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.Locked Pro Plan feature
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.
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.
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.