Lauren Hilton

Statement

Lauren describes herself as an explorative, dedicated and adaptive graphic designer who likes to reflect her own sense of intuition onto her audiences. She loves working in the mediums of editorial design, identity and concept creation, and moving image. Her strong interest in designing for purpose is clear through the challenging briefs she tackles, believing that there is importance in educating and communicate current ethical issues through design.

By knowing that both functionality and aesthetic aren't mutually exclusive, her design process includes a wide exploration of ideas as well as important consideration of visual style and impact. Her adaptive way of thinking allows her to apply skills I’ve learnt from previous jobs and projects to future briefs and my methodology as a designer.

Achievements & Experience

First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design - 2017-2020, UWE

Presentation to UWE Careers Team - Nov 2019, UWE

Design Experience - Dec 2016 - Feb 2017, Design Hive, Surrey

Featured Projects:

Fishing For Fashion

‘Fishing for Fashion’ is a self directed explorative study looking to give an alternative solution to the plastic pollution of our oceans through graphic design and fashion.

The Vegetarian Project

‘The Vegetarian Project’ is a collection of outcomes that aims to encourage vegetarianism and educate about its variety of perks, not just the environmental benefits. It contains a recipe book/starter guide, a pack of fun yet informative stickers and a fold-out A3 poster zine.

Where do you SEA yourself?

Where do you SEA yourself was a mini project that I set myself in preparation for the Bristol Youth Climate Strike in February 2020. I attended the climate strike alongside some fellow designers and classmates, using my poster in protest for the global fight against climate change.

Conscious Consumption

Concious Consumption is a collection of moving posters, promoting the idea of rethinking decisions and changing lifestyle conveniences in order to combat over consumption (specifically single-use plastics and fast-fashion). I used the phrase ‘Rethink, Reframe, Repair’, inspired by the original three ‘R’s, to help communicate my message within this project.

ISTD Submission - Through an Atomic Lens

‘Through an Atomic Lens’ is my own personal response to the ‘Significance of Numbers’ ISTD 2019 brief. I took the approach of recognising the great role numbers have within science, specifically the atomic compositition of everything we see around us.

One-a-day

‘One-a-day’ aims to visualise rubbish consumption in a way that a regular audience can relate to. Did you know that everyday, one person produces the same weight of rubbish as a carton of milk?