Freelance Design Work
Jun 2016 - Present (5 years 2 months)
I am currently undertaking some freelance design work in order to bridge the gap between University and finding a job. So far I am working closely with a new company called `Bindle & Stick` which is a designer bag and accessory company. I am responsible for the creation of the company logo, accessories such as laptop cases and iPad cases and also backpacks. I am finding it very exciting being able to apply my skills gained from University to my first professional project. Although the backpack design bordering on fashion design, it is interesting to learn new design methods and software.
The Peldon Rose - Restaurant and Bar
Colchester, United Kingdom
Dec 2011 - Aug 2012 (8 months)
During my time at The Peldon Rose I was working as a member of the kitchen staff, as a pot wash. This provided an opportunity to test my ability under considerable amounts of pressure and perform to a time frame at a high level of quality. This experience taught me how to work effectively under time sensitive conditions and time manage efficiently when dealing with multiple tasks.
Gardening and Property Maintenance
Halstead, United Kingdom
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011 (3 months)
This consisted of strimming ditches, cutting fields, hedges and the general upkeep of properties. This enabled me to test my own ability to drum up business for myself and to spread the word of my services, as well as providing a huge amount of job satisfaction. This resulted in me being able to work confidently and independently, using my own initiative.
Carpentry and Construction
Ed Ford Carpentry and Construction
May 2010 - Aug 2010 (3 months)
The job gave me a great insight into learning a trade and I gained a great deal of experience during the period of time, I was working for Ed Ford. Whilst working there I was involved in door, patio, window, shed and wall installations. This was a great opportunity for me to use my brain in a different way, and I particularly enjoyed the physical challenges the job had to offer. This job taught me a great deal about woodwork and the use of materials.
Halstead, United Kingdom
Mar 2009 - May 2010 (1 year 2 months)
From March through until May I was working for a local businessman called John Harrison who is the inventor of a mathematical system for helping children to solve sums. I was responsible for all stages of the production of the Numdrum itself. This was a highly rewarding experience as I enjoyed the challenge of learning all of the different areas and techniques of production as well as gaining experience in operating various different types of machinery.