Sarah Dower

General Assistant

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationStevenage, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Account Manager - Salesperson


  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Craft
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Silkscreen
  • Clothing Alteration
  • Problem Solving
  • Sales Support
  • Sewing
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Customer Service

Work history


General Assistant


Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
  • My role as a night shift general assistant was to carefully and proficiently restock the shop floor and arrange the shelves in a presentable and tidy manner, making sure all stock was undamaged and in its correct place.


Stockroom Team Member


Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Being a member of the stockroom team, it was my job to prepare garments for sale on the shop floor. by stripping of all packaging, security tagging, hanging on the correct hangar, attaching the correct size cube then hanging on a rail in item order or, placing it on the correct rail in the large stockroom based on its item code, all while being timed for efficiency. I also occasionally would take the rails to the shop floor to stock on shelves while assisting customers. During the busy Boxing Day Sale period i worked outside of the stockroom environment, sale tagging and hand labelling garments and recovering and re-hanging garments that were misplaced while again assisting customer’s needs on sale day.


Biscuit Cutter

Biscuiteers Baking Company

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
  • While practising correct food health and safety procedure, I among a team worked off a daily cutting list cutting high numbers of specific collections of biscuits( in the busy holiday period over 1000 a day each) arranging on to trays and loading/unloading them from the ovens, while also sanitising work surfaces before starting and between batches while also being timed for efficiency and skill throughout. At the end of every day we would do a routine clean and sanitisation of the kitchens plus a much larger scale more thorough clean at the end of the week.


Desktop Publisher


May 2014 - Jun 2014
  • My position was to perform and take screen captures of specific tasks and processes in xerox’s program Asset DB in multiple language versions, then editing the images in Photoshop to be published in various translated instruction manuals for said program


Retail Assistant


Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • My position at H&M was in the stockroom, it was my task along with a team of people to clear the backlog and new deliveries of stock. The process was to unload each crate, check the stated number of items was correct, inspect for damage and security tag every item before hanging on the correct hanger assigned to the item and department. After we would place them onto rails and accessory racks in groups of men’s, teens, women’s and children’s to be taken and displayed on the shop floor for sale.


Quality Assurance Technician


Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
  • my role in the product development department was meticulous quality checking through the audio and corresponding script for each lesson in multiple modules to convert and editing out/log any errors made to re-record. I would then applying the audio to each lesson and take a simulation of them to assure the audio, lesson and the software were all functioning correctly and were user friendly. Another frequent task was producing necessary documents to aid myself with updating the audio and images from past modules to match the newer versions where changes were made such as using a newer version of Windows. While working on each lesson I also learnt numerous skills on the computer and internet topics they were teaching.


Desktop Publisher, Retail Assistant and Desktop Publisher

Adecco Recruitment

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Jobs titled above were temporary positions acquired through Adecco Recruitment.



Advocate Art

Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
  • After applying at Advocate I was offered and attended an unpaid internship position for 5 working days. Responsibilities included key wording of all image files on the company server for easier searching, locating and copying artist’s portfolio files to email to clients, careful packaging and labelling of canvas artworks to be posted back to the artists and on my final day I was asked to experiment with some of my work on Photoshop to practically apply it to marketable media like wrapping paper and greetings card designs (one of Advocate’s main exports).


PR Associate

Holdsworth Associates

Mar 2013 - May 2013
  • After visiting the clinic for research for my FMP I was asked by ‘Holdsworth Associates’ to attend an interview live on the BBC on the day of the death of the remaining founding scientist (as myself and my siblings were some of the first IVF babies) to speak about the clinic, afterwards I was requested to be part of the PR campaign where a case study was produced on the subject of me and my family for the Clinics broadsheet. On June the 18th I was invited along with my siblings to the opening of a new clinic where I donated and were displayed the etchings I produced for my FMP, a front page and 2 page spread featuring an interview about my work was produced by the local Norfolk newspaper the ‘Eastern Daily Press’.


Studio Assistant

Thumbprint Editions Ltd

Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
  • Work included mixing inks to specific colours, measuring, tearing/cutting etching paper to required sizes, and wrapping/labelling it for each edition. Another task was to assemble and remove prints into a flat print dryer and to sand and apply filler to woodblock print stamps I was also tasked with moving dry and wet prints on drying racks, cleaning said racks, paper soaking and taping prints onto large drying boards.



SIR John Cass Hall

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
  • Responsible for safety/security of residents and property part time on evenings, answering and attending to queries and issues from staff and residents. The role also included acting upon emergencies with fellow sub-wardens, efficiently dissolving disagreements between residents and admin work in the office, filing documents and replying to request of residency and any other enquiries by phone and email




London Metropolitan University

Aug 2010 - Jun 2013
  • Digital and traditional illustration techniques, art history and art theory


Art Media and Design

North Hertfordshire College

Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
  • Learning Art and design techniques and studying their role in media