Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Northampton, United Kingdom
I am a 26 years old graphic designer, illustrator and DIY enthusiast. I am a visionary who, ever since being able to hold a pencil, has always strived to be a graphic designer. I have since used that drive to pursue an exciting life in the creative industry and have never looked back. I love all things creative, and use my illustration skills to aid me in creating designs that truly work for each individual client or brand.
I specialise in print design, but my passion does not stop there; I am passionate about designing for music, brand creation, packaging and digital design. Moreover, I enjoy sporadically working on animation and motion graphic projects, too. I strive for new skills and personal improvement every day and always take on tasks as new opportunities with that in mind.
I have a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, which I am wishing to expand on in the near future.
I love chocolate, drinking tea with honey and lemon (the 'healthier' choice?) and read books. I am a fan of cinema (with a Cineworld card), and I love to use my “Polish Power” to beat friends at bowling. I never win.
Graphic Design Work Experience
Senior Creative Designer
(March 2018 - Present)
My responsibilities now not only include the creation of design work, but also overseeing the work of the graphic designer, and being a team leader for the marketing and communications team.
(March 2017 - March 2018)
I was responsible for all design-related decisions and the preparation of all collateral, social media images, publications, event stands and more.
Working on a variety of projects ranging from digital to print, I am responsible for visualising ideas and stories, brand creation, development, protection and promotion.
Junior Graphic Designer
(July 2014–December 2016)
Initiative (part of IPG Mediabrands)
(May 2013–January 2016)
Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow
Responsibilities include design consultancy and direction for any design related needs of the hotel, as well as production of a quarterly guide as means of promotion.
Designer and Illustrator (Freelance)
British Lung Foundation
Working closely with the members of the foundation in order to develop a new campaign.
(April 2013–September 2013)
Working closely with a variety of clients, delivering high standard designs and illustrations for print.
Designer and Illustrator (Volunteering)
(June 2012–January 2014)
The Edit (University Magazine)
Member of a two-person design team, designing the magazine as well as any additional promotional materials for the association.
Adobe InDesign , Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, CSS & HTML (Basic)
Working as in in-house designer for a large media network, as well as being a freelancer, has refined my skills for working in a team, whilst also using my own initiative to work independently. I possess great people skills and have a positive, proactive can-do attitude to any challenges. Whilst having a professional and organised outlook, I am able to make key decisions, solve problems and manage large workloads and clients.
I pride myself on being able to remain motivated and raise the morale of colleagues, whilst working effectively and efficiently on several projects within tight time scales.
With having a curious nature, a passion for beautiful design and illustration, as well as an eagerness to continually learn, I enjoy being up to date with current trends.
IPA Foundation Course 2016
NUS Scotland award for the best student media 2012–2013 (The Edit)
Work chosen by the society of Rolling Tree and Making Art to be used on a skateboard.
Work featured on the Creative Bloq and This and That Creative.
Hobbies and Interests
Painting and drawing, DIY (blockprinting, concrete home decor), swimming, horse riding, book reading, animals and nature, shopping for home decor and cycling.
If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download a PDF version of my CV here: Magdalena Werner CV