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Heather Vousden
Education University of Canberra
Employer Heather Vousden
Location Sydney Australia


About Heather

Over thirteen years professional experience as a graphic designer. Accredited with a four-year Bachelor of Graphic Design from the University of Canberra in 2004.

Design capacity includes logo design, corporate identity, advertising, publications, packaging, typesetting, illustration, exhibition graphics, infographics, and front-end web graphics. Bachelor degree also provided expertise in advertising, user-centred design, illustration, prepress, web graphics, multimedia, photography, marketing, exhibitions and project management.

Photography experience gained through music and events, capturing live music and press shots for bands, festivals, exhibitions, social events and talks. Music photography has been featured on tour marketing collateral and album covers, as well as on online publications.




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