Shannon Tran

Shannon Tran

Graphic DesignerManchester, United Kingdom
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Shannon Tran

Shannon Tran

Graphic DesignerManchester, United Kingdom
About me
Graphic Design & Art Direction MA Graduate. I am a creative. I create imagery. I find myself in the in-between, working in different mediums depending on the project. Sometimes I create work manually, illustrate, photograph or screen print. My personal work follows my interest in food, food illustration and graphic design surrounding food. In recent projects I have created menus and cookbooks. I have always based a lot of my art print work on food and commissions I have taken have been based on snacks. I love the idea of community and culture around the dinner table. I have worked on a variety of projects, from styling to publication. I have created my own zines, working on every aspect of publication design myself. I run my own online store where I create all the branding, POS and social media as well as sell illustrated art prints through my store website and also in various shops in Manchester. I have experience in PR & social media, creating content, scheduling and managing posts. Although this isn't always a creative role, I have developed skills such as identifying and catering to an audience, establishing trends and analysing what works. My varied experience and skills allow me to bring in solutions that aren't always obvious and to work in a more creative and free way. This mix of disciplines is something I champion as it shows innovation and flexibility within my practice.
  • Seasonal Foraging
    Seasonal ForagingThe start of a seasonal series picking my favourite foraging finds for each season. Illustration and type.
  • Illustrations and Graphics for MUD
    Illustrations and Graphics for MUDAssisting MUD in creating a new visual identity through graphics and illustrations. I used elements and visuals from daily tasks at the urban farm and translated them into imagery. I hoped to sum up the tone, values and ethos of the company and I believe these illustrations achieve this.
  • Lunar New Year Menu Cards
    Lunar New Year Menu CardsScribbly menu cards served in envelopes at a Lunar New Year. The pieces a nod to the ceremony of LNY but the handwritten style emphasising the home cooking and sincerity of the meal.
  • MUD 2022 Wall Planner
    MUD 2022 Wall PlannerWorking with Manchester Urban Diggers to create a wall planner, using illustrations inspired by the daily activities in the garden. Sold to raise funds for MUD.
  • PFMG T shirt & Illustrations
    PFMG T shirt & IllustrationsWorking with PFMG and MUD (community led urban farm project) to create illustrations that sum up their ethos and work as a T-shirt Design. Using words and imagery inspired by Gerrard Winstanley, where the company took their name from (The diggers) to create a composition that felt true to them and what they do. I also took inspiration from the Garden itself, taking elements from the stained glass windows and the produce they grow. The T-shirt design will be sold to raise funds for the garden a
  • Christmas Cards
    Christmas CardsCommissioned by a client to create these Risograph printed Christmas Cards. They are single colour red on cream cardstock. They are available to buy online, markets and in certain stockists in Manchester.
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Work history
    Marketing CreativeCognitive Media
    United KingdomFull Time
    Designing marketing assets for the website and external marketing across social media channels as well as providing support in the planning and delivery of blogs and marketing campaigns. Occasionally assisting on client projects that have a graphic design focus or print based output.
    Risograph Technician & Roots Riso Co-ownerUnderbank Studios
    Stockport, United KingdomPart Time
    I am a co-owner and I assist in the running of @rootsriso at Underbank Studios (a creative community studio based in Stockport). I assist members in Risograph printing and run workshops for the community. I help out with events and exhibitions, pitching new ideas for workshops and working with a team.
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  • Graphic Design
  • Risograph Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Illustration
  • Design Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Korean
    Manchester School of Art logo
    Manchester School of Art logo
    MA Graphic Design & Art DirectionManchester School of Art
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    I have completed a Masters Degree in Graphic Design and received a Distinction (First Class). I have covered design thinking, graphic behaviours and have undertaken a collaboration with Pearl Academy (Dehli) focused on traditional craft in India. I have learnt the importance of self reflection and creative work, designing and working to my own briefs and creative problem solving. I have also learnt skills now essential to my practice such as Risograph printing, creative direction and strengthened my illustration skills.
    Fashion CommunicationLiverpool School of Art and Design
     - Liverpool, United Kingdom
    I received the scholarship for Community Excellence from LJMU, it was awarded based on merit and achievements made throughout my educational life prior to university. I was a student representative for my class. I was a volunteer for our end of year show, where I helped curate the exhibition and organise the catwalk. I worked Graduate Fashion Week, where I represented the university on our stand, talked to potential employers and industry and helped set up the stand. The briefs and projects on this course involve advertising, promoting, graphics, styling, photography, trend and graphics within fashion. Modules undertaken: Visualisation: Style/Image/Presentation Fashion Practice Studio Process :Technology and Interpretation Key Ideas in Design and Society (KIDS) Introduction to Fashion Fashion Awareness Professional Development Fashion Technology and skills Approaches to Design Research Fashion Campaign Major Project 1 - I Produced a Skate Zine and two articles with layouts for Un_Fold Magazine Major Project 2 - I Produced a 100 page magazine including a small graphic pullout zine, A travel newspaper and an online trend feature Professional Practice Dissertation: Does the fashion consumer contribute to environmental impact through post purchase behaviour?
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