Jesse Payne

Design Student

Manchester, United Kingdom
Design in various forms has always been my passion, when I was younger going to HMV to look at record sleeves was my art gallery.

I am inspired by culture and the vibrancy of life, I was brought up going to events like Notting Hill Carnival. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Brazil, Thailand, Sweden, Portugal, France, Spain, Greece, Germany and the USA. Experiencing these different cultures has influenced me as a person and a designer, and
I drawn upon my travels for inspiration and insight.

I am looking forward to working in the industry and becoming an integral part of a design team.

Work Experience


Work Placement

Two week placement with experiential marketing agency RPM. A great insight into the pace and atmosphere of a well established agency, as well as into the level of professionalism in their work and presentation. Additionally, worked on a number of different briefs, developing logos and layouts for different brands and an event.
March 2013 - April 2013 London, United Kingdom

Insight Film Festival

Volunteer Graphic Designer

Working with an MA Student from Salford Univeristy to create designs quickly in response to the needs of the festival director and marketing department. Tasks included creating ads of different sizes, a cover for the festivals brochure, promotional flyers and different elements for social media websites.
January 2013 - March 2013 Manchester, United Kingdom

Ideas Foundation

Student Mentor

Fortnightly mentoring position helping Manchester Creative & Media Academy students develop design skills in response to a brief outlined by McCann Manchester to produce a creative online magazine designed and run by students. I was able to pass on skills and knowledge to four young aspiring designers, an experience which I know is invaluable at that age. It was an exciting project that I would happily help with again.
May 2012 - July 2012 Manchester, United Kingdom

Pulse Films

Work Placement

2-day work placement assisting camera crew on the set of two separate music videos. Both videos were directed by Emil Nava. The first shoot was for the artist L Griffin and his music video 'The Wait'. The video was shot in East London in a warehouse where the art department had designed and set up a backdrop for the video. I helped bring in and set up the equipment. For the majority of the day I assisted the camera crew and occasionally the production crew. The second shoot was for singer Delilah's video for 'Love You So' where my role was similar to the first shoot. An insight to this working environment was very interesting and exciting, and is something I would really love to get more involved in.
November 2012 - November 2012 London, United Kingdom

Tiga Communications

Work Placement

One-week work placement working at a Graphic Design agency, learning about the working environment and responding to live briefs.
June 2009 - June 2009 Meopham, United Kingdom


Manchester Metropolitan University

Bachelor of Graphic Design

September 2010 - Present Manchester, United Kingdom

University Of The Arts - London

Foundation in Art & Design

September 2009 - June 2010 London, United Kingdom

Wilmington Grammar School For Boys

A-level English, Graphic Product, Media and Art & Design.
September 2004 - July 2009 Dartford, United Kingdom


English (Native),


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Art Direction, Branding, Design, Graphic Design, HTML, Identity, IMovie, Letter Press, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Screen Printing,