Kate Margolis / Graphic Designer / PDF Portfolio
After setting up my own business, which lead me to four years of success, I decided that I
wanted a career in a design studio working with other designers. I work hard in a team, but I
like to think I flourish when I’m doing something i love. I’ve got big ideas, aspirations and I am
always looking for a way to make them come true.
I have learnt that working in a team is important for creative inspiration; having that platform
to bounce ideas off other workers provides a foundation from which I can push myself - and
others - to our greatest potential. Communication and understanding of the project means we
can solve the brief to the best of our abilities, guaranteeing that key ideas are executed properly
I genuinely believe that I take a positive and enthusiastic approach in all my work.
Each project is engaged in with professionalism to allow my creativity and passion to be
expressed. Imagination can lead to limitless creation from an individual, so the potential of a
team is unparalleled. I like to think that the consistent quality of the work displayed throughout
my portfolio exemplifies the potential of any team with me as a member; many of my projects
have been undertaken simultaneously, and my ability to micro-manage my time is something
that i am very proud of.
Some of the work that I have recently worked on are up for the following awards.
CIMTIG 2009 Silver Award Best Consumer Press Ad
CIMTIG 2009 Silver Award Best Outdoor Campaign
CIMTIG 2009 Finalist Best Poster Campaign
D&AD Global Student Awards 07 / Zenithsexistence.co.uk
Flash based website that was about “A Day In the Life” of myself.
RSA / Sustainable Packaging
Bags for life that doubled up as packaging for toilet roll.
Education and Qualifications
2005-2008 - BA (hons) Graphic Design, London Middlesex University
2004-2005 - Foundation The University of the Arts, Chelsea Art and Design
1997-2004 - A levels St Albans High School for Girls,
Creative programs include:
Adobe Creative Suite, Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Final Cut Pro
Go live (basic)
Extensive knowledge of both PC and Mac platform
Word, Excel and email applications
Knowledge and interest in contemporary art history and design
For a reference and more examples of work, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Law Creative/ Senior Graphic Designer 05/10 - present
Law Creative, provide creative marketing solutions for the hotel, retail and leisure markets.
They are a full service and integrated agency. Here I have worked on all aspects of design
from advertising, FMCG and POS. Their clients, David Lloyd Leisure, IHG Group which
consists of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental Hotels, Mecca Bingo and
G Casino have all lead me to work on print projects through to digital.
Fish Advertising/ Senior Graphic Designer 01/10 - 05/10
Fish Advertising is a new advertising company formed by Jeremy Aspinall. Jeremy has over
30 years experience within the advertising industry specialising in leisure and tourism.
He asked me to be his senior designer, help set up his brand identity, collateral and website.
Since Fish started I have worked with Croatia Tourism, Villa Plus and most recently Butlins.
Truly London Advertising Agency/ Graphic Designer 06/08 - 11/09
A London advertising agency based in Tottenham Court Road, specialising in advertising
for leisure and travel. Clients include 188Bet, Nakheel, AIG, Isle of Man, Yorkshire Tourist
Board, Fred.Olsen Cruises, Port of Dover, Duck Tours and more. The job entailed a vast
spectrum of skills, including working with a creative team on print, brand identity and
the day to day dealings with the account team to complete more than one job at a time.
The job also gave me experience in handling pitch documents and being conscious of
artworking at the same time as being creative.
Channel 4 / Freelance Designer 05/08 - 06/08
Working on new identity for spin off show called Generation Next. The series was shown
over the summer and was a talent programme to find the best new writers, directors and
on screen talent across comedy, drama, documentaries and news.
Other freelance positions 08/02 - present
Crown Music Ltd / Freelance Designer
Cd Art work and new brand identity for new pop boy-band Avenue.
Boss Print / Art worker
Boss cards: Five pieces of artwork that were submitted for use as on an online
City Centre Car Park/ Freelance Designer
I created the website for Liverpool’s answer to renting car parking spaces.
Bredema Intellectual Layers/ Freelance Designer
I created and distributed New Year and Christmas e-card.
Deep Blue Association
I consulted with the IT recruitment consultants who briefed me over a gentrification of
their website. The website was developed over a couple of months.
Ferncrest Investments/ Freelance Designer
The London-based property investors required an online portfolio that was accomplished
within a week.
Tania Clarke Hall/ Freelance Designer
This successful jewelry designer who has a Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Award, has
worked with me to develop a website and new brand identity for her business.
