Skills

Brand Identity, Data Visualisation, Editorial design, Idea Generation, Illustrator, InDesign, Infographic Design, Layout Design, Logo Design, Photography, Photoshop, Print Design, Socia Media Marketing And Management, Typography, Video & Photo Production

Employers

  • Belmont 16s
    Graphic Designer
    2017 - Present

    In my current position at Belmont 16s, I am the sole in-house graphic designer for the club. My role enables me to design for the brand as a whole, whilst allowing me to create content for a number of sub-brands, such as sailing, gaming, and dining outlets. Throughout my role I create animated signage for internal advertising, print design, social media content, website content and photography. I have been able to branch out into video creation and animated content with this position too.

  • Walkom Real Estate
    Graphic Design and Marketing
    2016 - 2017

    In house Graphic Designer, Marketing and Social Media content creator.

  • University of Newcastle
    Casual Content Contributor
    2015 - 2016

    Graphic Designer and content contributor for the University of Newcastle's Student Communications team, Student Central.

  • Yak Media
    Lead Graphic Designer
    2013 - 2016

    Yak Media is one of the University of Newcastle's student media channels and as of April 2013 I have been a contributing as a designer for the magazine. This previous contribution has lead me to become the Lead Graphic Designer, a permanent volunteer position, of the student media group, as of November 2014. Working with an Editorial and Design team has been a great experience in expanding my skills, not only as a designer but also as a team leader. This role has also furthered my organisation, communication and professional skills.

    During my time at Yak Media I have worked on numerous editions of the magazine, implemented the idea of using more organic designs on our blog and at the beginning of this year, I was involved in re-designing the magazine to it's new, modern look and feel. The new layout and design of this free student magazine, made for students by students, has significantly increased our readership, measured through the number of empty press points at the end of each issue and the number of times these points are filled throughout the two months that each magazine is out for.

  • Mak Workwear
    Graphic Designer & Photographer
    2015 - 2016

    In house graphic designer and photographer for a Newcastle workwear company.
    Throughout my role at Mak Workwear I::
    - Produced various types of collateral such as posters, flyers, mail outs, catalogues, web graphics etc.
    - Updated content to Mak Workwear website.
    - Created logos for clients or prepared pre-made logos for printing to be heat-pressed on products.
    - Various product and studio photography shoots
    - Photo Editing

  • University of Newcastle
    Graphic Designer
    2015 - 2015

    Collaboration with a team of designers in the creation and design of the 2015 B.Fine Art Graduation booklet which showcases the work of all artist's involved in the exhibition.

Education

  • University of Newcastle
    B. Visual Communication Design (Honours)
    2016 - 2016
  • The University of Newastle
    B. Visual Communication and Design
    2013 - 2015

Awards and Achievements

  • Volunteer of the Year Nominee

    "The Volunteer of the Year award recognises a student who has generously volunteered their time throughout 2015 to improve the student experience for fellow students of campus. These students are enthusiastic, reliable and friendly." - Campus Life Awards 2015

    I was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year 2015 award, for my role as the Lead Graphic Designer for the University of Newcastle's student media group, Yak Media. I was nominated because of my management and organisation skills, and for implementing effective new design features and processes for Yak Media.


    2015

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Breanna Yates
Education University of Newcastle
The University of Newastle
Employer Belmont 16s
Location Newcastle & Hunter Australia
Website

 

About Breanna

I am a graphic designer and photographer, who has always had an interest in everything creative. I studied at the University of Newcastle and completed a bachelor of Visual Communication Design in 2015 and an additional year of study in 2016 to gain a bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours).

I have also worked on numerous freelance projects and worked for several companies as a Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant. This experience, whether it be working alongside a client or as an in house graphic designer for a company, has vastly expanded my professional skills.

Alongside study, I have consistently been volunteering and working in the industry to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible. As of April 2013 I contributed as a designer for the University of Newcastle’s student media, “Yak”. This previous contribution led me to hold a permanent volunteer position as the Lead Graphic Designer of Yak from November 2014, until November 2016. Working with an Editorial and Design team was a great experience in expanding my skills, not only as a designer but as a team leader. This role also furthered my organisation, communication and professional skills.

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