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Vicky Simmons

Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Vicky Simmons

Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m an art director who has worked in London, Los Angeles and New York. I like to create work thats engaging, amusing and fun. My work has won awards and praise from the AIGA Design Archive, the Clios, MarCom Awards, Royal College of Art, YCN, Penguin Books, Hearst Publishing & Creative Review Magazine. I'm the founder of Mean Mail. Mean Mail makes cards for those you love and love to hate. They’re inspired by the way best friends talk to each other and the Oscar Wilde quote “True friends stab you in the front.” They're stocked in Liberty, Colette and we ship internationally.
Projects
  • Mean Mail New CollectionMean Mail new product photography 2019. Photographed by Steph Ross.
  • Mean Mail
  • Mean Mail Christmas 2017
  • Mean Mail Black Friday CardMean Mail Black Friday card. We're not big fans of Black Friday - for the traits that it brings out in humans and the expectation that even small independent makers feel obliged to offer a massive discount. Instead we've created this. £4.95 including shipping worldwide using the code BLACKFRIDAY. We've shut down the rest of our website for the next 24 hrs to focus on selling this card. All profits will be donated towards CALM - the Campaign Against Living Miserably dedicated to preventing male s
  • Mean Mail Valentine cards
  • Mean Mail Valentine's 2018
Projects credited in
  • Blunt Creative: Mean Mail
  • Mean Mail Workshop for BumbleAs part of a 12-month events programme for the Bumble app, our objective was to raise Bumble’s presence in Manchester. Working with celebrated local artists and creatives all the way from Barcelona at concept stores and co-work spaces across the city, app downloads and engagement went up month on month. For this event we were thrilled to have London-based Vicky Simmons, founder of ‘beautiful cards, brutal words’ brand, Mean Mail up in Manchester for a one-off collage workshop.
  • Panel discussion on changing careers and venturing into entrepreneurshipOn Wednesdsay, January 31st, 2018, For Working Ladies launched it's first sold out event titled "Changing Lanes", with over 100 women from diverse industries in attendance. The conversation between panelists Pipa Jamieson (Founder, The-Dots), Vicky Simmons (Founder, Mean Mail), Lola Hoad (Founder, One Girl Band) and Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao (Founder, Malee) was an indepth and honest insight into the challenges of changing careers and venturing into full time entrepreneurship. A huge thank you to eve
  • Panel discussion on changing careers and venturing into entrepreneurship On Wednesdsay, January 31st, 2018, For Working Ladies launched it's first sold out event titled "Changing Lanes", with over 100 women from diverse industries in attendance. The conversation between panelists Pipa Jamieson (Founder, The-Dots), Vicky Simmons (Founder, Mean Mail), Lola Hoad (Founder, One Girl Band) and Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao (Founder, Malee) was an indepth and honest insight into the challenges of changing careers and venturing into full time entrpreneurship. A huge thank you to eve
  • Changing Lanes for career and business success - buy tickets hereThe launch of For Working Ladies events featuring a panel discussion with some of London's inspirational entrepreneurs, discussing career changes and full-time entrepreneurship. This even tis in partnership with Mentor MatcHER, London's leading mentoring initiative matching women with high profile industry mentors. Event tickets can be bought here . Follow us on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
  • The Beauty ConversationCo-founder of The Beauty Conversation: a positive collective helping beauty brands to find their unique voice.
Work history
    Founder of Mean MailMean Mail
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Senior Art DirectorMedia Arts Lab / TBWA
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Client: Apple
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Skills
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Typography
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Creative Strategy
  • Music Promos
Education
    BA(Hons) Graphic DesignUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Camberwell College of Arts http://www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell/courses/undergraduate/ba-graphic-design/
Awards
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    Self Made Summit - WinnerCosmopolitan UK
    Mean Mail won a six month office space with Second Home at Cosmopolitan Magazine's Self Made Summit / Pitch Palace 2017.
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    Clio Awards - Bronze - Branded ContentMedia Arts Lab / TBWA
    Apple - Détour by Michel Gondry
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