Hi, I'm Ria

Designer, maker & typophile

I am a passionate Buckinghamshire-based visual storyteller with a passion for print and digital design, typography and illustration. As a practising designer with 15 years of professional experience in advertising and product design in some of London's top agencies, I am organised, flexible and able to meet deadlines in fast-paced environments.


I love the craft and attention to detail involved in researching and creating printed and digital graphic materials and ephemera from across genres and time periods.

For more information about other aspects of my professional experience please visit - www.riaevans.com

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My career so far

Graphic Designer

Sky History
Sky Atlantic
Sky x Barclays Womens FA Super League
BBC

Action and Dressing props for Television Drama, Documentary, and commercials for October Films, Revolution Films, and Iris Worldwide.

March 2021 - Present

Design lead

February 2017 - Present

Consultant designer

Centrica
British Gas
Lotus

February 2017 - Present

Lead designer

Publicis.Sapient

September 2011 - January 2017

London, New York & Hong Kong

Lead designer

Bloom Media

March 2010 - January 2011

Draughtsman

Jeffrey Clarke Associates (Architects)

Graphic props for an original production by Brightlight Theatre Company.

 

Previous work includes set design, construction, dressing and props for a number of productions at The Carriageworks in Leeds.

Designing graphic materials including:

- Branding, visual design and prototyping of mobile application

- Logo design for Women's Leadership Network

- Design and print of editorial materials using various tools including:       

  Keynote, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

- Animation showreel using Adobe After Effects

Lead designer responsible for a small team of designers on a number of digital and print projects for FTSE 100 clients including:

HSBC, BT, Michelin, RBS, ICA, Iglo

  • Art direction & design - ICA: Social installation in a physical space

  • Lead designer - PGA: Interactive systems, signage, print media

  • Lead designer - BT: Experience design, storyboarding and event design featured in BT Mobile advertising

  • Worked with a Manchester-based production company in the delivery of internal videos for JobCentre Plus.     

  • Set design and dresser for a commercial photo shoot

  • Billboard advertising, 3D advertising, signage, web design

Responsible for creating architectural plans and drawings under the supervision of lead architect

Education

The University of Wales, Trinity St. David

BA(Hons) Graphic Design 2:1

September 2000 - July 2003

Gloucestershire University School of Art

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

September 1998 - July 1999

HND Graphic Design

September 1999 - July 2000