About

Hello. I'm an independent Visual Designer based in the UK. Having worked in the industry for over 15 years, I have gained experience and skills in both print and web design.

Being a multi-disciplinary designer I am able to deliver effective and creative solutions and consultations for businesses and organisations across different sectors. I am especially interested in projects in the following areas: Education, Travel, Environment & Conservation.

Prior to freelancing, I worked as Design Manager at Macmillan Publishers in educational publishing. I later moved into IT Systems Support, where I was involved in support, troubleshooting and training.

Having a design background I helped in the initial stages of setting up the intranet and converting and developing websites for key courses, thus starting my career in Web Design. As a project manager and consultant I have worked on a range of projects from launching websites to exciting challenges, such as producing non-digital interactive information and displays.

A quick learner, eager for continuous improvement and unapologetically curious. When not working you will find me exploring other creative side projects, including Photography, sketching/drawing. Away from the creative pursuits, you are likely to find me outdoors, I dabble in conservation and environmental issues and a keen traveller.

You can contact me here or follow me on Twitter @yakasdesign or @melinayakas. Other social media I regularly update are tumblr, 500px and instagram.

What I do

Providing effective and creative solutions for businesses or individuals who are looking for design inspiration or do not have the know-how or the time to meet such needs.

Print

Brochures, business cards,
postcards, corporate material,
annual reports, newsletter,
maps …

Web / Digital

Website design, UI, wireframes,
publication formatting to .epub, PDF.

Consultant

Design consultant, site reviews and
updates, project management.