Kerry Thomas,

Website designer & Graphic designer

Personal Statement

I’m a creative, passionate and empathetic person who loves to design and create things, both inside and outside of working hours. I can offer your business what I have consistently offered my clients during my time as a freelancer. I will be dedicated to each task, and put my soul into it, as I crave that feeling of a job well done (and, I love to show off just a little bit).

My career goal is to create work that I’m proud of, to improve my abilities and to become an expert in Design. I love this career as I love to learn and I enjoy being busy. Working with people, I am a friendly chatty face, a hard worker, and a creative mind who might think a little differently to others.

Skills

WordPress
Elementor
Adobe XD
UI Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
HTML & CSS
JavaScript
Adobe InDesign
Usability principles
Video Editing
After Effects
Email design
Branding
Marketing
Social media
Writing
Use of colour

Freelance Designer

Self Employed

(January 2019 - Now)

Marketing to find clients, and then working closely with them on their visual design needs. From branding to website design and general graphic design work, I speak with the client to get their specifications and take them from concept to live product.

I love the challenge of this work. Each client is very different, with a different brand, and different customers. I enjoy the process of figuring out what will work for them and then bringing the idea to life, always well within the deadline.

Marketing and Graphic Design

Polypipe Civils

(Nov 2018 - Mar 2019)

A balance of design work and marketing administrative tasks. During my time here I designed leaflets, posters, a 6ft wide exhibition stand, branded the internal employee engagement initiative, edited and recorded videos, site and event photography, retouched and enhanced photos, designed PowerPoint presentations, branded Excel spreadsheets, designed email templates, and set up an automated email marketing campaign.

Marketing and Design

Price Engines & Parentshield

(Nov 2015 - Nov 2018)

During my time with Price Engines, I helped to launch several new websites under the Home Improvement Quotes brand, as well as helping to launch the new product and business Parentshield. I was heavily involved in various branding and design projects, although my day-to-day work was B2B and B2C marketing for Price Engines and their affiliated brands.

It was here that I first started working with WordPress, launching several new websites using the WPBakery theme and Woocommerce. I also learned HTML and CSS through hand-coded email marketing and landing page designs for both Price Engines and various customers within the Home Improvements sector.

Education

BA(hons) Film Production – 2:1
The University of Derby (2011 – 2014)

A level Film Studies: A
A level Biology: C
AS level Sociology: A
USP College, formerly known as Palmer’s College  

GCSE Art: B GCSE Double Science: A GCSE English Language: A GCSE English Literature: B GCSE History: A GCSE Maths: B GCSE Statistics: C BTEC Performing Arts: Distinction Hathaway Academy, formerly known as The Grays School

Hobbies

Music is something I am hugely into, and for me, there’s nothing better than seeing a band live. Although, I’m not musical myself and my main creative outlet outside of work is drawing or painting. I’m a massive foodie, and I love to cook and bake food. Recently, I’ve also got into wine making, most of which has tasted a bit like petrol, but it’s a work in progress. I care very deeply about sustainability and the environment. Throughout the year I enjoy going walking in nature and I love to forage for fruits that I can turn into wine, or jam, or chutney.

PORTFOLIO

Branding design (Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop)

Designed for a startup business providing health & safety, mental health, fire safety and various training to UK businesses. The logo was instructed to be modern and to incorporate the ideas of ‘compliance’, ‘accreditation’ and ‘in-person training’.

Branding and website (Illustrator & Adobe XD)

The rebranding and logo design was done to emphasise key traits of the business ‘transparency’, ‘teamwork’, and an element of ‘coolness and fun’. The Indian based business wanted to appeal to clients in the UK and US.

Web design, Stop motion & UI Design

Web design, Stop motion & UI Design

I created this animation, on my own, for use on Card Baste Designs luxury card website. I have also been responsible for the website design using Elementor and WooCommerce on WordPress, which will be going live soon.

The cards are unique in how they are made, and in how they make you feel as you open them, and this couldn’t be properly described through pictures and words alone.

Working with a developer, I spoke with my client to get the specifications and scope for this part of the project. The client wanted a system where customers could personalise their own cards, with ease.

I produced a flow chart for my developer, as some of the options were conditional. I then designed the layout within Adobe XD, which he implemented and made live on the site.

Website & UI design

Graphic design