yana velikova PROFILE I am an ambitious and reliable young designer with a love of the design industryâ€™s fast pace and ever changing nature. I like to experiment with new ideas and challenge expectations when seeking the solution to any brief and I enjoy investigating a subject before I put pen to paper with strong in-depth research forming the groundwork of all of my designs. I am capable of working well independntly under my own initiative and as part of a group, large or small, Iâ€™m also always happy to stay late, make a cup of tea and put the extra hours to get a design perfect. Aside from my design my interests include teaching myself new skills via different online courses,as well as keeping a fashion and a lifestyle blog.
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Sept 2013 - O ct 2 0 1 6
A p r i l 2 0 1 5 - M ay 2 0 1 6
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD MANCHESTER
GRAPHIC DESIGNER UoS STUDENTS’ UNION
BA(Hons) Graphic D esig n 2:1 Upper Seco n d Cla ss Sept 2009 - J une 2 0 1 3
Wo r k i n g al o n g t h e m ar ke t i n g t e am o n t h e ove r al l b r an d i n g o f t h e u n i o n , p ro m o t i n g eve n t s o n t h e o f ﬁ c i al w e b si t e an d vi a p o s t e r s ,l e af l e t s an d l o g o s.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES HIGH SCHOOL
Ju n e 2 0 1 5 - Ju l y 2 0 1 5
2013 - A -leve ls English (A ) ; A r t (A )
V O L U N T E E R / E V E N T A S S I S TA N T C R E AT E S A L F O R D F E S T I VA L
March 2016 - M ay 2016
SHAW ACADEMY O N L I N E E D U C AT I O N Diploma in f u n d a menta ls of gra phic d e s i g n Diploma in f u n d a menta ls of web d esi g n
M y re s p o n s i b i l i t i e s i n c l u d e d g re e t i n g t h e au d i e n c e s,re g i s t e r i n g d e l e g at e s an d m ak i n g su re t h at t h e eve n t s r u n s m o o t h l y w h i c h g ave m e a c h an c e t o n e t w o r k w i t h a l o t o f m e d i a p ro fe ss i o n al s . A p r i l 2 0 1 5 - Au g u st 2 0 1 5
skills Photoshop Illust rat or InDesign
M O T I O N C A P T U R E A S S I S TA N T M A N C H E S T E R I N T E R N AT I O N A L F E S T I VA L Wo r k i n g w i t h an i m at i o n st u d i o “D i s t r ac t ” as p ar t o f t h e p ro d u c t i o n t e am f o r t h e Ed At k i n s ’ p ro j e c t Pe r f o r m an c e C ap t u re ,i n vo l vi n g m o re t h an 1 2 0 p e o p l e .
Microsoft OS Dreamweaver
After Ef fects Photography
U o S A N I M AT E D C H R I S T M A S C A R D COMPETITION
HTML / CSS
S e c o n d p l ac e
editorial / branding 01
Balkans Magazine Design This is a design proposal for travel magazine. It is concentrated on the Balkan region where I am from and covers four most beautiful and tourist visited places across the entire Balkan region. I wanted to stress the light, clean design along with easily read and not too crowded typography. Spacing and clean typography was very important for me. As well as choosing the images that would balance the simplicity of design.
web design 02
Asos Redesign Rethinking Concept As I really like experimenting with web design and learning more about it, for my final project in university I wanted to create something related to the web design field. A part of my final project was the rebranding of the ASOS website. First of all, I focused on the analysis of the current website and user experience research. My goal was to create a clean, for the modern and elegant style for the young progressive people.
Salâ€™s Takeaway Networking Event During my final year in university, we were required to hold a networking event where we had the chance to invite our favourite design studios and present our work in front of them. The team I worked, consisted of one of my coursemates and myself and we had to design the promotional materials and the logo of the event. I also had the chance to show my motion skills by taking part in creating a short video showing behind the scenes of the preparing for the event. Our portfolios were presented in a takeaway pizza box, with the idea that we are preparing a fresh mouthwatering selection of design works and sell them to the design companies.
personal branding 04
Perspex Business Cards Coming up with your own personal branding sounds like an easy thing but most of the times it could be harder that you think. As I have mostly minimalistic style of work I wanted my branding to be a very good representation of that. I decided to leave the traditional business cards on a side and create something unusual for myself. For the creation of these cards, I used nothing but a clear perspex and a laser cutting machine. On one of the sides was my name and when you turn it around it spells â€œgraphic designerâ€?
RSA Student Design Awards As I was doing Motion and Interactivity Pathway in university I did quite a few animations. This particular one was an entry for the RSA Design Competition in 2016. It is an animation based on a motivational speech about the importance of education for young children. My story is about a little child who dreams about being not the typical womenâ€™s careers, she dreams bigger. About being a policewoman or even go to space. She then found her perfect world behind a door in her bedroom. The world where her dreams come true and everything is possible.
Brand Identity/Starlight At the beginning of 2017, I decided to finally give a go to a personal project that I have wanted to do for a long time. Starlight is the name of my the design blog I started working on which would also include freelance services available. The logo and the website design I came up with are really clean and minimalistic, which gives a sense of my personal style but also looks professional. The naming concept is also used for the design of the geometric logo, where the star the main identifying object, but I still tried to get out of the traditional concept of star images and create one more dynamic identity.
app design 07
Fuzzie / Collaborative Project Fuzzie was born during the third year of university when a two of my coursemates and me decided to take part in a design contest. Fuzzie is a prototype of a gifting app that allows you to send gift e-card to your friends and family straight from fashion retailers or restaurants to them. Fuzzie bear delivers the presents without the extra fuss.
Yana Velikova Design Portfolio