©2019 by Billy Barnes.

CV

About me

I’m Billy; A Gloucester-based graphic designer. I am a big believer in empathetic design, and like to focus on fulfilling real human need through design, instead of manufacturing it. As such, I am most interested in creating design that holds real value to its audience, that solves problems by forming relationships and altering the behaviour of its users. Put simply, I like making design that needs to exist.

 

Experience

August 2017 - July 2018

Welsh Rugby Union

I took a year out of university to work in the WRU design department as an intern on a wide range of projects, both print and digital. Most interestingly, I learned animation in order to create pitch-side LED adverts for stadium events and tickets. I also took over the social media graphical output for the Newport Gwent Dragons rugby team during their on-season this year. The WRU chiefly taught me how to artwork with high speed and accuracy, and how to balance my time against a professional workload. I kept a blog during my year at the WRU that you can read here.

October - December 2018

ZERO2FIVE

I worked with a contact at the Zero2Five food industry research centre to create materials to raise awareness of Listeriosis from food poisoning.  The process involved weekly client meetings, as well as meetings with a mentor to discuss the project in a local design studio. The final product, aimed at school children, has been passed onto the teachers’ masters degree program and being investigated for efficacy in classrooms.

 

Qualifications

September 2015 - May 2019

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Cardiff Metropolitan University

September 2014 - June 2015

HNC Graphic Design

Gloucestershire College

 

Skills

  • Fluent in everything Adobe CC.

  • Print-readying documents.

  • Creative problem solving.

  • Ideation processes.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Flexibility and adaptability.

Awards

Cardiff School of Art & Design         2019

Highest Achieving Critical Text & Artefact

References can be provided on request.

 
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