Resume

"I am an enthusiastic graphic designer who enjoys stepping out of my comfort zone to produce innovative designs.

With first class honours and over 5 years industry experience, I have the technical and creative skills needed to aim high."
Charlotte
Experience
Freelance Graphic, UI, Website Designer
FreelanceJul 2008 – Present, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Website Design, UI, UX, Digital Illustration, Graphic Design and Interactive Design.
Website Designer
Consulting Networks LTD, Jul 2016 – Sep 2016, Peterborough, United Kingdom
While working with the telecoms company Consulting Networks I completed over 20 websites in the 7-week timescale. Many of these tasks included updates to the UI design, content, improving basic SEO and responsive website design.
Creative Designer & Manager
Business Growth Marketing LTD, Feb 2016 – Jul 2016, Peterborough, United Kingdom
BGM are a new digital marketing agency in Peterborough. My role primarily was to create all their internal branding. This included launching the website and marketing collateral right through to creating all the brand assets needed for the launch.
I also the creative designer for all the client projects from pitching ideas for billboard campaigns across the London underground to exhibition marketing collateral. 
This really was a varied and creative role that gave me the freedom to lead all of the company's design projects.
Graphic Designer & Project Manager
Total Solutions LTD, Aug 2012 – Feb 2016, Peterborough, United Kingdom
This role provides an ever changing creative challenge to lead the design for UI, UX, Responsive and Website Design projects. From in-house right across to client design projects, this design role has built upon my creative experience, working with a wide range of clients and tastes. 
Excellent communication is key to this role as with each creative project there are multiple design consultations with the client at key stages. This ensures we execute the highest standard of creative work and meet the brief first time. Additionally communication has played a key role in assisting the Development Manager with project management, managing workloads and assigning tasks to team members. 
While leading all design tasks at Total Solutions, I have improved my management skills, attention to detail and focused my creative skill set towards branding and digital design.
Creative Designer
AVC Group, Mar 2012 – Sep 2012, Stevenage, United Kingdom
This fast-paced media role provided an excellent opportunity to work across a wide range of mediums for a variety of clients. Some of the clients included Kwik-Fit, STS Tyres, Extra and Virgin Media.
As the only designer it was my responsibility to ensure we not only deliver projects on time and on budget but strive to exceed the client’s expectations delivering first class results every time.
Junior Graphic Designer
Posterscope, Feb 2012 – Mar 2012 London, United Kingdom
 A dynamic role working in media, that has given me the chance to produce designs for Disney Pixar, Vauxhall, Clinique, Visit Yorkshire, T-Mobile, and Nissan as well as producing artwork and creative designs for the agency to use in-house. This has included creating flash animations, printed media, wall art, canvas, posters and interactive designs to be used across campaigns.
This role has helped me develop my time management skills as this fast pasted media agency often works to tight deadlines.
Education
BA (Hons) Graphic Design, First Class Honours
Stamford, United Kingdom, Sep 2008 – Jun 2011
New College Stamford Affiliated With The University Of Lincoln

Exhibitions
D&AD New Blood, Shoreditch London, 1/7/2011 - 4/7/2011 
To be a part of the exhibition and show case our work we raised £2000! Our determination and commitment allowed us the unique experience of a D&AD New Blood exhibition. Our efforts also gained us exposure at the event as the only group to have paid our way without the help of our university.
Volunteer Work
As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses I regularly take part in volunteer work on construction projects and share in a global bible education program. Working in both these roles in the safety, design, teaching and site services departments has improved my skills in self-discipline, auditing, communication and management. For example when I am working on the safety team I need to audit all teams work processes with the team leaders, make sure all members of the team are briefed as well as being proactive with looking for ways to improve all on site safety.
Interests
Photography, New Technology, Reading, Travelling, Plus seeing new and upcoming artists and designers.


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