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I am a motivated, tenacious and dependable individual who is able to collaborate well with others. Emerging from a creative background, I have a wide range of experiences that I believe make me extremely adaptable. My current practice involves working within very restrictive constraints including handling minimal budgets, short deadlines and project managing other artists. This has meant I have built strong interpersonal skills and resilience to working under pressure. I am keen to work in an environment that allows me to develop these skills and continually build on my experiences.
As a volunteer for Pyramid of Arts, a participated in both the "Movement' and 'Sensory' Groups, which focused on creating stimulating and creative environments for people living with multiple and profound disabilities. My role as a volunteer was to observe, engage with and encourage members to engage with creativity as individuals, and to facilitate an environment where disability was never viewed as a limitation.
Holding a number of responsibilities during the busy start of term period, my main duties included (not exhaustive): - Working at one of the branch connect sites (Huddersfield University) to promote the brand and work towards a sales target (I achieved a 70% sales increase on the previous year in the three weeks I was stationed.) - Dealing with a high influx of customer orders whilst providing excellent customer service. - Staging promotional events during the BTU period (including the Leeds Beckett fresher’s fair) to create awareness of the store and the various offers that were available to Blackwell’s main target audience. - Upholding the company ethos at all times to ensure customer loyalty during an upheaval of the company’s management structure. - Developing an innovative manner in which to deal with the competition driven by the online market.
Interning for an established Brand Development agency situated in central London, My responsibilities (not exhaustive) included; - Writing creative HTML copy. - Developing knowledge of the importance of successful branding. - Collaborating with (external) freelance Art Directors, Web Developers and Programmers to create brand awareness through Marketing and Statistical Analysis. - Data collection/ analysis through Google Analytics and Campaign Monitor. - Research regarding various property/ building professionals on behalf of major international clients.
I have recently produced design work for two separate companies looking to reflect their brand identity in the forms of logo/promotional material. For these projects, I have undertaken the following responsibilities: - Producing interesting and compelling digital material, which provides the target audience with an insight into the brand ethos. - Research and development within strict time constraints. - Utilizing the Adobe design suite to produce effective material.
Working with the UK Trade & Investment sector, I helped to organise 'The Great Week of Creativity', a celebration of the collaboration of UK and Hong Kong industries. My roles included (not exhaustive); -Research of new and established fashion and product designers. - Introduction to several creative collaborators including app developers and architects. - Developing a comprehensive knowledge of both British and Asian creative industries.
Gaining knowledge of the area of television production, my experience in the position included (not exhaustive); - Pre Production research. - Post production archive retrieval and organisation. - Overview of the post production editing process. - Communication across multiple departments.
I worked as a Sales advisor for East for just over fourteen months. During this period I contributed towards visual merchandising, outfit building, serving customers and handling money on a daily basis. I have been able to gain a working knowledge and understanding of the retail industry, as well as acquainting myself with the target market of a national cooperation. As well as this I learnt how to competently handle customer complaints and cater to the varying needs of a large clientele.
Interdisciplinary Art (Media)