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I am a well-established PA to a director within the creative industry, now seeking to further develop my career within a larger company and team. Having achieved an A* in Textile Design at school, I furthered my artistic education thereafter by pursuing a Design and Media Foundation Diploma at Ravensbourne University of Media and Communication. During this period I discovered that I was ready to get into the world of work, preferring to learn through direct experience. Initially, I carried out a six-month placement at Sukie – a small graphic design company specializing in printing stationery and textiles. This led to a full time job as the sole PA to the directors. I worked for Sukie over a two-year period, during which I was given, and took on, significant responsibilities: • I was trusted with privileged and confidential information. • I used initiative to set up a new retail website, along with a Royal Mail business account, providing organized and efficient selling and postage. • I positioned Sukie on social media platforms, significantly increasing their general following and retail business. • I took sole responsibility in these areas, my strengths in planning and organization allowing me to keep on top of everything. • I was the first point of contact for customers and trusted to interact and correspond with them - all enquiries were sent through me, for me to sort, reply to or pass on to the directors according to importance. • I managed customer lists, keeping their information regularly updated and sending them Sukie information. • I planned and carried out all photo shoots of new products, edited the images with Photoshop to make them suitable for the website and filed them in an organized manner. • I was also responsible for invoicing and studio administration and planning. Whilst working for Sukie I learned that I love the responsibility of working as a Personal Assistant, and how I can facilitate the effective working and running of an office/studio/team. At this time I began designing and creating a wedding dress collection. This is a passion to which I continue to devote most of my spare time.
I am currently interning with the seamstress I am employing to manufacture sample wedding dress collection.
Supporting (in a part-time capacity) someone with complex mental and physical health difficulties to live independently
Sukie Ltd is a Graphic Design company that has been producing innovative, functional and fun stationery and printed textiles since 2000, with an international reputation. Clients include The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern, Paul Smith, Paperchase, Merci (Paris) Waterstones, and smaller niche boutiques in the UK and overseas. (www.sukie.co.uk).
• Working as part of an efficient team to achieve great service to customers • Responsible for managing a team of staff • Interacting with managers regularly to ensure the highest standards • Working under pressure
I received a Foundation Diploma (Merit) in Lens Based Media from Ravensbourne in 2012. The course allowed me to develop very significantly my artistic skills and technological abilities. However, as a predominantly self directed course I acquired arguably more important transferable skills such as, self motivation and initiative, thorough planning and organization, working to tight weekly deadlines to the highest standard and to work collaboratively within a team.
A Levels: Design Technology: Textiles – A* Spanish – C French (AS) – B GCSEs: 1 A*, 6 A’s, 3 B’s