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About me

I am currently undertaking an MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. I have over 2 years working within a design research focused gallery environment, having interned at RMIT Design Hub before undertaking a role as Exhibition Assistant, with a period working as Acting Creative Producer within the institution. I have a strong interest in contemporary art and design. Having completed a Bachelor of Design (Fashion) with Honours in 2012, I have a strong grounding in fashion and design, with experience as a shoemaker. I have over 5 years experience within Retail and Customer Service roles, with over 3 years experience in Women’s footwear retail. Recently, I worked as a Retail Sales Assistant at shoe retailer Zomp’s flagship Melbourne store, providing exceptional, attentive service and relating to and helping a wide range of customers, including regular customers. Zomp stocks a wide variety of Women’s shoes including European-made, luxury footwear brands, Alberto Fasciani, Elena Iachi, MOMA, Officine Creative and Silvano Sassetti. Within this role I undertook higher duties, acting as Store Manager and engaging in tasks such as complaints handling and communications with higher management. As such, I have developed exceptional interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills. I am a keen, fast learner and take great pleasure in establishing a rapport with customers


  • Fashion
  • Shoes
  • Exhibition
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Pattern Making
  • Project Management
  • Sewing
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


MA Student

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Jan 2016
  • Currently undertaking the MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at CSM


Exhibition Assistant & Creative Producer

Rmit Design Hub

May 2014 - Dec 2015
  • Exhibition Assistant - Curatorial and Production Team Role included gallery Front of House duties and active participation in the development, installation, maintenance and de-installation of exhibitions and associated programs within the Design Hub Project spaces, management of the Design Hub’s public profile; including the website, e-newsletters and social media. I also spent a large portion of 2015 as Acting Creative Producer, covering a colleague's maternity leave. This role included the managing of exhibition installation and de-installation, co-ordination of loan agreements and insurance.


Retail Sales Assistant

Zomp Shoez

Apr 2013 - Aug 2015
  • Higher Duties Retail Sales Assistant at the Australian shoe retailer’s flagship Melbourne store. Zomp stocks a wide variety of Women’s shoes including European-made Alberto Fasciani, Elena Iachi, MOMA, Officine Creative and Silvano Sassetti.


Retail Sales Assistant

Tom Gunn Shoes

May 2012 - May 2013
  • Retail Sales Assistant at Brisbane based shoe label’s Melbourne boutique, predominately working independently.



MA Culture, Criticism, Curation

Central Saint Martins

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016


    Bachelor of Design (fashion) (hons

    Rmit University

    Feb 2009 - Nov 2012
    • Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (First Class Honours) RMIT University, Melbourne The Bachelor of Design (Fashion) program facilitates design through research, grounded by technical knowledge of pattern making, construction, textile technology and fashion theory.