ABOUT ME

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SAFFRON WARD

Creative Designer

I’ve always been passionate about the creative arts & tried to turn my hand to as many different projects & sectors as I can.

I believe all experience is good experience & having such a wide knowledge of many areas makes me easily adaptable to any project. I have plenty of experience with design, from branding, graphic & print design to visual merchandising & interior design.

I currently work on PC’s, but have worked on Mac’s in the past. I have several years’ experience in branding & marketing, from company stationary to using blogs & social networking. I also have experience in event and exhibition stand design, licensed products & merchandising. I often get a lot of work through word of mouth & my ever growing portfolio.

  • : 1980
  • : London, UK
170

Happy Clients

17

Year Experience

130

Logos Designed

400

Projects Done

BRANDING, ARTWORKING & GRAPHICS

Logos - Brochures - Catalogues - Adverts - Packaging & Products - Ebook Covers - Stationary - Promotional Posters, Postcards & Flyers - Web Images & Banners - Car/Window Vinyls - Clothing - Social Media - Branding - Copy Writing - Project Management - Video Editing.

SIGNAGE, VISUALS & INTERIORS

POS - In Store Graphics - Window Graphics - Promotional Material - Window Schemes/Displays - Prop Sourcing - Visual Merchandising Training - Floorplans - Colour Schemes - Perspective Drawings - Elevations - Moodboards - Project Management.

PHOTO RETOUCHING & MANIPULATION

People/Portraits - Wildlife/Nature - Places/Locations - Retail/Products - Image Manipulation - Image Retouching - Image Resizing - Shoot Styling - Shoot Management - Model Sourcing - Prop Sourcing - Project Design - Project Management.

MY SKILLS

95

Photoshop

I most often use & complete my work with Photoshop CC daily.

80

Illustrator

I use Illustrator CC mostly for logos, as & when needed.

80

Indesign

I use Indesign CC for all advertising & brochure design work.

65

Premiere

I am capable of basic video & audio editing on Premiere CC.

70

Wordpress

I am capable of updating & designing imagery for websites on WordPress.

80

Office

I use Word, Outlook, Excel & Powerpoint on a regular basis.

  • Creativity 95%
  • Communication 90%
  • Management 85%
  • Adobe XD/Sketch 65%
  • Dreamweaver/HTML 45%
  • Sketchup 35%

I am available for Freelance

MY CV

  • WORK
  • FREELANCE

    I have worked within fashion, media, retail, events, corporate, advertising & marketing, remotely with clients globally and locally in office. I have experience in print and digital design. Recent clients include British Dental Association, Kitchencraft,…

  • PLATINUM PROPERTY

    Creative manager

    I was responsible for all visual branding of the company, covering print and digital design, including advertising, property management & interior design.

    DEC 2005 TO DEC 2007
  • SPIRAL DIRECT

    Creative & Marketing Manager

    I was responsible for all visual branding of the company, covering print and digital design, including styling of seasonal shoots, trade shows & wholesaler merchandising. Role included managing 2 other staff within the creative team,…

    JAN 2008 TO JAN 2013
  • MYLA/LONDON GRAPHIC CENTRE/ACUPUNCTURE FOOTWEAR/LIZ CLAIBORNE/MUJI

    Visual Merchandising Manager

    I have worked within fashion, homewares, footwear & lingerie, for high street & luxury retailers. I was responsible for design & installation of all in-store & window merchandising & displays, including signage & POS. Role…

    AUG 1998 TO NOV 2005
  • EDUCATION
  • 8 DIPLOMAS

    Event & Hospitality Management - Reiki Master Level - Animal Psychology & First Aid - Dog Training - Visual & Interior Design & Display - Digital Media (Incl. Photography, Media, Design & IT) - Lighting Design

  • 10 CERTIFICATES

    Landscape & Garden Design - Intermediate German - Create & Adapt Logos - Design Web Icons - Draw Vector Graphics - InDesign CS6 Essential Training - Content Marketing: Newsletters/Photos - Create A Personal Brand - Perspective Drawing  

  • GRAPHIC & ADVERTISING DESIGN

    A Level

  • ART, ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

    BA (Hons)

  • INTERIOR DESIGN

    A Level

  • MEDIA STUDIES & COMMUNICATIONS

    Double Award A Level

  • PHOTOGRAPHY, MEDIA & DESIGN

    3 GCSE's (A - C Grades)

  • ART, ENGLISH LANG & LIT, IT, SCIENCE, RELIGION, FRENCH

    7 GCSE's (A - C Grades)

MY CLIENTS

What my clients are saying

"I thoroughly recommend Saffron because her work is accurate, quick and most importantly some of our briefs are ‘woolly’, yet Saffron seems to know what we want"

Darren A. Smith, Founder of Making Business Matter

"Great and solid work. Saffron created our new logo and even prepared our first hand-outs for print. This faster than we ever expected with lots of expertise, patience and clear guidance where needed. Working in the entertainment industry since decades, we know it's hard to find a creative person with outstanding skills, intuition and also a very productive workflow. That's why we'll definitely hire Saffron again"

Gin Pacific – Live Music, Born To Party

"You’re a GENIUS. Your work always looks BRILLIANT. Thank you so, so much. You made everything look better than we ever imagined"

Ten Cent Adventures

"Brilliant to work with, patient, talented and impeccable work. Looking forward to working with Saffron again"

OSV Ltd

"After an extended period of time searching through branding experts all over the world I was ecstatic to finally come in contact with Saffron. She was able to understand exactly what I was wanting to achieve, produce an array of fantastic options and had the patience to ensure the final product was just as I wanted it. Thanks Saffron, I couldn't be happier"

Globe Financial Planning (Australia)

"Saffron was outstanding in every aspect. She went above and beyond to deliver a logo far beyond our expectations. We are delighted and would recommend her highly."

Wahoo London

Some of my clients

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