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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCreative Designer - Fine Artist - Interior Design Intern

About me

I have recently returned from Mexico after spending six months as a trainee designer for a furniture and interiors business. This internship, which followed soon after my graduation last year with a fine art and art history degree from the University of Leeds, gave me the opportunity to learn the most widely used design software, including Auto-CAD and Sketch up, and get involved in a series of design projects. My work placement clarified that I want to work in the design industry, using my fine art education and the skills I have learnt at work. I am fluent in Spanish and while in Mexico, I was able to support myself teaching English at private schools. I was also commissioned to paint artworks to supplement the interiors, which were sold to clients. My Mexico connection followed a year-long scholarship at the prestigious UDLAP university in Puebla that I secured while at the University of Leeds. I stayed in Mexico after the scholarship ended because I was accepted as an intern at the Frida Kahlo Museum.

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Skills

  • 2d/3d Autocad
  • Sketch-up
  • 3D Drawing
  • Photoshop
  • 3D Sculpture
  • Fluent Spanish
  • Artist Painter
  • Indesign
  • Arts Writer
  • Photography

Work history

Currently

Free Lance Painter and Photographer

N/A

Aug 2016
  • Freelance
  • At the end of last year I began taking commissions for my art work of which I had advertised via my online blog. I was commissioned to do several artworks for both businesses and private homes. The artworks sold were a mixture of multimedia pieces, paintings and photography; all examining my situation as a British native living and working in Mexico.

2017

Design Intern

Millan Furniture

Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
  • Internship
  • I have spent 6 months as trainee designer at the furniture company Millán Furniture, working in the company’s factory and also designing displays at its two main high street stores ‘Millán Studios’. I worked alongside their chief designer as part of a design team and also with the head of advertising. The main task was to help create designs for their spring and summer collections and create artistic content for design exhibitions in both Mexico and the United States. My furntiure designs were taken up by the design team and are currently for sale as part of their 2017 summer collection.

2015

Research Intern

Frida Kahlo Museum

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Internship
  • At The Frida Kahlo Museum I worked as a research intern sorting photos taken of Frida Kahlo and her family for the museum’s future exhibitions and exhibitions taking place outside of Mexico. I also had photographed the museum’s collection of Kahlo’s dresses and suits; capturing finer details of the garments in order to aid further research and for potential clients who wanted to collaborate with the museum.

2016

Translator

SUMED

Sep 2014 - May 2016
  • Internship
  • During my internship at the medical supplies company SUMED I aided in there rapid expansion of the company by translating documents and company contracts being dealt between Mexico and the United States, India and Germany from English to Spanish.

2013

Art Assistant

Royal College of Art

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Freelance
  • I worked in the photography department at a series of shoots, photographing sculptures created by the artist Rose Finn Kelcey for a book of her works commissioned by Tate Modern.

2013

Artist

Gallery SW1 and Frieze Art Fair

May 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Freelance
  • Whilst studying for my Fine Art A-level I successfully competed to be part of an exhibition in the education area of the Frieze Art Fair, displaying one of my sculptures along with other students. My photography was also selected to be exhibited at the SW1 gallery in Victoria. All the photographs that I exhibited were subsequently sold.

2014

Photo Journalist

Leeds Student Newspaper

May 2013 - May 2014
  • Internship
  • I was a member of a team of photographers in the Leeds Student Newspaper. I supported the newspaper by taking pictures to accompany features and articles on many different subjects.

2012

Creative Assistant

The Guardian

Sep 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Internship
  • I worked with the photojournalists and in the design, art and research departments. I was creative assistant on several photo shoots of images used to accompany articles in both the newspaper and the Observer Magazine.

2012

Personal Assistant

Snowdon Flood Studios

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Full Time
  • In 2011 I worked in the design studio led by print designer Snowden Flood. I gave support as a personal assistant, updated her all social media sites, scheduled appointments and aided in the decision making regarding new designs.

Education

2015

Year Abroad

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

2017

BA Hons Fine Art with Art History (International)

University of leeds

Sep 2012 - Jun 2017

2012

Art Foudation Pre-degree

Camberwell School of Art

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

2011

A Levels (Fine Art - A*, English Literature - C, Philosophy and Religious Studies - B)

The Grey Coat Hospital

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

2009

12 Gsce's (a-c) Including Science, English and Mathematics

The Charter School

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009