About

Hello!

I’m a freelance designer and project manager with over eight years’ experience, living in Bristol and working across the UK. If you’d like to discuss a potential project with me, or ask about any of my work in more detail, please get in touch: kathryn@kathrynhlewis.com

What do I offer?

• Graphic design and artworking
• Print production management
• Project management
• Research and strategy development
• Tools for managing design teams

Background

After studying Typographic Design at the London College of Communication, my career began as a Book Designer, creating art catalogues with Peter Willberg for clients such as the Tate, the Museum of Everything and the Bonnefantenmuseum. Six years later I became the Design & Production Manager at the Royal Academy of Arts, where I coordinated a wide variety of projects and acted as brand guardian for the organisation.

Along the way, I learnt a huge amount working as the Studio & Production Manager for the independent publishing house Visual Editions, producing innovative books, events and installations, and as the Design Studio Coordinator at the Science Museum, where I programmed and allocated the demanding workflow of the in-house team. I continued to produce creative work throughout this time, mostly as a self-taught Website Designer, working with local businesses, Oxford Poetry and the University of Bristol.

I started freelancing full-time in January 2018 and have since worked on a number of exciting projects, including: bringing the RA’s new wayfinding scheme to completion, implementing the new brand at the National Railway Museum in York and conducting a strategic research project into design systems and services for the Science Museum Group.