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I have worked with both large and small clients on a number of different projects, which include:

  • bespoke illustrations
  • corporate branding
  • infographics
  • advertisement campaigns
  • corporate brochures
  • packaging
  • recipe cards
  • exhibitions
  • conferences

I am a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Manchester (UK), with a curious mind and a love of learning. Museums, art galleries, Twitter, MOOCs and technology conferences are only a selection of places that I actively seek out.

I'm self-motivated with experience of working within design agencies, as part of an in-house design studio and directly with clients. A small selection of the my projects include: the Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS) charity website, created with the support of Bluestone360. CHICKS is a national children's charity that provides respite breaks to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. They desperately needed a new web presence and our solution was able to provide this.

I have had the pleasure of working with the great people at Rapport Events, an award winning agency that create effective solutions through event-led communication. It was always so exhilarating to design and creative artwork the vast amount of print material (conference engagement packs, presentation slides, signage, seating plans, name badges and more!) in the run-up to an event.

My interest in the digital landscape led me to working with BBC R&D, based in MediaCityUK (North Lab - Salford Quays), on a cutting edge perceptive media project. I designed the bespoke illustrations used in their very first demo 'Breaking Out'.

Working with Marketing Manchester involved designing a range of print collateral and supporting digital assets to help promote the city as a tourist and business destination. This involved many hours of browsing through their library of delicious photos for the creation of A Year in Manchester, a printed recipe collection, which helped showcase local chefs and our regional cuisine.

I'm also a volunteer at Manchester Girl Geeks, the local branch of the world famous Girl Geek Dinners. In the last couple of years, I have been continuously helping to promote their events through the use of design and social media. In May 2014, we held a BarCamp (a user-generated conference) at the Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research (Manchester Metropolitan University). I was proud to have been a core member of the organising committee that brought about a very successful day of knowledge sharing and networking.

Want to know more? Follow me on Twitter (@angieokchan), have a look at my blog, or drop me a line .