Hello! My name is Susie, I'm an illustrator and UX/UI designer working in London. I have been working as a freelance illustrator since 2015 but am currently focussing on UX/UI design working for the digital agency StoneShot. If you would like to get in touch regarding illustration or UX/UI please don't hesitate to give me a shout!Locked Pro Plan feature
I work within the design team to provide user centric designs for both our clients and across our own internal SAAS app. My day to day workload includes designing emails and microsites for our external financial clients, while internally I work on our email marketing app to improve design and usability. I work closely with our development team and account managers to ensure everything I design can be built within the time frame and that the end product will have the desired aesthetic and function properly. I find that by working closely with the other teams within the company projects run much more smoothly, with less changes and iterations required. When working on client projects I regularly attend client meetings which is something I particularly enjoy - I believe direct interaction with a client is the best way to ensure that we have a thorough understanding of their needs and in turn can meet their expectations. As we are a small team my role also includes graphics and digital illustration and I have designed a number of banners and icons.
Working as a design assistant for independent jeweller Rachel Entwistle my role included creating digital assets for the brands online platforms, designing collection line sheets and lookbooks, and sourcing and managing relationships with guest designers stocked in her Shoreditch showroom. My duties included: - Designing assets for newsletters, web and social media - Retouching product photography - Designing line sheets and lookbooks using Adobe CS - Assisting with launch of new collection - organising printing merchandise for store and imagery for online - Managing online orders and making changes to the company website using Shopify - Managing relationships with guest designers stocked in the showroom, creating monthly sales reports for each designer and in turn processing their invoices
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
I have been working as a freelance illustrator since 2015, both alongside other roles and at times on a full time basis. The primary subject matter of my illustrations is people and as someone with an interest in social matters I find myself drawn to projects promoting inclusivity and equality. My illustration process includes working by hand as well as digitally. I love to play with vibrant, bold colours to make eye catching images that I hope portray positive messages and make people smile. I have produced a number of illustrations for printed publications such as Women's Health, The i and The Skinny as well as a variety of illustrations for web for clients such as Lela Lingerie, StoneShot, and The Isle of Paradise.
Working as a Summer Design Intern (2012-2014) to assist the company in preparing for their annual events such as ScotSoft and the DigiTech Awards. The role included such duties as - - Creating designs for marketing materials such as event invitations, programmes and imagery for social media in line with company brand guidelines. - Working with the input of the team to ensure all materials had the right 'look and feel' for each specific event. - Proofing and organising print of event materials.
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.