Experience


Graphic Designer & Communications Officer

May 2018 - Present
People Know How, 525 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, UK
  • Graphic design, illustration and motion graphics
  • Print & digital publications
  • Branding and brand development
  • Article and press release writing
  • Web design, content creation, SEO, coding, development and analytics
  • Social media management and campaign planning
  • Event design and co-ordination
  • Photography, filming, photo editing and video editing
  • Managing a team of communications volunteers
  • Delivering tutorials on photography, editing and Adobe CC
  • IT troubleshooting
  • Internal communications - presentations, newsletters, infographics, annual reports, strategic plans
  • Supporting small businesses with communications
  • Developing a Communications Strategy

Freelance Graphic Designer

August 2008 – Present
Edinburgh, New York City, Malta
  • Graphic design, illustration, editorial design, motion graphics, branding, web design, book cover design


Communications Assistant

June 2015 – September 2019 
Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, UK
  • Graphic design, illustration, editorial design, motion graphics, print & digital publications
  • Internal - communications, presentations, advertisements, newsletters, infographics
  • Social media management and content creation
  • Copy-editing and transcriptions
  • Photography – major events, staff profiles
  • Collaborating with University departments, including global offices around the world, and external suppliers
  • Writing, editing and publishing for web

Education


Edinburgh College of Art

2017-2019
MFA Graphic Design


The University of Edinburgh

2012-2016
MFA (Hons) English & Scottish Literature



Awards


Winner of Fire & Dough branding competition (as part of Jot design agency), 2018
Winner of Qrendi 400 Year Anniversary Logo Competition, 2017
Recipient of The University of Edinburgh Contribution Award, 2017
Winner of Scottish Environment Link’s Poster Competition, 2017
Recipient of the Edinburgh Award, 2015



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