Sophie Wharton

Sophie Wharton

Digital Designer at Collinson Group
London, United Kingdom

Summary

Sophie is a British born Graphic Designer, working mainly across digital design for e-commerce. She took an early interest in Art and Design at school before going on to gain a foundation degree in Art and Design at Buckinghamshire New University, followed by a degree (BA Hons) in Product Design at Falmouth University. Shortly after graduating she persuaded an internship as a graphic designer at a start-up, followed by a design agency, before going on to work in a more corporate organisation, gaining a depth of experience in the design field.

Positions

Digital Designer
Collinson Group
February 2017 - Present (8 months)
Junior Creative Designer
JLT Group
August 2016 - January 2017 (5 months)
At JLT I was part of a 15 person design team who work alongside a similar sized marketing team. Most of my work involved creating branded documents, newsletters, bulletins, icons and other artwork, both digital and print, for various internal clients.
Temporary Associate
Ofcom
July 2016 - August 2016 (1 month)
I spent a short time at Ofcom helping out with the new installation of the IT upgrades. My main task, along with 4 other people involved upgrading everyones old phones and computers and tracking the updates in excel. It was challenging at first as I had to learn completely new IT skills, but once I was competent in the tasks I gained a lot of satisfaction in accomplishing new skills.
Graphic Designer Intern
Yellow Jelly & Partners
May 2016 - July 2016 (2 months)
Yellow Jelly & Partners are a creative agency who specialise in website creation and social media. I joined the small team of 2, helping to create new branding and social media artwork for some of their clients. Working in a small company meant I had the chance to take control of my own projects and liaise with the client through any changes. I also had the opportunity to go to numerous networking events and chat to both people in the design industry, and also other areas.
Graphic & UI Designer
WatchFit
January 2016 - May 2016 (4 months)
Working as an in-house designer at a start-up company creating web pages, digital PDFs and focusing on UI design for the website.

Education

Sustainable Product Design - Industrial and Product Design

Falmouth University
2012 - 2015 (3 years)
Activities and Societies: Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Cornwall Ultimate Frisbee Club Captain, Sports Personality of the Year 2015

Art and Design Foundation Degree

Buckinghamshire New University
2011 - 2012 (1 year)
This course covered lots of different areas of art and design including graphics, fashion, 3D and fine art. Throughout the course they encouraged us to be very creative and exploratory within our work. I did projects in all the areas, for 2 weeks each, then I chose to specialise in 3D Design for my final exhibition.

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