Stephen Wood

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About me

I am a graduate in Industrial Design from the University of Bournemouth. This course built really well on my interests in secondary school which were Art and Design & Technology. My placement Year 3 was spent working full time as a Designer in the Electronic Security industry. I am a graduate member of the I.E.D. and currently studying part-time at the London College of Communication for the Postgraduate Certificate in Design for Visual Communication. Conscientious and reliable, with a proven strong work ethic I am willing and eager to learn.

Skills

  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

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    Work history

    Currently

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    Oct 2013

    2015

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    Whsmith

    Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
    • Stock control, goods-in and shop layout were jobs done by me in my local store that highlighted the need for accurate records and neat, eye-catching display (one week)

    2015

    Canteen Survey Assistant

    UAL

    Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
    • I collected the surveys and then helped with handing out them to students at LCC. The students would fill them in and give them back to me. It lasted 7 hours in one day.

    2012

    Designer

    ADT

    Dec 2011 - Aug 2012
    • I worked in a busy department as a CAD Operator preparing layout/schematics drawings, as an Estimator preparing quotations and specifications and as a pre-order Designer, supporting the National sales teams. During my time at ADT, I attended and passed various internal company training courses on Fire Alarms, sounders and detectors, Access control systems and CCTV. I was awarded a certificate for successfully completing the ADT Development programme.

    2006

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    Maltings Theatre in St. Albans

    Nov 2006 - Nov 2006
    • I assisted with stage lighting, moving props and seat bookings. Planning and preparing for stage performances helped me understand the importance of team work, organising and communicating (one week).

    Education

    2013

    Industrial Design

    Bournemouth University

    Aug 2009 - May 2013
    • 2ii (Sandwich) degree award in various units in Industrial Design. The units involved e.g. Commercial Design.

    2009

    Product Design, Philosophy Ethics

    Roundwood Park

    Aug 2007 - May 2009
    • Product Design (D), Art & Design (D) and Philosophy & Ethics (B)

    2007

    Mathematics, RE, English Language, English Literature, Double Science, German, Graphic Design, Musi

    Roundwood Park

    Aug 2005 - May 2007
    • 10 GCSE’s in Mathematics (B), RE (B), English Language (C), English Literature (C), Double Science (CC), German (C), Graphic Design (C), ICT (D), Music (D)

    Awards

    2013

    Digital Design Certificate

    • In order to improve my overall skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, I spent a week on an intensive course at Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL. I learned about the more advanced use of the tools in industry on Mac computers and I received a certificate at the end crediting my achievement.

    2009

    LAMDA Grade 7 silver medal

    LAMDA

    • Performed plays to an audience as an actor. Drama has helped me develop my communication skills and presentation techniques.

    2009

    Rockschool guitar grade 1 pass

    • For this examination I had to pick and play, along with the CD, a series of songs to the examiner. Apart from playing technique, this also helped me to improve my listening skills.

    2007

    English Speaking Board level 3 merit

    • Presented on hobbies and current affairs to an audience. Drama has helped me develop my communication skills and presentation techniques.