OSCAR SAUNDERS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER & CREATIVE

 

 

About Me

Oscar Saunders

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

& CREATIVE

 

"You have to be somebody before you

can share yourself." – Jaron Lanier

DESIGN

I've been an artist and avid designer for as long as I can remember, and it's always stuck with me as a talent to pursue. Mainly I work with print & digital, trying to keep up to date with contemporary trends in the design circuit whilst staying true to my own style and beliefs.

ILLUSTRATE

Before design came art – mainly surrealism and portraiture – which has aided in the design I produce today. During my younger education and foundation course I have improved both my artistic skill set with pen, pencil and paintbrush, as well as digitally. and commercially.

RESOLVE

I love the idea of an unsolvable problem, usually because once solved, you have produced something truly unique - something that has never been achieved before. My goal throughout my life will be to find and to solve many of these little gems before I throw in the towel.

ARTICULATE

As well as the above, creativity cannot exist without well written words, and word play – whether it's a poem, a pun or just plain old punctuation – is a crucial part of me and my style. Sometimes I find it's the difference between knowing your shit, and knowing you're shit.

OCCUPY

Advertising is my ideal career path, but I want my work to reach the minds of the blissfully unaware. With protest as a main focal point of my current design, I hope to help raise awareness and bring about a change in the way we view this rock in which we all occupy.

ANIMATE

Stop motion animation and also moving image pieces are painstakingly time consuming processes, but the eventual end result can create a greater impact than a print. Stories can be told easier, and messages can be conveyed clearer. I have made a few so far with more to come.

CV

Work Experience

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Relate Records

During the summer I moved over to San Francisco, CA, to find a job in design. Whilst there I was offered a paid role as art director for an artisanal fragrance boutique. There I designed packages for stock, adverts for magazines and email blasts along side the creation of their 2014/15 catalogue. Which I directed all the photography, style, editorial layouts and copywriting for.

After being introduced to a young musical artist and record label entrepreneur from Los Angeles I was given the opportunity to create the logo and overall branding.

KUSH London Clothing

FCB Inferno

Clothing brand I was asked to be the art designer for creating the logo and various t-shirt designs with animal illustrations, fit for online retail.

For work experience I had the opportunity of working in one of the top agencies in London, formerly known as Inferno. This really started my passion for the creative industry, and mainly the advertising role. Whilst there I was able to work with other creatives, planning and brainstorming for new campaigns with brands such as Lynx, J2O and many more. I also spent a week in their 'suits' department, researching the latest viral ad campaigns and trends to bring to the table.

Zone–O3

Creating an identity for a start-up holistic cleansing company. I was involved in everything from art direction, mood, colour palette and ultimately the brand logo and slogan.

Education

University of the West of England (UWE)

University of the Creative Arts (UCA)

Bristol / 2011 - 2014

Epsom / 2010 - 2011

BA (Hons), Graphic Design / Upper Second-Class Honours

BTEC Foundation, Art & Design/ Distinction

Following my foundation course at UCA, I chose to study Graphic Design at UWE due to its strong emphasis on work ethic and their ability to prepare students for the real world.

I started this foundation course simply because I wasn't sure which creative field I wanted to take. With the help from my tutors I was able to choose Graphic Design as my pathway and enjoyed every skill they taught me.

My Skills

COMMUNICATION

ILLUSTRATION

BRANDING

TYPOGRAPHY

EDITORIAL

COPYWRITING

ANIMATION

References

(still being acquired)

July - September 2014

September - October 2009

2013 - 2014

2012 - Present

2012 - 2013

Art Director

Junior Designer

Identity Branding

Art Designer

Identity Branding

San Francisco

London

Los Angeles

Bristol

London

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© BY OSCAR SAUNDERS Graphic Design 2014

 

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Contact

osaunders.gd@gmail.com

+44 (0) 7557 765 280

 

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