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Firstname/Profession
Julia
Design Director / Illustrator
12 Plus years Experience
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
7031

Represented: 01/05/14

Bio

I’m Julia and here’s a wee bit about myself...

 

I’m an award winning designer and illustrator with a wide a range of experience and love designing anything from books, magazine to logos.

 

Whether having to think my way out of a problem on a shoot (like trying to put a tent up in a studio – tents have pegs apparently), or adapting my illustrative style to suit an Art Director’s whim, I’m happy with a challenge and like to think I turn my hand to any creative medium (and budget).

 

I’m a stickler for getting things right, I don’t see the point in doing something unless I’m going to proud of it. 

After my degree, I did some freelance work for Huffer clothing, creating graphics for t-shirts, before moving onto a full-time in-house job with the art team at The New Zealand Herald.

 

I left for London, and spent nine years there working for Ink Publishing, the largest producer of inflight magazines worldwide. I became Design Director, managing a large group of designers and art directors, with overall responsibility for over 30 titles across the London, New York, and Singapore offices. I personally art directed a number of magazines for brands including Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Eurostar. I also created many illustrations for inclusion in magazines across Ink’s portfolio. 

I also have some experience in book design, branding, illustration and typography. I’d say I’m a fairly well rounded kiwi creative, used to making something out of nothing.

 

Please get in touch if you have a project you’d like to chat about.

Expertise

Art Direction Brand Identity Graphic Design Illustration Infographics Layout Logo Design Publications Typography

Software

Illustrator CC InDesign CC Photoshop CC

My skills

Design
Illustration
Graphic Design
Infographics
Layout
Branding
Art Direction
Typography
Logo
Artworks
Storyboarding
Pencil
Line art

I'm best known for...

Getting a sense of personality across in my work, whether it’s an invisible snowboarder, or a rat in a hat.

Recent Employment

Group Art Director / Jan 2006 - Nov 2013 / Ink London

I managed the design department at Ink Publishing where I had overall responsibility for 30 plus titles across the London, New York and Singapore offices. As well as managing a large group of designers and art directors I worked on new business, redesigned magazines and personally art directed a number of titles including Ryanair magazine, Thomas Cook Travel magazine, PrivatAir magazine and most recently Eurostar’s Metropolitan magazine.

Industries I know well

Travel
Food
Luxury
Youth Culture
Fashion
Recruitment

Mediums I know well

Retail
Catalogues
Books
Magazine
Covers
Storyboarding
Concept Art
Murals

Honours & awards

PANPA-Norke Skog, Newspaper Marketing Award, (Display Advertising)

Qualifications

Auckland University of Technology

Bachelor of Graphic Design (Illustration) 2002

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