Naturally creative and highly competitive, with a sharp mind and attentive nature quick to listen, learn and apply new skills. An adventurer who appreciates difference and culture, exploring wherever possible via travel and design. A natural story teller who highly values the finer details, with an innate ability to convey concepts via composition and styling. Art Direction and luxury textiles are my passion, where I am able to combine skill, personality and artistic flair into a strategic business model. A love of texture, confident use of colour along with an inquisitive personality have fuelled my desire for knowledge, and proven profitable in both professional or developmental practice. A grounded individual with a transparent and personable character, who thrives in positive creative environments and is driven by challenge. I am ready to embark on a fruitful creative career and fulfil my purpose.
Show an awareness of print trends via the design of new textile collections. Use a variety techniques, favouring hand drawn imagery through to digital composition, to produce commercial repeats to a professional standard. A high turnaround of creativity and interaction with the Creative Director. Design development resulted in the sale of my prints internationally. Managed workload and represented MR during sales appointments and trade shows; including Debenhams, The Business Design Centre and Premier Vision Paris 2018. Professionalism and paying close attention to client specifications generated new contacts and sales. Assisted CAD team with the preparation of sold artwork, including a taster session in AVA software.
Part-Time waitress/host for trendy fine dining restaurant in the centre of town. - Responsible for the smooth service of guests dining experience, managing the restaurant when understaffed. - Assisted in general tasks throughout establishment, as well as the service of larger corporate events held both in or out of house. - Represented company in marketing material and provided tangible ideas for business growth.
Commissioned via word of mouth for the revamp of the companies stationary and logo, prior to the websites update.
Having had an eight year gap working various freelance and part time roles, my professional skills had inevitably grown across a broad spectrum of fields, providing the skills listed above. However a passion for creating and desire to focus my career led to the study of textile design, on a top-up year where I could expand on previous knowledge. The year was undoubtably challenging, however an internship was awarded and a 2:1 achieved despite majoring in a complex technique I had no prior knowledge or training in; manual weaving. My final collection drew on the strengths of old (print design) and new practice, weave.
Intense short course that provided the basis for teaching English as Foreign language. The following year, my training was put to practical use as an au-pair in Spain for 3 months. Further experience as a teaching assistant lead to volunteering at a local charity who support migrants, where I independently taught a weekly class for three years.
Additional modules and intense short courses completed : • ABC Level 3 Award in Merchandising, Display & Presentation: Distinction • ABC Level 3 Award in Lithography printing processes: Pass • Spanish: Pass • Photography: Distinction