Laura Goodhew

Freelance Illustrator & Product Illustrator

Location:Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Career Objective

Having recently completed a bachelor’s honours degree at Birmingham City University in Visual Communication, I am searching for an entry-level position offering valuable design experience in a professional design studio where my creative initiative, concepts and enthusiasm can be developed.

Relevant Skills
• Capable of communicating concepts and ideas through illustration and layout
• In depth knowledge of design programmes such as Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design
• Proficient understanding of manual forms of image making, including screen and lino printing
• Experience in editorial, advertising, publishing, fashion and lifestyle design
• Marketable drawing, painting and design skills
• Able to communicate through my own style, using fine detail and typography
• Can work towards a brief tailoring my style to suit the needs of the client
• Ability to network with practicing designers in the industry
• Experience working as part of a team
• Adaptable and flexible


2008- 2011:

2:1 BA (Hons) Visual Communication at Birmingham City University

Cultural Exchange Programme 2009
During my university career, I was part of a cultural exchange programme where I lived and studied alongside a group of Thai students. I spent a lot of the time collaborating with a small group of graphic designers and illustrators at Chulalongkorn University, designing an advertising campaign for The Grand Palace in Bangkok. This not only developed my design techniques, but also my communicative and team working skills.
2007- 2008: Foundation Course at Loughborough University
• Visual Communication: Pass
2005- 2007: A levels at Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College
A level:
• Art: C
• English (literature and language): C
• Photography: C
2000- 2005: Sir Jonathan North Community College
• English: B
• Maths: C
• Science (double award): B/B
• Art (double award): C/C
• Geography: B
• French: B
• ICT: B
• RE: C

Previous Employment
• Olive’s Bar, Leicester- Bar tender- 12/2010- Present
• The Victoria, Birmingham- Cocktail Waitress- 02/2010- 08/2010
• The Old Horse, Leicester- Bar tender- 08/2007
• Brucciani, Leicester- Waitress- 01/2005- 08/2007
Hobbies and Interests
• Drawing
• Art & Design
• Music
• Current Affairs
• Outdoor pursuits
• Self sufficiency
• Travel

References available