Graphic Designer, London. Click here to view my online portfolio: http://www.rebeccafox.co.uk/page5.htm
Design Profile: An excellent communicator and highly organised team player, I was in children’s publishing as in-house graphic designer for 8 . I am extremely proactive and able to prioritise according to business needs. I have highly developed Mac skills (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), as well as a strong commercial awareness and a broad knowledge of the industry.
Current Emplyoment Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator August 2013 – present
Employment History In-house designer using Adobe Creative Suite
Evans Publishing Group • Jan 2007 – August 2012. Resonsible for all stages of book design and marketing material on and offline from concept pitching to print, working closely with the Editorial, Production, Rights, Sales and Marketing teams Day to day projects include: •Design of Pre-school books through to YA Fiction •Picture research •Audience and market research •Pitching concepts •Design of Sales and Marketing material. Session Producer Children’s Media Conference • Sheffield
July 2012 Managaing a panel of speakers and ensuring the smooth running of the event Evans Publishing Group • April 2004 – Dec 2006 •Sales and Marketing Executive •Freelance Graphic Designer (June – Dec 2006)
The Society of Young Publishers InPrint Art Director Jan 2007– May 2008 Magazine designs for the SYP Designer June – Dec 2006 of promotional material for conferences and film clubs.
You Write On Publishing Services for Legend Press Freelance Book Cover Designer June 2008- December 2009
Qualification BA(hons) Designed Metalwork and Jewellery 1991–95 Brunel University. 2:1 Winner of The Johnson Mathey Silver Award 1992
Courses and conferences attended •Central St Martin Graphic Design evening Class 2006 •Central St Martin illustration evening Class 2007 •Contemporary Book Design Conference at St Brides Library 2007 •London College of Communication. 4 day course. Designing with Type
English Teacher Padua Italy July 2000-Dec 2003 (spare time consisted of working on an illustration portfolio, visiting Bologna book fair and entering illustration competitions) IIlustration exhibition guide for school groups Leonardo Da Vinci Project April 2000 – July 2000 Venice Italy Awarded a placement working with a tableware and glass designer Rebecca Fox Designs The Jewellery Quarter Birmingham Oct 1996-Dec1999 Self Employment Tableware design business winning 5 monetary awards to mark my achievments as an entrepreneur: Enterprise Honours Award Best Achievement in Marketing 1998 Shortlisted for Best Female Entrepreneur of the year 1998 Business Enterprise Link Submission of business plan 1997 The Prince’s Trust bursary and free exhibition stand 1997 Small Business Enterprise Scheme – Exhibition Grant 1997 Rebecca Fox Designs appeared in over 20 lifestyle, national and international magazines and newspapers such as Home and Gardens and Elle Decoration, exhibited in over 25 International trade shows and exhibitions.
Post Graduate Research The Taylor Merricks Business Design Fellowship Oct1995 – Sept1996 Birmingham Awarded for one year facilities and mentoring to start my business
Knowledge of other computer software QuarkXpress Microsoft Office Final Cut Pro After Effects Dragonframe
Fluent in written and spoken Italian. University of Siena CILS Certificate Level 2 Basic French, German, Spanish
Independant films, photography, music and the great outdoors.