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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
I am an enthusiastic and creative person who has always had a passion for design. Throughout my GCSE, A Level and degree studies I have always held a part time job, this has helped me develop excellent time keeping skills and given me good business awareness. Balancing work and studies has made me an extremely motivated and committed person. I have strong organisational skills and rise to any challenge.
Through the use of my excellent creative ability and strong motivation I intend to make a positive contribution to the Interior Design industry.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2001 - 2005: Bournemouth University - BA (hons) Interior Design
I have successfully completed a degree in Interio Design, including a sandwich placement year spent working for a design company in China. The placement was an imperative part of my degree and gave me a chance to work within the design industry and gain invaluable work experience.
This course inspired me to work towards designing architectural interiors whilst considering and responding to environmental, social and economical issues.
Sept 1998-June1999: Wolverhampton College
BTEC Diploma in Foundation studies in art and
design. I specialised in sculpture this helped me
to develop my 3D visualisation skills.
Sept 1993 - June 1998: Codsall High School
3 A Levels - Art and Design (B), Geography (C), English (D)
9 GCSE’s - all grades A-C including English and Maths, Art (A*) and Design Technology (B)
My specialist skills include:
- Auto CAD, 3D Studio Max, Microsoft Office and
Adobe Photoshop. Experience using MAC.
- Technical drawing skills including axonometric, isometric and 3D Perspective drawing.
- Model making and Photography skills.
IPDC – International Project Development Consortium,
Xi’an City, CHINA. (Aug 2003 – July 2004)
KEY DUTIES: I lived and worked in Xi’an City, China for almost 11 months, I was working for IPDC as an ‘International Designer’.
Projects I undertook during my time in China ranged from the interior design of my bosses house to concept interior schemes for a five star hotel to landscape design for a large government project as well as some graphic design. During my placement I also had the opportunity to create some 3D models of some concept designs I developed for a couple of buildings in Xi’an.
- Ability to work under pressure and to learn skills quickly
- Confident communicator and excellent presentation skills.
Sisley Bournemouth - Part time Sales Advisor (Feb 01 – July 03)
KEY DUTIES: I took a keen interest in visual display within the store creating window displays on a regular basis. In addition to this I acted as store supervisor, this lead to extra responsibilities including opening the store, cashing up and closing.
- Excellent communication skills
- Work well as part of a team
- I use my creative flair and imagination (visual display)
Pertemps, Wolverhampton - Temporary Work
I have done a wide variety of temping work during my summer breaks from university, these jobs include:
Call centre work, Promotional work
Data entry and general clerical worK
Pertemps continue to find me work due to my constant reliability and ability to fit into any working environment. I am also able to work alongside people at all levels.
INTERESTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
From November 2000 to July 2001 I spent time travelling, mainly in Thailand and Australia experiencing many different cultures and customs. While I was travelling I took part in many different activities including rock climbing, surfing, diving, hiking and I even did a skydive, I’m always ready for the next challenge!
After completing my first year at university I spent my summer working in order to travel again. I backpacked around central and Eastern Europe visiting many places of architectural interest.
My biggest personal achievement so far in life is living and working in China for nearly 11 months, it helped me to develop as a person and opened my eyes to a completely different culture and way of life.
I take a keen interest in innovative and contemporary design and subscribe to design magazines as well as regularly visiting art galleries and browsing the internet to keep up to date with developments in the art and design world.
I was also very proud to be chosen to represent Bournemouth University by exhibiting my work at the New Designers exhibition in London.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
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