Artist, maker, 3D Design and Craft graduate, prop maker and workshop generalist. @jasminevorley
Copy writer and product researcher for BuyMeOnce.com, an online store researching and selling the most durable products in the world.
Worked within a small team of makers for a successful sculpture business batch-producing products for the home and garden. The main material processes I used included resin casting, painting and general machining (cutting, drilling etc.), but I was also often sandblasting, laser cutting, welding and mold making.
Working on making sets and models for an exciting new stop animation feature film. Working in a variety of materials to make high-quality, detailed miniatures to bring life to each meticulous scene.
As a full-time intern I undertook a variety of roles in graphic design, writing and social media for MyGreenPod magazine, a sustainable products publication distributed quarterly with the Guardian. I had to be flexible, professional and proactive, as I was trusted with representing the company in a variety of ways. Examples of tasks I carried out include designing events materials, writing press releases and short articles, pitching to potential clients over the phone, sending professional emails and managing social media accounts.
I took part in a collaborative project between Veolia Environmental Solutions and the University of Brighton, developing uses for their ‘Pro-Fibre’ material which is made from low-grade waste paper. The team dyed, formed, moulded, pressed, laser cut and laminated our way to some new possibilities for furniture, products and architecture.
I volunteered in my university peer proofreading service, checking around three assignments per term for international students needing support in English. Assignments would be emailed to me and I would suggest changes with the Microsoft Word 'track changes' tool, and send it back within a few days. If they wanted to, I would occasionally meet with the student to go through the changes I had suggested. I needed excellent communication skills and a high level of English.
Volunteered part-time at a well-known public garden, working with their full-time carpenters. I learned traditional craft methods such as wood splitting and using a drawknife, to make wooden hurdles, benches and ladders out of sweet chestnut to sell in the gift shop. Machine tools such as a circular saw were also used to speed up the production line.
I ran an after-school arts and crafts club girls aged 11-14 at my school, preparing and leading the sessions independently. This required me to organise a completely new session every week, including the sourcing of materials and information. During the classes I had to give clear, effective instruction to pupils, ensure safe working and command a degree of respect. I learned how to give students a clear aim but to give plenty of room for creativity, and how to get this balance right when designing a lesson plan.
First class honours
Overall score: 42/45 Visual Arts (Higher level): 6 Technology (Higher Level): 6 English Literature (Higher Level): 7 Spanish Ab Initio: 7 Psychology (Standard Level): 7 Maths Studies: 6 TOK/CAS: 3
Biology: A * English Language: A * Religious Studies: A * French: A * Art and Design: A * Mathematics: A * English Literature: A * ICT: A * Geography: A Physics: A * Chemistry: A * Statistics: A * Design Technology: A
Dissertation topic: 'Frisky: Sentimentality, Scale and Nature in the Miniature Animal Figurine'
Was awarded a £1000 scholarship for outstanding academic achievement