About

I’m a mum, a wife, a friend and a freelance graphic designer. I’m based in Kent with over 14 years of agency, in-house and freelance experience. InDesign is my passion and I am highly experienced in Illustrator, Photoshop & Acrobat and skilled in XD & WordPress.

I have a strong eye for detail, executing this with my ability to deliver creative results from the initial pitch through to the end stage. Passionate about design and dedicated to what I do, I am hard-working in everything I put my mind to and a reliable team player.

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Kiemia

CV

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Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer

After years in the studio, you name it, I’ve designed it (or something similar)! My experience has lead me to work on a number of design projects, from advertising to book covers, brand guidelines, brand identity, digital design, ePublications, exhibitions and all sorts of print production.

Designer   /   Cuttsy+Cuttsy

Cuttsy+Cuttsy are a healthcare communications agency who believe in the importance of strategy, creativity and execution behind their ideas.

Since starting at Cuttsy+Cuttsy in 2015, I have played an important role in the creative team. I specialise in the designs of patient communications and I ensure that all designs are health literate.

Working alongside Account Managers, Copywriters, Medical Writers and Strategists, our collaboration pushed the boundaries within the pharma industry.

Designer   /   LexisNexis

As part of the In-house Design Team at LexisNexis, I designed and delivered marketing collateral for printed and online products including direct mail campaigns, brochures, magazines, newsletters, interactive PDFs, postcards, reports, HTML emails and web banners.

Working alongside the UK Brand Team I also created, maintained and managed the LexisNexis UK Brand Guidelines and the Tolley Brand Guidelines, ensuring the content is continually up-to-date and all collateral is consistently on brand.

The annual design, production and print of the LexisNexis catalogue is a project that I was proud to be lead designer on for four years.

A large part of my role at LexisNexis was the design and artwork of the production of book covers. Liaising with the Editorial & Production teams, I ensured that each cover was designed using the correct guidelines, set up using accurate print specifications and sent to print on time ensuring a smooth production overall.

Freelance Designer   /   ULU, Vineyard, LexisNexis

Upon my return from traveling around the world, I wanted to broaden my knowledge and experience. So, I started freelancing for a number of companies. These included University of London Union, Vineyard Design and LexisNexis.

I learnt many new skills from a variety of people on my journey of freelance. It set me on my way to discover some of my many passions in design, and helped me identify what I love and what I’m good at.

Travelled around the World

Our journey began on 12th December 2009 when my husband and I got married. 3 days later we embarked on a trip of a lifetime.

First stop was St Lucia (our ‘proper’ honeymoon), then New York (over Christmas), Las Vegas (best NYE ever!), Peru, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and finally India.

Junior Designer   /   2M Creative

During my time at 2M Creative, I gained a vast amount of experience from working closely with each client and project managing large briefs. I saw these briefs from the initial design concepts right through to the final printed piece of work. I was give a great amount of responsibility, which I thrived on and I thoroughly enjoyed juggling many large projects at once.

I owe my knowledge, understanding and passion for design to 2M Creative. They gave me my first chance at being a graphic designer when I was (nearly) fresh out of university. With them throwing me in the deep end, I soon learnt how to swim.

I reluctantly left 2M Creative after deciding to travel the world on my honeymoon.

Work Experience   /   The Team, 19-77 Design, WFCA

After studying for my Foundation Degree, I took the decision to leave education and start learning from a different angle; directly from the creative industry itself.

Education

Foundation Degree Award   /   University College for the Creative Arts

1st Class Foundation Degree specialising in Graphic Design, Typography, Packaging, Branding and Advertising

A Levels   /   West Kent College

Graphic Design – B
Interior Design – B
Photography – A
Psychology – A

Skills

Interests

Tea
Organising
Cake
Lemons
Cats
Pub Lunches
Tequila

Testimonials

Peter Handschuh
2M Creative

An absolute pleasure to work with. Reliable, hardworking, dedicated to every brief she works on and always puts 100% into every job. We employed Kiemia straight out of university, with just a few months of work experience behind her. With an ability to pick up new skills, learn on the job and never be afraid to ask questions, Kiemia grew from strength to strength and was a real asset to our team.

Claire Barker
CPA Global

I’ve had the good fortune to work with Kiemia across branding, print and digital campaigns. She creates memorable and compelling projects from the weakest of briefs and delivers within ridiculously tight timescales. With a willingness to go the extra mile and the ability to produce exceptional work when under pressure, Kiemia is one of the most talented, designers I’ve worked with.

Joanne Bowditch
Tolley

Kiemia is an extraordinary graphic designer, with a passion and creativity that is dedicated to the clients needs. Kiemia has a positive and upbeat personality, where everything is considered possible. This positive can-do attitude, her commitment to tasks and reliability makes working with her a joy. I can’t recommend her highly enough as she is skilled, professional and strives to exceed her client’s expectations.

Clients