All posts tagged: Graphics


Manning Gottlieb Interview

Two weeks ago I had an interview for the positions of Social Media Designer at Manning Gottlieb, a multi-award winning design agency based in London. I didn’t get the position (the company didn’t hire anyone in the end), but I was told that I was the strongest candidate with ‘amazing design talent’ and ‘really great ideas’. Of course I was sad not to get the role, but I firmly believe everything happens for a reason and that something even better will come along. Always stay positive! After I passed the phone interview, I had to prepare a brief of work for the final stage. Unfortunately I didn’t get the brief until much later than planned due to an administration error and I had to make do with the time I had. I worked continuously for 2 days straight and got the first two of the four parts done in great detail. I managed to thoroughly research the other two and come up with a variety of ideas ready to present for my interview. The interview …


Magazine & Leaflet Design

At the beginning of this year I started my new job as a Visual Marketing Manager at a French company called Soft Paris. However, I chose only to complete the 5 week probationary contract, rather than stay on full-time, due to a few reasons. Unfortunately the language barrier was just too much. I know only basic French and my colleagues at the time knew very little English. This made communicating professionally as well as socially really difficult and so I found the whole experience very isolating. I knew after the first 2 weeks that the position wasn’t what I had expected, but I finished the 5 week period to gain managerial & design experience and I don’t regret it for a second. I certainly learnt a lot – including a fair bit of French – and in this post I will show you 2 of the big projects I headed up! The main piece of work I had was to redesign the company recruitment magazine. I had to update the layout, photography, imagery, content and …

Work So Far!

I’ve been at Benefit 2 months tomorrow. I can’t believe how quick it’s gone! I think now would be a great time to show some of the work I’ve done and everything I’ve achieved since being at Benefit. Who knows, maybe in 10 months time, when my internship comes to an end, I’ll release each post I do and make a book, like Carrie in Sex and the City! “A Year in the Life of a BeneGal!”. Well….. we’ll see! Firstly what I’ll show is a photo gallery I did called ‘Top Sellers’. I used a platform called Wildfire, that allows you to use templates already on their system or you can create your own through CSS and JavaScript. I’ll hopefully be going on a training course for both that’ll mean I can do far more with the application and let my imagination run ‘wild’! This tab shows our four main products and promotions at the moment. You can click on each button and get more information and imagery on that item. It also links …


Ixion Holdings – Article Publishing & Case Studies

One of the real highlights of working at Ixion was having an article I wrote about finding work in the Creative Industries published in the Anglia Ruskin University Magazine. I’d never written for any publication before, so to see not only my words printed, but also a piece of design work I did, was a real proud moment for me. I’ve still got the actual magazine, in mint-condition, and will always remind me of the instance I realised that I loved to write and express myself. To further help the company document their work with young people, I produced case studies of the companies and young people we helped through providing jobs and essential experience. I both designed and produced the content, and these documents were showed at many different events.