About Me.

A core belief of mine is to never stop learning. I like to challenge myself and keep improving and innovating what I do. I'm passionate about making things look good. I keep abreast with the latest design trends, I love tech and all things Digital. My background in fine art taught me to draw, paint and experiment. This gave me a good foundation in Graphic Design - start ideas in a sketchbook, refine then take it to the computer.

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Meet the Designer.

Nerissa Rankin (Brown)

Freelance Graphic & Web Designer

I see myself as focused, diligent and passionate about my work. I pay attention to detail for pixel perfect design. Keeping up with the latest trends, but not being too moulded by them is important to me as is expressing my creativity in a role. The more creative freedom I have the better I thrive. I love bringing fresh ideas to the table too. I find it satisfying to help my clients vision become a reality. I  love bright colour, contrasted with neutrals and white space as well as minimil, abstract design as you can probably tell.

If you would like to collaborate on a project or if you have an role you would like to run by me, please get in touch. You can see my work on my Portfolio page which has the most comprehensive list of work I have created, or you can view past works on my Facebook, Behance or Creative Pool profiles which are listed  below.

You can also download my Portfolio and CV in the box further down below.

KEY

  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Wordpress
  • Lightroom
  • Dreamweaver
  • inDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
PRESENT
June 2011 - Present

Nerissa Rankin Digital Designs

I worked with some great clients here and still do some work for them: TONI&GUY, Luxe Beauty Lounge in Leatherhead to name just a few.  I created html emails, website landing pages, flyers, branding, packaging, menu cards, graphics for signage.

I registered with all the great Creative Agencies in London namely Creative Recruitment, Profiles Creative, Gemini to name just a few and I have been able to work for some very exciting clients because of this.  They include Sweaty Betty, The Body Shop, TradePoint B&Q, Floorplanz which meant creating artwork for all the great names in estate agents like Harrods, Knight Frank, Hamptons, Savills, Foxtons and I have printed examples to show what I have done for them).

Things I have done for my clients are created websites (I build them with Wordpress), created html emails in bespoke software or handed coded in dreamweaver, created flyers, packaging, business stationary,  done photography of their shops for their websites and promotional material, created brochures, logos and branding, infographics, email signatures.

I haven't been freelancing for an agency for some time now, as I have had my own client  base that I have built up and worked with over the last year and a half.  As I have now moved up to Birmingham having got married last year September, I am ready to get into my next big role either as a freelancer in a contract or settle down into a permanent role.

June 2011 - April 2015

The Graphic Design School, Australia

I felt that my graphic skills were letting me down. Even though I had a background in fine art and felt brimming with creative ideas, I felt the execution of these ideas needed some refinement and work. I decided to do some formal Graphic Design training.  My situation meant that I couldnt physically go into a college, so I enrolled in the distance learning program of the The Graphic Design School, in Australia.  It was a very intensive online tutor assessed course which included an in-depth study of the history of Graphic Design, colour theory, illustration, typography, the all important design principles, packaging design, photography and marketing campaigns.  It taught conceptualisation, following a brief to final execution and really helped me to up my game.

 

2009

Early Freelancing

My first early freelancing role for my company was working with a client called Runnymede South Confederation, I continued to do some work for them last year.  From the beginning I populated their website from 5 pages to well over 100 as well as bespoke graphics for a secure part of the site.

June 2009

Sublime Designz

After leaving my previous company Createq Solutions Ltd after going separate ways from the other company Director, I decided to start my own company.  It was a fresh beginning and a chance to create something on my own.  I haven't really stopped freelancing since.  I have ceased trading under this name now, I just trade under my maiden name Nerissa Rankin. I continued to do what I love, designing, building websites and creating graphics for print and digital.

January 2004 - February 2009

Early Work

Worked for various clients mostly doing website design and maintenance for various companies.  Some of these included One-Sec (bought out by Trustwave), an internet security company.  The RHS Wisley gardening for schools and some temporary contracts for Faith Recruitment in Woking.

November 2003 - August 14, 2006

CIW Professional & Site Designer

Studied CIW Site Designer certification at UK IT Training in Tolworth, U.K.  Started with an ECDL computer studies course, CIW Associate foundation studies, CIW Professional and CIW Site Designer. Learnt out how to set up Microsoft IIS Servers, how to design websites with Dreamweaver and how to code in HTML and CSS with some basic Javascript.

September 2001

BTEC Diploma in Art & Design

Diploma in Art & Design, passed with merit. National Institute of the Arts, Camberwell, U.K.

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