© 2019 Sian Jefferson

Profile

I have been working in design since graduating with a MA in 2012. In that time I’ve worked on a wide variety of design projects including several graphic novels, magazines, print-ready product designs, motion graphic info-graphics, story boarding, custom web assets and conducted online campaigns and promotions. I am looking to continue improving my creative design skills focusing on building my graphic design and marketing skills whilst utilising my passion for good branding and engaging content.

Experience

2012 – 2014: Freelance Storyboard artist and 2D Designer.

Clients include: Wales Interactive,Dynamo Studios, A Productions.
Role requirements: Working closely with other designers and game developers to produce high quality storyboards and vector-based assets/environments for development and production.


2014 – Present: Freelance Illustrator and Creative Designer.

Clients include: Kookie
Magazine, Cardiff University, Choas Hour and IG Design Group UK, Savills Estate Agents.
Role Requirements: Developing artwork including info-graphics, story-based pitches, custom emojis, working with existing brand guidelines and formatting pre-existing artwork to client specifications.

Skills

I am proficient in using: 

 - Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for design.

 - Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing.

 - I have worked with motion graphic projects in Adobe After Effects.

 - I am currently learning Adobe InDesign and Adobe Dimensions for product design and branding, and HTML for web design and coding.

 - I am Mac and PC literate.

Education

Master of Arts Degree in Animation from the University of South Wales (2012)

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Animation from the University of South Wales (2011)

BTEC Diploma in Foundation Art from the University of South Wales (2008)

Hobbies

Alongside my freelance work, I have also written, illustrated and produced multiple graphic novels and comic books. My work regularly exhibits at conventions up and down the UK and I have received invitations to exhibit my work abroad.

When I'm not working on personal projects I enjoy playing video games, growing my own vegetables, trying out new sports activities, travelling and baking!