Silvina De Vita

Freelance Graphic Designer and Artist

Level
Mid Level
Location
Morden, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I am a graphic designer with over 10 years experience working in a variety of sectors and for a wide range of employers, as well as operating as a freelancer for numerous clients. I am skilled in the use of the Adobe Creative, and have a great working knowledge of the MS Office package. I studied graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires and was awarded a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Art and Design in 2007. After graduating I worked in my native Argentina for various employers ranging from book and magazine publishers to local authorities, creating high quality print and display advertising. I pride myself on getting ‘under the skin’ of each company I work with, striving to fully understand its core marketing messages as well as the underlying aspects of its existing visual identities and cultures. Since my arrival in London I have worked with a number of high profile clients including the BBC; independent theatre company Oily Cart; Wimbledon Art Studios and CALM Magazine, which I helped win Publication of the Year at the 2013 Public Sector Communication Awards. For these companies I have helped develop new brand visuals, and created a range of promotional material including leaflets, brochures, e-blasts, web banners and press adverts. I am able to turn work around quickly and carefully, making sure to conform to publication specifications, and provide supporting documentation where necessary. For the last few years I have been working as a freelancer, helping clients realize their visual aspirations. This has taught me how to quickly assume a range of corporate identities and styles, adhering to brand guidelines and following them faithfully. My recent work designing presentations and marketing materials for the BBC, one of the biggest brands in the world, is evidence of my ability to comply with stringent brand guidelines while also maintaining creativity. One of the most important aspects of my career has been cultivating good client relations: managing budgets, deadlines, expectations and multiple projects simultaneously. Often my role extends beyond that of a pure designer, giving me the opportunity to source printers and manage their delivery of final artwork to ensure best value and quality for my clients. I am used to creating and delivering progress reports to all project stakeholders, from senior management to team members, to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Brand Identity
  • Illustration
  • Logo Design
  • Paper Sculpting
  • Digital Design
  • Illustrator Photoshop Indesign
  • Paper Cutting
  • Illustration Children’s Book

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
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    Freelance

    Work history

    Currently

    Freelance Graphic Designer & Artist

    Freelance

    Aug 2004
    • I work as a freelancer graphic design and artist.

    2015

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    BBC

    Apr 2014 - Jan 2015
    • I've been working as a freelance graphic designer for the Future Media department at the BBC creating presentations, leaflets, posters, and brochures for internal and external communications,both in print and online formats.

    2014

    Illustrator

    Temerity Jones

    Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
    • Design & Illustration for a new range of products for Temerity Jones, a new giftware designer.

    2015

    Editorial Designer

    Calm

    Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
    • CALM, a charity that works on the prevention of male suicide. I've been working as a Freelance Graphic Designer for the past 2 years designing the CALMzine, a free magazine that is distributed all over London. CALMzine won Publication of the Year at the Public Sector Communications Awards in 2013.

    2012

    Freelance Graphic Designer & Artist

    Oily Cart

    Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
    • Oily Cart is an established children’s theatre company specialising in shows for those with complex disabilities. They asked me to design a series of promotional materials to advertise their latest shows, as well as packaging for their 25th anniversary CD/DVD release.

    Education

    2015

    History of Art

    Birkbeck, University of London

    Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
    • on course

    2007

    Graphic Design

    University of Buenos Aires

    Mar 2001 - Dec 2007

      Awards

      2014

      CASArt 2014

      • The stop motion "It's nice to be home" won the CASArt 2014 It was exhibited at the Rich Mix, London as part of CASA Latin America Festival Silvina De Vita: Idea & Paper Cutting Enrique Rovira: Film & Edition http://www.casafestival.org.uk/festival/casa-2014/events/art/

      2013

      Publication of the Year Public Sector Communications Awards 2013

      • We received this award on 2013, I've been working as a editorial designer of this magazine for the past 2 years. https://www.thecalmzone.net/2013/11/calmzine-named-publication-of-the-year/

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