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About me

A dedicated professional graduate, self-motivated, highly enthusiastic with a variety of creative abilities. A passion for the arts in its many forms whether it be conceptual, abstract, sustainable, textiles, ceramics, wood work and metal work. I have the initiative to work on my own, with my natural organisational skills of being a team player and a strong communicator. With the aptitude to adapt and be flexible to new creative challenges. I have a strong work ethic and have exceptional communication skills. I am confident, articulate, hard working and have a natural ability to create good relationships with people and for my approachable and friendly personality.


  • Print Design
  • Administration
  • Assistant
  • Design
  • Textile Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • CRM Experience

Work history


Independent Living Advisor Assitant


Mar 2015
  • Freelance
  • - Supporting a diverse case load of customers providing advice, guidance and support on matters relating to Direct Payments, Personal Budgets, Personal Health Budgets and any other funding streams. - Providing a person-centred support service within Southwark to include home visits, outreach activities within local communities. - Promoting our services and providing customers, Health and Social Care professionals with full details of these services. - Assisting individuals to manage their obligations and responsibilities, in relation to their care package, maintaining a good knowledge of current legislation and guidance. - Enabling and supporting individuals to identify how they want to achieve their outcomes and ensuring lawful, effective and affordable delivery. - Maintaining and updating electronic customer records, ensuring these are stored in accordance with Data Protection, security and audit policies. - Actively supporting a culture of best practice and working with colleagues to ensure change is implemented quickly and efficiently. - Maintaining purposeful business relationships and pro-actively facilitating customer engagement with localised professional/peer support groups. - Recruiting experienced personal assistants for clients who require specialist care.


Makeup Artist

London Fashion Week 2016

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • Freelance
  • - Created looks with the guidance of the Head Makeup Artist Maybelline New York - Excellent skills in colour combination and skin tone management - Prep models skin ready for makeup application - Produced the requested looks on different skin tones - Managed time according to the show’s schedule - Ensured the models look were approved by the head makeup artist - Touch ups as and when required




Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
  • Full Time
  • - Support all the national and international departments with ad hoc administration. - Managing sixteen meeting rooms calendar booking system. - Preparing confidential documents and setting up internal and external video conference meetings. - Order breakfast, lunch and dinner for board meetings and external meetings. - Confidential documents and packages delivered to local, national and international destinations. - Correctly uploading all purchases of the company credit card is my responsibility. - Raising purchase orders including requisition orders and requesting credit notes when required. - Steady contact with the accounts department regarding invoices and payments. - Arranging security passes for all new starters and ensuring the door system is running efficiently. - Registering new suppliers and being the point of contact for suppliers and contractors. - Keeping the estates department informed of any faults or repairs the building may require. - Ensuring the maintenance team complete the tasks when visiting the office. - Logging calls with the IT department to resolve any technical problems. - The marketing online shop is monitored closely and resources are restocked. - Assisting the PA’s for all the Directors and dairy management. - All round training for new colleagues including the systems and databases vital to the role. - Resolving internal and external marketing requests. - Assist the communications team in keeping the matrix database up to date and organised. - Entrusted with all the keys for the interior and exterior areas of the building. - Ensuring the cleaning company is providing a service that meets the required standard. - First Aider, Fire Warden and Lifesaver.



Pattern Adaptation and Sewing Skills Workshop

London College of Fashion

Jan 2005 - Feb 2005
  • Pattern Adaptation and Sewing Skills Workshop


BA Surface Design

London College of Communication

Sep 2001 - Jun 2004
  • Surface Design is developing creative visual ideas that can be translated into printed designs for a wide range of surfaces. It covers areas including:Printed textiles for fashion and interiors, Accessories, Ceramic and glass-ware, Wallpaper and wrapping, Decorative laminate and floor coverings. Surface Design uses techniques such as screen-printing, Computer aided design, transfer printing, drawing, digital photography and design crafts.


Foundation Diploma Art and Design

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
  • The foundation course lets you explore all area's and eventually apply to one of five curriculum areas: Fine Art; Performance Design and Practice; Three Dimensional Design and Architecture; Fashion and Textiles; Graphic and Communication Design.