Melissa Frateantonio

Student at Durham University

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects

Side Hustles

  • Student at Durham University

About me

A creative, curious and enthusiastic go-getter with a plethora of extra-curricular experience in graphic design and art. Personable, proactive and distinctly detail-oriented, as evidenced by independently establishing a freelance graphic design business alongside studies. I would like to now apply my learned skills in a professional creative environment.

Locked Pro Plan feature

Skills

  • Event Organisation
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Detail Oriented
  • Dedicated
  • Critical Analysis
  • Drawing
  • Branding Design
  • Academic Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Data Graphics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Article Writing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • WaterAid

    WaterAid

    • Charity
  • P

    Paperchase

    • P

      Palatinalps

      Work history

      Currently

      Student Creative Director

      Palatinalps

      Feb 2018
      • Durham, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Directing and rebranding of the creative vision for the 3rd biggest university ski trip in the UK. • High proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign combined with hand-drawn art to newly designed brochures, consistent social media graphics, trip merchandise (a clothing range, lanyards, etc), and more. • Working in a close-knit committee of 10 to execute a week-long ski trip in the Alps, with a year of planning alongside studies and other extracurriculars. Through this, I exercised strong teamwork and communication skills.

      2015

      Internal Communications and Learning Volunteer

      WaterAid

      Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • I was able to excel in WaterAid's Headquarters, and improved my organisation and flexibility in a professional workspace. A heightened proficiency in communication skills and teamwork through shadowing various departments (Climate Action and Media/Marketing department) thus performing a plethora of roles (i.e. proofreading/editing documents and internal newsletters, designing internal company logos and newsletters). Key aspects of the role included creating and editing internal update newsletter articles on global WaterAid projects; designing logos and banners on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for internal advertisement and global aid causes; communicating with colleagues to solve internal issues regarding organisation, events, and internal learning programmes for staff, and more. I then also committed to an additional internship in Tokyo, Japan on my gap year after having networked with a colleague. I went to schools in Tokyo and taught about water sanitation. Alongside this, my fluency in verbal and written communication in Japanese and English was used towards translation work on official newsletters for WaterAid Japan.

      2016

      Sales Assistant

      Paperchase

      Nov 2013 - Jan 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Developed exceptional interpersonal skills, customer assistance, communication, teamwork and time management skills. I simultaneously managed school work and internships alongside this. • Provision of exceptional customer service by applying my heightened empathy and conscientiousness to approach customers and issues responsibly and pragmatically. Excelled at adhering to distinct company rules on service.

      Education

      Currently

      MArts Geography

      Durham University

      Oct 2016
      • Durham, United Kingdom
      • MArts Human Geography student in a my fourth and final year of the integrated masters course. Skills include: social research (qualitative and quantitative), research dissemination skills, academic and critical writing. Topics of interest have included: Art spaces and galleries; creative methods; queer theory – undergraduate dissertation on Queer Time nominated for a national dissertation award. Current thesis dissertation is also on queer futurity, queer films and archives.

      2015

      Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Art and Design (A*), Japanese (A*), Geography (A), Biology (B)