Do you really want to delete project Johnny Guitar?
Do you really want to delete project Don't worry if they stare, it will just be because of the costume?
Glasgow based strong sales professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Communication Design from Glasgow School of Art. Currently working in my studio to develop my freelance Illustration practice, I am open to building new relationships with potential collaborators. Drawing is a fundamental part of my work at the moment but I have focused on print and 3D making in the past, things that I aim to revisit in future projects. My work is often research-based, colourful and sometimes aims to be funny. At the moment I am working to develop my existing knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite by learning more about Illustrator and After Effects - and listening to true crime podcasts.Locked Pro Plan feature
As a result of this role, I am now confident in meeting, approaching and establishing relationships with new and diverse groups of people. I have learnt how to address and keep the attention of these groups, through in-store demonstrations, building on public speaking abilities developed throughout critiques and presentations during my art school education. Attention to detail is vital during consultations in order to recommend the correct products, an understanding of which is gained through extensive independent research.
Mainly responsible for programming the gallery calendar, through a keen interest and understanding of the Glasgow art scene out with the gallery, I organised exhibitions and their opening or closing events. An already confident communicator, I now have the ability to build relationships with local artists on behalf of an institution. I have gained valuable experience juggling admin responsibilities, such as answering artist queries, booking appointments and conducting meetings, be that over email or on the phone. I have also begun to use social media in a professional capacity to promote the gallery and its exhibiting artists.
Demonstrated organisational skills in order to keep the busy department store running smoothly, juggling between various areas of the floor and keeping customer focused. Effectively being able to communicate and fit into in a large team that was ever changing was essential.
A large part of volunteering for the busy Manchester centre shop was sorting and pricing vintage clothes, which required having an awareness of fashion periods or eras in order to also put together outfits for customers. A willingness to learn on the job and research in my spare time was essential in order to confidently relay this information to shoppers. During my time at Oxfam Originals, I also helped dress the window each week, making it relevant to current events, seasons or showcasing standout pieces.
Communication design at the Glasgow school of art provides a busy studio environment for its experimental, visual problem-solving course which covers Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography. the style of teaching is independent and peer-based, discussions/crits are student-led and collaboration is encouraged. Critical, academic work is run alongside practical briefs, the two often feeding into each other. Professional standards of finish are taught through introductions into different facilities. I specialised in illustration, preferring research-led briefs that I ultimately turned into 3D or print-based outcomes. However, I have continuously kept up my drawing practice which is something I am focusing on in my studio at the moment.