About

I’m a freelance designer, project manager and consultant with over eight years’ experience, living in Bristol and working across the UK. I’m meticulously organised, with strong typographic skills and experience managing complex projects. 

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

 

Background

After studying Typographic Design at the London College of Communication, my career began as a Book Designer, creating art catalogues with the esteemed 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 (RA), 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 managed 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.

 So, what do I offer?

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