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Adaptable and conscientious MFA graduate with one year’s experience in an administrative role. I am eager to offer my creative skill set, sharp eye for detail, and keen interests in all areas of photography and visual art to a supporting role within the creative industries. With my strong creative and academic background, many years’ experience in hospitality, and a firm set of values and committed work ethic, my contribution will be both meaningful and dedicated to the company goals.Locked Pro Plan feature
I apply a careful approach to work and meticulous attention to detail to the tasks involved at my current temporary, but on-going, position: assisting in a variety of administrative duties across the claims department. I quickly grasp tasks, from data-entry related to my central role of consolidating and reconciling specific data and figures, and am acquiring valuable office experience.
Having administered and developed previous bar and waiting skills and experience to this busy role, I further increased my drinks knowledge, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Applied the professional barista training received during my Overseas Experience at Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ, to newly refurbished seafront bar-bistro, improving customer coffee experience and generating more sales. Deepened bar and wait service skills being a productive member of an efficient team, increased communication and interpersonal skills.
Dedicated and effective member of a busy mountaintop restaurant, café and bar team at a high-volume ski resort in NZ. Demonstrated professionalism and endurance whilst working long hours in a high-pressure environment. Developed professional barista skills, ensuring high coffee standards, especially during peak-times serving hundreds of hot drinks. Use of effective communication with teammates, showing flexibility working changeable shifts and roles, demonstrated high standards of cleanliness and keen eye for detail in the presentation of the establishment and following protocols.
Worked in a team of two to manage the reception of a canoe trip & lodge company in NZ with minimal supervision and learning-on-the-job. Developed knowledge of the company services, river trips, canoe hire, lodge accommodation, alpine crossing and other tours, the online booking system, health and safety on the river and walking trips, and the local area. Applied fast learning and adaptability to an unfamiliar role and gained effective receptionist skills. Also applied myself to the variety of roles that come as part of managing a lodge, including bar work and keeping up stock levels, creating informative documents for guests, or promotional drinks flyers, and general lodge up-keep and organisation.
Managed busy beachfront ice-cream parlour independently and in a small, efficient team. Developed exceptional knowledge and understanding of the smooth running of the establishment, keeping calm and productive under pressure, and increasing sales of café products due to fast-paced, organised workflow.
Curated a zine on themes of art, activism, and veganism, bringing together varied creative responses from people across the globe. Held an exhibition also drawing on these themes, inviting people to 'occupy the gallery' and perform or participate, bridging the gap between artwork and audience, using art as a means to highlight issues. Completed an ACA Adobe Photoshop course with 100% result, and an introduction to Web Development Coding course. In the process of completing a Skillcrush Blueprint in Web Development to build upon those skills.
Using photography to illustrate narratives, drawing on themes of The Uncanny, the horror genre, and evoking feelings of tension within my imagery.
Early explorations into Photography and The Uncanny. Completed with Distinction.