Nicholas Blair

Graduate

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
I am interested in all aspects of Art & Design and have been for as long as I can remember. I am especially fond of designing Brand Identities and Packaging, but enjoy throwing myself at anything. I spend a lot of time getting inspiration from reading books and magazines as well as browsing the Internet and updating my own design blog.

I have visited design studios in London, Barcelona and Amsterdam such as Landor, Dalziel+Pow, Dvein and Designbridge. I have also attended design events such as D&AD New Blood and The 4 Designers Conference in 2012 as well as numerous talks from experienced graphic designers from all over the UK and America.

Some of my favourite designers are Stefan Sagmeister, Bojan Stefanovic, Fabio Sasso and James White.

Work Experience

PI Global

Junior Graphic Designer

November 2012 - London, United Kingdom

PI Global

Intern

October 2012 - November 2012 London, United Kingdom

Liquid

Intern

2 week placement after my second year of studies at university.
July 2011 - July 2011 Liverpool, United Kingdom

Tayburn

Intern

2 week placement after my second year of studies at university.
June 2011 - June 2011 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Fiona Banner's Studio

Intern

1 Week placement working with Turner prize nominated artist, Fiona Banner.
June 2007 - June 2007 London, United Kingdom

Education

University Of Northumbria At Newcastle

Graphic Design

September 2009 - July 2012 Newcastle, United Kingdom

Kirklees College

Foundation in Art and Design

September 2008 - May 2009 Dewsbury, United Kingdom

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apple Motion, Google SketchUp, Keyshot,