About

As a designer I see myself as a problem solver, enjoying working to client briefs, always asking questions to find a solution and output right for the client. During my experiences both in employment and education I have enjoyed crafting my design process, which I improve on each project. 

 

Priding myself on working to deadlines, I love working under pressure as part of a team or by myself, having collaborated within teams not only in the same studio but across the country. I enjoy learning from others in addition to helping and guiding colleagues. 

 

Being so passionate about design has allowed me to develop my skills, learning new software, which has allowed me to diverse into different design disciplines such as Web Design and Illustration. Making sure I always taking time to learn new skills and develop as a designer.

Work Experience

Konnichiwa DesignFreelance DesignerAugust 2014 – Present

 

Working in a freelance capacity as “Konnichiwa Design” across various design disciplines. Forming a partnership with a local Architect I have been involved in several projects introducing me to new clients. The most interesting project has been working on a new coffee shop for YMCA Birmingham’s new Orchard development in Erdington, whereby I crafted an identity system for the coffee shop as well as designing an interior.

 

Working alongside local businesses setting up their websites, designing and hosting them. In addition to creating identity systems for new start ups. 

ReCreation DesignJunior DesignerAugust 2012 – August 2014

 

Working as a junior exhibition designer at a design agency in Leicestershire.  Work involved working on all aspects of the exhibition design process from coming up with design concepts in group brainstorm sessions to assisting with the build up of the stand on site. During my role at ReCreation, I was able to develop my multitasking skills, working on several projects during my working day, in addition to dealing with clients from not only the UK but also mainland Europe. I thoroughly enjoyed working both on site, meeting the clients and thinking on my feet if any problem arose on site, as well as in the design studio bouncing ideas with my colleagues and working on various parts of exhibition stands during development, such as the technical drawings and graphics. In addition I enjoyed forming working relationships with furniture hire suppliers and graphics printers.

Daryn Parfitt Architecture, Freelance Designer, January 2012 -August 2012 

 

Freelancing for Daryn Parfitt Architecture I carried out numerous visualisations for various residential products, creating a catalogue for display at the National Home & Renovation Show. I also prepared corporate literature, designing flyers and fact sheets which were to be given out at the show. 

Education

Birmingham City University, MA Design & Visualisation, September 2009 – September 2011

 

 

Studying my Masters at BCU, I partook in Analogue Visualisation, Digital Visualisation, Design Process, Semiotic Design, Product Design, Interior Design and Visualisation projects. 

 

Result: Distinction

Liverpool John Moores University, BA Interior Design, September 2006 – May 2009

 

Result: 2:1

King Edward VI Five Ways,  September 1998 – June 2005

 

A Levels:  Product Design – D, ICT – D, Business Studies – D

 

GCSEs: ICT – A*, Maths – A, Double Award Science – AA, Geography – A, French – A, German – B, English Literature – B, English Language – B, Art – B, Design & Technology – B, Religious Education – C