Yolande C Spagnolo

Freelance artist / illustrator

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Projects

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  • illustration, Book, Publishing, Art, coloring book, adult coloring book, design, self-publishing, coloring book, Pets

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  • coloring book, coloured pencils, greetingscards, gifts, illustration, design, online store, London, art & crafts, Pets

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Do you really want to delete project Colour Your Gift?

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Skills

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Fine Art
  • Mixed Media
  • Digital Artist
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Customer Service
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Portrait Painting
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Self-publishing
  • Hootsuite
  • Spektrix
  • Marketing
  • Wordpress
  • Wix Websites
  • Office Administration
  • Driving License
  • Book Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Gallery Invigilation
  • Volunteer Experience
  • Social Media Content Management
  • Book Illustration
  • Card Design
  • Sales

Work history

Currently

Freelance Artist & Illustrator

Self-employed

Jul 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Working as a Freelance Illustrator & Founder of Colour Your Gift, which is an online store with a range of illustrated gifts for you to colour in and then give to someone special or keep for yourself. Gifts includes greetings cards, colouring books, bookmarks, badges and prints. I've founded Colour Your Gift in November 2016. When I am not working on my Colour Your Gift designs, I create painted portraits and land/cityscapes.

Currently

Volunteer

The Space

Apr 2016
  • 269 Westferry Rd, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3RS, UK
  • Freelance
  • Voluntary part-time role at The Space which is a Theatre on the Isle of Dogs, London. Duties include Graphic Design/Illustration, Marketing, administration, Social Media and Box office.

2016

Graphic Design Intern

Lifetime Learning

Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
  • Angel House, 225 Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9FW, UK
  • Internship
  • Graphic design intern. Graphic design work included artworking , document and photo editing, design work for phone app, brochure design and adhoc duties.

2016

Volunteer

People's Centre for Change

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
  • 1, 36-40 Maple St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6HE, UK
  • Freelance
  • Volunteer Art workshop facilitator at the Centre.

2015

Art Curator

Hoxton Arches Gallery 402

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • 402 Cremer St, London E2 8HD, UK
  • Freelance
  • Invigilator at our BA Illustration Undergraduate Degree Show as well as 'Rock Paper Scissors Camberwell Illustration 2015' exhibition at Hoxton Arches Gallery 402

2010

Customer Advisor Checkouts

B&Q PLC Telford

Jan 2009 - Aug 2010
  • Full Time

2008

Assistant Manager

Cinnamon Cafe, Coalbrookdale, Telford

Dec 2007 - Sep 2008
  • Full Time
  • Managing of all aspects of running organic cafe and events for adjoining events hall as well as crafts shop onsite. I also did baking, cooking, beverage preparation and customer service.

2006

Jewellery Designer

Own Company

May 2004 - Dec 2006
  • Edenvale, South Africa
  • Full Time
  • I designed and sold my own jewelery and fashion accessories. My duties included: listing stock,maintaining catalogue for website, stock photography, liasing with customers, shipping of parcels and marketing of my business.

Education

2015

BA(Hons) Illustration

University of the Arts

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015

2012

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Telford College of Arts and Technology

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
  • Telford, UK

2011

Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 (city Guilds

Telford College of Arts and Technology

Sep 2010 - Aug 2011
  • Telford, UK

2011

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design with Grade Distinction

Telford College of Arts and Technology

Sep 2010 - Jul 2011
  • Telford, UK

2011

Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Art

Telford College of Arts and Technology

Jan 2011 - May 2011
  • Telford, UK

2008

Typing Proficiency and Speed Test

Tesla* Typing

Nov 2008 - Nov 2008
  • Gross word per minute: 49 with 100% Accuracy

2008

ECDL Certificate (european Computer Driving Licence

New College, Telford

Nov 2007 - Jul 2008

1998

Hairdressing Certificate

Evander Technical College, South Africa

Jan 1997 - Jan 1998
  • Exam board: Hairdressing & Cosmetology Services Industry Education & Training Board (Now called SETA services) After College, I did a Theory test and then did my apprenticeship at a Salon.

1994

Gcse’s

Secunda High School

Jan 1994 - Dec 1994
  • Subjects: English Afrikaans Language History Geography Business Economics Home Industry