Miriam McWilliam

Visual Communicator

Melbourne, Australia
Miriam is a Melbourne based Designer, Stylist and Artist

Colouring the worlds of clients both locally and abroad for over 10 years, she is an avid collector, a dreamer, traveller and lover of colour, photography, typography, pattern, sunshine and sparkling wine.

During her career she has worked for a number of reputable studios and agencies including Whitespace, Freight Design, Ignite Your Brand and Studio LR (Scotland, UK), and locally in Melbourne at Davidson Branding, Celsius Design, Vive Group, The District Agency and as Lead Designer at Blueboat. To date she has enjoyed working with an extensive client base of Not-for-Profit, Arts, Cultural and Community Organisations, Museums, local Government, and a wide cross-section of small-medium start-up businesses on various design projects in the areas of Brand Identity, Publication, Websites, Videos, Exhibition and Environmental Design.

Miriam also has experience in Styling, Art direction and Photography - she intuitively creates imaginative and informed landscapes wherever she goes; for photo shoots and videos, for exhibitions and other creative events and spaces, for brands - both large and small and for each and every room in the home. Whilst living in Edinburgh UK she spent 2 years (part-time, whilst freelancing) lecturing Communication Design students at Edinburgh Napier University (2007-09) and has curated several group exhibitions, whilst also regularly exhibiting her Jewellery, Illustration, Photography, and Sculpture in both Edinburgh and locally here in Melbourne.

Equipped with a highly flexible range of skills, complemented by high standards of delivery, she prides herself on exceptional attention to detail, strong conceptually-driven communication, honesty, reliability, and both a friendly, professional approach. As every client will testify - she has and the drive to work creatively, within the constraints of deadlines and budgets - taking projects from start to finish, and when required working collaboratively with other talented creatives, to produce something truly remarkable for each and every project.

Above all, with every project she always aims to communicate a conceptually engaging, beautiful sensory feast for every space, no matter what the medium - be it on a wall, a table, for an exhibition, an event, a video, for a publication or creating a brand.

Work Experience

Vive Group

Freelance Designer

Vive Group, Melbourne - [freelancing regularly]
Brand creation, Signage and environmental design - including Sales Office interiors, banners, billboards, blade signs, press ads and website design. Projects and clients including: PEET Aston brand re-fresh, Brandmark re-fresh for The Avenue, Your Land Brochure re-design, Vive website re-design, Re-brand and decals for Tom’s Traditional Mobile Ice-creamery, design and advertising for multiple Villawood Homes development projects.
July 2011 - Present Melbourne, Australia

CELSIUS

Freelance Designer

Celsius Design Studio, Melbourne - [freelancing regularly]
Concept development, branding, publication design, data visualisation/vector illustration, typesetting, e-newsletters, annual reports, financials, brand auditing and finished art
Clients including: The Climate Commission, Epworth Hospital, Cabrini Health, The Victorian Law Commission, Pacific Hydro, Neighborhood Justice Centre, The National Print Awards, Community Justice and St Vincents Hospital.
March 2011 - January 2013 Melbourne, Australia

The District Agency

Freelance Designer

The District Agency, Melbourne - [freelancing regularly]
Branding, environmental design for festivals, posters, banners, festival menu boards, t-shirts, postcards, invitations, promotional items, e-newsletters, advertisements, credentials document, typography and presentation layouts for pitches. Clients including: Bulmers, The Comedy Festival, Stella Artois, Schweppes, Strongbow, Carlton Dry, Pure Blonde, Fosters, Carlton United Breweries, Dirty Granny Cider and the AFL
February 2011 - Present Melbourne, Australia

Whitespace

Freelance Designer

Freelancing regularly over two years, working with the Whitespace team on a wide variety of projects for print, brand and web. Clients included: Russel Europe, National Health Service, [www.60yearsofnhsscotland.co.uk], Scottish Natural Heritage, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Global Friends of Scotland [www.scotland.org] and the Bank of Scotland
2007 - 2009 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Education

Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology (RMIT) - Australia

Communication Design

2003 - 2005 Melbourne, Australia

Skills

Advertising Campaigns, Art Direction, Books, Branding And Identity, Catalogues, Corporate Literature, Exhibition Displays, Illustration, Invitations, Packaging, Photography, Posters, Sculpture, Storyboards For animation, Typography, Websites,