Artist/ Gemma Hardiker

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Gemma Hardiker

introduction

I'm Gemma, a BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate. Over the course of my studies at Sheffield Hallam University I have explored many areas of design, learnt technical skills, developed my own personal design style and have gained inspiration from the continual influence of experiences, artists, stylists, music, magazines, articles, exhibitions, photographers, travel and the vast array of designers who I've met along the way. Most crucially, I have established that my infinite fascination lies within editorial. Sixteen years on from creating magazines to feature 'Build-A-Bear' attire for primary school friends and I am still infatuated with magazines. I love the process, collaboration, seeking new opportunities, evolving innovative ideas and seeing the outcome. I still love and am inspired by what I do and have a continual desire to fuel my eagerness to design whilst discovering, interacting and developing. I enjoy challanging myself to push boundaries in order to create innovative outcomes and feel that my own dedication, enthusiasm and passion is reflected visually throughout my work. Throughout my degree I have also integrated boundaries alongside this, further fueling my enthusiasm for set design and journalism with the aim to deliver something intuitive within each area; fusing together all that fascinates and excites me.

What's Happening

Ordered Chaos  Issue 1  The Future

Showcase

06/30/2014 - 06/30/2014

Creative Review

Featured in Creative Reviews 'Talent Spotters.'

'Gemma's typographic treatment of a National Trust magazine was one of our favourite pieces of work in the show. Her portfolio demonstrates a range of strong editorial work.' - Creative Review. 

Employment

07/01/2013 - 07/01/2014

Ohh deer

Location:

Online

Prints sold online as part of a competition. 

certification

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Where from:

Sheffield Hallam University

2:1

certification

A Levels

Where from:

Oldham Sixth Form

Fine Art (AS Level)
Graphic Design - B
English Language - B
Psychology - C

Education / Qualifications

08/24/2009

Falinge Park HIghscool

Qualification:

GCSE's

Location:

Manchester

English - B
Art - A
Graphic Design - A
Product design - A

Showcase

06/09/2014 - 06/27/2014

SIA Degree Show

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

Sheffield

Showcase

07/01/2014 - 07/05/2014

New Designers

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

Islington Business Centre

Showcase

07/01/2014 - 07/05/2014

D&AD New Blood

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

Spitalfields Market, London

Showcase

01/27/2014 - 02/03/2014

Ordered Chaos

Role:

Set Designer / Exhibitor

Location:

AGI Gallery, Sheffield

Employment

03/05/2014

SHU Life Fashion

Location:

Sheffield

Invited to write an article on natural skin care products. 

Employment

01/10/2014 - Present

Toast Magazine

Location:

Sheffield

Employment

11/01/2013 - Present

Ordered Chaos

Location:

Sheffield

Ordered Chaos  Issue 1  The FutureExcellent
DAD National Trust Excellent
DAD National Trust Excellent

Dream Job

Editorial

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Part-Time, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off