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.

90

Illustrator

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

85

Indesign

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

65

Premiere

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

60

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%
  • After Effects CC 50%
  • Management 85%
  • Adobe XD 65%
  • Communication 90%
  • Dreamweaver/HTML/Sketchup 35%

I am available for Freelance

MY CV

  • WORK
  • FREELANCE

    Self Employed - Contract Work

    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.

    2013 - 2019
  • PLATINUM PROPERTY

    Creative Director

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

    2005 - 2007
  • SPIRAL DIRECT

    Creative & Marketing Manager

    Responsible for all company visual branding, covering print & digital design, including seasonal shoot styling, trade shows & wholesaler merchandising. Role included managing 2 staff within the creative team, web designer & artworker.

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

    Visual Merchandising Manager

    Worked for high street & luxury clothing, homewares & footwear stores. Design & styling of in-store products, window displays, signage & POS. Role included training, management & supervision of store staff company wide, UK & Worldwide.

    1998 - 2005
  • EDUCATION
  • 8 DIPLOMAS

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

  • 12 CERTIFICATES

    After Effects CC Masterclass - Web UI UX Design (Adobe XD) - Illustrator CC Masterclass - Create & Adapt Logos - Design Web Icons - Draw Vector Graphics - InDesign CS6 Essential Training - Content Marketing: Newsletters/Photos…

  • 1 DEGREE

    Art, Architecture & Interior Design BA (Hons)

  • 4 A LEVELS

    Graphic & Advertising Design - Media Studies - Communication Studies - Interior Design

  • 10 GCSE’s

    Photography - Media - Design - Art - English Language - English Literature - Information Technology - Science - Religious Studies - French

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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