Usamah Kise

Creative Designer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

About me

I’m a highly confident, enthusiastic and ambitious multidisciplinary and creative designer, with over 3 years’ experience working within the creative industry. I acquire a tenacious approach combined with a passion for developing brands which has contributed to my skills. I graduated with a first-class honors degree in Illustration and Visual Communication and a Masters with a distinction in Design for Communication at the University of Westminster. I can offer high-quality, innovative work and graphic design solutions for various projects in different disciplines such as branding, editorial, photography, video and typography. I have extensive experience working closely with creative directors in art direction, graphic content, internal and external presentations for clients and developing powerful bold and original visuals. My passion for design gifts me with a strong knowledge of the latest trends and technologies ready to push the boundaries. I am confident in most of the Adobe creative suite, allowing me to be adaptable. My hunger for design pushes me to keep learning new things every day. I am constantly willing to learn new things and put myself in new situations.

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Skills

  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Microsoft
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Mixed Media
  • Collage
  • Collage Photoshop
  • Advertiseing
  • Ad Campaign
  • Editoral Design
  • Artworker/designer

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • M

    Modern Communications

    • Marketing & PR
  • 59 Productions

    59 Productions

    • Arts and Culture
  • University of Westminster

    University of Westminster

    • Education & Research
  • The Business of Fashion

    The Business of Fashion

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Creative Designer

This is MINT

Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working in areas of marketing and advertising to create various materials, such as packaging design or brochures, that provide information about a company’s offerings. Seeing through the process from concept to rough layout to prototype to completed project. Presenting concept visualization through sketches, drawings and illustrations Overseeing design changes and improvements throughout the development process. Integrating technical and visual solutions into a design concept Understanding trends within the scope of the industry they are working in. Using graphic design and other relevant software.

Currently

Assistant Graphic Designer

59 Productions

Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsibilities include undertaking and compiling visual and conceptual image and video research and integrating this into the brief. Using digital design skills to interpret design ideas into sketches and visualisations. Laying out and preparing documents for on-screen and print presentation. Preparing presentations to illustrate design ideas and design and visual reference gathering.

2019

Junior Designer

Studio Minerva

Feb 2019 - Mar 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Working with the Design Director for projects in branding, packaging, presentations and concepts for clients in a range of industries. Developing design work according to client feedback on various existing projects and helping to resolve any issues related to the work produced. Ensuring all artwork produced met the needs, requirements and brand values of each client.

2017

Freelance Creative

Modern Communications

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I worked with branding agency 'Modern Communications'. Our aim was to create images that represent today’s generation, combining everything that represents urban, popular, modern and millennial culture. The images resonated with a millennial audience (16 – 35yr olds), portraying their desires, needs, wants, influences, values, lifestyles, the good, the bad, the ugly, the struggles, “where we are now”, “where we were” and “where we are going” as a global urban culture.

2017

Freelance Creative

African Fashion Week

May 2017 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I produced a series of pieces to advertise and promote Africa Fashion Week London 2017. The idea was to use the power of colors to subvert the dominant and negative ideology surrounding Africa. I wanted to show the richness and beauty of their culture through traditional fashion.

2017

Freelance Creative

The Business of Fashion

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • This project is producing a series of pieces in collaboration on with the TiedTogether campaign. The campaign is a movement created by the business of fashion, where prominent fashion companies have come together to show solidarity, unity and inclusiveness. The TiedTogether movement is really important, because the fashion world has stayed silent in response to current world developments, so this campaign shows togetherness from their behalf. It’s not a political statement, it’s a positive statement in support of humanity and I believe my style of work fits this cause greatly and give the movement a strong visual impact.

Education

Currently

MA Design for Communication

University of Westminster

Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Distinction in MA Design for Communication

2017

First Class BA(Hons) Illustration and Visual Communication

University of Westminster

Aug 2014 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Communication - Grade: First class Honors

2015

ABC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art Design and Media

Central college Nottingham

Aug 2014 - May 2015
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • ABC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art Design and Media Grade - Merit

2013

Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • A Levels - Art (A*), Graphics and Product Design (A), Media Studies (B)

2011

Aug 2006 - Jun 2011
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • 10 GCSE's ranging from A - C including English, Maths and Science

Awards

2016

Distant Horizon Award

University of Westminster

  • I won the Distant Horizon Award through the Scholarship department at my University, the award allows me to travel and produce my reportage illustrations and record a topic I am passionate about. I chose to work with the multi culture and co existents of religions in Bucharest, Romania.

2015

Artist of the month at Creative Debuts

Creative Debuts

  • I was chosen by Creative Debuts as their artist of the month for my consistent work and constantly evolving and pushing my studio practice. http://www.creativedebuts.co.uk/news/march-featured-artist-interview/