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Miriam Baxter

Assistant Designer, Designer Textiles/Jewellery

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsTextile Designer - Jewellery Designer

About me

University Of NEW SOUTH WALES: ART & DESIGN, NSW, Australia — Bachelor Of Design (integrated Design Studios; Textiles, Jewellery & Ceramics), 2015. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Programs including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. 12 Months experience as Design Assistant (Costume/Set for Theatre). Experience with textiles: hand & machine sewing, embroidery, small scale screen printing, weaving by hand and table loom (8/16 shaft), basketry, digital printing & dying. Understanding of jewellery manufacturing techniques. Knowledge of gemstones & basic bench skills.

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Skills

  • Printed Textiles
  • Abobe Creative Suite
  • Contemporary Jewellery
  • Jewellery Design
  • Textile Design
  • Costume Assistant
  • Illustration
  • Ceramic Design
  • Textiles
  • Fabric

Work history

2017

Sales Assistant

Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery

Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
  • Umina Beach NSW 2257, Australia
  • Full Time
  • SALES ASSISTANT, SEASPRAY VALUATIONS & FINE JEWELLERY; NSW — 2015-17 (22 MONTHS) Duties included; Customer service, Visual merchandising, Selecting stock, Managing social media accounts, Attending industry trade events, In Store Thomas Sabo Ambassador, Training retail staff, Receiving invoices, Managing store when was owner away, Communicating with suppliers, Advising customers with designs, Creating online content; ‘Gem facts’, ‘Friday Giveaway’, ‘Handmade Monday’, Running competitions & giveaways, Decorations & window displays, Assisting in the day-day running of the business, Selecting mounts & settings for loose stones, Assisting the design of special orders, Fittings for custom made pieces.

2014

Assistant Designer

Gez Xavier Mansfield Design

Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Internship
  • DESIGN ASSISTANT AT GEZ X MANSFIELD DESIGN IN SYDNEY, 2013-14 (INTERN, 13 MONTHS) Duties included assisting the designer with; Costume design & sourcing, Budgeting, Costume fittings & adjustments, Sourcing props, Developing design solutions, Sourcing materials, Building, installing & painting sets, Attending rehearsals & runs, Note-taking & time management, Liaising with director/s, actors and theatre/production companies, Production ’bump in’ and ‘bump out’, Site visits, Maintenance and repair of costumes, set & props for the duration of each production and Attending client meetings. During this time I acted as Assistant Designer on the following productions: •On The Shore Of The Wide World (by Simon Stephens). Directed by Anthony Skuse, Designed by Gez X. Mansfield. Assistant Designer: Miriam Baxter*. Production; pantsguys & Griffin Independent. SBW Stables Theatre; Jan - Feb 2014. *Credited in official program. •Bite Me. Directed by Anthony Skuse. Designed by Gez Xavier Mansfield. Design Assistant: Miriam Baxter*. ATYP, Feb 2014. *Credited in official program. •Falsettos (Music & Lyrics by William Finn). Directed by Stephen Colyer, Designed by Gez Xavier Mansfield, Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company. The Eternity Playhouse, March 2014. •Stop Kiss (by Diana Son). Directed by Anthony Skuse, Production Design by Gez Xavier Mansfield, Produced by Unlikley Productions. ATYP; 2014. •Constellations (by Nick Payne). Directed by Anthony Skuse, Production Design by Gez Xavier Mansfield, Producer; Darlinghurst Theatre Company. The Eternity Playhouse, Aug - Sep 2014.

Education

2016

Bachelor of Design (BDes)

University of New South Wales

Feb 2010 - Jun 2016
  • Sydney, Australia
  • I have a Bachelor of Design from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. This design degree was structured to allow the study and integration of individual design disciplines, with particular emphasis on three major studios; Textiles, Jewellery and Ceramics. During my studies, I worked for a Sydney-based Theatre/Costume & Set Designer as Assistant Designer for a period of 12 months.