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