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A hard working and ambitious all-round creative,. I am a recent graduate of illustration from the University of The West of England where I achieved a 2:1 grade, however this is just a small section of my skills. Alongside having excellent English and writing skills, I have fantastic time management and organisation and can easily manage a large workload. I describe myself as an ‘all-round’ creative, as I love nothing more than applying my illustrative skills and creative brain to a number of different projects. From studying at degree level I have not only learned how to stick to tight deadlines and stay calm when under pressure, but also how to multi-task and think outside of the box to really extend and push an idea. I am also proficient in Adobe software, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I have experience working as designer and editor for the online publication Tribe. This involved designing the magazine itself and therefore consequently I have developed skills in placing text and image in a way that is sophisticated with a polished finish. From studying illustration I am able to pick appropriate typography to suit the mood/content of the magazine or article. My attention to detail and creative mind, mean that I can interpret and pick apart text to produce relevant yet eye catching and aesthetically beautiful illustrations. My design work is now predominantly digital with more of a graphic design aesthetic. However I believe it retains the free thinking, playfulness and careful thought process that comes with illustration. I have experience illustrating for publishing and editorial purposes having designed a book cover for the Bristol Short Story competition, along with producing a board game entry for the child’s magazine Anorak. I am motivated and eager to do well, I am always looking for ways to improve myself and am hungry to learn. I also am a bit of a perfectionist and am not put off by precise, pedantic work. My experience as a writer and editor has given me an insight into the publishing world and I am keen to build myself a successful career within the creative arts industry utilising the skills I have learned both through my freelance/placement work and whilst studying. What I feel I would bring to a job is my ability to think on my feet, come up with innovative ideas, and what I feel is most important is that I am not afraid to take a risk and try something new. As a person I am friendly, approachable and merge well with others. However I would also describe myself as a natural born leader and I can easily see a project from beginning to end.
My role includes replenishing stock, cashing up, serving customers, facing up the store, dealing with reductions and giving excellent customer service.
Volunteer position. Managing magazine content Designing and producing the magazine, including layout Driving submissions Contacting artists, galleries and creatives Producing articles and content for the magazine
A freelance writing position for the online magazine Retox. I updated their What's on Bristol page and produced reviews and articles for their fashion section.
3 Year honors degree studying illustration, I graduated with a 2:1 level grade.
Studied 4 A levels, English language, theatre studies, French and fashion achieving grades B-C.