About Tanya

Tanya has worked extensively for over 18 years as a graphic designer and artworker in Sydney, London and Melbourne. With diverse experience in editorial, marketing, publicity, promotions and web/tablet/mobile/app design she is always looking for new challenges and thrives on learning about new technologies. 

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Walter Scott

CAREER

2018

2014

1991

MTV Showtime

GRAPHIC DESIGNER –

PUBLICITY & PROMOTIONS

LONDON, UK, 1996

 

Design & produce all publicity & promotional materials as well as assisting with the set up of the SHOWTIME website.

Time for travel

EUROPE, 1995

 

Living life to the full and seeing the world while backpacking around Europe visiting France, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Czech, Hungry, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece and UK. 

ABC TV Publicity

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1992 – 1995

 

Design & compile media kits & other promotional material within required budget. Liaise with directors, producers & printers to achieve accuracy & quality final product. To assist in visualising & organising program launch events.

Readers Digest

GRAPHIC DESIGNER – PROMOTIONS

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1997

 

Developing the artistic element of promotion packages, catalogues and brochures including managing and co-ordinating the work of external artists/photographers as required.

Freelance Designer/Artworker

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

FEBRUARY 1998 – AUGUST 2002

 

Web design, editorial, logos, corporate identity, stationary, flyers, newsletters, direct mail, advertising, light box signs, catalogues and more.

 

CLIENTS included: 

RNIB London, Frisky Events London, Visions in Style Events, Mantis Design, Jardine Lloyd Thomas Insurance, Infinity Media & Communications, Dorling Kindersley, Utteridge Design, Detour - Performers Agency, Reader's Digest, Ask Dance Theatre, Talk Force Communications, Fibre Design London, Enzcom Solutions London, Trend Hair Salon London, Australian Consolidated Press titles (ACP).

Freelance Designer/Artworker

LONDON, UK

AUGUST 2002 – AUGUST 2010

 

EDITORIAL clients included:

  • Condé Nast UK (GQ, Glamour, Tatler, Brides, Easy Living, House & Garden)

  • Time Out London

  • Hearst Magazines (RED, Company)

  • National Magazine Comp. (SHE)

  • IPC (Marie Claire, NME)

  • Express Group (Star, S magazine)

  • The River Group (WeightWatchers magazine)

  • Redwood (Boots magazine)

  • EMAP (Bliss, & various new titles)

  • BBC magazines (Garden's Illustrated)

 

MARKETING, WEB & BRANDING
clients included:

  • Brandhandling (FitFlop, Soap & Glory)

  • Spectrum Technology

  • Craven House

  • Enzcom Solution

Jupiter Design

(now True Story)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, NOTTINGHAM, UK

MAY 2010 – OCTOBER 2012

 

Various duties included developing brands, brand identity, customer communication and catalogues. Designing for the retail customer journey instore and out across all customer touch points and channels. Inputting ideas, attending photoshoots, commissioning artists and generally studying emerging trends and consumer behaviour.

KiteGirl Magazine

ART DIRECTOR / EDITOR
NOTTINGHAM, UK

AUGUST 2011 – AUGUST 2013

 

Initial concepts and inspiration for KiteGirl – devoted to girls who kitesurf. Editor duties include managing flatplan, commissioning articles, various article writing, co-ordinating images, photoshoots and social media. Art Director role involves overall look and feel, creative concepts, managing designers, photographers and visuals.

Freelance Designer/Artworker

NOTTINGHAM, UK

FEBRUARY 2013 – MARCH 2015

 

CLIENTS include:

  • Linney Design (Pizza Hut, KFC, Cineworld, Post Office, Mars UK)

  • Diversity Agency (Interflora, AIS, Schools Advisory Service)

  • KuKu Apps/LHG (Nottingham Trent University, Billmobile)

  • Condé Nast UK (GQ and Glamour magazines)

  • The River Group (WeightWatchers magazine)

Freelance Designer/Artworker

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

APRIL 2015 – NOW

 

CLIENTS included:

  • Fresh Design Agency (McKenzie Aged Care, Anglicare, Sussex Taps)

  • Victoria SES

  • FIIT Squad

  • DateMyFriend.com.au (concept and design)

  • Complete Cabinet Services

  • Via Battisti Coffee Shop

  • Peninsula Hot Springs

  • The Diggers Club

 

Education

Computer Graphics College

MULTIMEDIA

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2000

Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop

KvB College of Visual Communication

CINEMAPHOTOGRAPHY & FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION PT

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1992

Billy Blue School of Graphic Design

COMMUNICATION DESIGN PT

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1993-1994

Mackellar Girls High School

HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (HSC)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1986-1991

Art, Textiles & Design, Maths, English

 

Skills

INDESIGN

EXPERT

ILLUSTRATOR

EXPERT

PHOTOSHOP

EXPERT

Skills also include: 

  • PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Word

  • Excel 

  • Quark Express 

 

And some:

  • Dreamweaver

  • Flash

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.

Denis Waitley

© 2018 by TANYA WHELAN

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