Katy Taylor

Fabric Assistant

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Event Coordinator - Researcher

About me

As a Fine Art Graduate (Kingston School of Art 2:1, Upper Second) I am seeking a career in the industry that combines my creative interests and experience working in a business environment. 
My ideal working environment is a fast-paced, dynamic one and I would enjoy working for a growing and innovative company. I have experience working in a variety of roles, both in an office and client facing.

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Skills

  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Event Planner
  • Retail
  • Painting
  • Networking
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Presentation Skills
  • Umbraco
  • Visual Mechandising

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • House of Fraser

    House of Fraser

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    • Fashion and Textiles
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    Sternberg Clarke

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      Kingston University

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        National Portrait Gallery

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        Work history

        Currently

        Fabric Assistant

        JRC London

        Jul 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Responsible for supporting the sales and production team within the office. Responsibilities include: Preparing and labelling sampling to send out to customers. Knowledge of fabric pattern design, fashion trends by season and material quality and composition. Experience matching pantone colours to CAD ready for production. Creating swatch cards and hangers for the customers and JRC range. Photographing and logging new fabrics. Arranging and tracking couriers locally/overseas. Providing general administrative support. Covering the sample coordinator, contacting customers via phone and email.

        2018

        Visitor Services Assistant

        National Portrait Gallery

        Oct 2017 - May 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Selected to cover Cezanne, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Tacita Dean and Victorian Giants. Responsibilities: Issuing tickets and promoting membership scheme Providing information about the gallery, portraits and exhibitions Sending daily reports to the Visitor Services Team Dealing with enquiries and helpfully directing visitors Working with other departments including the Education team and ‘Drop-In-Drawing’ classes Continually monitoring the floors Working alongside the Security team, using radios Experience training new members of staff Key Skills Acquired: Able to interact with clients and all levels of staff in high pressure environments Confident and professional when dealing with visitors, consistent high level of customer care Capable of working without supervision and able to use own initiative Able to operate effectively in an arts or heritage background

        2017

        Creative Assistant

        Santoro

        May 2017 - Jun 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Sorting and updating shipping documents Writing up assurance letters, BOM’s, packing data charts Emailing suppliers in Asia Sourcing data Visual merchandising Creating and building maquettes for trade show

        2017

        Event Assistant

        Creative Events

        Feb 2017 - May 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Responsibilities: Organising stock levels Serving customers in a fast-paced environment Key skills acquired: Responsible Serving Training Certificate Till knowledge/ experience

        2016

        Event Coordinator

        Sternberg Clarke

        Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • After my placement on 9th May I was offered a position in their Wedding and Private Events department. Responsibilities: Networking with high-profile suppliers Taking enquiries, finding, booking and organising entertainment. Working with the venue to ensure set-up/ timings Contacting clients by phone and email including the top 50 wedding venues in London Auditioning new acts, co-ordinating events Representing SC at Kew Gardens Wedding Fair Participating in ideation meetings and auditions Designing presentations - updating, adding new content - Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word Overseeing events at venues such as Kew Gardens, Banqueting House, The V&A, Natural History Museum and Middle Temple Key skills acquired: Organisational skills Communication skills Time management

        2016

        Marketing Assistant

        Peldon Rose

        May 2016 - May 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • What was involved: Input data onto Umbraco (CMS programme) for new website launch Updated and proof read blog posts Planned and researched information for new website launch Attended meetings Mounted presentations onto boards in design department Used photoshop to edit company profiles What I gained: Increased IT knowledge - Umbraco, Photoshop Ability to communicate with staff in all departments Knowledge of typography and design

        2016

        Marketing Research

        Kingston University

        Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
        • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • A consultancy based project led by Kingston University. Peldon Rose implemented our ideas on their website; we were presented with an award. Responsibilities: Researching new and emerging technologies - Virtual Reality, Digital Marketing, Web Page Analysis Liaising with the client through interim meetings, email and phone Designing and constructing the report - Photoshop, Google Drive, Umbraco, Microsoft Word Presenting to Peldon Rose Key Skills acquired: Presentation skills Ability to work closely and efficiently and to confidently build relationships with people Time management and ability to prioritise tasks from fitting in work around my studies Training - articulating my skill-set

        2014

        Sales Consultant

        House of Fraser

        May 2013 - Sep 2014
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Also worked in fragrance, accessories, womenswear, menswear and home. Responsibilities: Merchandising and display Operating tills, monitoring stock levels Working for concessions such as Dior, Clinique, Lancôme, YSL, Estée Lauder, Guerlain, Clarins. Key skills acquired: Despite no previous beauty training I was recommended to represent Clarins Experience in all departments of the store Ability to handle complex complaints

        2010

        Creative Intern

        selex communication

        May 2010 - May 2010
        • Christchurch, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • What was involved: Produced magazine layouts Shadowed members of the department What I gained: Basic knowledge of 3D Design Basic insight into the working environment

        Education

        2017

        2:1 BA (Hons) Fine Art

        Kingston School of Art

        Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
        • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
        • Upper Second - Fine Art

        2014

        Art and Design Foundation Diploma

        Arts University Bournemouth

        Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom

        2013

        Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
        • Highcliffe BH23, UK
        • Fine Art: A, Graphic Communications: A, English Literature: C, AS Psychology: B

        2011

        Sep 2006 - Jul 2011
        • Highcliffe BH23, UK
        • 11 GCSEs graded 2 A*s, 6 As, 3 Bs. A in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English Literature. B in English Language. B in Mathematics.

        Awards

        2016

        Winner of ‘The Berkeley Homes Artwork Competition’, 2016

        Kingston University

        • Had my work commissioned at Saffron Square, Croydon.

        2013

        Duke of Edinburgh Award

        highcliffe school