Manchester School of Art Graphic Design Degree Show Team
Hi! I’m Hattie, a tea drinking Graphic Designer who ventured up north to uni from Suffolk.
I have always taken great inspiration from the environments I have spent time in. I enjoy responding in different ways through words, images and print making, creating varied, often colourful, outcomes.
I am a people person and love collaborating with others in the design process. This was something I thrived on as a member of our Degree Show Fundraising Team. This involved organising paid, ticketed talks with industry, communicating with the team and our year group. We also organised a very successful virtual print auction which raised over £7000 alone.
Team work was a vital part of organising the degree show, especially as a lot of the organisation had to be done over Zoom.
Previous relevant employment history:
March 2020- March 2021 Planet Bee Magazine Manchester - Graphic Designer
Working for a Science magazine has enabled the development of many industry specific skills including communication and time management.
Communication skills were utilised to keep in contact with the editors, authors and illustrators; a particularly important aspect given the current circumstances of the pandemic. It was an invaluable experience to be part of the design of a magazine from concept to print.
The use of Adobe Indesign and Illustrator were vitally important.
Summer 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition Greenwich - Exhbition Attendant
The role encompassed various responsibilities including assisting with setting up the exhibits. Over the course of the exhibition I also interactedwith the customers about the photographs whilst ensuring the space remained presentable.
Summer 2014, Summer 2015 Cotton Tree Interiors Suffolk - Studio Assistant
I undertook this work experience which developed into a part time summer job. It gave me a good insight into the design process and led me to pursuing a design career. The role included ordering fabrics, general administration, working alongside other members of the company on client visits and communicating with suppliers and walk in customers. This boosted my confidence when talking to people of all ages. I was also involved in developing schemes for rooms which required attention to detail and understanding relations with colour.
Currently undertaking work experience at Clays, one of the leading book printers in the UK.
I have also had several public-facing jobs such as in hospitality and as a Student Ambassador for the university over the course of my studies.
When life allows I also enjoy developing my own artistic practise through print making, painting and photography of which I have exhibited and sold.
I am currently seeking internships or a junior design role.