Weronika Rafa

Senior Graphic Designer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I'm a graphic and digital designer with expertise in creative event identity, design for culture and corporate branding. Currently self employed and happy to take on new challenges.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding Design
  • Digital Design
  • Event Design
  • Design Development
  • Advertising
  • Animation

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Wolff Olins

    Wolff Olins

    • Design
  • University of The Arts London (UAL)

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • Design
  • S

    Self Employed

    • K

      Kombinat Creative Agency

      Work history

      Currently

      Senior Graphic Designer, Art Director

      Self Employed

      Mar 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Creative direction and graphic design on self-employed basis. Managing projects such as brand and event identities, exhibitions, print collateral, digital artwork, animations and websites. Developing expertise in creative event identity, design for culture and corporate branding.

      2019

      Senior Graphic Designer

      Wolff Olins

      Aug 2019 - Sep 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Working closely with Wolff Olins' Creative Lead to develop personality and visual identity for an AI software which analyses healthcare data across Africa. Creating two distinct design routes for the brand, with key brand touch points and elements. Preparing a variety of design assets for print and digital environments as well as application visuals. Managing motion and 3D designers during the process.

      2019

      Lead Graphic Designer

      Feb 2017 - Feb 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • JOB SUMMARY – Creative direction and graphic design of multiple communication campaigns across print, digital and multimedia platforms. – Managing development and production schedules to a specified budget, while liaising with internal and external stakeholders. – Managing junior graphic designers as and when necessary. – Developing concepts, visual identities and design strategies for key college events: – Degree Shows (2018) – Postgraduate Shows (2018) – Uncertainty Playground, part of London Design Festival (2017) – Screen School VR Lab, part of Aesthetica Film Festival (2018) – LCC Open Days (2017-19) JOB DESCRIPTION – Developing, designing and overseeing production of a variety of materials for external and internal audiences across print and digital platforms and communication channels. – Responding to design briefs with well researched designs, based on an understanding of current multi-channel communication campaigns, whilst providing a variety of options. – Introducing and maintaining effective scheduling and monitoring strategies for all projects, ensuring deadlines are met. – Presenting concepts to senior stakeholders, including the Deans and Head of College. – Developing print specifications and production schedules to a specified budget. – Programming multimedia content for college digital signage system. – Working within the communications team to design and produce the college’s newsletters, internal facing publications, documents and digital materials supporting the current marketing campaigns. – Working with external agencies on specified projects, managing designers if necessary. – Building networks within the college to gain understanding of its strategic objectives. – Providing a comprehensive support for staff while ensuring consistency of the brand.

      2017

      Graphic Designer

      buro uebele

      Jul 2016 - Jan 2017
      • Stuttgart, Germany
      • Full Time
      • – Graphic branding and development of corporate identity campaigns with strong emphasis on typography and innovative design solutions. – Concept development, design and artworking of print, digital and multimedia assets for leading German companies: – Rias Kammerchor (Rias Chamber Choir) – HKW (Venue for Contemporary Arts and Public Discourse) – Ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) – Ulmer Museum (Museum Ulm) – Bundestag (The German Federal Parliament)

      2017

      Nov 2015 - Feb 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • – Developing expertise in creative event identity and design for culture through graphic branding and design for print, digital and multimedia platforms. – Concept development, creative direction and production management of university-wide campaigns, while liaising with key stakeholders and ensuring the deadlines are kept: – Creative Enterprise Week (2016) – Peer Mentoring Scheme (2016) – Undergraduate Research Forum (2016, 2017) – UAL Origins (2016) – Graphic design and artworking of college-specific publications: – LCC's Book Arts and Design Workshop's Hardcover Guide (2016) – LCC's Facilities Guide (2016)

      2015

      Exhibition and Set Designer

      Access Through Tools Festival

      Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • – Curation and set design of Access Through Tools Festival – a multidisciplinary graphic design event organised at London College of Communication. – Developing exhibition assets and small exhibition materials as and when necessary. – Strategy planning and event management as part of the exhibition and set design team. – Social media marketing and promotion.

      2015

      Graphic Designer

      Self Employed

      Aug 2013 - Jan 2015
      • Gdańsk, Poland
      • Freelance
      • – Developing visual identities, print and digital materials for culture and business sectors. – Providing well researched, relevant designs in response to the clients' briefs. – Managing design and delivery processes while ensuring the deadlines are kept.

