I am a designer and director working in moving image.
The Graphic design course at UWE allowed me to explore design without restrictions on format and delivery, whilst learning fundamental rules and how to approach briefs conceptually. By my final major project, I had very much found my feet in a world of video and installation.
Since graduating in 2012 I have worked at an array of Studios in London and Melbourne, Australia. My first out of University was an internship at design studio Hello Charlie London. This is a really important time for anyone, the transition between University and your first job can be daunting. At Hello Charlie I was given time to open up creatively and progress technically.
2 years later I went onto work at award winning studio, Browns. Moving image was fairly new territory for them and I was the first full time motion designer to join the studio. The first project I worked on was a brand refresh for global insurance company, Hiscox. My role was to develop and animate the brands new moving assets and motion guidelines. The studio delivers a very conceptual approach and a fresh aesthetic across all of its cultural and corporate projects, I learnt a huge amount at this studio.
I have been freelancing since leaving Browns over 2 years ago. I have now become a regular designer and director at Treatment Studio, a multi-disciplinary design practice for visual content. More recently I have been taking on projects which have offered me more of a director’s role, the step up in responsibility and ownership over my work has been very fulfilling. In my time at Treatment I have worked across the globe with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Louis Vuitton, U2, Elton John and Queen.
Claire graduated from UWE with a 1st class BA(Hons) degree in graphic design. During her time there, Claire’s portfolio built upon her passion for typography; both in print and moving image. Her strong typographic work and formidable attention to detail secured her a 3 month internship with Hello Charlie in their Bristol office through the UWE work placement scheme.
Claire became a full time designer with Hello Charlie after her internship in 2011, working alongside the team at a junior level on varied, high end projects ranging from broadcast to award shows and band screens. Being hands-on with live projects from the outset and assisting senior creatives and directors, she soon became proficient with broadcast projects in particular, and was quickly and confidently producing, designing and delivering televised work of a large scale within a team, and smaller more bespoke projects, personally.
Claire’s skill set grew to a high level as the projects demanded, from storyboards and concepts, project managing, client liaison and presentation to working on and delivering a project in full. Claire has contributed significantly to Hello Charlie’s continually growing reputation. In the last three years, Claire has led and directed numerous creative projects, has been nominated for an Emmy, and also a Royal Television Society award for her design work.
Claire has been working with Hello Charlie as a full time creative for 8 years.
Billy Lee Kerr
After Uni I landed myself a job at Cameron Balloons where I was for 2 years designing hot air balloons, I even designed my own hot air balloon using 3D software and photoshop which got taken into production and was one of the main highlights at the Balloon Fiesta that year.
I handed in my notice and took off to Australia to travel with my girlfriend, however after a month of being there I landed myself a Graphic Design job at Levi’s. Here I was the only Graphic Designer in Australia and New Zealand, so I was doing pretty much everything and my own boss, was a scary situation to be in at first and a lot of responsibility, but great experience nevertheless.
I’ve now just started a new job working as a graphic designer for a company called MYOB, (Mind Your Own Business) an Australian multinational corporation that provides tax, accounting and other business services software to small and medium businesses, it’s a pretty young atmosphere and I guess I’ll be staying in Australia for the foreseeable future if everything plans out well!
Hi all, I’m a Graphic Designer / honorary Northerner based up in Sheffield.
Since I graduated in 2015 I’ve been based at Field, a Graphic Design practice where we’ve grown from a small studio of 4 to almost a full football team, doing work across exhibitions, print, web and motion. I’ve even managed to rope in fellow UWE Grad Erik, and we now work together every day.
At Field we do a lot of work with a variety of clients and celebrate the heritage of the local, working within Arts, Education and Sport amongst others. Recently I’ve been working on a lot of animated 2D and 3D content and dabbling in Augmented Reality, but over the past few years I’ve done exhibition branding, brochures, websites and Christmas cards. Now a lot of my practice revolved around animation and I’m allowed a lot of freedom to pursue new processes – something I think is important for any design practice to allow people.
Outside of Field, I entered, got selected and exhibited a poster at Graphic Design Festival Scotland in 2016, which was about unarchiving old hidden paintings using technology (and going wrong). Last year I produced a collaborative project with Erik focusing on where contemporary artists, practitioners and students get their inspiration from, and presenting them all under the same light. These then went back to the students at both UWE and Leeds Beckett Uni to serve as a reading list resource / poster.
