Karine Fortier

Karine Fortier - Designer

London, UK

I am an award winning visual communication designer specialising in visual design and creative direction for editorial, print and digital.

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Overview

As a visual communication designer, who absolutely love design and all things design related, my main aim is to create a unique book cover that suits your story and your target audience, but also visually stand out on the shelf and online. I like to focus on the perfection of all the visual elements and the right balance between familiar and innovative ideas to give potential readers a clear idea of your work, and to present your book as a truly unique object.

My style is energetic and minimalist, paying great attention to all the visual components of colour, typography, layout, and composition to capture people’s curiosity. I like to keep it simple and playful.

My work has been featured on étapes Paris, Creativebloq, Ello, KK Outlet London, Creativepool, Nineteen Seventy Three, Morning Edit, Questioning Creatives, Web Design Ledger, The Loop, Central Station.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication University Of The Arts London

Awards

  • Talent Awards 2018

Work experience

Designer & Creative Direction

Self-employed
May, 2012 – Present (about 8 years)

I am a multidisciplinary creative, focusing on the creation of imagery, visual expressions and identity. As a visual communication designer, my goal is to create a unique design that suits your story and your target audience, but also visually stands out.

My style is energetic and minimalist, paying great attention to all the visual components of colour, typography, layout, and composition to capture people’s curiosity. I like to keep it simple and playful.

My work has been featured on étapes Paris, Creativebloq, Ello, KK Outlet London, Creativepool, Nineteen Seventy Three, Morning Edit, Questioning Creatives, Web Design Ledger, The Loop, Central Station.

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I have answered briefs for Computer Arts, Adidas, Harvey Nichols, Ford, Boden, The Folio Society.
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My Expertise:
• Creative Direction
• Graphic Design
• Visual Identity
• Digital Illustration
• Creative Design
• Typography
• Smiles

Founder

Self-employed
September, 2007 – September, 2013 (about 6 years)

Smoothie Design is a creative agency offering services within branding, design for print, digital, and social media.

• Brand Identity Design
• Web Design and Implementation
• Digital Graphic
• Digital Marketing
• Social Media Strategy
• Consultancy - Online Legislation, Digital Project Planning and Implementation.

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