In addition to my education and experiences, I would like to add that I have always been very keen on visiting galleries and exhibitions, using my trusty Art Fund card. I always like to keep up to date with the latest exhibitions. This combines my love for art and architecture and my fascination with how space works and flows, and how objects are displayed. I am a Life member of the National Trust and regularly visit houses, castles and gardens. This often combines with my other passion which is for beautiful landscapes, follies and other architectural oddities.
My role at Charles Marsden-Smedley includes drawing up floor plans and elevations of exhibition spaces on AutoCAD, building 3D models of these spaces on SketchUp and rendering them in Photoshop. As well as aiding in design work and some administration and research jobs.
Flat Space Art represents artists worldwide; as it is a small company my job description is quite vast. On a daily basis, I manage four separate sales channels, uploading artworks and communicating with clients in order to make sales. I also spend a large amount of time marketing for our artists, planning and posting social media as well as organising small exhibitions and events to promote our artists.
Sourced materials and furniture, assisted with final fixes to residential projects
Promoted the app and brought societies on board
Launched and ran the business with friends; I was involved in marketing, customer relations, and delivery.
Sourced materials, created mood boards and organised samples
Planned events and advertising campaigns
Researched, documented and catalogued artworks
Worked alongside a local decorator, became proficient in internal and external decoration skills
Throughout the course we did projects on residential design, commercial design, exhibition design, design in detail, evolution of style, hospitality design and a fabric study. The syllabus also included Professional Practice, Critical Thinking, Design Process and Computer Skills, this incorporates programmes like Photoshop, AutoCAD, SketchUp, InDesign and Microsoft.
Across the first two years of study I undertook a broad range of modules including, Renaissance, Modernism, Art in Theory, Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian Art, The Afterlife of Objects- which was a study of various museums and collections. In my final year at university I studied Romanticism, Exhibitions that changed the art world, the origins and use of photography, and Renaissance Prints- which included cataloguing and curating an exhibition of prints at the Whitworth Gallery. I wrote my dissertation on Georgian Mausoleums.