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sarah design director profile
Firstname/Profession
Sarah
Design Director
8-12 years Experience
Auckland
6033

Represented: 04/02/16


Bio

I am a multi-disciplinary freelance designer creating unique brands and communication solutions for a variety of clients. I have worked with iconic brands, corporate leaders and start-up companies producing quality work driven by creative thinking.

 

I am a firm believer in using the right person for the job. Over the 12+ years of my career as a Graphic Designer and Art Director I have worked with a global network of people from set designers to screen printers, filmmakers to programmers who together help deliver work that is well crafted, idea driven and on brief.

 

BRANDS: Southern Comfort, Coca-Cola, Universal Music, Diageo, BACARDÍ, Gaymers, Deezer, TwentyFourSevenFilms, Soho House Group

Expertise

Art Direction Brand Identity Concepting Design Direction Graphic Design Illustration Storyboarding Typography

Software

Illustrator CC InDesign CC Keynote Microsoft Powerpoint Muse CC Photoshop CC Sketchup

My skills

Graphic Design
Brand ID
Brand Guidelines
Illustration

Art Direction
Concept
Pitching
Storyboarding
Production

Recent Employment

Freelance Art Director/Graphic Designer / October 2012 - Present / Self Employed

Working with a broad range of clients and agencies to deliver exceptional design work. These include Inkling, Tinder+Sparks, KHWS, Soho House Group to name a few.

 

I am a multi-disciplinary freelance designer creating unique brands and communication solutions for a variety of clients. I have worked with iconic brands, corporate leaders and start-up companies producing quality work driven by creative thinking.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, I work with people across the world and draw upon a network of specialists to ensure that every project is completed to a high standard resulting in a very happy client!

Art Director / March 2009 - October 2012 / FRUKT Communications

London, United Kingdom

 

FRUKT Communications is a fully integrated music, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency working across a broad range of clients and briefs. I was involved with art directing and producing high-quality work through digital, experiential and print media. 

Freelance Trainer / Designer / Oct 2010 - Jun 2011 / Academy Class

London, United Kingdom

 

Academy Class is a digital media training centre providing courses in all areas of digital media for creatives and developers.

Responsibilities
• Refreshing the brand from website and print media through to interior graphics
• Teaching technical classes and preparing course content in a range of design applications 
• Working with in-house designers in various companies around London to become more efficient in their design process

Industries I know well

Alcohol
Retail
SME
Automotive
FMCG
Food & Beverage
Technology
Events
Entertainment

Honours & awards

2012 / Festival of the Year / Southern Comfort

Qualifications

The University of Auckland

Bachelor of Visual Arts in Graphic Design and Photography - 1999-2002

Creative. Digital. Marketing. Recruitment.