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Hollie - Biography

A conscious designer with a passion for responsible design, driven by producing work that benefits others.  
Skills and knowledge include in-depth researching and copywriting, alongside visual communication, typography and illustration. 
Working style is formed by the desire to solve a problem. Design process often includes research and prototyping to create the best solution that will both inform viewers and create positive impact. 
Enjoys designing for both print and digital mediums, therefore approaches a project in the most appropriate way for the subject matter and audience’s needs.  
Open to ideas, challenges, and trying new methods and softwares. Believes in the power of consistency and constant learning

Personal Attributes

Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Designers (Assoc.CSD) 2022-Present

Associate member of CSD, the internationally recognised body for the design profession that provides support and guidance for designers at every stage of their career. Aiming to achieve Chartered Designer status with CSD in the future.

Hallam Freelancers 2021-Present

Member of the Hallam Freelancers collective, exclusive to Sheffield Hallam University students and alumni, which connects external businesses to student and graduate freelancers for creative projects.


The Association of Creative and Print Managers in Education Award 2023

Level – Highly Commended 
Category – Best In-House Printed Product 
Designed marketing collateral that received an award from ACPME. Involved producing illustrations and layouts of a variety of outcomes for ‘The Print Shop at Hallam’ as part of a paid freelance project. The judges said: “An innovative way to answer the brief. Different techniques including foil, die cut and a bespoke box.”

Creative Conscience Award 2021

Level - Highly Commended  
Discipline - Graphic Design  
Category - Health, Wellbeing & Disability  
Awarded for ‘The Anti Depression Toolkit’, an extensive self-initiated project looking to reinvent self-help resources for people with mental health issues.  
See the links below for more on this project.


‘Design Insights’ Blog Feature - CSD 2022

Selected to write responses to a series of questions about being an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Designers’ for their new blog, ‘Design Insights’. This blog discusses personal experiences, including university life, choosing to pursue a career in the design industry, and the importance of design.

‘Our Fave Places’ Feature - Eleven Design Studio 2017

The outcomes of my 'Hidden Above Sheffield' project were selected by a graphic design studio, Eleven, to be featured on their new website, a Sheffield culture guide entitled ‘Our Fave Places’.



Sheffield Hallam University

Graduated 2021 
BA(Hons) Graphic Design 
1st Class Honours


Beauchamp College, Leicester  

2015 - 2017 

A2 Graphic Design - B 

A2 Mathematics - B 

A2 Psychology - C 

AS General Studies – C

Additional Courses:

UNpreneur Course

Mental Health Awareness Course

May - June 2022 

6 week Inter-University Start-up Bootcamp 


Grays Medic Training Services (Online)



Attention to detail 




Social awareness 

Technical writing 


Visual communication 

Website building


Adobe Illustrator 

Adobe Indesign 

Adobe Photoshop 

Articulate 360 – Storyline 
Articulate 360 – Rise  

Microsoft Office 365 





+ Various other Adobe Creative Cloud softwares

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