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Firstname/Profession
Holly
Graphic Designer
8-12 years Experience
Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga
297

Represented: 30/01/18

Bio

A little bit about me as a Wellington based Integrated Graphic Designer... I'm a Kiwi who went to Massey University in Wellington, however straight after graduation in 2008 I moved to London where I lived and worked for 9 years. In the last 6 years I freelanced which I absolutely loved, so I am very comfortable with this way of working.

 

I have a good work ethic with a strong skill set in both print and digital design allowing me to take on most jobs. I pride myself in making sure the job is done right which is very important as a freelancer. I am personable and like to think I fit in well, my longer contracts in London at Proximity, LIDA, TMW, Nonsense London, and Kitcatt Nohr Digitas, are a testament to this.

 

I am self motivated with passion and initiative, have a positive outlook to work, a keen eye for design and detail and a willingness to improve my knowledge and skills wherever possible.

Expertise

Advertising Banners Campaigns Digital Design Direct Mail Graphic Design Integrated Marketing Print Social Media Typography

Software

Acrobat X Pro Illustrator CC InDesign CC Microsoft Powerpoint Photoshop CC

My skills

Print
DM
Campaigns
Catalogues
Brochures
Mac op
Guidelines
Typography
POS
OOH

Digital
Responsive emails
Apps
Banners
Web pages
Gifs

I'm best known for...

Being a great all-rounder within the design department

Recent Employment

Freelance Designer / 2012 - Present

I originally set out to freelance for a year in London, 6 years later I am still freelancing. I love my job and how I am able to gain experience from the different agencies I work at. Over my time freelancing I have been very lucky to form strong relationships with agencies where I worked for them on and off for years with solid periods at a time lasting months. My luck with freelancing I think is my ability to do the job right and efficiently while fitting in well within the agency.

Freelance Designer / June - August 2017 / Nonsense London

This was a 3 month contract where I worked on two projects both print and digital work - a Microsite for AXA and a range of posters and shop display for Cancer Research UK - Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign.

Freelance Designer / Sep 2014 - May 2017 / LIDA (M&C Saatchi Group)

Over the three year period of working with LIDA I have worked there on and off forming a great relationship. I worked solidly on Boots, IKEA and O2 along with most of their other clients as well.  

 

My biggest job there was for 7 months working on the IKEA responsive email templates which was a great job where I was able to design and work closely with the Developer and QA.

Industries I know well

Advertising
Homewares
Health and Beauty
Automotive
Food and Beverage
FMCG
Supermarkets
Charity

Mediums I know well

Print
Publication
Digital

Qualifications

Bachelor of Design BDes (Hons) — Majoring in Graphic Design & Typography at Massey University Wellington, 2004-2007

 

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