WEST SUSSEX | UK

education

2013
DIPLOMA OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, QLD, Australia

2012
CERTIFICATE IV IN DESIGN
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, QLD, Australia

2011 - 2012
CERTIFICATE III IN MEDIA
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, QLD, Australia

2007 - 2008
CITY & GUILDS WEBSITE DESIGN LEVEL 3 (DISTINCTION)
Chichester College, UK

2004 - 2005
ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION
ART AND DESIGN DIPLOMA

Chichester College, UK


software skills

ADOBE

Software Skills

OTHER

Software Skills


PRINTING EXPERIENCE

Printing Experience



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about me

A little about me... having spent the last 4 years living on the Gold Coast in Australia, I have recently returned to my hometown of Worthing, West Sussex.

Born and raised in the seaside town of Worthing, I have always had a creative streak and a keen interest in Art and Design. It’s taken me a while to come to the realisation that Graphic Design is the field for me, but I can’t say I haven’t had fun trying to work it out.

A few years ago I had the amazing opportunity to work alongside Head Designers during my work placement at Hurley Design Consultants - a Graphic and Web Design Company based in West Sussex. This had a huge impact on me and inspired me to follow my own course in Graphic and Web Design.

Shortly after meeting my boyfriend, Robin, he revealed a yearning desire to live and work in Australia. Having never even visited the Country before, I twisted his arm to 9 months of travelling through South East Asia, New Zealand and around Australia, before settling on the Gold Coast for a while (it didn’t take much twisting, trust me).

We lived in Australia for 6 years and loved it - such a great experience! Whilst there I studied and completed a Certicate III in Media, a Certificate IV in Design and graduated from Gold Coast Institute of TAFE with a Diploma of Graphic Design in 2013. I was unleashed into the big wide world of design shortly after as a Creative Designer at First Print - a printing company based on the Gold Coast.

Having fulfilled our ambitions and to be closer to family we have now returned to live in the UK. We couldn't be happier to be home!


awards

I am stoked to say I have been presented with a couple of awards for my design work during my Diploma of Graphic Design at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (GCIT).

2013 - GCIT OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT INDUSTRY CHOICE AWARD
In recognition of your outstanding industry standard in the Diploma of Graphic Design

2013 - GCIT EXCELLENCE AWARD - sponsored by Griffith University
Presented to the student who has demonstrated excellence during their time at GCIT


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Creative Collection by Nicky Young Portfolio iPad App

CREATIVE COLLECTION BY NICKY YOUNG

This app is a showcase of the Graphic and Web Design work I have done. The app was created using Adobe InDesign CS6 ® and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition ®.

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this site

I designed this website to showcase my Graphic and Web Design work. I designed the layout using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 ® and Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 ®. I have built the website from the ground up using HTML5 and CSS3 in Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015 ®.

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