Sonja Vanhanen
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Sonja Vanhanen

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Sonja Vanhanen
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Sonja Vanhanen

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Creative, driven, meticulous and hard-working. I am a passionate, initiative taking conceptual thinker and graphic designer, who talks more than the average Finnish person. Currently I work as a Freelance Graphic Designer, always looking for new exciting collaborations. My most recent work experience was at tcc, working with a range of different clients in the retail world; creating pitches and presentations for new product ranges for clients, mostly in home cookware. I also worked closely with packaging design, creating artwork concepts on cutterguides plus retouching photography. Before my position at tcc, I worked as a Middleweight Graphic Designer at UCFB, where I worked mostly in editorial, print and branding - mainly looking over and designing their magazine production. In addition of being part of the marketing team, I also designed merchandising, branded company facilities and created presentations, graphic templates and guidelines for the company. My experience in the advertising world was as a Creative Intern at McCann Worldgroup Milan, where I worked on the Nespresso Global Team, taking part in creating the "Awaken Your Senses- campaign". At this position I was assisting the art directors in all aspects of pre and post production of the campaign from start to finish. I completed my BA degree in Graphic Design & Art Direction at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan in 2017, graduating with Honours. Being Finnish, but having lived in England for three years and in Milan for four, I have required an international outlook on life and am very keen on new challenges. I am passionate about design, creativity, advertising, magazines and travelling. I like simple and strong design, with a unique twist. Editorial design, Branding, Advertising and Creative Thinking are my strongest fields, for which I seek inspiration for daily from multiple diverse outlets. My motto is "Stay inspired."
Work history
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    Middleweight Graphic DesignerUCFB Wembley
    Wembley, United KingdomFull Time
    Designing global branding and marketing material for print and digital. > Creating editorial content including: the yearly Future Sport magazine and UG and PG prospectuses for students > Print assets: graduation guides, handbooks for students, event flyers and leaflets, magazine advertisements, and other print assets including name badges, postcards and certificates > Producing overall branding into company facilities: graphics for exterior and interior space, in addition to other marketing assets: banners, pull-up banners and flags > Creating graphic templates and presentations for external and internal use > Designing icons, logos and infographics > Branding merchandising: hoodies, ties, scarves, t-shirts and polos
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    Freelance Graphic Designer / Art DirectorBYSONJA
    Milan, ItalyFreelance
    Creating concepts and designing for different clients. >Conceptual and creative thinking: Pitches for Fiat and BMW >Design work: Qskin product range for Planet Health, Design task for Moo >Branding: Logo and stationary design >Editorial: Academic booklets >Personal projects: Journals, Illustrations, Packaging design and Collages
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Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Branding Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Creative Thinking
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Print Design
  • Illustration
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Art DirectionNuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
     - Milan, Italy
    A broad education consisting of multiple fields: >Branding Identity, Research, Packaging Design, Editorial Design, Web Design, Advertising, Art Direction, Audiovisual Techniques, Animation Techniques, Photography and Marketing. Working with different software; Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Webstorm, After Effects, Cinema 4D. >Graduated with Honours
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    Diploma in Digital IllustrationFlorence Institute of Design International
     - Florence, Italy
    >Enhancing professional skills in Photoshop and Illustrator >Creating digital illustrations
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