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Freelance Plush Pattern Designer looking for work
London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
My ambition is to bring life to my dreams and the dreams of others through my Arts and Craft. To do this I wish to harness my ever improving breadth of skill through experience and observation in the creative industry. I believe my insatiable curiosity, thirst for inspiration, enjoyment of Memetics and lateral thinking give me the ability to spot gaps in the market and act on them in an original from, making me an ideal addition to any innovation-driven company.
Plush Portfolio 2011
Final Year Project Interim
Dempsey Designs T Rex
Working to a brief with references, formulating visuals completed made up mock up of the final soft toy. Collaborating with my client to get the product as close to what they wanted as possible, whilst using my pattern experience to design patterns easy enough for beginners and children to follow. This required documenting prototype progress with Photography as well.
Our strong team work kept the number of customers waiting to be served to a minimum, and good numeracy was essential in cashing up at end of day. Spare time was used to update myself on product knowledge and keep our workspace tidy. I had a genuine passion for the products I was selling, as well as the company’s ethos.
This consisted of recording and cataloging sensitive data and trouble shooting for accurate information. This improved my communication skills as I needed to be patient and negotiate with civil servants in other departments to come to an amicable solution, and confirm details with challenging customers.
Stock replenishment and Customer Care required good interpersonal skills and taking the initiative to contact nearby branches to hold products by.
Faxing provisional redemption statements to solicitors and posting closure letters to customers. Working in a team we had a common goal to complete so many tasks per day.
Cleaning out and spending quality time with the animals; This improved my self-motivation and commitment to tasks.
Staying motivated and enthusiastic whilst serving challenging and vulnerable customers, and housekeeping.
Participated in thumbnail meetings with storyboard artists, took part in props design, and received invaluable critique on my work. This hands-on experience gave me the confidence to make suggestions in project meetings, and staying in Vancouver also made me realise just how much I enjoy travelling and experiencing different countries and cultures.
The shop was co-owned by both Thorntons the confectioner, and Birthdays the Card shop.
This was where I first started to develop my communication and interpersonal skills and I did this through assisting disabled and senior customers with product choices
During the final 2 weeks of year 10, at secondary school.
I lead group projects for the first two years of University Degree; working closely with overseas students. Wrote up group schedules and took minutes at group meetings, making sure the team kept deadlines. As well as my degree, I was able to take an annual module in a course of my choosing, these were: Academic Writing, Second Life, and Adobe Flash
SPEED West Midlands/EFS –This consisted of one on one Mentoring from Entrepreneurs, as well as workshops (topics included Intellectual property, international business, etc), Networking, tutoring and funding towards our own business ideas.
We were taught traditional animation, character reference sheets, storyboarding, as well as 3D modelling and animation using the software Maya