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Handley - Graphic Designer - Bristol, UK

Orla Handley

Bristol, UK


Multidisciplinary creative; art direction, branding, motion graphics, film-making, photography, styling. Orla has won a Royal Televison Society award for Graphic Design, and recently assistant art-directed a BBC period reconstruction.

You might see her VJ-ing at top nights in Bristol and London, Bestival and Glastonbury too...

She also writes and recently completed anthropological research in Tokyo on Rockabilly culture.

Check out if you'd like to see some of her work.


Graphic Designer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Guest Lecturer

University of the West of England

January 2008 - January 2009


University of Bristol

January 2007 - June 2010

• Research specialising in design and material culture, gender.
A little bit of urban / public space and social policy too.

• My ethnographic experience is invaluable in informing my media practice, multi-tasking and adaptability.

• Experience in varied interviewing structures, questionnaire and survey design.

• Currently conducting fieldwork in Tokyo; quite good at learning languages.

Independent Visual Artist

VJ Girlfriend

January 2006 - January 2006

• Design and live performance for music in various contexts
including major events in Bristol, London and Glastonbury Festival.

Broadcast Media Designer / Writer

Burrell Durrant Hifle

January 2004 - January 2004

• Design & Direction, Screenwriting, for broadcast and online media

• Editing & Animation

• Royal Television Society Award 2009 : British Style Genius (BBC2)

• Media Innovation Award 2008 : Seven Ages of Rock (BBC2)

Qualifications & Certifications

MA Social Anthropology

University of Bristol

Graphic Design

University of the West of England


International Society of Typographic Designers

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