My name is Clare Palmer. I have recently finished my degree in BA Graphic Design at the University of Hertfordshire. I am a quietly confident individual, and eager to continue learning and gain more valuable experiences.
Whilst some of my interests lie in collecting gin bottles and skyping Phoebe from the Tv show ‘Friends’; I also particularly enjoy packaging design, branding, type, and editorial work. I enjoy the whole process from insight/ idea to design development. I enjoy working on projects that have a craft element, and attention to detail. I also make a great caramel latte.
University of Hertfordshire BA (Hons) Graphic Design First Class Honors 2017 - 2021
Design Internship - Here Design Aug-Sept 2021: I interned for 2 months, working on a range of client projects, participating towards client presentations, as well as, internal work. I gained experience working in a fast paced studio, working on a range of projects at one time.
Design Internship - Skinny Dip London 2019: I worked alongside the design team researching current trends, creating mood boards for their next set of designs which were applied to phone cases, makeup bags, and other promotional material. I illustrated designs that were used for design development. As well as, running errands and helping out around the studio.
Design Internship - Shout Design Branding Agency 2019: I worked closely with a small team of 3 on a variety of projects. I listened in on meetings, taking notes, which were later conveyed back to my senior designers. I produced gifs and posts for their Instagram page. I had the opportunity to work on a passion project to reduce the amount of waste on sunny Southend-on-Sea’s coastline.
World Brand Design Society July 2021: Recognition on their Instagram
Mentoring experience by Sarah Boris 2020: I was mentored by Sarah Boris on a brief where we designed a manifesto. I had several tutorial sessions and learnt how to really simplify my idea to produce a better outcome. I also learnt how to riso print.
Live brief - Koto Design Studio 2021: I was briefed to create a brand that encourages and celebrates change and transformation, through human connection. I got the chance to present to Jack from Koto my solution of ‘Good Habit’. He liked my idea of patterns representing a habit.
Live brief - Droga 5 2019: We were tasked, in teams of two to brand the new Mini Electric, aiming it towards the creative class. My fellow peer and I presented our idea to Ethan, at Droga 5.
M&S Customer Assistant 2019-2020: I worked as a customer assistant at M&S. Working in their cafe and their food hall - this involved anticipating customer needs and providing them with high-quality service.