Thomas Smith

Design Assistant

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Illustrator - Editorial Illustrator

Projects

About me

I am a recent graduate of the London College of Communication where I studied Graphic and Media Design. I have a keen interest in politics and the news, and enjoy designing within these areas.

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Skills

  • Designer
  • Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Indesign

Companies I’ve worked with

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    The i Paper

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      Icon Magazine

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        Quadrille

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          PORT Magazine

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          Work history

          Currently

          Design Assistant

          Quadrille

          May 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • At Quadrille publishing, I am responsible for a variety of design tasks, many of which involve assisting the marketing and publicity departments. These tasks include; physically mocking up book, photographing books, designing menus, social media signage, social media assets, posters etc. I also make small movie clips to promote certain books using AfterEffects. Aside from these regular tasks, there are occasionally larger promotional tasks for me to get stuck in to, such as a bus advert and a window display. For the design department, I lay out books and stationary designs, whilst also making corrections to pre-existing designs and adjusting them to certain specifications. Alongside these design tasks, I also assist with reception cover and help to run book launch events.

          2017

          Design Intern

          PORT Magazine

          Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Working at Port Magazine, I was primarily responsible for handling social media, with a particular focus on promotion through Instagram. This included the combination of Illustrator, Photoshop and AfterEffects in order to use the capabilities of Instagram to it’s full effect. I also worked on designing content for Twitter and Facebook, formatting images, creating invites for events and generally assisting on design related tasks.

          2017

          Design Intern

          Icon Magazine

          Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • At Icon I was involved in developing layouts for the magazine, working on promotional material for the company, editing images and generally assisting fellow colleagues.

          2017

          Design Intern

          The i Paper

          Aug 2017 - Nov 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • At the i I assisted on developing spreads and visuals for the newspaper, making use of pre-existing templates and styles, and generally assisting the art director.

          2017

          Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • As a design intern at How To Spend It magazine, I was responsible for designing layouts, editing pictures, formatting pictures and text, creating cut outs and choosing images to go on layouts. This required tight communication between myself, the art directors and the picture editor. One of my key responsibilities was managing the web content, as I was personally responsible for ensuring that all articles were uploaded to the CMS in a timely manner, giving the sub editors and fact checkers enough time to edit the content before it went live. I was also responsible for the aesthetics of the website, largely through controlling the crop as images transitioned from print to web. I was also involved with a variety of editorial tasks, including fact checking articles, writing social media campaigns and writing picture captions.

          Education

          2018

          Sep 2014 - May 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • At the London College of Communication I studied Graphic and Media design, where I focused on editorial design, particularly in regards to the news and politics.