Simona Machalova

Simona Machalova

Graphic DesignerSlovakia
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Simona Machalova

Simona Machalova

Graphic DesignerSlovakia
About me
I am a young passionate graphic design graduate looking for opportunities that will allow me to grow and exploit my potential which, in turn, will enable me to adopt new skills and findings into my practice. I am always willing to learn and gain more experience in the field of visual communication, including its commercial use. As a creative individual I strive to deliver a co-ordinated combination of practicality, intellect and aesthetics. I have a a good understanding in design processes, layout, typography, editing and even print, all of which have been developed and will carry on developing through my continuous studies.
Projects
  • The Nose
    The NoseBrief: University Project – Design a cover for Nikolai Gogol’s novel The Nose In this project, I tried to combine traditional principles of book design with a contemporary visual representation of the old Russian novel. I created a colourful pattern which displays the typical Moscow ornaments coupled with my own illustration. The figure symbolises main character, who is showing that his nose is bigger than other noses and he is acquiring a position of power and of being a success with women - th
  • Sabinov Identity
    Sabinov IdentityRe-imagine your hometown through a new colour scheme. The aim of my campaign is to present the town in a bright light through the consistent, representative and sincere identity. My goal was to make people proud, more active and fully aware of the possibilities the living there offers. From the small unseeingly obvious things to more valuable. I wanted to embrace the cultural traditions that are typical of this region as well as rediscover its old elegance and lost charm in the context of twenty
  • The Rum Runner
    The Rum RunnerLogo Design for a mobile barman company.
  • Architekti Mikulaj & Mikulajova
    Architekti Mikulaj & MikulajovaARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajová is an architectural studio founded 2008 in Bratislava by siblings Juraj Mikulaj and Andrea Ambrovičová Mikulajová. Enthusiasm for creative work balanced by pragmatic thinking and a rational attitude are typical for the work of these architects. The work of the studio is mostly focused on residential and commercial buildings, interiors and the urban development. Architects have the experience and skills to develop projects from the conceptual sketch to the final realization. 
  • Roman The Greater
    Roman The GreaterA side personal project for entertainment purposes.
  • VAGABOND
    VAGABONDVagabond is a concept for an unconventional travel magazine. It does more than describe travel destinations, Vagabond unravels provocative stories through voyages into the secret places of one’s memories. It is centred around the bizarre and restless souls of the unusual people who carry these quirks. Vagabond provides insight into the lifestyles of the modern travellers, careless wanderers and wild minds that seem unable to settle down with their young spirits. An exploration of emo- tions triggered by a desire to discover the world. Vagabond is an inspirational mix born from blogging, personal confessions and the independent media. This magazine comes to life in a traditional format filled with extensive photo documentations and recorded interviews
Work history
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    Graphic Design InternElmwood Design
     - Full Time
    Graphic Design Intern
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Retouching
  • Visual Communication
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Fast Learner
  • Typography Layout Design
  • Print Digital Design
  • Proactive and Focused
  • Concept and Ideation
  • Brand and Identity Design and Development
  • Detail Orientated
  • Sketching Skills
  • After Efects
  • Photo and Video Editing
Education
    Graphic Design
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    Modules included: Typography, Integrated Design, Visual Communication, Design in Context, Personal Development Planning, (Add+vantage: Photography, Working at the Student’s Design Agency, Design Promotions).
    Visual Communication
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    International Enhancement Experience Lahti Institute of Fine Art & Design Modules included: Graphic Communication, Poster & Cover Art, Book Graphics, Exhibition Design, Illustration Techniques, Introduction to Studio Photography, Magazine Layout Design, Digital Photography & Printing, Advanced Digital Imaging Workshop ‘The Conceptual Image’, Visual Identity, Wood Workshop.
Awards
    BBC Worldwide's Creative Competition Winner
    Chancellor's Fund Award
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