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Nick Vassou

Digital Designer

London, United Kingdom

Work Experience

M & C Saatchi Ltd

Digital designer

Creating work for the agencies largest clients and working closely with creatives has allowed me to develop and progress enormously in my time at M&C Saatchi. I have built up strong relationships with the people around me and the work I create. I have become an important member of the team and have always been comfortable giving opinions and making suggestions about work.

Work includes;
Websites
Microsites
Responsive web design (desktop, mobile and tablet)
Mobile & Tablet app design
Responsive email template creation
Brand guideline creation
Online banners
Brand guardian for 3 major clients

A strong understanding of how digital projects are created and the ability to work closely with developers to achieve the best possible outcome is essential in my role. Knowledge of the capabilities of HTML & CSS allows me to push ideas onto developers and creatives and also allows me to work within the boundaries of what is possible in build.

I am brand guardian for 3 major agency clients which means I must create, oversee and sign off the work produced for these brands, by myself and other designers, in the agency to make sure they meet the normal high standards and adhere to brand guidelines. Being trusted to look after these clients constantly requires me to take the lead on projects and manage jobs from start to finish. This includes live briefs and creating work for pitches, which I am regularly involved in.
January 2013 - Present London, United Kingdom

Grapple Mobile

Freelance Digital Designer

Working closely with one of Grapple Mobile's high profile clients creating visuals for a versatile and interactive social Android app. Starting from scratch developing the design style, user interface, user journey and iconography of the app. A huge amount of research and development was required for the project as well a constant communication with in house developers to help keep the project on track for its short deadline.
December 2012 - December 2012 London, United Kingdom

Cherry Advertising

Freelance Digital Designer

Worked on multiple projects for Cherry Advertising, an agency that specializes in producing work for the healthcare industry. Projects included the design of an iPad sales app for Nutramigen, presentation material for an important pitch and web design work for existing clients.
November 2012 - December 2012 London, United Kingdom

M & C Saatchi Ltd

Freelance Digital Designer

Being a trusted designer for the digital hub at M&C Saatchi is demanding and fast paced. It is essential that I work fast and acurately whilst maintaining the high standards of the team. Projects include designing web pages, app layouts, newsletters, banners and more for many of the agencies high profile clients.
August 2012 - October 2012 London, United Kingdom

Ministry Of Sound

Digital Designer

Part of the web design & development team at Ministry of Sound Group designing and building company site pages, websites, iframes, eflyers and other artwork across all their brands including Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, Global Underground and Dance Nation.
February 2012 - June 2012 London, United Kingdom

Two Pancakes Design

Graphic/Digital Designer

I started working with Two Pancakes Design in 2010 and since then the team has gone from strength to strength. They specialise in branding, web design, e-commerce, video production, SEO and everything else in between. It is a small but efficient team that I am still happy to work with on freelance projects from time to time.
March 2010 - June 2012 London, United Kingdom

Float

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance graphic designer for Float. Main roles included concept development and website visuals.
March 2010 - March 2010 London, United Kingdom

Revolver Entertainment

Freelance Graphic Designer

Revolver’s reputation as one of the most forward thinking companies in the industry allowed the freedom and opportunity to create great artwork across print and digital media for their DVD & cinematic film releases.
June 2009 - February 2010 London, United Kingdom

Freeform London

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance graphic designer for Freeform London. Main roles included
concept design and development for DVD releases.
December 2009 - December 2009 London, United Kingdom

Prontaprint

Graphic Designer

In house graphic designer for the Uxbridge branch of the Prontaprint franchise. My role as the sole designer is this busy office was varied and fast paced. Work ranged from business cards and logo design to t-shirt and canvas printing.
November 2008 - November 2009 London, United Kingdom

Arcadia Group

Freelance Graphic Designer

Three month freelance graphic design position creating graphics for briefs that were used on a of clothing sold in Topman stores around the country.
August 2008 - October 2008 London, United Kingdom

Underdog Media

Graphic Design Intern

Three month graphic design internship with Underdog working towards briefs for brands such as Ford, Nike and many others.
August 2007 - October 2007 London, United Kingdom

Education

University Of Bedfordshire

BA Hons Graphic Design

September 2003 - May 2006 Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Languages

Spanish (Advanced),
Greek (Conversational),

Awards

Campaign

Customer Engagement Agency of the Year 2013

2014