Full name

Anna Jarvis

Title

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Location

West Sussex

Blurb

Graphic designer & Illustrator. Kate Greenaway nominee 2014.

Biography

A graphic designer and illustrator with several years experience, I've worked for print & web design agencies, authors, newspaper and magazine publishers. My work has included book illustration and design, CD design, branding, magazine layout, web template design, info-graphics, marketing and promotional design.

Clients have included: Universal, Verve, John Brown Publishing, The Guardian, Little Notes, Inner City 100, Breast Cancer Awareness, Horsham Symphony Orchestra, Butcher & Gundersen and various authors.

I've got three published books under my belt: Two for children, the first of which, 'Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?' was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2014. And most recently 'FLOW': A B2B publication for 'Change-Makers, Mavericks, Innovation Activists and Leaders.' I'm also developing my own picture book.

I work in Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to create digital designs that often incorporate my photography, watercolour and drawing skills.

I love working directly with clients. Communication and collaboration are key to successful working partnerships and I get a kick out of finding the creative design solution which makes everyone happy.

I'm always up for new challenges so please do get in touch!

Elsewhere
Experience

Graphic Design / Illustration

Haydn Shaughnessey & Fin Goulding

WFH & London · 01/ 06 / 2017 – Present

I designed and illustrated ‘FLOW’: A 200 page handbook about creating Agile work environments, for self-publishing duo; consultant Haydn Shaughnessey and Aviva CIO Fin Goulding.

I’m currently working on a series of info-graphics for Haydn.

Graphic design / Branding

Horsham Symphony Orchestra

WFH · 06/01/2015 – Present

I created and developed a new identity for this orchestra from concept through to production. I’ve produced a series of posters and programmes to advertise upcoming performances and am currently working towards redesigning their website.

Illustrator

Butcher & Gunderson

WFH · 04/09/2015 – 17/09/2015

I illustrated two new babies for this design agency’s child skin care brand client to grow their baby care product range.

Illustrator

Elke & Alex Barber

WFH & Edinburgh · 12/12/2011 – 15/07/2014

I Illustrated two books for this self-publishing mother & son team. My role included helping to edit the original stories to turn them into 32 page children’s books, coming up with concepts for all the illustrations, creating them in context and designing page layouts and producing hi-res illustrations using pencil, watercolour and photoshop. It was challenging and rewarding work.

Graphic design / Branding / Illustration

Little Notes

WFH · 06/03/2009 – Present

These clients wanted to create a new brand for their burgeoning pre-school music franchise. Working closely with them, I developed a simple logo and brand id to reflect their nurturing identity. I used illustration and typography to create the logo and brand concept which was used across various print materials. The brand proved successful and has had a positive financial impact for the business.

Graphic Designer

John Brown Media Group

London, UK · 06/10/2003 – 07/05/2004

Freelance graphic designer working page layouts for various titles including Sky Kids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Disney Knowledge.

Senior Graphic Designer

Ethical Media

London, UK · 05/03/2001 – 13/01/2003

I was responsible for managing my own clients within this small ethical design agency. I created brands, designing print material and websites from initial ideas to production. Clients included EQ Managements, London Benchmarking Group, New Economics Foundation & Eurodad.

Graphic Designer

Scorpio Multimedia

London, UK · 18/11/1999 – 02/03/2001

Freelance graphic designer working on TV related publications for NTL channel subscribers. My role included designing page layouts and art directing photo shoots for magazine articles.

Graphic Designer

The Whole Hog Design Company

London, UK · 09/06/1997 – 17/09/1999

Worked mainly on CD designs for various clients including Universal Music, Spectrum, Verve Recordings, Blue Note Records. Also did promotional pieces for this company and various clients including Breast Cancer Awareness. Point of sale for book publishers Piatkus Books and Simon & Schuster and brand design for Spectrum Music.

Junior Graphic Designer

Zest Magazine & Cosmopolitan Magazine: NatMags

London, UK · 16/09/1996 – 25/10/1996

Junior dogsbody for these two titles. First experience of magazine design. Highlight… getting mistaken for a bag lady but getting lost in a posh restaurant trying to take items to a photo shoot in some cool Soho flats. Did some page layout, tiny amount of illustration, lots of scanning and a massive amount of tea making.

Junior Graphic Designer

The Guardian – Development. Floor 5

London, UK · 04/11/1996 – 06/06/1997

I worked on various publications in the Development section of the Guardian when the newspaper group was based in Farringdon. It was a fantastic introduction to design and I learnt more in the six months I was there than the previous three years of my degree. Work included helping design small one off supplements to go into the weekend papers, picture editing, photo manipulation, illustration and layout design. Low point… a lot of scanning!

Freelance Graphic Designer

Creative Recruitment

Central London · 20/09/1999 – 02/03/2001

Freelance graphic designer signed to this agency. I worked in-house for various employees, including art directing MIS a B2B magazine publication where I also directed photo shoots. Other work included graphic design and art working for various agencies and marketing companies.

Graphic Designer

Navy Blue

Clerkenwell, London · 13/09/1999 – 11/11/1999

Freelance graphic designer working part time in this design agency. I worked on accounts including Orange Mobile. My work included typography design and illustration, and involved graphic design and art working.

Skills

Illustration, Graphic Design, Logo design, Brand Design, Art Direction, Photography, Watercolour, Pencil Sketching, Pen&Ink, Typography, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign

Clients

Little Notes Elke & Alex Barber John Brown Junior Disney Sky The Guardian The Whole Hog NTL Publishing Ethical Media Orange Natmags BBC Navy Blue Horsham Symphony Orchestra

Specialties

Illustration, Art Direction, Photography, Branding, Graphic Design

Awards
2014 Nominated for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 , The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
Illustrations for 'Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?"
Education

BA Hons. Graphic Design

Cumbria College of Art & Design

Carlisle, Cumbria · 1993 – 1996

Art Foundation Diploma

Epsom Art College

Epsom, Surrey · 1992 – 1993