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grace buckley about me


I am an extremely driven, hard working individual who isn’t afraid to try new things. I am currently interested in branding and packaging design. I like to work with my hands and manipulate hand rendered design digitally.

Student Starpack Commended Star Award



BA Hons. Graphic Design Leeds College of Art (2012-2015)

Adobe Creative Suite Screen printing Idea development Illustration (hand rendered & digital) Type & Layout Crafting and hand finishing

BTEC Level 3 Foundation Art & Design Distinction Mid Cheshire College

Featured in the Dialogue exhibition, Corn Exchange, Leeds

A Level Art, Product Design & History AAB Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School 11 GCSEs including English, Maths & Science 9 A*, A, B Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School

portfolio/professional contact

norwegian fish cakes jump off the shelves competition This was a Starpack Student Awards brief to create a new brand with a strong Norwegian identity and then produce innovative packaging for two premium Norwegian fish cakes to make them ‘jump off the shelves.’ The packaging had to use

sustainabl e materials where possible, have good shelf presence and use food safe materials. This project was a winner of a commended Starpack award and is featured on the Starpack website.

nescafé azera competition This was a brief set by YCN to improve the perception of Nescafé Azera by creating a new product innovation, a social media campaign and an in-store campaign.

This response was a collaborative effort, with the main innovation being a coffee shot dispenser with other products that the consumer can take with them ‘on-the-go.’

two halves of print self initiated Fully screen printed book with exampl es of different print techniques that are possible to do at Leeds College of Art. It is a z-bind split into processes and finishes.

sochi 2014 highlights self initiated A Sochi-inspired pattern was created for this publication about the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014, which runs throughout the book. Each discipline has a tile in the pattern with imagery to represent

the equipment used in that event. Each page is about a different event and features medal tables, brief descriptions of each discipline and highlights from the Sochi Olympics.

goostree designs live brief Logo and branding created for a client’s gardening business. A simple logo was created that would be easily transferrable across a range of media.

ancient egypt website self initiated This brief was to create a more user friendly website about Ancient Egypt for children than most of the ones that exist currently. I used scanned hand drawn images to illustrate the text in bright colours

to make it more child friendly. I proposed that it would be a responsive design to apply to phones and tablets as well as normal displays.

type factory self initiated Branding for a new museum about Typography situated in New York City. It features an exhibition focusing on the typographic work of Milton Glaser with an accompanying exhibition guide.

CV and portfolio