About me

Hi I'm Karen.

I have over 25 years experience as a graphic designer and illustrator. Although I specialise in packaging design, especially licensed character packaging and merchandise, I have wide experience of all print based design including brochures, flyers, exhibition graphics, POS etc. I work mainly in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop producing creative packaging design, high quality 3D visuals and print ready digital artwork.

I also create illustrations using digital and traditional media.

Visit my website to see my portfolio or contact me for more information.

From November 2013 - November 2014 I was employed by Kinnerton Confectionery as Design Manager (Maternity cover). I was responsible for a team of 5 designers and 1 artworker, covering all aspects of team management including work scheduling, coordinating with NPD and Marketing departments, team training and performance assessment, liasing with suppliers and printers. My main repsonsibility was to ensure the quality of the design work produced by my team, fulfiling the client's brief and meeting deadlines on time. I was also deeply involved with the company's rebranding strategy and compiled the guidelines handbook for implementation across all packaging, POS and digital marketing for the design and artwork team.

I am most proud of the improvements I made to the technical abilities of the design team which not only enhanced their design skills but saved valuable time for the artwork team.

Skills

artwork, Brand / Logo Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Merchandise design, Packaging Design, Point of Sale Design, Product Design

Sector Experience

FMCG

Awards

none

Clients

Bazooka Candy Brands, Benkiser, Birds, British Tissues, Budgens, Bupa, Burtons Biscuits, Castle Cement, Coronation Power, Downpace Stationery, DTI, Elida Gibbs (Timotei), Grosvenor of London, GST Europe, Hasbro, Hatch Consulting, Heimann Young Books, KFC, Kingsley Cards, Kinnerton Confectionery, Laserlines Creative Ltd, M&S, Milupa, MMCTS.org, Polycell, Sainsbury, Schweppes, Spearmark, The Pop-Up Deli, Unilever

Trade Associations

none

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Contract
Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Location
Reading
Skill Level
Middleweight, Senior
Languages
English
Creativepool member since 22 November 2012