SKILLS

Illustration

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Traditional media – graphite pencils, watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed media

Print Production

Adobe Indesign CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CC 2015
Adobe Acrobat Pro

Multimedia

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015

Working knowledge of:
Adobe After Effects CC 2015
Adobe Flash CS5

Art direction

Team & time management
Client liaison
Concept presentations to client
Concept development & guidance

I really love mentoring young designers – showing them the software tricks I’ve discovered, nurturing their talent and watching them create great work. I also really enjoy the work that goes into growing a concept from rough ideas into a finished product that the client loves. To find out a little more about my design career, please download my CV here.

About Me

I am fascinated by the world around me, with all of its rich cultures and natural marvels - this means I try to travel somewhere new at least once a year, camera in tow. When I'm not designing you can find me with my nose in a book, my camera around my neck, surfing (the web), buried deep in art supplies or in search of the perfect lowercase g.

Yip, that's me!

Lisa Benton

Lisa Benton

Owned Media Manager / STA Travel, London

I worked with Michelle when she provided freelance design work at STA Travel. Michelle is a fantastic person to work with. No task was too big and she always delivered over and above what was requested from her. Michelle's passion for what she does shines through and you can see it in the quality of work that was delivered. It isn't easy going into a new company and having to understand the brand but have to deliver straight away, but this was no challenge for Michelle! I would work with her any time in the future.

Savva Pafitis

Savva Pafitis

Head of Design / Upstream Advertising (2008 - 2012)

What really makes Michelle stand out is her multi-faceted ability to consider and balance strategic issues, creative concepts, practical considerations and detail while her positive “can do” attitude allows her to get through any challenge that comes her way. She will be a real asset to any company and I give her my highest possible recommendation and wish her every success in her future ventures.

Jade Mitchell

Jade Mitchell

Freelance Writer and Content Director/Strategist

Michelle and I worked as a creative team from 2010 until the present, across a wide range of clients and channels. Michelle is an incredibly talented graphic artist and illustrator, a skill made only stronger by her conceptual and strategic acumen. I would not hesitate to work with Michelle again in any capacity.

Dru Mincher

Dru Mincher

Operations Director / That's It Communications

Michelle joined our team in the Graphic Design capacity and fast become our Head of Illustration due not only to her creative skill set, but also to the fact that she proved herself very good at managing projects from start to finish and heading up a team when doing so. She was then promoted to Art Director where her responsibilities became a lot more client facing. She has a great command of the Adobe Application suite and can design anything from web banners / websites to 100 page large brochures. She would be an asset to whichever company acquires her.

Brands I've Worked on

I've done extensive work for brands in the financial services category; however I have also worked on variety of other client categories.

Ericsson

Ericsson

STA Travel London

STA Travel London

First National Bank

First National Bank

FirstRand Bank India

FirstRand Bank India

Public Investment Corporation

Public Investment Corporation

Sanlam

Sanlam

Momentum

Momentum

Nashua Limited

Nashua Limited

Dial Direct

Dial Direct

1st for Women

1st for Women

Carers Milton Keynes

Carers Milton Keynes

BetterBond Group

BetterBond Group

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Sanofi Pharmaceuticals

Sanofi Pharmaceuticals

Budget Insurance

Budget Insurance

Auto & General Insurance

Auto & General Insurance

1 Life - Life Insurance

1 Life - Life Insurance

Naked Ape by Shaldon Kopman

Naked Ape by Shaldon Kopman

Peritus Commercial Forensic Specialists

Peritus Commercial Forensic Specialists

John Pearson & Associates International Loss Adjusters

John Pearson & Associates International Loss Adjusters

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