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Last update: 23.11.2016

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Graduation: MA Graphic Design - University of the Arts London
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Can be flexible if required
Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | French (Elementary)

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lajohnstone_portfolio.pdf

Skills

I’m Leese, a UK-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I specialise in creating print and digital design that will persuasively sell your business to potential customers. 

Working with you, I can design brochures, leaflets, signs, adverts, business cards, vehicle livery, logos and more. I can create projects from concepts through to the final piece, driving the brief with input from research and my own ideas. I can also write engaging copy to sell your business and services to your customers.

After several years working in marketing and communications, I graduated from the University of the Arts London with an MA in Graphic Design. I have experience in print design, digital design, brand identity, and art direction. With trusted industry contacts in small- and large-run printing, apparel printing, signage production, vehicle livery, copywriting and photography, I can provide all the services you need under one roof. 

I’m based in north Kent, but have worked with clients from London to the US. I’ve designed for a range of client sectors including technology specialists, charity organisations, chambers of commerce and consumer retail. I have recently finished a marketing brochure for London-based hospitality company GS Plus and a leaflet for a hand car wash in Norfolk.

I’m always looking for new projects, and no job is too small.

Project history

Freelance Graphic Designer
www.lajohnstone.co.uk
Aug 2011-Present
Undertaking a variety of design projects, both ad-hoc and retainer, including:
Promotional brochure, GS Plus
Logo, Diesche - a car tuning company
Online magazine design, South East London Chamber of Commerce
Advetisement boards for Pedal & Post - eco courier
Apparel design, Females Lately - womenswear brand
Pet accessories design, Rock Dog
Customer and staff newsletters, FLR Spectron

Graphic Designer / Social Media Manager
Dirty Fingers Ltd. www.dirtyfingers.co.uk
Jan 2012-Nov 2016
Design and copywriting for print and web, including apparel, brochures, leaflets, letterheads, adverts, signage, social media graphics, e-commerce, e-newsletters
Manage artwork preparation for apparel printing
Managing and developing social media presence
Overseeing content management system and updating website 
Taking / sourcing and manipulating photographs
Liaise with external suppliers

Design Assistant
Tandridge Trust www.tandridgetrust.co.uk
May 2011-Jan 2012
Design and copywriting for press adverts, posters, leaflets, websites, branding, brochures, digital signage, web banners, e-newsletters, brand guidelines
Manage in-house printing of materials, liaise with external suppliers
Undertake promotional photography, manage image database, source stock images
Managing and developing social media presence 
Maintain and improve company and sub-brand websites

Time and spatial flexibility

Kent, UK only. Remote work preferred.

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