Profile

I am a 25-year-old postgraduate at Northumbria University currently based in Manchester. I hold a natural interest and curiosity for Graphic Design and its various components. I particularly enjoy typography and branding, in both print and digital and find satisfaction in seeing a project grow from an idea to a final outcome. 

I am a professional and enthusiastic Graphic Designer possessing the necessary skills to meet clients expectations in both quality and originality, with the ability to understand a concept and create a design which reflects in full the client brief. I take pride in seeking new challenges and strive to continually develop my skills and knowledge within the industry.

Graphic Design is my chosen career because I love creative explorations and the endless possibilities and fun they bring.

Experience
Gorilla Studio

One Year, Eleven Month Contract
June 2016 – Present

Meme Media

Seven Month Contract
October 2015 – May 2016

Creative Spark

Three Week Placement
September 2015 – October 2015

Mono

Freelancer
January 2015 – Current

Keepmoat Group

Seven Month Contract
July 2014 – December 2014

Education
Northumbria University

September 2011 – July 2014
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Graphic Design

Turton Sixth Form

September 2009 – July 2011
3 A level’s (A-C)

Turton High School

September 2004 – July 2009
11 G.C.S.E’s (A-C)

Publications

Recognitions

Designing Your Identity

Sandu Publishing

Nice To Meet You Again

Victionary

How we broke the rules of Arabic food

We kicked Cuzena into sharp contrast by creating surreal and playful imagery packed with Arabian charm- we coined the tagline ‘Explore the Bazaar’ and showed people that the sharing culture of Arabic dining is really all about fun and flavour.

How we broke the rules of pizza

Our approach was a playful homage to everything the dark side had to offer. We hand-painted masses of demented typography created some suitably evil animal illustrations and topped it off with a horny little logo mark. A fiendishly good-looking pizza brand was born.

How we broke the rules of the estate agency market

We saw an opportunity to flip a largely sector on its head by injecting some much-needed excitement into Realty’s identity. Inspired by the 1000’s of apartment blocks in their portfolio we worked with an architect to develop 28 custom building illustrations. We used these to create an eclectic cityscape which acts as a unique brand pattern across the company stationery. The result is a brand identity which hits the sweet spot between playful and professional- and cuts straight through the dull competition.

How we broke the rules of market research

We immersed ourselves in all of the Native American art that we could get our hands on to build a playful and emotive identity. We repositioned Tipi as ‘Seekers of Wisdom’ and matched the unique aspects of her company to the characteristics of 3 woodland critters illustrations- These stack to form Tipi’s very own totem pole. The resulting identity is instantly memorable and reminds customers that, in Tipi’s world, things are done a little differently.

Thanks for viewing!
Email

nickfarnworth@hotmail.com

Phone

07969457298