Strong administrative professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in English and Comparative Literary Studies from University of Warwick. I have a great passion for telling stories both with the written word and through images, and dream of uniting these by starting a career within the film production industry, working in art departments specifically. Traditional artist with a history of working in the teaching sector of the art industry. Skilled in Adobe Photoshop, traditional painting, illustration and research, I have also had some experience in digital art and design.
As a library steward I worked on the library floor maintaining the atmosphere and rules of the establishment in order to promote a relaxed and stimulating environment for students to study in. Within this role I was the interface between the students and the management teams, dealing with queries on both an everyday level, and engaging with students in regards to the larger scale changes they'd find beneficial for the library in the future. In addition to this, the role required me to the be an active and visible representative for the library, and so it was paramount to uphold the professional attitude, image and conduct of the library, as it is a business.
Whilst working at Next I worked as part of the stock team and on the shop floor. Within the stock team, my role included organising and processing stock to be taken either to the shop floor or put into stock. When doing this, I had to become proficient in completing my tasks efficiently within time limits, and in gaining an understanding of how items had to be processed differently in order for them to be ready for the consumer, whilst maintaining the presentation standards of the company. When working on the shop floor, I made sure the shop was well maintained and organised to aid the consumer's shopping and improve their experience. I helped customers whilst also operating the tills. Throughout all of my tasks it was paramount that I was well presented and offered a high level of customer service and knowledge of the shop in order to optimise the shoppers' visit. I worked both individually and as part of a team, and thus developed communicative and cooperative skills whilst also taking initiative and making decisions myself. I coped well under time pressures when processing stock and when working with customers on the shop floor and serving. Finally, I gained a greater understanding and awareness of the importance of working to high standards when running and working as part of a business, as one must retain the levels of customer service and promote the company through their work.
Whilst at this placement, I helped the runners with day to day jobs. I sat in reception and interacted directly with clients.I also attended an audio session and watched how the sound for television is engineered, and how the elements of a TV commercial are put together. I worked both supervised and unsupervised, and felt that I managed this well.The processes which I was shown were entirely new to me and so I adapted quickly, learning new skills to become as proactive and useful as possible. I recognised and learnt the importance of upholding a professional relationship with clients in order to retain the high standards of the business through my interaction with the clients, and when helping the runners.Finally, I helped generally around the building with deliveries to studios and helping with food and drink orders.
I set up and helped in the organisation of the class before the students arrived, welcoming each student to the class. I answered parent's questions and talked to students to see what work they needed to do and to allow each student to be guided towards ways in which they could improve their work personally. It was paramount that I created a comfortable, fun and interesting working environment by engaging with the students, whilst also being an authoritative figure. I also helped students overcome problems, try out new artistic techniques and I instructed them on how to draw certain aspects of the projects we were working on. This job required a demonstration of creative insight and the ability to give fresh ideas and opinions in order to help children learn. In addition I had to become an authoritative figure and have a good relationship, and be able to communicate, with the public.I spoke directly with parents and students, answering their questions and fulfilling their requests, in order to provide the best customer service I could. Organisational skills were important to stick to time limits. I also gained an understanding of how integral it is to retain the high standards of a business and meet all the demands and needs of the company and the public. As well as this, I worked with other teachers and developed my skills of working both individually, and as part of a team.This allowed me to actively learn from the other assistants and teachers, whilst helping new employees myself, due to the experience I had gained, which created a supportive working environment.
I completed modules in screenwriting, film studies, American society, politics and culture alongside more traditional literary studies. I also wrote a 10,000 word dissertation entitled 'An exploration into the rise of nostalgia in contemporary society, as portrayed in the graphic novel'.
I attained grades in A-Level Art, English, Biology, Chemistry and EPQ achieving A*, A*, A, B and A* respectively.