David MacKenzie

Designer / Illustrator

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
For over five years I have worked as a freelance designer and illustrator based in Edinburgh, UK. My work covers a variety of fields from branding and print design to art direction and illustration. With a passion for projects in the science, culture and education sectors I am driven by design’s ability to simultaneously inspire and inform. Combining this passion with a “less but better” philosophy of visual design, I strives to create work that wades through the visual clutter of modern media and communicates simply and effectively.

Work Experience


Designer / Illustrator

I have over five years experience as a freelance designer and illustrator working with a diverse selection of clients and creating a huge range of printed and digital material.
January 2007 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dundee University Students' Association

Graphic Designer

Completing an internship within a very small design team I coordinated and created several multimedia advertising campaigns, with a strong focus on animation for web, that were aimed at university students. Other responsibilities involved day-to-day design work and company branding, office management and liaising with a range of departments within the company.

Following my internship I was taken on board as a full-time graphic designer for several months, completing the roles of both graphic designer and distribution manager.
May 2010 - October 2010 United Kingdom


Duncan Of Jordanstone College Of Art & Design

Illustration BA(Hons)

I graduated in 2011 from the Digital Illustration course from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. The course covered a huge variety of digital and traditional illustration and design, from animations-for-web to traditional silk and screen printing, along with a solid tutelage in design theory.
September 2008 - May 2011 Dundee, United Kingdom


English (Native),
German (Beginner),


Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, Digital Illustration, Graphic Design, HTML, Illustration, Microsoft Power Point, Typography, Adobe Indesign, Desktop Publishing,