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

Self-Employed

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

Education

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

Languages

English (Native),
German (Beginner),

Skills

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