Hello! My name is Susie, I'm an illustrator and designer from Edinburgh. I am currently in Australia but will be returning to the UK in July. I have a degree in Illustration with Animation from Manchester School of Art but am really a lover of all things design. I love to take photos, read magazines and am an avid follower of fashion. I like to think of myself as a hard-working, motivated individual and someone who is always up for a new challenge. I have professional experience in Illustration, graphic design, fashion retail, marketing and studio management. My work as an illustrator has given me a wealth of experience from understanding different printing processes to working with ceramics and installing exhibitions. I also have experience in corporate, retail and studio environments which I think has helped me to have a better understanding of the design process and client-customer relationships. Although I am based in Edinburgh I am not limited to this and would love to move for the right role! Art is what drives me, from my Instagram feed to the way I dress, I love to create and endeavour to bring my creativity to every project I work on. I have naturally high attention to detail and love seeing a project through from beginning to end. I am looking for an opportunity to put my creativity to good use in a role that will push me and where I can demonstrate my love for design!Locked Pro Plan feature
A part-time internship with Jenny Hazel, the manager of Hill Street Design House and Studios in Edinburgh. I was working as Jenny’s assistant helping her to organise the studio workshop programme and maintain the studio’s website and calendar. Duties included: - Brainstorming ideas for workshops and contacting artists and designers to pitch ideas - Organising and running events such as ceramics and weaving workshops - Liaising directly with artists and designers and negotiating costs - Designing and organising print of promotional materials for events calendar - Adding workshops to website calendar and booking customers into workshops - Sourcing and costing materials - Managing the company Eventbrite and Ticketmaster page - Overseeing events - Managing the company website, online calendar and Instagram account
Working as part of a dynamic start-up team at CodeClan, Scotland’s first digital skills academy, my role varied between Marketing, Admissions and Design. My duties at CodeClan included: - Producing a variety of marketing materials in line with the company brand such as leaflets, info packs, banner stands, promotional slideshows, headers for email campaigns, icons for the website and internal posters - I was in charge of the design as well as organising the print and production of such materials - Assisting with marketing campaigns - producing graphics, brainstorming and implementing campaigns through a variety of media including email, social media and phone/radio campaigns - Helping with the company rebrand and producing a tender document for the redesign of the website and application pages - Recruiting students for the CodeClan course, interviewing, reviewing and managing correspondence with all applicants - Meeting monthly targets and processing high volumes of applications - Reporting back to the management and marketing teams, providing feedback and monthly reports - Acting as a first point of call for members of the public enquiring about our courses, taking part in open evenings and company events
Working as a Summer Design Intern (2012-2014) to assist the company in preparing for their annual events such as Scottish tech conference ScotSoft and the DigiTech Awards. Duties Included: - Brainstorming ideas for conference materials such as invitations, programmes, digital materials - Creating designs in line with company brand guidelines with the input of the team - Proofing and organising print of final designs - Creating digital graphics to accompany promotional material online and in emails and newsletters
My degree was mainly print-based, I worked a lot by hand using ink and paint and combined this with Adobe Suite Programmes such as Photoshop and Illustrator to produce large scale prints on a variety of brief-led projects. Whilst on my course I particularly enjoyed using print processes such as Risograph and Silkscreen. The course encouraged all students to cast a wide net and try our hands at a variety of creative processes and as a result of this I also experimented with ceramics, bookmaking, linocut and lasercutting. During and after my degree I was also involved in a number of student organised exhibitions - one in London - I loved taking part in these and really enjoy exhibition installation and working collectively with other artists.