Design for Print

When a screen just isn't good enough

Crisp and clean design for posters, flyers, brochures and much more.

Design for print

Design for Web

Interactivity and user experience are key

I'm no coder, but do have a keen interest in design for web and digital publishing.

Design for web

Editorial Design

Conceptual and balanced layouts

I strive for creative solutions with clean typography and a balanced layout.

Magazines

Who am I?

Iā€™m Vicky, a graphic designer dedicated to precise typography, ensuring a page layout has perfect balance and reaching that tight deadline while still delivering the best creative work. With over five years experience in both print and online design, I give a rounded approach to creative projects.

What do I do?

Here's a selection of the work I have produced.

Capital Insights magazine

Capital Insights magazine

ClientMergermarket/EY
DateJuly 2014 - March 2016
SkillsEditorial design, photo research, photo retouch, typography

Capital Insights is a quarterly magazine that Mergermarket produce for EY. We recently went through a redesign which I worked on with the head of design. I lay out pages, create graphics and design charts ā€“ working closely with the editorial team.

Event branding

Event Branding

ClientOptic Juice/SB Communications
DateJuly 2013
SkillsConceptual design, illustration

Concepts for branding of various healthcare events for SB Communications while working at the design agency Optic Juice. The concepts had to link in with the event title, and not look like your typical healthcare branding.

Crowe Horwath report

Steering Successful Growth

ClientMergermarket/Crowe Horwath
DateJune 2015
SkillsPhoto research, layout design, iconography, chart design

This report was commissioned by Crowe Horwath, produced by the Mergermarket team in New York and designed by myself. Working with the editorial team and the client, a driving theme was decided ā€“ showing movement and control. I concentrated on this theme while sourcing the images, and designed a chart style based on a speedometer.

Orrick cover

Inward bound

ClientMergermarket/Orrick
DateFebruary 2016
SkillsConceptual design, cover design, illustration

The cover is an important part of any publication - it draws in readers, simply highlighting what the publication is about. I designed the concept for this cover, which simply shows an inward arrow coming into the EU flag of stars. The report was about business coming into Europe from other countries.

The Mo museum

The Mo museum

ClientThe Mo museum
DateJuly 2013
SkillsBranding, illustration, print design

My design work for The Mo included posters, adverts and brochures for general marketing use and various summer events. As it was aimed at families and children it challenged my usual style of design. Bright colours, textures and illustrations matched the museums new logo, and brought a fun hands-on feel to the materials. I sourced the textures online, the photography was supplied by the museum and the illustrations were hand-drawn by myself.

Times Online

The Times Online banners

ClientThe Times Online
DateAugust 2009
SkillsHTML, Adobe Flash, Actionscript

During my last year at university I did a four week placement at Times Online. During my time there my web and interactive skills improved a lot, and I got to see how a big website runs from day to day. I mainly created web banners (static and animated), headers and buttons for articles.

Logo design

Logo concepts

ClientOptic Juice/Diabetes on the Net
DateFebruary 2012
SkillsConceptual design, typographical exploration, illustration

An area I am always looking to improve is my creative process and concepts. These are some ideas for a new part of the SB Communications portfolio - Diabetes on the Net.

St Peters Brewery

Website concept

ClientSt Peters Brewery
DateSeptember 2011
SkillsDesign for web, conceptual design

During my time as a freelancer I was approached to do a concept for St Peters Brewery website. The idea behind the design is to make the site look like a warm and friendly pub, with all of the St Peters Brewery ales on the shelf waiting to be picked.

Pepper Hamilton report

Joining forces

ClientMergermarkey/Pepper Hamilton
DateNovember 2015
SkillsInfographic design, layout and typography

For this report named 'Joining forces: The co-investment climate in private equity' I came up with a new design style, away from the brands usual guidelines. I designed striking infographics and used the contrast of black and white imagery against colour to create a dynamic report. The Pepper Hamilton colour pallette and typefaces were still adhered to.

About me

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Vicky Carlin

Experience

Mergermarket Group
2.5 years
Remark is the publishing, market research and events division of The Mergermarket Group. Remark publishes over 50 thought leadership reports and holds over 70 events across the globe each year, focusing on the M&A and financial markets. I aid in the design of materials for these events and reports. I specialize in editorial layout, website furniture and graph/infographic design.

Optic Juice
3 years
Optic Juice is a design agency in Norwich. My role within Optic Juice primarily consisted of designing layouts for various digital and printed magazines. I also aided with advertising design and branding, dealing with clients first-hand to reach deadlines efficiently.

Skills

  • Graphic Design

  • Typography

  • Web Design

  • Concepts

"Ensure it feels like it's made by humans, for humans."

Stefan Sagmeister

Testimonials

Don't just take my word for it

"Competent, enthusiastic and she worked well as team player. Vicky is happy to work digitally and I'm positive she'd make an intelligent contribution to the creative output of any studio."

client 1 John Bateson Associate Lecturer, Principal Bateson Studio

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