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Sept 11–Nov 2011
Graphic Designer / Artworker (Internship)
Brand development for PAPER LONDON.
*Placeholder & Bag artwork development.
*Using flash to develop a unique live video shopping experience / interaction interface.
Sept 11–Nov 2011
Graphic Designer (Internship)
Rachel Entwistle Jewellery
Branding a new shop venture, creating identity, signage, business cards, also creating other pieces for logo application for other items such as reuseable bags.
(Can be seen in person at The new Brixton shop.)
Jul 11–Sept 11
Graphic Designer (Internship)
Handmade In Britain
Invites and brochure work for the Chelsea annual Handmade show in October 2011.
Remotely working on all projects.
July 11–Aug 11 & Sept 11–Oct 11
Graphic Designer (Editorial Internship) &
(Contributing Graphic Design Team) Blanche Magazine Ltd.
Blanche Magazine is a biannual International magazine, sold in the United Kingdom, France and Hong Kong. It explores Fashion, Contemporary Art, Photography and Design.
I produced cover story editorials, beauty pages & other editorial pieces.
Aug 10–Oct 10 & Aug 11–Oct 11
Magazine Designer (Design & production Internship)
Parachute Books Publishers.
Graduate Elite is an annual career guide with UK & European distribution reaching the highest calibre students. I produced Graduate Elite magazine 2011, particularly profile page and index page layouts for the career guide based on a template and added information supplied by clients. Proofs were made, changes completed if necessary, and the proofs were approved by clients before the files were prepared for print. Following this I designed a range of promotional postcards, posters, divider pages and an advertisement along with three handbooks for clients. Published and distributed throughout the UK and EU universities in October 2010.
Recent Work / CV
Apr 18–Present (Mat Leave Aug 2019 Onwards)
Senior Designer – Promotions (Bauer Media)
Designing & Art directing promotional advertorials & campaigns for heat, Closer, GRAZIA, Yours, EMPIRE, Mojo, Bella & Q Magazines.
• Matalan | • Asda | • Boots | • Jaguar | • Boost | • Camelot | • SU2C |
• DoHSC | • PHE | • George at Asda | • Sky | • Very | & Many more
Freelance Art Director Ginger Design (Self Employed)
Please see below for roles & information.
Feb 18–Apr 18
Freelance Art Director (Bauer Media)
Designing & Art directing promotional advertorials for heat, Closer, GRAZIA, Yours & other titles.
Oct 17–Feb 18
Cruise Trade News Ultimate Destination Guides 2018 (x2) Redesign
(Real Response Media)
Freelance Designer Tesco Festive Food to Order 17
Producing Tesco's Christmas FFTO17 Catalogue, plus instore POS Marketing materials including a leaflet & receipt holder.
May 2016 - January 2017
Senior Editorial Designer (Contracted Freelance)
Canary Wharf Magazine, Kensington & Chelsea, Notting Hill & Holland Park Magazines and Belgravia Resident's Journal
Here I was contracted at RWMG, Canary Wharf, as senior designer with sole responsibility for editorial design across Canary Wharf Magazine, Kensington & Chelsea (K&C), Notting Hill & Holland Park (NHHP), and Belgravia Residents Journal. I took hold of one of their biggest contracts - Canary Wharf Magazine with the task to redesign the title to something completely new. This was successful, with only one round of approval, and we went onto the stands in January 2017!
For all of these titles, I have produced features across Art, Fashion, Home, & Food plus shopping and property editorial, and of course the responsibility of covers for all of my titles too. With three deadlines monthly, I handled these dates and the schedules to flow effectively throughout the monthly calendar and to work around holiday commitments etc.
Canary Wharf Magazine, distribution est. 70K throughout One Canada Square (Canary Wharf)
• COVERS • FASHION • BEAUTY • NEWS • LOCAL INTEREST • INTERVIEWS • ART • DESIGN • PROPERTY • COLLECTION (LUXURY JEWELLERY & WATCHES) & everything else. • RETOUCHING • REPRO • DESIGN THROUGH TO SENDING TO PRINTERS
See More Here: https://issuu.com/runwildmedia
March 2015 - April 2016 (Maternity Contract)
(Freelance) Senior Designer at Reveal Magazine May–June 2015
June '15 onwards Weeklies Hub
Reveal, Best & Real People
(Hearst Magazines UK)
• Layouts across the entire title, including celebrity gossip, real-life stories, fashion & beauty • Censhare • Producing content for the digital edition on wordpress. • Celebrity Interviews • Event attendance
April 2014 - March 2015, Designer,
August 2012 - April 2014, Junior Designer
Wedding & Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine
(Hubert Burda Media UK)
• Design using CS4-6 (all editorial pages & advertorials (for clients such as Sandals, House of Fraser and The National Wedding show), this includes main fashion shoots, travel, polybags, & supplements. I also created media packs, put together pitch visuals for advertising clients, monthly advertising newsletters, & show stand artwork as required.
• Sending layouts to repro, and proofing artwork.
• Commissioning fantastic illustrators and photographers.
• Picture research • Real life wedding co-ordinator - discovering beautiful weddings, contacting photographers and brides or PRs. • Admin work including address collating, team holiday records, keeping records of previous quota agreements. • PR company communication • Processing invoices. • Digital app banners for iPhone, iPad, including retina and normal display.
• Design for web. (The Wedding Venue finder, widget visuals, advertisements, blog headers and competitions.) • Assisting on photoshoots / art direction • Occasional review copywriting for products, travel, experiences and services.
March 2012 - July 2012
Graphic Designer (Intern)
GLAMOUR Magazine (CondeNast Publications)
Working with the art, subs and pictures department
I completed a range of tasks such as:
*Producing work for the magazine using Indesign
*Downloading and saving images to imagehub
*Dealing with stockists
*Creating the art dummy, checking stockists
& changes throughout.
*Calling in products for shoots
*Communicating with PR companies
*Booking transport for our team / parcel cars
*A range of on photoshoot experiences
(Celebrity / model / & still life.)
Bauer Media | • Matalan | • Asda | • Boots | • Jaguar | • Boost | • Camelot | • SU2C | • DoHSC | • PHE | • George at Asda | • Sky | • Very | & Many more
Tesco Plc. | Cedar Communications
Real Response Media | Cruise Trade News Ultimate Destination Guides 2018 (Redesign)
Runwild Media | Canary Wharf (Redesign), Kensington & Chelsea and Notting Hill & Holland Park Magazines
Hearst UK | Reveal, Best & Real People Magazines
Burda UK | Wedding and Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine
Rio's Bar to Bar3, Burnham-on-Crouch - Relaunch design
Little Delights Sweet Boutique, Essex
Just Get Plastered, Southminster, Essex
Just Get Blasting, Southminster, Essex
Bachus Ltd, East Sussex
Wheatlands Nursery, Maldon, Essex
Viking Junior Academy - Maldon, Essex