vanessa saywell

Graphic Designer

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About me

 

I’m a fun-loving kiwi graphic designer based in London. I am a bubbly, approachable person with a range of skills and experience. My passion is typography and layout design, it is here where I really thrive. I work well with a team and love contributing to its performance. The best thing about graphic design is the opportunity it gives me to express and explore my own ideas. There are no restrictions on my imagination, it’s a topic that allows me the freedom to experiment and grow as a designer, with each experience I have giving me a better understanding of visual communication and the design process. I also have a great passion for travel. From traveling away for a long weekend to new and exciting places, or discovering a new city. I like to apply this adventurous side to all aspects of life.

Skills

 

  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Creative Typography
  • Content Layout
  • 6. Publication Print Design
  • Creative Thinking
  • Communications
  • Effective Time Management
  • Work Collaboratively with Clients to Achieve Design
  • Creating Marketing Collateral
  • Budgeting Forecasting

Work history

2016

Lead Graphic Designer

Health 2000 LTD

Nov 2015 - Aug 2016
  • Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Full Time
  • Whilst working at Health 2000 I was promoted to Head Graphic Designer. In this role, I gained a lot of extra responsibilities, which included managing a small graphics and digital team. - Management of graphics and digital team - Training and mentoring junior designers - Allocating and managing design workload - Budgeting for projects, ordering and purchasing for the company - Re-branding and designing store fit-outs for 80 stores nationwide - Creating a new efficient workload system for the team to use - Exhibition design

2015

Graphic Designer

Health 2000 LTD

Apr 2014 - Nov 2015
  • Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Full Time
  • During my time in this role, I worked on a number of in-house and out-of-house design projects that were run by the marketing department. This involved creating a monthly natural health magazine and marketing material, whilst liaising with over 80 stores nationwide. - Working with a small team of graphic designers, digital and eCommerce specialists. - Designing a range of marketing material including point-of-sale, email marketing, product and lifestyle photography and advertisements (TV, print and digital) - Website upkeep and graphics - Using creative ideas for marketing campaigns

2013

Junior Graphic Designer

Coffey Environments

Apr 2012 - Jul 2013
  • Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
  • Full Time
  • This position involved working with a skilled team to create geographical maps and communication design for global environmental clients. - Working with internal and external clients, keeping a strong relationship with them and meeting their needs - Designing a range of maps, posters, brochures and reports - Following a style guide and using creativity in how the style guide is applied - Info-graphic design

2012

Junior Graphic Designer

Capital Coast District Health Board

Jun 2009 - Jan 2012
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Freelance
  • This position was based in the communication team and involved designing and implementing a range of graphic design projects, such as annual reports, newspaper ads, and re-branding directorates in the hospital. - Working with internal and external clients on numerous complex briefs - Using Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office - Designing posters, flyer’s, brochures, logos, website up-keeping and website graphics - Following a style guide and using creativity in how the style guide is applied

Education

2012

Bachelor of Visual Communication, Major in Graphic Design

Massey University

Mar 2008 - Mar 2012
  • Wellington, New Zealand