Freelancer webdesigner, graphic and web Design, Leicester, Portugal, Freelance Designer

Hi….I’m Andrea Sands, a creative graphic and web designer.

I take great great pleasure in my work and love what I do, I am organised, hard working, ambitious, and have a keen eye for detail. When it comes to design I like to help businesses connect with their audience through clean, functional and impressionable eye catching design. I like to give a business a brand identity that captivates their target audience to make sure that company stands out from the crowd.

When it comes to design I like a clean and fresh look, whether it’s corporate, commercial or fun and funky. I have a craving for all things design and my experiences inspire and define my style of work.  I actively keep up to date with the latest styles and trends and incorporate them into my work.

I am dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service to my clients throughout the whole design process from start to finish.  I enjoy working directly with my clients and sharing ideas with my colleagues to help get the best results for the client.

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

My interest in art and design started at college. I started from Art A-levels to go onto an Art Foundation Course, then finally onto The London College of Fashion and graduated with  HND in Art Fashion/Theatre Costume. Shortly after graduating I was offered job opportunities in the Reading, Berkshire area, where I went on to work for Zeneca Agrochemicals (now Astra Zeneca) designing conference packages and marketing within the international company. I then moved onto an art studio within a company called Medical Actions to design packages for clients symposiums, exhibitions and brochures. Whilst I was with the company I also had the opportunity to travel to Brussels and Milan to exhibit the media presentations for clients in front of a large audience.

I then moved onto Gartner where I worked with the Editing and Media Services team as graphic and web designer. Together we worked on a range of exciting new projects ranging from designing brochures, adverts, logos, reports and newsletters to a complete design of web sites for Marketing, Events/Symposium and other internal departments. Most of the work was designed for use in America but would be circulated worldwide for which I was awarded four bronze awards within the company for my designs.

My next move took me abroad to Portugal where I worked for a real estate and property rental company in Portugal. I specialised in web design, ranging from large portal websites for property rentals & developments to private villa rental websites.  I also designed websites for some of the well known car hire companies within the Algarve such as Luz Car, Auto Jardim and Budget car hire.

I then decided to start my freelance career and immediately began working for a number of clients within Portugal, the UK, Australia and Ireland. This experience has been invaluable and led to me working on a wide variety of different design projects.

I then moved back to the UK in 2013,  where I now work part time as a graphic and web designer for a print, design & photography company, this has enabled me to gain more studio experience. The clients range from small start ups, medium sized businesses, agencies and high profile multi national companies. Whilst I still work at the studio a number of days, I also maintain my portfolio of freelance clients.

 

SKILLS

ILLUSTRATOR0

PHOTOSHOP0

INDESIGN0

DREAMWEAVER0

HTML CODING0

WORDPRESS0

EDUCATION

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION
HND ART/FASHION/THEATRE COSTUME

BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
ART FOUNDATION COURSE