Hello! I’m Simona, a 21 year old, soon to be a BA Graphic Design graduate from Arts University Bournemouth.

I am originally from Bulgaria but now am enjoying living in UK. Living in a different country and being surrounded by different cultures, has developed my sensitivity to the impact design has on visual communication. And this is exactly what draws me the most to this subject - how design can be used to persuade, entertain and influence behaviour not just by posters and typography but with conceptual thinking used strategically to start conversations that make a difference.

Over the past year I have come to realise my passion within design and marketing through various creative and social media projects. This has included me producing digital and print content, as well as managing social media platform for TEEN BOOM FEST 2020 (festival for teenagers in Bulgaria). This was shortly followed by me being chosen by AUB Human to work over an animation sequence designed for web and social media that presents the importance of the service provided by Kaiasm (a knowledge creation company). Both these experiences have gave a valuable insight into working collaboratively with designers, copywriters, managers and clients, all whilst sticking to very tight deadlines.

Apart from this, my design experience, part of my university projects, includes branding, advertising, UI/UX, motion, print and service design which I am most passionate about.

I wish to broaden my professional exposure and experience in a studio environment. I feel that I bring core graphic design skills as well as being collaborative and providing a fresh perspective.

I would love the opportunity to show more of my work in person, please feel free to get in touch!

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe Software

Photoshop | InDesign | After Effects Illustrator | XD | Dimension

Figma

Social Media

Microsoft Office

Basic HTML and CSS

EXPERIENCE

HeyHiHello

Junior Graphic Designer

Kaiasm

Motion graphic sequence

Teen Boom Fest 2020

Social media content (management and design), brochures, stickers, promotional materials, on-site support

IT Znayko

Logo, promotional materials, engaging children in creative activities, teaching children technical graphic design skills

AWARDS / COMPETITIONS

Winner - Kaiasm x AUB

Deep Dive - 2020

Commended - Creative Conscience

Hex Yeah! - 2020

Winner - Design Museum x AUB

Building Transparency - 2019