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Sarah Neville

Graphic Designer

London, United Kingdom
Strategic, multidisciplinary designer & photographer with an eye for innovation and attention to detail. With a key ambition to learn and grow, a young designer with a drive for success. Sarah Neville, a graphic designer and photographer from Limerick, Ireland graduated from the Limerick School of Art and Design where she completed a BA in Visual Communications with Second Class Honours in June 2012.

Sparked by the never-ending passion for creativity I enjoy all aspects of design but especially love typography and photography. Working for companies within the US and in Europe has broadened my knowledge for design and also my passion to travel. Since finishing college I moved to New York to start my career and to experience the creativity of the city. I soon adapted to the fast paced lifestyle of New York and loved working with new clients on exciting projects. I have an extensive knowledge of the Adobe Suite, especially in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and also maintain good skills in Flash, After Effects, HTML and Microsoft Word. Working on a variety of diverse projects has enabled me to further my skills, creativity and also experience the creative design industry.
Work Experience
London, United Kingdom
Sep 2014Present
Junior Graphic Designer
Responsibilities range from creative email templates, website design, logo design, and creative designs for internal content. Developing knowledge, understanding and skills of digital marketing. Understanding the basic fundamentals in digital email design and drawing upon my strong technics to create new digital creatives for clients. Building an understanding of email template coding and developing on my knowledge of HTML and CSS. Learning the development process of a interactive technology company and working as part of a large creative team. Being exposed to the creative process in a client service-oriented environment.
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2013Present
Junior Graphic Designer
Expanding skills and existing knowledge of graphic design principals across print and web media. Enhancing Web design knowledge and basic coding fundamentals in order to develop successful interactive designs. Being exposed to the creative process in a client service-oriented environment and what it means to run a design business.
New York, NY, USA
May 2013Sep 2013
Junior Designer
Learning the basics of web design and development including the use of open source platforms and integrations. Working with Wordpress coding and development, Dreamweaver coding, Java Script, HTML and CSS. Gaining experience within a design studio. Also learning the basics in marketing.
Limerick, Ireland
Feb 2013
Freelancer Designer
Developing new brands for emerging companies. Taking clients concepts and developing them into production through concept development and problem solving. Developing my communication skills and building confidence in my work to recruit new clients and maintain 100% satisfaction. Gaining experience with clients, printers and establishing a client/designer relationship. Experiencing meeting deadlines in a fast pace environment. Multi-tasking various projects. Being responsible for seeing projects through to completion from concept proposals to production and also making sure that the client is satisfied with the design produced.
Limerick, Ireland
Dec 2012
Junior Graphic Designer
Gaining experience within a graphic design studio. Experiencing meeting deadlines in a fast pace environment. Concept development for new and existing companies. Working as part of a design team. Managing my time and multi-tasking various projects.
Limerick, Ireland
Sep 2012
Graphic Designer
Developing promotional campaigns for the Limerick School of Art & Design/Limerick Institute of Technology. Working closely with the head of the colleges on their ideas and developing them into production through concept development and problem solving. Multi-tasking various projects from different departments both in print and web format Taking responsibility for all the design tasks. Being responsible for seeing projects through to completion from concept proposals to production. Developing a relationship with printers and also an understanding of the printing process.
Limerick, Ireland
Jun 2012
Freelance Designer
Developing a new brand for Limerick School of Art & Design. Taking clients concepts and developing them into production through concept development and problem solving. Developing my communication skills and building confidence in my work to maintain 100% satisfaction. Gaining experience with clients, printers and establishing a client/designer relationship. Experiencing meeting deadlines in a fast pace environment. Multi-tasking various projects. Being responsible for seeing projects through to completion from concept proposals to production and also making sure that the client is satisfied with the
design produced.
Dublin, Ireland
Apr 2011
Graphic Intern
Limerick, Ireland
Mar 2011
Graphic Intern
Work experience module
Education
Limerick, Ireland
Sep 2008Jun 2012
B.A in Visual Communications, Visual Communications, Second Class Honours Degree
The programme offers a high level of experiential learning through studio workshops and online activities which make intellectual and skillbased demands of the student. Importance is placed on
the development of the creative potential inherent in the individual. This is achieved by encouraging students to formulate knowledgeable, independent judgements based on research, analysis, critical and creative thinking and objective criticism. This programme prepares students for careers as professional graphic designers and other areas of employment such as advertising, typography, packaging, corporate design, television graphics, multimedia and e-learning. The programme looks for students who can demonstrate potential ability to work imaginatively and creatively in graphic and visual media; who can apply original thought to a given problem and can demonstrate a range of skills; and are willing to involve themselves in the various different disciplines and practices of visual communication.
Limerick, Ireland
Sep 2007Jun 2008
Fetac level 5 Award, Portfolio Preparation Course
This 1 year full time programme is designed to allow participants to prepare an Advanced Portfolio in the field of Art Craft and Design. It will enable participants to further their knowledge and fundamental skills within this area. The course is suitable for learners with experience in Art Craft and Design who wish to advance their practical and creative skills.
Limerick, Ireland
Sep 2006Jun 2007
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Arts, qualification uncompleted
While enrolled in Mary Immaculate College my focus was in Psychology. Students enrolled in the BA programme in Mary Immaculate College have an option of taking first year modules in Introductory Psychology and Social Psychology. Based on performance during the first academic year students will be offered places on the Major Psychology stream and study the core modules that provide students with the basis for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Limerick, Ireland
Sep 2005Jun 2006
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate 420 points
Limerick Tutorial College is a family-run college that caters for full-time 5th Year, 6th Year and Repeat Leaving Certificate students of all levels and all abilities. They run a number of revision courses for part-time students to assist them in their preparation for their Junior and Leaving Certificate.

They're philosophy is helping to achieve the best possible Leaving Certificate for each student.
Languages
 
Irish (Conversational)
Awards
2012
Highly commended in my category at the 2012 IDI (Institute of Designers in Ireland) Graduate Awards.