I am a multidisciplinary designer with a keen interest in critical design, the world of fashion, and marketing. I work best in environments in which everyday is different and in which I can be an active member of a team. I have had my design work featured in The Huffington Post, and have had my art work featured in multiple exhibitions. Thanks to graduating from Goldsmiths Design, I have a lot of experience in concept development, physical design (ie. machine sewing, pattern making, woodwork, metalwork, photography.) and digital design (HTML, CSS, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.).
I spent my summer as a full-time UX UI intern. The project I worked on was designing a games portal for the leading Portuguese telecoms company 'NOS'. This was a challenging role as it was unlike any design project I had ever worked on and the pressure was high due to the scale and importance of the client. Living in a foreign country pushed me out of my comfort zone which I thoroughly enjoyed and pushed me to be more proactive.
For two weeks I worked as a waitress at the Wimbledon AELTC Private Members Restaurant. This was an incredibly insightful position as the restaurant has 600 covers so it was often very stressful. It was here that I learnt managing stress, good organisation, and remaining calm are key. The calibre of the clientele was very high, with clients often returning multiple times during The Championships, this taught me how to balance professionalism with personalism.
For a month I worked as Keit Bonnici's design assistant, aiding him in the run up to his final degree show. As his assistant, I helped him to construct a boat from scratch, carry out any necessary repairs, as well as edit videos and supporting work for his exhibition. This placement taught me a lot about attention to detail and importance of presentation. I also learnt a lot about the importance of time management, the design process and the evolution of ideas.
I trained as a luxury sales assistant, shadowing senior members of staff as well as greeting customers at the door. Due to the high quality of the products and the reputation of the brand, a high level of customer service was paramount.
Working as the store manager included serving customers, working with suppliers, and training staff. In this position I learnt many valuable skills, most importantly how to organise staff rotas and how to manage a team in order to create an efficient work dynamic. Being the manager, my organisation increased greatly during my time at Dolce Vita, as customers were often directed to me.
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