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Francesca Mangiaracina

Graphic Designer

London, United Kingdom
I have been working in the design industry since 2005 within different communication agencies around the world. I have been in London since 2010. My role has led me to oversee concept implementation, give design direction and ensure the highest production standards in every job. My main experience is in corporate design, branding, print and packaging design. In addition, I have gained a deep knowledge of production processes from paper stocks to print techniques. I also have a personal passion for typography and bookbinding.

Work Experience

Interstate Creative Partners

Graphic designer

February 2014 - Present London, United Kingdom

Straithedge Design Ltd

Middleweight Graphic Designer

Running my own project as brand guardian supporting the Creative Director in producing a variety of branding, print and digital material for main client, Hermes Fund Managers, being responsible for all marketing collateral.

Working on new projects from concepts through to artwork, managing the brand guidelines and negotiating directly with suppliers, paper merchants and printers. Presenting projects and concepts to clients.

Working also for other clients on an ad hoc basis, these include such clients as NOW Pensions, Arthritis UK, Coats and AIMA designing all marketing collateral such as annuals reports, websites, banners.

Led a high creative input to the team supporting Creative Director, managing junior and freelance designers.
August 2012 - February 2014 London, United Kingdom

Cushman & Wakefield

Graphic Designer

Designed collateral for external, internal and online communication including brochures, advertising, annual reports, handouts, flyers, newletters from brief to fulfilment for in-house marketing department, ensuring brand equity.

Responsible for creation, production and post-project support activities delivering a high-level of service in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment. Led a high creative input to bid documents and provided complete design support to Business Development Managers that successfully brought several clients to the company, such as British Airways.

Directed freelance illustrators, communication agencies. Maintained continuous contact with internal and external clients/suppliers to ensure quality at each stage of the project.
June 2011 - July 2012 London, United Kingdom

Vividbrand

Graphic Designer

Created online communication assets and concept ideas for advertisements.
April 2011 - April 2011 London, United Kingdom

Eventica

Graphic Designer

Developed logo concepts, advertising and online communication tools, including static and animated banners for, My planet travel awards, Russia’s top travel awards.
January 2011 - January 2011 London, United Kingdom

Nascent Design

Graphic Designer

Performed a critical role within the company, with responsibility for the provision of high-level services to clients including: tivù, Italian digital television company, Frette, La Gardenia and Fendi.

Demonstrated innovation and strong commercial skills in the role with sole responsibility for account with tivù client. Managed both clien and supplier relationships. Designed and created large format posters, marketing collateral, website concepts, brochures and pop ups in stores.

Worked to the highest professional standards at all times to ensure the delivery of project stages to strict deadlines.
January 2010 - September 2010 Milan, Italy

CarmieUbertis

Junior to mid-weight Graphic Designer

Managed all stages of key projects for high-profile Italian clients including Dainese, Dam, Radio 24, Nestle and TDR Tabacco. Working with the highest levels of accuracy and attention to detail in the development of high quality artwork to exact client specifications.

Led a key exhibition project: creation of the visual identity of the exhibition, development of public information campaign including large format posters, postcards, leaflets and website for website for the Borough of Milan, displayed in seven cities in the Milan area. Sole responsibility for the development of the online presence for the exhibition.

Additional areas of responsibility included the creation and editing of visual concepts, photo-retouching, visualisations for new packaging designs of Nestle brands in Italy.
October 2008 - December 2009 Milan, Italy

Ferrariodesign

Junior Graphic Designer

Managed key projects for national and international clients including Johnson Control and Camporignano and developed a broad variety of marketing materials, including leaflets, brochures and banners.

Produced artworks, logos and stationery for an international competition run by Ljubljana tourist office and national competition promoted by ATOS.
March 2006 - September 2007 Milan, Italy

Kristiina Lassus Studio

Graphic and Product Designer

Gained a thorough grounding in the practical demands and requirements of graphic design within an internship in Goa (India). Thrived within a highly creative environment: researched and developed new cutting-edge ideas for the design of rugs and carpets.

Key achievements in the role included the successful development of new packaging concept design for Alessi tableware, which is now sale in Selfridges, London.
September 2005 - December 2005 Goa, India

Education

Politecnico Di Milano

Communication design

January 2004 - July 2008 Milan, Italy

Cfp Bauer

Bookbinding course
January 2010 - May 2010 Milan, Italy

Cfp Bauer

Culture typography course.
October 2008 - June 2009 Milan, Italy

Poli.Design

Type design High education course Typographic history and culture - Type design.
March 2007 Milan, Italy

Languages

English (Advanced),
Italian (Native),

Skills

Acrobat Professional, Indesign CC Photoshop CC Illustrator CC, Keynote , Lightroom, Office Package,

Additional Information

I am interested in various tipe of literature: design, typography, photography and general culture. Travelling to extend my interest on antropology of different culture. Visiting museums.