After graduating from the London College of Communication, I have found employment at the Financial Times as a Junior Creative Artworker. Within this role, I work on digital mock ups and presentation design, alongside general design tasks, in order to assist various Sales and Marketing teams. I have a strong command of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, complimented by a comprehensive understand and use of AfterEffects. I also understand and can implement basic usage of HTML and CSS, in order to design websites. Beyond my design skills, I have a keen interest in both politics and economics (don't worry, I also do have a personality).
Financial Times July 2018 - Ongoing
As a creative artworker at the Financial Times' Commercial Design branch, I am responsible for creating mock ups of FT sites for a variety of sales teams, based both in the UK and the US. These mock ups are used when pitching to potential clients as a way to illustrate how their proposed advertisements and advertorials may indeed look when live if they choose to advertise with us. Furthermore, my role is tied heavily to the FT Marketing department, who I assist with their design queries and tasks. This often involves creating templates which they can use themselves in order to improves the aesthetics of their presentations and general work. I thus work across a number of different pieces of software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Word, Google Sites, Googles Slides and PowerPoint.
Quadrille Publishing May 2017 - June 2018
At Quadrille publishing, I was responsible for a variety of design tasks, many of which involved assisting the marketing and publicity departments. These tasks included; physically mocking up books, photographing books, designing menus, social media signage, social media assets, posters etc. I also made small movie clips to promote certain books using AfterEffects. Aside from those regular tasks, there was occasionally larger promotional tasks for me to get stuck in to, such as a bus advert and a window display at the flagship Waterstones store in Piccadilly Circus.
For the design department, I laid out books and stationary designs, whilst also making corrections to pre-existing designs and adjusting them to certain specifications. Alongside these design tasks, I also assisted with reception cover and helped to run book launch events.
How To Spend It January 2017 - March 2017
As a design intern at How To Spend It magazine, I was responsible for designing layouts, editing pictures, formatting pictures and text, creating cut outs and choosing images to go on to layouts. This required tight communication between myself, the art directors and the picture editor. One of my key responsibilities was managing the web content, as I was personally responsible for ensuring that all articles were uploaded to the CMS in a timely manner, giving the sub editors and fact checkers enough time to edit the content before it went live. I was also responsible for the aesthetics of the website, largely through controlling the cropping as images transitioned from print to web. I was also involved with a variety of editorial tasks, including fact checking articles, writing social media campaigns and writing picture captions.
Port Magazine October 2016 - November 2016
Working at Port Magazine, I was primarily responsible for handling social media, with a particular focus on promotion through Instagram. This included the combination of Illustrator, Photoshop and AfterEffects in order to use the capabilities of Instagram to its full effect. I also worked on designing content for Twitter and Facebook, formatting images, creating invites for events and generally assisting on design related tasks.
The i Newspaper August 2016 - November 2016
At the i I assisted on developing spreads and visuals for the newspaper, making use of pre-existing templates and styles, and generally assisting the art director. Typically, I was responsible for ‘ten best’ featured daily, whilst occasionally created full style and article spreads.
Icon Magazine September 2016
At Icon I was involved in developing layouts for the magazine, working on promotional material for the company, editing images and generally assisting fellow colleagues.
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design: Distinction
AQA Baccalaureate: Distinction
English Literature A-Level: A*
Fine Art A-Level: A*
Psychology A-Level: A