      2013

      Junior Graphic Designer

      Kombinat Creative Agency

      Jun 2012 - Aug 2013
      • Gdańsk, Poland
      • Freelance
      • – Design of event and advertising materials across print and digital platforms. – Working closely with senior graphic designer on concept creation and delivery of innovative design responses to the received briefs. – Developing print, digital and marketing materials for the leading industry brands: – Desperados Beer – Lotos Group, a Polish oil company – Energa SA, a Polish electricity provider – Baltic Frederic Chopin Philharmonie

      Education

      2015

      Master of Arts (MA), Graphic Design

      University of the Arts London

      Jan 2015 - Nov 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Graduated with distinction. Activities and Recognition: – Student Representative of the MA Graphic Design course. – Part of the Design Team of the Access Through Tools Festival. – Student Speaker at International Design Conference: Design on eLearning 2015. – Recognised artist exhibiting at Pussy Galore show in Central Saint Martins.

      2014

      Bachelor of Arts (BA), Graphic Design

      Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk

      Oct 2010 - Jun 2014
      • Gdańsk, Poland
      • Graduated with distinction. Recognition: – Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for Exceptional Achievements (2013) – Gdansk City Mayor Scholarship (2014) – Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk Chancellor's Scholarships (2012, 2013)

      2009

      Graphic Design Professional Certificate

      Sessions College of Design

      Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
      • United States

      Awards

      2016

      Solo Poster Show

      Solo Poster Show

      2015

      Solo Poster Show

      Solo Poster Show

      2014

      Gdansk City Mayor Scholarship

      Mayor of Gdańsk

      • A scholarship for outstanding academic achievements, issued by Mayor of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz.

      2014

      Solo Poster Show

      Solo Poster Show

      2014

      Solo Poster Show

      Solo Poster Show

      2014

      • I had an opportunity to exhibit my posters during the VI Congress of Women in Warsaw.

      2014

      Mini Poster Show

      Mini Poster Show

      2014

      • Typo Chicago video, which I made last year was shown during the 2nd International Students' Moving Type Festival MOTYF, organised in the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology.

      2014

      Solo Poster Show

      Solo Poster Show

      2014

      Erotic Art Exhibition

      Museum of Eroticism

      2014

      Solo Poster Show

      Solo Poster Show

      • Exhibition of typographic posters focused on male - female dynamics and gender stereotypes.

      2014

      Editorial Design Entry

      Editorial Design Entry

      2014

      Poster Show

      Poster Show

      2014

      Solo Poster Show

      Gdańsk City Gallery

      • An Individual Poster Exhibition of my bachelor diploma and previous works. I decided to base my project on stereotypes about masculinity. The exhibition included a series of black and white posters as well as a neon installation. During the work on this project, I had the opportunity to create posters more diverse than my previous work. Like before, the symbolism of particular elements was very important

      2014

      • A few of my posters were shown in the EROart Zone, which was a separate zone of the EROtrends Festival in Warsaw. EROart Zone was dedicated to the presentation of contemporary erotic art.

      2013

      Poster Show

      Poster Show

      2013

      Poster Show

      Poster Show

      2013

      16th Polish Poster Showroom

      Museum of Poster

      2013

      Title of Recognition

      Fama Festival

      • Recognition and the Title of Fama Festival Laureate for high level of presentation in the visual arts category

      2013

      Poster Show

      Poster Show

      2013

      • 5th Women's Congress in Warsaw

      2013

      Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for Exceptional Academic Achievements

      Ministry of Science and Higher Education

      • One of 934 students in Poland to receive Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for exceptional academic achievements.

      2013

      Solo Poster Show

      Solo Poster Show

      2013

      • Winning Entry in Poster Design Competition Typography Day 2014, organised by the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India.

      2013

      Poster Show

      Poster Show

      2013

      • In addition to the exhibition: preparation and leadership of a workshop, design of the circular stickers which became popular during the Festival

      2013

      Solo Poster Show

      Solo Poster Show

      2013

      Solo Poster Show

      Bruderschaft Pub

      • Exhibition of a series of typographic posters, litographs and drawings connected to the theme of wedding.

      2012

      Exhibition: Exlibris Kosciuszkowski

      National Museum in Wrocław

      2012

      Exhibition: When words don't matter

      When words don't matter

      2012

      Chancellor Scholarship for the Best Students

      Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk

      • Academy of Arts in Gdańsk Chancellor Scholarship for the best students.

      2011

      2nd Festival of Sports Graphics

      Maritime Museum in Gdynia