Shannon Tran
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Shannon Tran

Freelance Graphic Designer & IllustratorManchester, United Kingdom
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Shannon Tran
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Shannon Tran

Freelance Graphic Designer & IllustratorManchester, 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.
Projects
  • 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.
  • Restaurant Branding Pack
    Restaurant Branding PackThe Inbetween Cafe. Recipes were submitted by my friends and family of mixed heritage - They are casual combinations of food created in ‘hybrid’ kitchens. I created a Risograph menu, risograph printed posters and restaurant ephemera such as chopstick/forks sleeves, takeout containers and tissues. I hope to turn this into an exhibition/installation soon.
  • Love Spell
    Love SpellCreated for an exhibition at Underbank Studios on Witchcraft & Femininity. I used my personal style of mixing illustration, digital and type to communicate my message. I was inspired by my own personal spell books and aromatherapy to create this 'how to' spell pouch illustration. Single Colour Risograph Printed on Colourplan 135gsm Pink Paper. Exhibited at Underbank Studios and for sale in their pop up shop and on my online store.
  • The Language of The Dinner Table
    The Language of The Dinner TableA zine depicting the signals of knife and fork etiquette. Folds out into a table place setting poster on the reverse. 2 colour risograph printed on 135gsm colour plan paper in Sand.
  • Have you eaten? A Zine
    Have you eaten? A ZineA Gastronomical exploration of cultural identity. A zine inspired by my mixed heritage upbringing and the idea that displaced people (such as my family) can create hybrid cultures, much like the one I was raised in. The zine consists of imagery inspired by the ‘hybrid kitchen’ and recipes my immigrant family create in their British kitchens. Single colour Risograph printed on 135gsm Pistachio colourplan with an interactive front cover and transparency inserts. This project was proposed un
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Work history
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    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.
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    Content CreatorLiberty Nails
    Manchester, United KingdomPart Time
    I create logos, packaging & POS for in-house brand Diamond Nails to be used in the wholesale store and salons. I work to the clients style and appeal to their customers and audience.
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Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Risograph Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Illustration
  • Design Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Korean
Education
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    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.
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    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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