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Abigail Ball

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProduct Designer - Graphic Designer - Marketing Assistant

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About me

I am a hard working and proactive Industrial Design and Technology graduate with a strong mind for business, a keen eye for design, and an attuned technological understanding. I am a confident communicator and collaborator, both internally and client facing, I am trustworthy and mature with a managerial attitude whilst also being positive and instinctive with a creative mind. I pride myself in possessing attention to detail in both my work and personal appearance, supporting smooth organisation in my workflow and allowing me to put forward an appropriate professional presence - exemplifying the best in not only myself but also the company I am representing.

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Skills

  • Cad Solidworks
  • Abobe Creative Suite
  • Lighting Design
  • Bespoke Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Print Design
  • Keyshot Rendering
  • Layout
  • Marketing
  • Brand Marketing

Work history

Currently

Freelance Graphic Designer

Jonathan Coles Lighting Studio

Sep 2017
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Brochure design - first edition and now a second edition. Printed staple bound brochure.

2017

Trade Show Representative

Jonathan Coles Lighting Studio

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I returned to Jonathan Coles Studio to assist with Decorex International 2017, manning the show stand for 4 days. I helped to build, dress and dismantle the stand either side of the show days. I spoke with many interior designers and architects.

2016

Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - At JCL I assisted with lighting projects from the initial design stages through to manufacture and installation. - A core responsibility of mine was to create 3D models, using Solidworks, of the designs ideated in our team meetings, and render these accurately portraying light effect and surface finish using Keyshot. - I created 2D part drawings using AutoCAD and liaised with manufacturers to have these parts made, I was trained to correctly tolerance and dimension drawings by the JCL metal machinist. -I generated third angle orthographic technical drawings from Solidworks models, providing accurate and in depth part and section drawings directly from the 3D simulations. - For the ‘JCL Semi-bespoke Collection’ launch I was given my own light to design, named the ‘Clemente’ Pendant, I took this pendant from concept through to manufacture, assembling it in house post manufacture. - I conducted materials and process research finding ways to meet unusual briefs and push the boundaries of light. - I attended client meetings and site visits, interacting and designing for clients within retail, hospitality and private sectors, including Burberry, Mathmos, The Four Seasons, and The Savoy. - I assisted Mr. Coles in creating Powerpoint presentations, giving advice on layout and image placement, editing images and providing 3D design renders. I attended presentations in offices such as Speirs + Major and Burberry. - I worked on the JCL rebrand, enabling the company image to appropriately reflect the quality of their products. - I redesigned the company logo using Adobe Illustrator, inspired by Jonathan Coles’s signature. An appropriate company colour palette was decided inspired by the materials brass, copper and steel. - Using the new brand guidelines I designed printed marketing materials using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator including business cards, product information postcards, a 48 page brochure - also embedded onto the website for virtual viewing, and signage for trade shows. - I represented JCL at trade shows, including Decorex International 2017 and Olympia House & Garden Show 2016. Assisting in building and dressing the stands, representing the brand during the show days gathering project leads. - I created graphics for email newsletters sent out to clients giving news on products and events. - I took control of the company social media presence, creating an Instagram account and updating the existing Twitter, Facebook and company website to give a uniform presence with the new branding. I regularly designed posts for broadcast on these channels, growing the audience and interaction.

2013

Apr 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • A member based organisation offering officially recognised degrees for engineers within the railway industry. Part of my role was editing lecture videos to be uploaded to the student portal. I also put together membership packs and sent out new information to existing members. I input and updated member data into the online database and when needed I answered telephone enquiries from existing or prospective members.

2013

Temp PA to Director

YES Engineering

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
  • Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Engineering consultancy based in Stafford and New Zealand. I was PA to the CEO, I ran errands and also implemented a new office filing system to improve efficiency. I read and researched planning applications to gather information for projects. I also carried out site visits to ensure measurements were conforming to plans.

2012

Sales Assistant

Comet Electrical

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was the electrical stores Dyson representative, but I confidently sold products from all departments, each week I achieved my sales targets because I find it natural to sell products I am passionate about. I was a team player within a brilliant team and I attended training courses for Monster Cable and Dyson expanding my technical knowledge.

2012

Sales Assistant

Cooks Stafford

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
  • Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Kitchenware boutique offering brands such as Alessi, Joseph Joseph, and Kitchen Aid. I would help customers find the right product tailored for their needs, giving them a personal shopping experience. I enjoyed creating window displays throughout the year and organising the products within the shop, appreciating the products in detail.

2010

Marketing Assistant

Polly Edwards

Jun 2010 - Jun 2010
  • Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Polly Edwards is a bespoke bridal headdress designer. I researched target markets and forecast trends for the following year, using moodboards to visualise colour trends and pattern. I then sketched designs to inspire the new collection. I was taught to make the wire and Swarovski crystal headdresses and the quality of my work was praised.

2009

Interior Design Assistant

Ulteriors

May 2009 - May 2009
  • Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Ulteriors is an interior design studio. I reworked the shop window displays as the new seasons stock came in. I ordered sample swatches for clients from companies such as Sansderson and Harlequin. I also learned to hand make beaded cushions. My employer was pleased with my professional attitude and appropriate attire.

2016

Feb 2008 - Sep 2016
  • Amerton Farm & Craft Centre, Amerton, Amer, Stafford ST18 0LA, UK
  • Full Time
  • During my many years at the studio my role progressed from studio assistant to studio manager. My job involved managing the ceramic ‘Paint a Pot’ studio, demonstrating ceramic painting techniques, looking after and managing up to 16 painters at one time. Additionally managing sales in the hand-thrown pottery shop and explaining the in-house production process of those items to customers. I communicated with a volume of customers each day, organising their items into weekly firing batches and describing the kiln firing process, building valuable people skills and confidence in kind customer service.

Education

2017

Industrial Design Technology

Brunel University

Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 4 Years of study completed at Brunel University London, including a year within industry in the third year, working at a bespoke lighting design firm completing projects from the initial design stages right through to installation.

2012

A Level Product Design

Walton High School

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
  • Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Grade A

2012

A-Level Business Studies

Walton High School

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
  • Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Grade B

2012

A Level Fashion Textiles

stafford College

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
  • Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Grade A

Awards

2016

Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust Scholarship

Brunel University

  • The Trust has provided support to students in financial hardship and to support students who have the potential for research excellence.

2011

Student of the year

stafford College

  • Student of the year within Fashion and Textiles at Stafford College. Awarded for outstanding work, creativity and attitude.