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Polly Playford | Elance
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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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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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...
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)

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

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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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.


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
web design
app design
wedding invite
brochure design
catalogue design
magazine advert design
business card
wallpaper design
record cover design
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