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Sarah Cliff

Illustration and design

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About me

Since graduating from Falmouth University I have been working both as an illustrator and also in the speciality coffee industry as a manager, consultant and barista. My ambition is to apply the transferrable management skills I have gained since graduation to a career in the creative industries.

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Skills

  • Drawing
  • Photoshop
  • Character Illustration
  • Zine Design
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing
  • Art Curation
  • Exhibiting

Work history

Currently

Consultant/barista

Benk + Bo

Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have worked here part time and assisted with opening the coffee shop at a beautiful new co working space in Spitalfeilds.

Currently

Illustrator

sarah cliff

Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have worked for a range of editorial clients as well as making personal work. My images consist of a combination of hand drawn line and texture with limited colours. My work is usually inspired by people and people watching.

2017

May 2017 - Nov 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I gained valuable experience that came with launching a collaboration between Jack Wills and my previous workplace, Espresso Hut from the first day. I trained an all new team in baking, cooking and barista skills and was adapting the menu to suit the clients in the area during my time there. I also was responsible for the catering of internal Jack Wills press and social influencer events where I created and organised the production of food for up to one hundred people. During my time here we received high praise from the popular Londons Best Coffee app and grew a large base of loyal customers.

2017

May 2016 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was delighted to have the opportunity to work at one of the best respected speciality coffee shops in London. In my last few months working at the shop I was appointed the role of manager, where responsibilities included orders, writing rotas, calculating monthly hours, interviewing new staff and ensuring all daily tasks were completed as well as working as a barista, cook, and baker. After learning a lot about coffee and proving myself as a good worker and manager with high standards and expectations of my staff that aligned with the owners vision I was given the opportunity by the shop owners to move to run a new site in Soho.

2016

Illustration, curation and collaboration

Fold Collaborative

Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
  • Falmouth, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • We were a collective of nine illustrators that formed at Falmouth University. In total, we created eleven zines and had two pop up shop/exhibition events. As a central member of the group I gained valuable experience here, such as communicating with guest artists, assisting on the design and layout of the zines, writing copy, organising Kickstarter campaigns for funding. I also assisted in the curation and organisation of the exhibitions and liaised with various stockists and went to illustration fairs around the country.

Education

2014

BA (hons) Illustration

Falmouth University

Sep 2011 - Sep 2014
  • Falmouth, United Kingdom
  • I was student rep in my final year and received the Outstanding Studentship award at the end of the course for gaining fair access to printmaking facilities for the illustration course.