Work & Play Sophie Wilson
Iâ€™m a student Graphic Designer and I would like to work with you
cargocollective.com/sophiewilson firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 7846957340 @sophiewdesign
Telford College of Art & Technology BTEC National Diploma Art & Design (Distinction)
Trigger Magazine Photography and Fashion magazine designed and edited by Graphic Designer, Maddie Amor. Photography/Interview Feature
Leeds College of Art BA (Hons) Graphic Design 2010-13
Et Cetera Magazine Photography Feature
Cannotbefound Graphic Design Feature and Interview.
Industry placement at The Hearst National Magazine Company (Cosmopolitan) working on an InDesign page layout design, to be printed in the A/W ‘Cosmo on Campus’ edition (August 2011)
Two years freelance experience working with national and international clients as well as selling printed merchandise online, in retail outlets and fairs around the country (2010-2012)
Exhibitions Papergirl Leeds Exhibition 2010, TestSpace (Melbourne Street Studios), Leeds Papergirl Leeds Exhibition 2011, The Calls, Leeds Café 164/Split Yorkshire Graphic Designers Exhibition May 19th 2012, Café 164, Leeds
Golden Age Magazine, Issue 04 Graphic Design Interview/Featured, Edited and Designed by Nikki Chicone
Retail/Web Stockists Bird’s Yard, Leeds Etsy Nook & Cranny at The Bluecoat, Liverpool Not on The High Street Reetsweet Craft Fairs, The Corn Exchange, Leeds TestSpace, The Corn Exchange, Leeds
Software Skills Adobe After Effects CS5 Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Adobe Illustrator CS5 Adobe InDesign CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS5 Microsoft Office 2011
Sophie Wilson Illustration
Vector/Hand Rendered Illustration Type As Image Colour Theory Marketing/Promotion Research Driven Design Conceptual Thinking
Travel Film & Cinema European literature Outdoor pursuits (Quad biking, Abseiling)
Playing guitar and clarinet Reading Adrian Mole books Illustrative typography design Naps (A rare treat!)
I moved to Leeds in September 2010 from the (elusive) county of Shropshire (“It’s by Wales...) to start my BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree at Leeds College of Art. Before starting the course, I had next to no experience within the industry or practice, but a real passion for Illustration, that I knew I wanted to pursue. Throughout my two years on the course so far, the amount I have learnt is incredible. I thrive off learning new skills and techniques and applying them within my own design practice every single day. At the start of my time on my degree, I wanted to be an Illustrator and nothing more. Now, there’s nothing more that I would like to be than a Graphic Designer.
Design Aspirations An independent and highly motivated worker, I have aspirations to work as either a freelance designer in my own right, or to work in a small design studio/co-operative of around 5-10 designers. Although I work most effectively within small groups, my ambitions are great, and I strive for great success within my design career.
The Future I am currently looking for work placements and Studio Visits throughout July and August 2012 to develop my understanding of the Industry, and continue to strengthen my network and connections both nationally and internationally. In July 2013, I will graduate from my BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree after three years of study.