Hi, I’m Jilly and I'm a Creative Designer and Artworker based in Manchester. I specialising in Artworking, Graphic Design and Illustration. My portfolio is packed with imagination, flair and proven design skills. I don't like to restrict myself to one medium - I am passionate about many creative channels. Being an all-round creative allows me to bring a range of different skills and experience to the various projects I work on. 
Key Skills
Creative Thinker: from concept to solution
Natural talent: comfortable designing for print and digital
Reliable: flexible and meticulous
Skilled Designer & Artworker: Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator CC
Freelance Designer: global brand experience
What can I do?
Graphic design / Artworking
Illustration
Web design - web graphics, gif banners and social media content
Brand Identity - brand guidelines and logo design
Illustrated / typographic infographics
Print and digital marketing campaigns
Outdoor media - billboards / bus liners and large scale signage
Creative literature - corporate brochures, annual reports,
letterheads, compliment slips and business cards
Personalised direct mail
Layout design - newspaper and magazine design
Hand drawn or vector illustration
Newspaper / magazine adverts and posters
Photography and filming
Painted / digital illustrated wall murals
Wedding stationary
Personalised portraits
Photo editing and retouching
My Tools
Apple Mac / WIndows
Adobe Creative Cloud
Photoshop
InDesign
Illustrator
Wordpress
Wacom tablet
Cameraphone (for Instagram)
Pencil, pens and brushes
Fineliners and letraset markers
A good quality sketchbook and layout pad
 My (adult) colouring book - I now have 3!
I can also edit video/film footage using Adobe Premiere. Confident using an SLR -  I have worked as a photographer / videographer in an official capacity for several events. 
Inspiration
In 2009 I returned to the UK from a 16 month sabbatical. I travelled / worked throughout New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. I continue to travel when I can, it has given me a fantastic insight into many different cultures and experiences, which I endeavour to be positively influenced by. I'm also a keen runner and cyclist.
Education
The University of Lincoln - BA Hons in Graphic Design and illustration
Oldham College - Art Foundation Degree
Oldham Sixth Form College - AVCE Art & Design | AS Graphic Design | A2 Fine Art
Achievements
Commended for D&AD Student Award 2007
Photography City and Guilds Level 1