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Elena Jar

Elena Jar - Designer

London, UK

A professional graphic designer specialising in publishing, working for one of the major global publishing companies.

Overview

I am a professional graphic designer working at Penguin Random House as well as practising as a freelance designer branching out beyond books - see my gallery below to get a better sense of what I am into (and what I am capable of) when I am out of the office.

I enjoy working with clean, minimalist layouts, but am equally capable of taking on a fun book exploding with colours and images. I have extensive experience working with demanding clients (I work with LEGO, Disney, Mattel etc a lot on a daily basis) and am not afraid of a challenge. I am very passionate about my job and am looking forward to my next creative adventure.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Comics (non fiction) Design DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Entertainment

Certifications

  • BA Graphic Design
  • MA History of Design (graduating 2018)

Work experience

Designer

Penguin Random House
August, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

Junior Art Director

TBWA Worldwide
March, 2015 – July, 2016 (over 1 year)

Designer

Penguin Random House
October, 2013 – December, 2014 (about 1 year)

Design intern

The Times and the Sunday Times
December, 2012 – December, 2012 (less than a minute)

Design Assistant

Ubuntu
August, 2012 – September, 2012 (about 1 month)

Design Assistant

1883 Magazine
July, 2012 – August, 2012 (about 1 month)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

LEGO® Architecture The Visual Guide

Philip Wilkinson

Title: Lego Architecture( The Visual Guide) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: PhilipWilkinson <>Publisher: DKPublishing(DorlingKindersley)

Title: Lego Architecture( The Visual Guide) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: PhilipWilkinson <>Publisher: DKPublishing(DorlingKindersley)

Disney Frozen: Ultimate Factivity Collection

Dk

Packed with fun activities including games, doodle and coloring pages, puzzles, and crafts, plus more than 500 stickers, each book in the "Ultimate Factivity Collection" contains amazing facts and educational information that encourage learning while at the same time improving social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. "The Ultimate Factivity Collection" series will keep kids busy and ... read more

Packed with fun activities including games, doodle and coloring pages, puzzles, and crafts, plus more than 500 stickers, each book in the "Ultimate Factivity Collection" contains amazing facts and educational information that encourage learning while at the same time improving social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. "The Ultimate Factivity Collection" series will keep kids busy and ... read more

LEGO® Friends Character Encyclopedia

DK, Catherine Saunders

Title: Lego Friends Character Encyclopedia [With Lego Doll with Accessories] <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: CatherineSaunders <>Publisher: DKPublishing(DorlingKindersley)

Title: Lego Friends Character Encyclopedia [With Lego Doll with Accessories] <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: CatherineSaunders <>Publisher: DKPublishing(DorlingKindersley)

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