Tess Gillard


  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Office
  • Photoshop

Work history


Creative Freelancer


May 2015
  • After working in the visual industry for a number of years I am now embracing freelancing. Meeting new and inspiring people and working with a broad range of clients. Please get in contact regarding freelance work.


Creative Manager


May 2011 - Jun 2015
  • proportion>london is the leading UK supplier for display mannequins and bust forms. Renowned for innovative design and high quality manufacture papier-mâché and fibreglass mannequins, accessory presenters and associated visual merchandising product. proportion>london is both proud of its heritage and optimistic about its future, which we believe is seated in a deep passion for visual presentation and an ability to continually respond to the problems of modern day visual merchandisers with style and confidence. We have a love for the product we manufacture and supply, which comes through in the innovative collections we design and the astounding list of clients we deal with. My role includes • Working on in-house design development projects • Creating specification drawings & liasing with suppliers • Bespoke projects for clients • Styling mannequins both in house and for clients • Working alongside sales team to facilitate window scheme projects for clients • Co-ordinating photo shoot set up and liaising with photography teams • Planning creative direction of shoot themes and styling • Assiting on creative direction of wigs, make-up and props • Assisting with planning and production of showroom concepts and launch events • Artworking photos for web and print • Overseeing design of company brochures


3D Assistant


Feb 2008 - Jun 2011



Graphic Design

University of the Arts, London

Aug 2000 - May 2003
  • I studied BA Graphic Design and Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts where I learnt to experiment and develop my own distinct style and look for appropriate methods of producing work. I produced a wide range of projects ranging from the commercially focused to the more experimental; including typography, book design, screen prints, exhibition graphics, presentations and writing including a disertation on fashion illustration.