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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationBarking, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Illustrator - Visual Merchandiser

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About me

2:1 Graphic Design Graduate, with previous Academic Qualifications consisting of a Foundation Degree in Graphic Design, BTEC National Diploma in Fashion Design and 13 A-C GCSE Grades, currently studying Level 4 Visual Merchandising at the Fashion Retail Academy. With beliefs that education and knowledge controls access to Opportunity and advancement, I apply oneself in a mature manner, dedicated and driven to succeed. Having a creative mind with artistic flair, allows me to confidently thrive when taking a design brief from start, researching and gathering visuals for mood boards right through to the initial ideas being developed further to create the finished outcome. Knowledge of colour theory, layout, composition and typography whilst paying close attention to detail were all skills gained through education. Skilled in Visual Merchandising and Styling, Textiles, Graphics and Communication, Freehand and Digital Illustration and CAD. Proficient with the Adobe Suite; Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and the Microsoft Office Package. With career aspirations of working in the Fashion Industry, the work experience gained through previous Retail Employment has prepared me to pursue a career in the creative field, with first hand experience, knowledge and skills required to prosper. Gaining extensive communication skills through delivering great customer service to a diverse customer base, whilst being aware of the brands products sold and their customer profile, required keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends. I love fashion, how it is inspired by art, music, history and culture, regularly taking trips to the museums, exhibitions, fashion stores and travelling to different parts of the world keeps my mind open, fresh and up to date.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Graphic Design

Work history

2018

Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Styling Outfit building Dressing and undressing Mannequins Dismantling and Installing window displays Re Merchandising Collections Comp Shops Model Store SKO Merch Launch Standards

2014

Visual Merchandiser

TOPSHOP TOPMAN

Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Styling Outfit building Dressing and undressing Mannequins Dismantling and Installing window displays Standards

2013

Fashion/Graphic Print Designer

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Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Working in an office environment researching concepts and themes Updating the library system with images, patterns and fabric samples Working to a brief, creating mood boards, sketches and initial and developed designs Designing graphic placement and all over prints using the Adobe Creative suite Scanning, Photocopying and Preparing artwork ready to print

2015

Supervisor

TOPSHOP TOPMAN

Apr 2010 - May 2015
  • Full Time
  • Provide excellent customer service to a diverse customer base Supervising, motivating, developing and appraising a team of 30 employees Allocating work and monitoring team performance Preparing the daily rotas and briefing employees on targets, initiatives and policy changes Greeting and directing visitors to right person or department Acting as a cashier processing sales and refunds Assisting the Visual Merchandisers using an analyst of best seller reports to adjust layout, presentation and displays to suit market Commercially aware and knowledgeable of the current trends, styles and the brands products Answering inquiries and dealing with complaints in person and by telephone, passing on relevant messages in a timely manner

Education

2018

Level 4 Visual Merchandising

Fashion Retail Academy

Sep 2017 - Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Installing and dismantling mannequin and window displays Mood/ concepts Researching and creating themes Styling and outfit building VM Packs Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design Work Placement

2013

Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash Branding Packaging Design Illustration/ Graphics Typography Layout and Design Advertising

2011

Foundation Graphic Design

Barking & Dagenham College

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
  • United Kingdom
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash Branding Packaging Design Illustration/ Graphics Typography Layout and Design Advertising

2009

Sep 2007 - Jul 2009
  • United Kingdom
  • Pattern Making Garment Making Fashion Illustration/ Design Photoshop and Illustrator