Caitlin Damsell

Statement

Howdy! I'm Caitlin. I'm a funky purple-haired designer based in Bristol who specialises in all things digital & print in the graphic design world.

From posters for every need and occasion, to branding and identity, photo, illustration, print, and even financial reports - I’ve been working in the industry for an eclectic variety of clients alongside my degree course at UWE.

Achievements & Experience

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Graphic Design - 1st Class Honours
UAL Foundation Diploma in Graphic Design - Distinction
AS / A2 Level Graphic Design - A*

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Clients I've worked for include:

• TEG MJR (formerly The MJR Group) • Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich • Cribbs Parlour Greenwich • Burn It Down Festival • Turbulence Festival • The Elbow Room Bristol • Live Sound Promotions Plymouth • Love Summer Festival

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Placements I've undertaken / companies I've worked for:

• Stuff Advertising (designer) - Placement, Bristol
• The Brandon Trust (designer) - Intern, Bristol
• 360 Media Management (designer) - Freelance Designer, Torquay

Featured Projects:

• 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐦𝐧 𝟏𝟖𝟖𝟖: 𝐣𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫 •

A book collection based around Jack The Ripper - a publication split into 5 parts (a symbol of the five key murders of his investigation), each book was individually designed to tell and represent a part of the story. These were then bound together inside a hard-fabric embossed slipcase.

• 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐞𝐬 •

The aim for this campaign was to celebrate notable people who go above and beyond in the Bristol community. Led by the hashtag #BristolHeroes, we contacted three figures who received medals from the Lord Mayor for their outstanding work to be involved.

Collaborators: Samuel Thomas (Concept / Photography )

• 𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐦 •

Escapism - a word that is often used, but never quite explored. This book was created from anonymous responses regarding what escapism means to them, and provoked consideration into what they do in their lives that may be escapist behaviour. Every page visualised an individual response.

• 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 •

Project completed in response to the 2020 ISTD brief 'Brand Type', in which I chose to brand a wearable blood pressure smart watch. As well as a total branding job, I titled the watch myself 'Smartheart' and worked with that to make a concertina publication.

• 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 •

Burn It Down Festival (rock genre) package for 2020 - including first wave poster created for all social media needs / sizings, alongside individual band announcement posters.

• 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 •

A series of photos I took and created for my degree Final Major Project study around Escapism. This series explored digital means as a way of escapism, and how the excessive use of gadgets in today's society can switch people off from the real world around them.