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ROBYN MAKINSON 14th July 1990 British 18 Winstanley Road Wigan Lancashire WN5 7XG +44 (0) 7971046190 Single/No Dependents Full Clean Driving Licence

PERSONAL PROFILE Currently a third year student at the Leeds College of Art, studying for a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. I have a passion for design in all contexts, particularly combining type and image. Packaging and promotion are additional areas that I have particular interest in. I also enjoy photography and can use it to my advantage when necessary. I often use cultural references in my work and love to design for film, TV and the theatre, often with a strong emphasis on colour and humour. My work is playful yet professional, well considered and always completed to the highest of standards. I also consider myself well versed in idea generation and resolving proposed briefs with the most unique solutions. EXPERIENCE 2012

Hallmark, Bradford (Placement) Two weeks spent at Hallmark’s UK headquarters in the design department. Largely illustration based, working towards a range of Christmas cards & stationery.

YCN; M&S Picnic Packaging (Competition Brief) Design a new range of food packaging based on a theme of my choosing; Film Night.


Summer Placement: Suzi Wong Creations Over the Summer of 2011 I worked at Suzi Wong Creations, a leading sports Design & Manufacturer of customised Boxing wear whose client base includes the likes ot Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan. I worked on the re-branding of their promotional literature and was involved in the design and manufacture of a new line in UFC wear.

2012 Latino Film Festival (Live Brief) Design a promotional poster for the annual film festival held in San Diego, CA.

YCN; SEGA’s Sonic 20th Anniversary (Competition Brief) Design a package to celebrate the landmark anniversary of the SEGA game.

EDUCATION 2009-present

Leeds College of Art, Leeds, LS2 9AQ (Third Year) Studying for a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design


Winstanley College, Wigan, WN5 7XG ABC Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art Design & Media 3 A LEVELS 5 AS LEVELS

Distinction 1A 1C 1D 1B 4C’s


Byrchall High School, Wigan, WN4 9PQ 10 GCSE’s

7As 3Bs

INTERESTS I have recently set up and equipped a small screen printing studio for personal use. From here I create bespoke posters designs, often pop culture inspired for personal enjoyment and distribution. Prior to going to University in Leeds I had various sporting interests, which included playing field hockey at several levels including high school and college. Additionally I was a valued member of Wigan Ladies Hockey Club and even represented my county; Greater Manchester, on many occasions. I intend to continue playing hockey on completion of my studies in Leeds. I also enjoy other sporting activites such as Skiing and Golf. My other interests include travelling, taking in as many stimulating visuals as possible and incorporating these into future design work. I also enjoy smaller adventures, such as weekend trips to cities such as London and Barcelona, and emersing myself in the culture that surrounds me. I also have a keen interest in music, which includes playing the drums to a proficient level and attending various music concerts and theatre performances. My rest of my downtime is spent around friends and satisfying my keen interest in film and television. DESIGN SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite 5: PS, AI, ID, AE Quark XPress Digital Photography Knowledge of Print Processes

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