Jessica D.

UX Designer, Art Director

Berlin, Deutschland

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  • Indicative rate €780 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1h
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Until 07/10/2020

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Can do a full mission at the client office
Project length
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months

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Jessica in a few words


Jessica has been concepting and designing things since she was a wee lass. Making board games as a kid led her in to Flash MX (nostalgic...) in her mid teens. From there she learned ActionScript and thus began her journey in to interactive design. After finishing her studies at Liverpool Arts College, she found herself in London as a freelance Designer, which quickly became a full-time Designer role at various creative, media and advertising agencies across the Big Smoke. 

After twelve bedazzling (and expensive) years in ye olde London town, she spread her little chicken wings and flapped over the English Channel to the freedom-loving city of Berlin. Here she found herself right at home, continuing to work for a small handful of lovely German agencies, and self-teaching herself German on the fly, before opting to go the flexible route of 100% freelance. Hurrah! 

Since her move to Berlin in 2016, Jessica has had the privilege to work with some exceptional clients - BBC, Europa-Park, Random House, Nickelodeon, to name just a few. There has been both laughter and tears. There have been long nights and short tempers, strong coffee and weak eyes! But most of all, there's been some high quality work, and hard-working teams that Jessica feels proud to have been a part of. Her natural passion for making things shines through, and she is constantly learning new skills, with the hope to produce better products and give that value back to her users. (Yes, it's all about you...)

Having been a very successful team lead in the past, she has strong interpersonal skills and a gift for problem solving, as well as a hugely empathic soul. Unrelated to that, she is also 33% cat.

With a background in development, building AS3 websites in her teens and HTML5 ads in her twenties, coding is another passion of hers. She recently taught herself CSS and basic jQuery, so definitely test her out on that over a beer sometime. 

Portfolio

Experience

November 2017 - Today | Berlin, Deutschland

Digital Agency and IT company

Exozet

Designer (UX, UI, Art Direction)

Working directly with the Head of Creative, Jessica is responsible for Art direction UX Design.

Lead UI / Visual Designer for Europa-Park, collaborating directly with them to create the new digital identity, website, and app (still in dev). Lead UX Designer for BBC World Services new website. Other clients have included Sachsenlotto, Random House, Stiftung Warentest, Nickelodeon, Balsam, A&O, Sky, ProSieben, Wien Tourismus and Gothaer.

November 2017 - December 2017 | Berlin, Deutschland

Health, Wellness & Fitness

Vivy

Freelance Art Director

Short term project for Vivy, a digital app that consolidates all your health information in to one place.

Researching competitors branding, and developing new digital branding and logos.
January 2017 - November 2017 | Berlin, Deutschland

Digital Agency and IT company

NERD

Senior Art Director

Working with Hermann's (a health start-up pushing individuals to reconsider the food chain, and how we think and feel about food), and collaborating directly with founder, Verena Bahlsen to create a digital brand, web concept and design.

I also created a digital look and feel (website, digital brand book, video storyboarding) for Feminista, a fragrance in support of feminism.

Other clients included Lidl, Nürnberger Versicherung, Carfax, and Stage Fright.
July 2016 - January 2017 | Berlin, Deutschland

Digital Agency and IT company

Exozet

Senior Art Director

My tasks here included visual design and digital branding for Jugend Testet, overseeing art direction for VBB and BWT, and UI and UX for a large health insurance company.
May 2015 - June 2016 | London City, Vereinigtes Königreich

Digital Agency and IT company

VCCP

Senior Digital Designer

As a Senior Digital Designer, I worked across website design (desktop and mobile), app design, video editing and advertising for easyjet, O2, ASDA, Compare the Market, KIA, Which?, McCain etc.

I also created video advertising for large DOOH screens for major cities across the UK, and designed and illustrated a Valentines Day app for supermarket giant ASDA.
August 2013 - May 2015 | London City, Vereinigtes Königreich

Digital Agency and IT company

Scoota

Creative Lead

As Creative Lead I ran a team of 8 designers, and so took on more organizational tasks (scheduling work, creating project timelines and giving clients project quotes, briefing team members, interviewing potential new designers, attending weekly managerial meetings, communicating with clients, and presenting our ideas in client meetings).

I continued to work as a Lead Designer, concepting and designing digital advertising for clients (Gucci, Pandora, Sky, Google, TUI, Islamic Relief, NSPCC, etc).
August 2010 - July 2013 | London City, Vereinigtes Königreich

Digital Agency and IT company

Rockabox

Digital Designer

As Digital Designer, I worked with clients such as Nickelodeon, Sky, Google, Gucci, MTV, Microsoft, etc. Projects included concepting, designing and building ad media in Flash, designing websites and microsites, responsive design, and occasionally some illustration and icon design.
January 2007 - July 2010 | London City, Vereinigtes Königreich

Digital Agency and IT company

Freelance

Designer

Self employed design work, working with various clients over several years. I designed logos, business cards, printed materials for client presentations, as well as websites and ad media.
June 2006 - September 2006 | London City, Vereinigtes Königreich

Digital Agency and IT company

Fifth Dimension

Designer

A job I did in-between semesters at Westminster University.

Designing assets for interactive CD-Roms based on the Horrible Science (Scholastic books). There were four CD-Roms that came for free with all Kellogg's cereals.

My tasks were to design screen layouts, printable PDF's, align assets with the branding, and prepare assets for the build. I also helped with user testing and fed back on usability.

Education

  • BTEC National Diploma Interior Design

    Interior Design Institute

    In Progress
  • NVQ in Customer Service

    Apprenticeship

    2009
  • Animation & Illustration

    University of Westminster

    2004
  • BTEC National Diploma Multimedia

    Liverpool Community Arts Centre

    2002

Languages

  • Englisch

    Native or bilingual

  • Deutsch

    Limited working proficiency

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