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 apprentice with the book designer Peter Willberg, creating art catalogues for clients including the Tate, Ben Brown Fine Arts, All Visual Arts, the Museum of Everything and the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht.

Following a love of print production, I moved to become the Studio & Production Manager for the independent publishing house Visual Editions, where I helped to produce innovative books, events and installations.

In 2013 I joined the Science Museum in London as their Design Studio Coordinator, where I programmed the demanding workflow of the in-house team and gained experience in wayfinding and exhibition design.

After three years I left for my dream job as 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.

I started freelancing as a designer and project manager full-time in January 2018 on moving to Bristol. Since then I’ve worked on bringing the RA’s new wayfinding scheme to completion, implementing the new brand at the National Railway Museum in York, conducting a strategic research project into design systems for the Science Museum Group and improving the UX design for The School of Life’s website.

I now work part-time as the Design Programme Coordinator for the Forestry Commission alongside my freelance design projects.