Brigitte Winsor

Freelance Creative Director and Graphic Designer

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About

I am highly regarded as a talented graphic designer and professional creative director, with twelve years expertise in print, web, exhibition, presentation, user interface and user experience design. I have a keen eye for detail and an exceptional talent for user-centred design; producing attractive clean designs with clarity of message and ease of navigation.

As a critical and imaginative thinker with a broad perspective, I produce engaging and intuitive interface designs. Close team- working with Human Computer Interaction experts has given me thorough analytical skills in understanding the user experience.

I take pride in delivering to deadlines and to budget requirements. Highly organised with notable efficiency, I’ve proven ability in multi-tasking and in managing multiple projects simultaneously. Good communication skills have also ensured a reliable track record in interpreting clients’ aims into effective bespoke designs. I thrive in collaborative development with people at all levels and in varying fields. Dedicated and motivated, I enjoy learning and new challenges.

I have worked with a wide range of clients and partners, including: the Arts & Humanities Research Council; the BBC; Birmingham Museums; Cadbury Research Library; Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion and Belief; Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museum; European Education Research Association; Hereford Cathedral; Institute of Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing; Library of Birmingham; Punch Records; Royal Shakespeare Company; Shakespeare Birthplace Trust; Shakespeare Institute; and the University of Birmingham.

It has been a great pleasure to work with Brigitte and to have the benefit of her creative energy, design skills and visual inventiveness. She did a remarkable job clarifying what we needed, and worked tirelessly to refine the design so that the end result is both visually striking and very usable.

Bill Thompson, Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives

  • Clients and Partners

    • Arts & Humanities Research Council
    • BBC
    • Birmingham Museums
    • Cadbury Research Library
    • College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
    • Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion and Belief
    • Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies, University of Birmingham
    • Department of Modern Languages, University of Birmingham
    • Digital Humanities Hub, University of Birmingham
    • Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museum
    • European Education Research Association
    • Hereford Cathedral
    • Heritage Lottery Fund
    • Institute of Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE)
    • International Standing Conference for the History of Education
    • Library of Birmingham
    • Newcastle University
    • Punch Records
    • Royal Shakespeare Company
    • School of Education, University of Birmingham
    • College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
    • School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham
    • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
    • Shakespeare Institute
    • West Midlands History Magazine
  • Recent Projects of Note

    • ‘Common Ground’ executive production of event, The AHRC Commons, University of York
    • Shakespeare’s Life and Legacy’ multi-user multi-touch app, BBC, The Mailbox: creative direction and interface design
    • ‘CIFoRB’ project branding, the Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion and Belief
    • ‘The AHRC Commons’ website, Arts & Humanities Research Council: branding and web design
    • ‘Find 4 Things’ multi-user multi-touch app, Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museum: creative direction and interface design
    • ‘Cultural Intermediation’ branding, University of Birmingham / University of Salford: graphic design
    • ‘Voices of War & Peace’ website, AHRC WW1 Engagement Centre: branding, graphic design and web design
    • ‘Virtual Shakespeare Performance Archive’ web app wireframe, Royal Shakespeare Company / The Shakespeare Institute: creative direction and interface design
    • ‘Mappa Mundi Touch’ multi-user multi-touch wireframe, Hereford Cathedral / University of Birmingham: creative direction and interface design
    • ‘EERA – A Visual History’ website, European Education Research Association, Berlin: web design
    • ‘Dozens & Trails’ mobile app, Library of Birmingham: UI/UX consultancy
    • ‘Collections Revealed’ multi-user multi-touch app, Library of Birmingham: UI/UX consultancy
    • ‘La Tavoletta di Leonardo’ multi-user multi-touch app, School of Modern Languages, University of Birmingham: creative direction and interface design
    • ‘Hands On’ multi-user multi-touch app, Birmingham Museums / Digital Humanities Hub, University of Birmingham
  • Employment

    • Freelance Creative Director & Graphic Designer, 2002-current
      Creative direction and graphic design for print, brand identity and logo design, exhibitions, websites, digital user experience and user interfaces. Specialist knowledge of multi-user multi-touch development.
    • Art Director, Juvo Learning Solutions, 2015-current
      Graphic design, illustration and instructional design for multimedia interactive eLearning courses and printed learning guides.
    • Collections Curator and Digital Content Editor, Library of Birmingham, 1995-2014
      Graphic design for promotional materials, digital signage and exhibitions. Appointed as Business Team Lead for Innovation (2012-13) for the new Library of Birmingham project. As Collections Curator (2013-14), I promoted special collections through engagement programmes, exhibitions and digital channels. Previous roles comprised responsibility for digital content in archives digitisation programmes, outreach activity support and management of cultural heritage project websites.
    Library of Birmingham projects : Exhibition and Mobile App : in partnership with 24 and Substrakt
  • Education

    • 1987-1990: Birmingham City University, UK
      BA Hons First Class, Three Dimensional Design
    • 1984-1987: Tresham College, Kettering, Northants, UK
      Art Foundation Course / 2 A Levels / 3 GCE O Levels
    • 1980-1984: Prince William School, Oundle, Northants, UK
      8 GCE O Levels
  • Technical Skills

    Illustrator
    Indesign
    Photoshop
    Wordpress
    Storyline
    Microsoft Office
CREATIVE DIRECTION

User experience and wireframe design

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Branding, print materials, exhibitions

UI / UX DESIGN

UI design for websites and apps