— Charlotte Emma Collins
Hi, my name is Charlotte, I am 28 and have recently moved to back from Brisbane in Australia to London.
I have a strong background in customer service, publishing and fashion, working for companies such as ASOS and River Publishing. I received a 2.1 in Fashion Journalism at the University of Southampton Solent in 2012.
I then worked as a designer for the digital agency Ether Creative between 2012-2018. At the start of 2019 I decided to spend some time in Australia and worked as a digital designer at the renowned marketing agency Bambrick Media.
I have a keen eye for detail, fashion and print design, having learnt the basics at University. However, soon my passion grew to web design and branding. I learnt how to use photoshop to design websites, illustrator for branding and graphics and print layouts in Indesign.
I then progressed to learn how to create EDM’s in Campaign Monitor, use Sketch to design and Invision to prototype websites, as well as creating a huge variation of printed materials from business cards to brochures.
I also have skills in corporate design work creating slide decks in powerpoint, using my journalism degree to enhance websites with copy and content and also overseeing projects within the Agency. My extensive time at Ether Creative and Bambrick Media has allowed me to build great relationships with our clients and really hone my craft.
Overall my wide set of skills and expertise allowed me to see the projects through from start to finish and liaise with clients and our developers throughout. During my time at Ether Creative, we won many awards for outstanding work in design and development, some of which I was solely responsible for. I have great communication skills and understanding of what a client is looking for. I am able to not only design for the client and their business needs, but also understand their customers to deliver at a more personal level.
During my 10 months abroad, I worked as a digital designer at one of the most prestigious marketing companies in Brisbane, Bambrick Media. This opportunity allowed me to work in a very fast paced multi-disciplinary basis for a diverse range of international and Australian businesses. I worked on landing pages, lead magnets, SEO, Google banners and social media campaigns. Throughout my time there I got a great understanding of the marketing process as well building on my key skills by travelling abroad solo, demonstrating my capability to adapting to new and challenging environments.
I hope you find that my work speaks for itself and if you want to know more, just give me a shout. CV and client/ work references are available at request.