Skills

Abstract, Animals, Applications, Banner Ad Design, Blogs, Brand Design, Brand Identity, Branding, Computer Graphics, Concept, Conceptual, Creative Direction, CSS, Digital, Dreamweaver

Employers

  • Booktopia.com.au
    Senior Web/Graphic Designer
    2013 - Present

    Booktopia Senior Designer experienced in establishing and conceptualizing stylistic executions which heavily focus on user Centred methodology. Development of original creative solutions and beautifully engaging designs which worked autonomously across a variety of digital platforms. These included website, mobile, social media, print and promotional material that contributed to the innovative and inspirational Booktopia brand.

    Key Responsibilities

    Confidence working in strong collaborations with all key members of the UX and Marketing teams. To ensure all usability and navigation and design aesthetics were meet. And to scope and define successful approaches which were innovative and deadline and quality driven.

    Development and interpreting of creative concepts. Through initial brainstorming, sketches, wireframes and prototypes and proactively identify and problem solve any issue that my occur.

    Taking lead and establishing the creative direction and practical knowledge for ALL in-house campaigns and promotions, on and offline for Booktopia.

    Exposure and strong experience creating compelling consumer driven online campaigns that were engaging, brand sensitive and gave Booktopia a competing edge of there competition.

    Proven visual design experience creating visually appealing and engaging UI which offered the user support in there end to end journey.

    Experienced working in a Mac environment and advanced proficiency utilising the creative capabilities of Adobe CC, which included Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

  • Thomson Reuters
    Digital Designer
    2012 - 2013

    ThomsonReuters.com.au Sydney
    E-Commerce site for legal, tax & accounting information for businesses
    and professionals.
    DIGITAL DESIGNER
    - micro-site creation and implementation.
    - Updating and maintaining current CMS (teamsite) to keep in style guidelines with Thomson Reuters, Global brand.
    - Conceptualising UX design for future product pages on the Thomson Reuters globalBrand in 2013.
    - Consumer focused EDM creation developed in photoshop and HTML and deployed in Campaign monitor.

  • sharonferris.com
    Freelance Graphic/Web Designer
    2002 - 2011

Education

  • General Assembly
    User Experience
    2014 - 2014
  • Camberwell College of Arts
    MA DIGITAL ART
    2007 - 2008
  • Surrey Universty
    Graphic Design
    2000 - 2002
  • Glasgow College of Printing
    Higher National Diploma
    1996 - 2000
  • Glasgow College of Printing
    Higher National Diploma
    1996 - 2000

Awards and Achievements

  • Cog Award

    I won this award to innovative design concept in London.


    2002

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Sharon Ferris
Education General Assembly
Camberwell College of Arts
Surrey Universty
Glasgow College of Printing
Glasgow College of Printing
Employer Booktopia.com.au
Location Sydney Australia
Website

 

About Sharon

Digital Designer

Talented, innovative individual with a natural flair for contemporary Digital Design.

I have a natural artistic talent and am passionate about Digital Design. For the past 10 years I have built an International body of enviable work from celebrity commissions to boutique websites. I have a keen and explorative eye for design and ability to deliver projects on time, on brief and to the highest standard of work. I have a proven technical competence with design material and my pr

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