Ty Hancocks

Graphic Designer

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About me

I’m a highly creative, fast paced designer and creative based in Manchester. I have a passion for brand identity, visual drama and telling stories through visual communication. I have developed a positive can do attitude with a meticulous eye for detail, as well as a systematic approach to completing work. I take immense pride in my ability to solve problems, work collaboratively and create engaging content.

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Skills

  • 1. Branding Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Problem Solving
  • Print Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Photography
  • Editorial Layout
  • Conceptual Thinking

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Next Retail

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      Aitor Throup Studio

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        Ty Hancocks

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          Brilliant Social Media

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          Work history

          Currently

          Graphic Designer

          Aitor Throup Studio

          Apr 2018
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Full Time

          Currently

          Freelance Graphic Designer

          Ty Hancocks

          Jul 2016
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I have undertaken several projects on a freelance basis. These have included branding, website creation, print and illustration. I have always ensured that communication is at the heart of each commission, working closely with the clients to ensure I fully meet the needs of their brief and go above and beyond their expectations. In doing so I have built up a faithful client base.

          2018

          Junior Graphic Designer

          Brilliant Social Media

          Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • At Brilliant I worked on a range of different creative content for several different brands, ranging from independent to those more commercially driven. This was a fast paced environment and the role demanded a quick turn around on projects, whilst not compromising on the quality of deliverables. The team took a collaborative approach to completing tasks , creative responsibilities were shared out based on people’s strengths. My key responsibilities included designing and creating content for social media platforms, image editing and manipulation, working on animated content, brand identity proposals and presentations. Whilst working on branded projects it was important to work to the brand guidelines, but ensuring the creative work was executed with a fresh approach.

          2018

          Graphic Design Intern

          Next Retail

          Sep 2017 - Jan 2018
          • Wakefield, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • During my internship I worked within the Design and Communications team at Next. I worked on several projects including print collateral, wayfinding, videography, animation and photography. I managed projects from concept to completion, ensuring that I communicated effectively throughout the entire process. My role also included liaising with reprographics to ensure the printing process went smoothly. Additionally, I supported the Next Career’s social media page, working on a number of recruitment campaigns to promote Next careers. I designed and scheduled social media posts for Next Distribution, ensuring the content appealed to the target audience. Using my own initiative, I analysed demographic statistics to evaluate the success of each post to ensure maximum impact for future career campaigns.

          Education

          2017

          2:1 (BA Hons) Graphic Design

          Manchester School of Art

          Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Manchester School of Art. The course developed my skills in layout, typography, illustration, photography, art direction, user interface design and brand identity. I experimented heavily with range of different Adobe software. The course enabled me to constantly push myself, to learn as much as possible and to better myself in every aspect. I established key skills in ‘pitching’ and communicating ideas through a variety of different projects, lectures and workshops. These skills have helped me talk about my work, communicate thoughts and confidently pitch ideas to audiences of all ages. Another attribute I learnt whilst on my studies was the importance of time management and meeting deadlines. I have benefitted from Inspirational lectures from industry professionals and award-winning studios such as Hey Studio, Kate Moross, Studio Dumbar, Designers Republic, Alan Kitching, Erik Kessels, Lord Whitney, 4creative, DR.ME, Johnathon Barnbrook, Alec Dudson (from Intern Magazine) and many more. Each had a unique approach and business discipline which enabled me to understand the importance of meeting the different needs of my audience.

          2014

          Graphic Design BTEC Level 3

          Leeds City College

          Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
          • Leeds, United Kingdom
          • Grades: Distinction , Distinction, Merit

          2012

          Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
          • Pontefract, United Kingdom
          • Grades: AS Photography and AS Media

          2011

          Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
          • Pontefract, United Kingdom
          • 10 GSCE's