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I am an analytical thinker and enjoy exploring new ideas to express my creativity. I adopt a practical, determined approach in order to solve problems. During my degree I have had the opportunity to explore and develop my skills in a wide variety of areas including hand & digital printing and design, laser cutting and stitch. With these skills I have been able to answer all my briefs effectively and having the freedom to experiment has increased my understanding of design and creative expression.
Highly organised and self motivated
In both my studies and employment I have proven to be reliable and trustworthy. I understand the importance of time management and self discipline to ensure deadlines are met. Motivating myself has meant I have gained new experiences and learnt extra skills to further my career.
Excellent communication 
I have developed confident presentation skills through the discipline of presenting my work to the university tutors and my contemporaries and through group presentations as part of a team. If asked, people would say I am polite and adaptable with good communication skills. I enjoy using my initiative and work effectively in a team.
Commercial awareness
Excellent commercial awareness and understanding of colour trends and forecasting with a particular interest in sustainability and its application to the textile design industry. I attend commercial events such as Premier Vision Paris, New Designers London, Chelsea Design Centre London, Vogue Festival London, Interiors UK Birmingham and other trade and design shows in order to keep up to date with all the industry innovations.
IT literate 
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Mac and Microsoft Packages : Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint
Jan 2014 – Present  BE Lifestyle Boutique
Assistant Buyer
Working with BE Lifestyle Boutique on work experience, travelling to trade shows including: Scoop and Pure. Learning what is involved in owning your own business and to be a buyer in the fashion industry.
Sept 2012 – Dec 2012  Live Consultancy Brief : Festive Productions Ltd
This Consultancy brief was a collaboration with Festive Production Ltd. The brief was to design concepts which would feature work in their window displays and could be showcased at international trade shows. I designed a display with the concept ‘Looking through Space’.
Sept 2011 – Dec 2011   Live Consultancy Brief :ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers)
The Institute of Civil Engineering (ICE) briefed us to recycle any aspect of their current uniform turning it into a new product. Using their protective headgear I created a ‘Helmet Handbag’.
Oct 2006    Flybe : Exeter International Airport
One weeks general introduction to the company and its functions:
Accounts, air traffic control, call centre, reception and ticket desk.
Jan 2014 – Present Greendale Farm shop
Shop Supervisor
Responsible for day to day running of the shop, serve and advise customers, work as a team to get jobs done such as cook, manage, buy, replenish and merchandise stock.
Nov 2013 – Present  INC Exmouth
Creative Workshop Organiser
Run and organise a mix of creative weekly workshops, including both adult and child orientated workshops.
Sept 2013 – Present  Solid Line Products / Keka Case
Designer :
Designed a range of IPad, Kindle, Iphone and Galaxy cases for Keka Case selling in America and now the UK.
Sept 2013 – Present  Brits Home Chic
Designer :
Selling my own fabric designs on:
March 2012 – Jan 2014  Greendale Farm shop  
Sales Assistant and Waitress
2010 – 2011  Sail Exmouth
Assistant Sailing Instructor
2010 – 2011  Franklins Café Bar and Restaurant
2007 – 2008  House of Fraser, Exeter
Chesca and Minuet concessions
Sales Assistant 
Serve and advise customers
Help customers with any goods they want
Give information on prices and the products
Keep shop floor tidy and attractive for customers
EDUCATION2010 – Present University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)
BA (Hons) Textile Design with Fashion and Interiors
Dissertation : Is Sustainability just the latest fashion or a fashion innovation that will last forever.
Learnt skills including: Hand Screen Printing, Digital Printing, Laser Cutting, Photoshop and Illustrator, photography, researching, fabric manipulation, metal works, embroidery.
As well as gaining more knowledge and understanding of design theory and textile industry
2009 – 2010 Exeter College
Foundation Art – Textiles and Fashion Design, Level 4 Merit
March 2010 Art Trip to New York visited museums and exhibitions including :
The museum at FIT (Pop up shop: Mannequins Speak the Brand)
MOMA Museum (Tim Burton Exhibition)
2008 – 2009 Exmouth and Budleigh Explorer Scouts
Team building exercises, Planning, Life Skills
2007 − 2009 Exeter College, A levels
Creative Textiles, Art & Design, Business studies, Geography and Film Studies. 
2003 – 2007 St Peter’s Aided Church of England School
GCSE’s Grades A TO C:  English, English Literature, Mathematics, Geography, Religious Studies, Textiles Technology, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts Dance
OCR Level II Information Technology
2002 – 2003 The Topsham School, Topsham
1999 – 2002 Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
1997 – 1998 Redlands School, Sydney, Australia
1995 – 1997 The British School, Seoul, South Korea
1993 – 1994 Topsy Turvey, Bangkok, Thailand
October 2013     Weekend Upholstery Course
January 2012     Introduction to Digital Photography
January 2012      Vintage Knicker Making Course
November 2011   RYA Powerboat Level 2 Qualification
2010 – 2012           Duke Of Edinburgh Silver Award
August 2010         RYA Assistant Instructor Sailing Qualification
August 2010         RYA Level 1 and 2 Sailing Qualification
July 2009              Volunteer work in Namibia
2009 – 2012          Volunteer at Cub Scouts
2008                         LifeSavers National Pool Qualification
Driving Licence : Full Licence
References available upon request

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