The New Theatre/ Freelancer
I have worked on a number of show posters for the New Theatre of which two have gone
on to Edinburgh Fringe Festival .
Ruby’s Food Store/ Freelance Designer
Brand identity development and website. Included packaging and advertising.
Logos from left to right
Dragoman: Logo for a nation-wide university event run by Dragoman
Avenue: Musics newest ‘pop’ boy band (logo)
Wave: Logo for a telecoms and marketing company
Charlie Finn Music: Solo artist identity
Logos from left to right
Fish Advertising: Advertising agency
Yorkshire Tourist Board: Logo pitch idea for Visit Yorkshire
N20 Bar: New identity for club sector of upstairs premises
Quils: T-shirt company
Channel 4 i-dent for Summer spin off show called Generation
Next. The program sought to find the best new writers,
directors and on screen talent across comedy, drama,
documentaries and news.
On/offline magazine designed for a small one off company that specialise
in one off print mags. The subject for this was ‘everyday life.’ I explored
all the things we take for granted and such topics included - Money,
typography, time and utilities.
David Lloyd Leisure: Here is an example of the
October Corporate Campaign poster and the direct
mail 4 page flyer that accompanied it.
Personal pitch idea for 2007’s Disel’s Annual
Report and Performance report. These were
examples of the front and contents page.
Nottingham’s New Theatre show poster.
The brief was related to the mention of
broken angel wings through out the play that
simultaneously reflected the prevalent military
theme throughout the text. The poster was used
both on and offline.
188BET program and magazine press ads.
‘Moments that changed a game’ campaign
in conjunction with The Mirror’s image
bank Mirrorpix. All old images used were
relevant to the clubs sponsored by 188BET.
Logos from left to right
Princes and Rogues: Logo for a geek chic boyband
Glass Pear: Pitch for Crown Music Managements new project
Inky: Logo for a three piece girl group
Charlie Finn Music: Solo artist identity
Avenue: Musics new ‘pop’ boy band sensation logo
Inky is a three piece girl band formed in April 2009.
Since the beginning of the band, they asked me to do their
brand identity and collateral. This is one of the images we
created to face the campaign.
Managed by the same company that started The Saturrdays,
these girls are sure to be ‘the next big thing!’
The Gaymers Camden Crawl is a broadened programme
of live music, arts & activities. The Crawl festival has set
up camp for the 9th time across Camden Town’s two
mile stretch of high street for the May Bank holiday 2010.
This is a sneak preview of the creative in progress for the
festival next year, 2011.
Crown Music Ltd responsible for the
Sugababes asked me to design their
new product, Avenue’s signing cards.
This is Mollie King from The Saturdays own
brand logo. She was very keen on developing
her brand across a number of things for the
future. Myself and an illustrator worked with
Mollie to translate her ideas for the brand,
using her name, rather than an image,
as the focus.
London Midland Pitch.
Strap line : Let’s go London.
The pitch was for a new creative route.
Charlie Finn, 2007 X factor contestant has
started a solo career and approached me with
regards to developing him an identity. These
were promotional photographs.
Jam Tree is a company that looks at creating new working
and learning environments that suit the modern world. As
associate dealer for Herman Miller, one of the largest suppliers
of furniture worldwide, Jam Tree is committed to creating and
providing spaces where people can flourish. This is the final layout
for the website.
www.jamtree.com (Live 10/2010)
Luke Johnson is a successful entrepreneur
responsible for Pizza Express, Strada, Giraffe
and many more restaurants. He is also the
chairman of Channel 4 and a dean for the
University of Arts. I pitched to re design his
website. Above is the chosen design.
Robertson and Jones is a specialist staffing implementation
agency. They provide, co ordinate and manage the people for
brands, products, events, hospitality and exhibitions.
www.robertsonandjones.co.uk (Live 11/2010)
Quils is a new t-shirt company.
Leanne Goymer, an illustrator, has moved to
clothing designs. Working with the platform
Magento, this e-commerce website has been
designed and built with a very strong brand
188BET landing pages. These are across
all clubs. Wigan, Bolton, Aston Villa and Cheslea
Princes and Rogues are the new ‘Geek Chic’
boyband to hit the music scene. With their
qwirky looks and ‘popular’ sound, these
guys have wow-ed the judges of this years
Concept design for Law Creative website.
The companies website as it stands does very well
with SEO and wanted to retain the content heavy
pages. Slick design and cool navigation to keep the
user engaged, was key.