Rob Hearn

Editorial Designer

I am an editorial designer based in London. Specialising in print design, I am happy to discuss any brief.

Currently Designer at Grand Designs Magazine.

Roles & Experience

Download a PDF of my CV here.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design - Design for Publishing Pathway 2:1, from Norwich University of the Arts (2013-2016)

October 2018 - Present
Grand Designs Magazine at Media 10

  • Design and layout pages in the monthly magazine

  • Repro images and preflight Indesign files for press

  • Redraw house plans in Illustrator

  • Storyboard and create social media promotional videos in After Effects

  • Export and upload the digital issue

  • Assist the Art Director in day-to-day design matters

  • Design advertorials

  • Organise and update the dummy magazine

August 2016 - October 2018
Hurst Media Company

  • Sole designer for small contract publisher working in a close-knit team

  • Designed across a portfolio of magazines and supplements (Celebrity Secrets - distributed with OK! magazine, CALIBRE magazine, Be Your Own Boss - distributed with The Evening Standard)

  • Created design guidelines and applied these to editorial content and advertorials for National Press supplements inserted in The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Evening Standard

  • Created and designed pitches and proposals to win publishing contracts

  • Designed and helped manage assets for websites and social media

  • Preflighted pages and artworked images for press. Responsible for image sourcing, budgets and all artworking (apart from interview shoots)

  • Took control of design work-flows. Covered for Production Manager in absence, including assisting with the taking in and preflighting of adverts and liasing with clients

  • Advert and advertorial design to client specifications. Feedback directly to clients for changes and amends

  • Be adaptable and pitch in where needed in a fluid work environment

2018 - Present, 2015-2016
Branding and Digital Design
Aylesbury Skateboards

  • Illustrated logo and created branding, art directed by owners

  • Email design on Mailchimp

  • Digital asset creation

  • Editing product images

June 2015 - October 2015
Design Assistant
Studio Medlikova

  • Book cover artworking in Photoshop and Illustrator


Online portfolio coming soon

Please contact me for a PDF version.

Below are a selection of the promotional videos I have created at Grand Designs Magazine in After Effects.

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