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Polly Playford | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 15, 2015

Polly Playford

Award winning graphic & web designer, London
   United Kingdom
  |   London, England
  |  10:43 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $45

I'm an experienced award winning graphic designer. I have been creating branding, printed graphics, illustrations, packaging and web design for 10 years based in London and Berlin. I have worked for smaller start ups as well as larger brands such as Universal Music, River Island, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, Next, Adidas, Disney and Pimms. After 10 years of the designing you learn how to communicate the right message for the client to their market quickly and beautifully. If you want a fresh and original logo, wedding invite, packaging design...

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Portfolio

I created the illustrated character for the logo to give a well presented vintage...
I designed the branding to appeal to a wide audience mainly female. I also designed the...
I created the logo and illustration to appeal to the vintage fashion conscious West...
I used existing branding and strict brand guidelines provided by Disney to create a...
I designed this personalised wallpaper using photographs of the client to be printed...
I redesigned the website to improve brand unity and usability. This resulted in a 50%...
I created the branding, web design, box, bag, label, apron, and signage design for this...
http://www.angesdesucre.com/
I created this illustration and text for a wedding invite. I made sure I kept the...
I designed the branding and web design for this art gallery. They needed the logo to be...
I created the branding, web design and art direction a photoshoot for this small...

Skills (8)

Tested
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Illustration
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Keynote

Service Description

Here are some testimonials from past clients and a review by the client of my the website I designed for Fortnum and Mason in Design Week :

"Polly is an inspiring and innovative designer and she produced a completely unique range for us that still held a fresh fashion-based look, despite having to overcome the challenge of working with our many in-house software limitations at the time. She always has new and interesting ideas for projects and is an adaptable and problem-solving designer." - Natalie Edwards, head of card design at Moonpig

I came to Polly after a disaster design experience which needed fast and efficient resurrection. Her creativity and professionalism was second to none. She managed to seamlessly understand the image which I wanted to portray and produce insightful design work which complimented my brand and image. I will most certainly use her again for years to come. - Veronica Amerelle - Director of Healed Souls

"As we have worked with Polly from the very beginning of starting our business I would highly recommend other start-ups to invest in her experience and professionalism to get their branding spot-on, and also recommend more established businesses looking for a fresh rebrand. I look forward to many more years of working together." - Reshmi Bennet - Creator of Anges De Sucre

'From exhibition to web design, Polly’s creativity has helped our business and our clients overcome some tricky challenges. Her style is distinctive and fresh." - Matthew...

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Employment

Paul Lewis Design
Full time freelance graphic and web designer
2008 - 2009
I was head hunted at my graduation exhibition in the Truman Brewery for this position at Paul Lewis Design e-commerce web design agency. Whilst there I worked on large projects as the only...
XYI Digital
Full Time Graphic and Web Designer
2007 - 2008
I was head hunted for this role to work full time in this small digital agency. I was the one of 2 designers. I worked on web design, e-newsletters and branding for clients such as Fox and Netflix.

Education

Chelsea College, University of the Arts
Art Foundation
2004 - 2005
Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge
3 A-levels (A,B,B)
2002 - 2004
The Leys School Cambridge
GCSEs x 13 (A* in Art, 7 x A, 5 x B)
1998 - 2001
The Leys School Cambridge
GCSEs x 13 (A* in Art, 7 x A, 5 x B)
1998 - 2001
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graphic designer
branding
web design
app design
wedding invite
brochure design
logo
catalogue design
magazine advert design
newsletter
illustration
business card
packaging
wallpaper design
record cover design
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