Laila Meachin

Graphic Designer,
Design Manager & Creative Artworker

T: 01491 579733
laila@meachin.co.uk

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Design project management...

'Laila is a committed, resourceful and reliable project manager. She's also a hugely talented designer with the ability to put her creativity at the service of the brief.' David Riley, Publisher, Macmillan Publishers

'As a project manager, Laila is committed, reliable and extremely thorough.' Erika Vivers, Commissioning Editor, Macmillan Education

Whilst employed at Macmillan Publishers as Managing Designer I gained
a lot of experience working with other members of the team project managing the design side of large multi-level, multi-component series
of books.

I feel confident simultaneously designing and project managing. I enjoy being part of the wider picture and respond well to the challenge that goes with the added responsibility of ensuring that all aspects of the project are produced to schedule, budget and to the best possible quality.

In a major project for Gooding Aluminium I worked with the Managing Director based in London, designing and producing a top quality 172 page specifier handbook from initial brief to production, liaising with the photographer, illustrator and printers. I then designed new additions to the website and worked with the web developers to update the website in line with the new offering. I also designed ads and liaised with the marketing and production departments of trade magazines to promote the new handbook.

I take on many smaller complete projects for companies out of house when they have an overload, including regular work for the Guide Dogs.

As part of my training I gained the Design Business Association Professional Practice Stages 1 and 2, which gave a good grounding to this side of design work.