreneur of the year 2015” • Illustrated for 8 Greens to bring an artistic element to their marketing for London Fashion Week, “Health behind the scenes”. • Featured in TWENTY6 magazines as one of "The Top 25 Up and Coming Fashion Illustrators in London".http://www.twenty6magazine.com/issue-i/art/26-illustrators-lcf • One of two second year students to exhibit at CASS Art Competition UAL (Annual Competition open to all years and courses across UAL). • Youngest artist to showcase and draw live at Paradigms of Dress: An Illustrative Intervention (Brockett Gallery, 18-27 Feb 2015).

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Skills

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Visionary
  • 5. Illustration
  • Creative Team
  • Brainstorming
  • Creative Writer

Work history

2016

Assistant Production Coordinator

Matthew Williamson

Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Responsible for creating the Critical Path calendar  • Assisting production and product development teams with fabric orders and administration. • Cultivate and maintain supplier/manufacturer relationships and ensure that production is efficient, timely, and meets brand standards.  • Organising logistics documentation for sending and receiving courier shipments. • Liaising with fabric mills, garment and embroidery factories regarding queries and delivery deadlines. • Maintaining a fabric and trims inventory. • Assisting in preparing and sending fabrics components to factories for PP samples and production. • Creating content and inspiration for the next up coming collections. • Creating storyboards for the collections for the RTW and ESCAPE range. Used for the Net-A-Porter Buying Meetings and developing in-house archival research.

2016

Illustrator

Vali Boutique

Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Illustrated for Vali’s social media • Styled the clothes for a combined photo shoot with Vali, the braid bar and Charlotte Tilbury. • On set illustrator/general illustrator for Vali Boutique.

2014

Creative Art Director

Vali Boutique

Feb 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Internship
  • • Industry term placement within the head office; predominately with the film department. • Researched and managed Charlotte Tilbury’s website. • Creative designer for the Bond Street window display and other events. • Creating concepts for advertising and marketing • Creating video content for tutorials and advertising campaigns.

2014

Press and Social Media Officer

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Assistant to Charlotte Tilbury’s PA. • Assisted at Press events. • Attended marketing meetings and helped with creative concepts for upcoming events. • Co designed a tree Christmas Ball for the tree (won first place and ball was later auctioned off at a celebrity charity supper). • Gained understanding of working in an exciting new company which is now thriving. • Worked across/with different departments gaining a versatile array of knowledge.

2016

Fashion Illustrator

Freelance

Dec 2012 - Dec 2016
  • Freelance
  • • Illustrated for Shift magazine. • Digital marketing video for Paula Mendoza Jewellery. • Kamryn Dame illustration for social media site. • July July Dream illustration for stores and social media. • Birline Watches illustration for social media site. • Biancaelgar Illustrations for social media channels.

2012

Work Experience

Moon Fabrics

Dec 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Halifax, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Gained an understanding of manufacturing techniques and quality.

2010

Junior Fashion Design

Just Jeff designs Sold at Life is Good Interiors

Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Designed and made children’s clothes and children's accessories under own brand (Just Jeff Designs).

Education

2016

(hons) Illustration

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom

2013

BA(Hons) Two Year Fast Track Degree

Herriot- Watt University

Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • Two years studying Textiles for Art, Interiors and Fashion (Herriot Watt University) – achieved best grades in first year

2011

BTEC ART Design

Millfield

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
  • United Kingdom
  • Triple distinction in Art and Design (12 subjects) (Millfield School) – Art and Sport Scholarship