If you’d ever like any advice, a beer or to ask me anything, please ping me an email at email@example.com.
I Work in Bridge Studio – the creative content team for News UK, working across our variety of titles such as The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times and a variety of platforms such as newspaper and mags, print and digital. One day it could be a high end client ad for ST Style mag – the next day it could be a Times.co.uk bespoke article for a small business. It changes every day.
I tend to work a lot on the travel pieces, because I love to travel and be inspired. In the Studio team we have journalists, designers, writers, photographers and editors, and we create all projects ourselves or we outsource it ourselves. So as a designer i’m responsible for all the design, including possible shoots, commissioning illustrators and finding other interesting avenues to use. I have recently finished working on a big campaign for eBay which was reactive advertising depending on the stories that were going to be in The Sun and The Times. We would hop up to editorial, find out any possible stories that would relate to an eBay product then in a matter of hours turn around a series of display ads to be printed in the paper that evening read for the morning. It was a really successful campaign and eBay have extended it for another 2 months.
James graduated from a degree in Graphic Design in 2014. He then went to work with a digital agency called Torchbox based in Oxford with offices in Bristol and Philadelphia. James was part of the small, dynamic design team creating thoughtful, purpose driven user interfaces for a wide variety of clients in the NGO, education and charity sector. James was lead designer on projects for The British Heart Foundation, British Swimming and Shakespeare Birthplace trust.
James has developed skills in User Interface Design, User Experience Design as well as Front-End Development, concentrating on unique, engaging user encounters to help brands communicate with customers.
In 2016 James moved to Taiwan for fourteen months, he then made the move to freelance full-time. Since then he has worked with small businesses, start-ups and digital agencies including, We Are Impression, Insights Digital, Orange Crush and Fffunction to name a few.
James has won multiple awards since freelancing including CSS Winner’s site of the day, Awwwards honourable mention and a WMA for outstanding achievement, his work has also been featured on For Print Only.
He is currently based in Thornbury, Bristol and has continued to help clients create bespoke digital experiences working with small development teams and agencies. James specialises in User Interface Design including apps and websites but has a breadth of knowledge in branding and print, helping clients find their voice in the ever competitive market.
I studied Graphic Design at UWE from 2010 until 2013. I am now working as Lead Motion designer at Studio Moross in London.
Long before I started Uni I did some work experience in Bristol with Aardman (I think I was about 14?) so I always had an interest in animation, and I had always had in my head I wanted to study in Bristol. I went on to Study Graphic Design at UWE in 2010, and in second year spent one semester studying in the animation department, where I learned some very basic After Effects, and the basic process and principles of animation. I then continued the rest of my time in Graphics so my overall skillset was Graphic Design with a bit of animation. It was during Second and Third year that I worked closely with Brisfest, a local music organisation working on the design of those festival campaigns which gave me my first taste of working as a professional designer. I graduated from UWE in 2013.
After University, I did a short stint at Bristol based studio The Group of Seven: https://thegroupofseven.co.uk/ I was then approached by Television Production studio Burrel Durrant Hifle (https://www.bdh.net/) where I began working in late summer 2013. This was an amazing opportunity, as for some reason they gave me a chance even though I barely knew what I was doing. It was a great company to work for and I learned so much during my time there. I worked on various video projects for the BBC, C4, National Geographic, BT, Discovery etc etc… I loved it.
In 2016, I moved from Bristol to London, and began working as a motion designer at Studio Moross. Here I continued to work on some broadcast projects for MTV, but also moved into the world of music videos, and live music and television. In late 2017 I became Lead Motion Designer, and we have since continued to work on a variety of music based projects. In my time at the studio, we have worked on projects with MTV, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Parklife festival, Nickelodeon, Uniqlo and plenty of others.
Typenowhere documents work created on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course at The University of the West of England, at Arnolfini contemporary art gallery in Bristol. The site also acts as a student resource including current live opportunities. Located inside the Arnolfini contemporary art gallery in Bristol city centre and taught by practising graphic designers, learning takes place in a studio environment with exceptional department facilities and a real-world dynamic. The course ranks very highly in the National Student Survey (NSS). Current students are regularly shortlisted for national and international graphic design awards. The course provides excellent preparation for a creative career in the UK and abroad. Many of our graduates establish their own freelance businesses or independent design companies.