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FREELANCE DESIGNER

Specialising in web and UX design, typography and illustrative work.

ABOUT ME

I'm Sarah Gow, a designer, illustrator & photographer with several years experience. I am based in Gloucester, UK.


My work is very diverse and utilises many different types of media. I love learning new ways of using computer software, so that i can experiment and push my ideas to their limit. I am open to collaborations and I am keen to hear from anyone who appreciates my work and is interested in providing me with further opportunities to expand my portfolio.

I have been playing around with CSS and simple HTML coding since I was about 8 years old. It started out as a hobby, and as I am an only child, it was something I could experiment with in my bedroom. Since then, with the help of real life industry experience, I have developed my knowledge and skills to a high proficiency.

I work as a freelance photographer, shooting weddings and events, and have had some of my photography published in a magazine. My past clients for photography and design work include record label companies, small local business, musicians and authors.

QUALIFICATIONS


BA (Hons) Graphic Design : 2:1
A Level Graphic Design : A*
AS Level Photography & Fine Art
13 x GCSEs: A*-C


WORK ON DISPLAY AT


2013: D&AD New Blood Exhibition, London.

WORK HISTORY


SARBUCKS DESIGN
September 2008 - Present

PROCOOK
November 2015 - Present
Digital Designer

COTSWOLD OUTDOOR
July 2013 - November 2015
HTML Email Designer and Developer

QD DESIGN LONDON
April 2012 (Work Placement)

SKILLS


Proficient on both Mac and PC
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign (all versions)
Dreamweaver - HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Fireworks
QuarkXpress (some knowledge)
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel
FTP

Photography - SLR and DSLR cameras
Letterpress
Screen Printing
Calligraphy
Hand book binding

WHEN I'M NOT DESIGNING


I enjoy photography as a hobby and particularly love going out on walks and finding hidden wildlife. I also enjoy taking portraits. I love the editing process of photography and often experiment with different effects using photoshop.

I enjoy keeping a healthy diet and experimenting with different foods and flavours. I go to the gym 3 or 4 times per week.

My other hobbies include watching films, listening to music and going to live concerts, reading, drawing and painting.