April Aloisio

April Aloisio

Summary

A Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) graduate looking to obtain a position in a professional work environment. Determined to begin a career within the Marketing and Communications industry creating and executing professional online and print marketing content that is aimed at growing and engaging audiences. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Nov 2014

Graphic Design Intern

MI Fellowship

Involvement in the brand merger of two companies, Mental Illness Fellowship and Aspire, to create trust and brand equity. Creating "Press" and "Print" ready marketing collateral aimed at engaging existing and future clients. Developing content that communicates MI Fellowship is an organisation built on the principles of community,  togetherness and support to a broad audience. Involvement in photoshoots for brochures, flyers and end of year reports. Working independently to design and execute on going campaign and event content with the guidance and support of the Graphic Design and Marketing team. 


Working along side the Communication and Marketing to complete briefs, create graphic design content, execute photoshoots for end of year reports. 

Jul 2012 - Present

Sales Assistant

Plush 

Building strong relationships with customers and team members to achieve weekly sales targets. Working at Plush has developed my skills and training to confidently communicate with a broad demographic of customers with integrity whilst focusing on ensuring excellent customer service. Processing customer orders, maintaining store appearance, scheduling deliveries and resolving customer complaints in a timely, professional and diplomatic manner. 


Achievements:

- 10/10 Exceptional customer feedback.

- 5 Star Product Review for customer service and influence on purchase. 

- 100% Mystery Shopper result on customer service, product knowledge and appearance. 


Education

Education
Mar 2012 - Nov 2014

Bachelor of Creative Arts ( Visual Communication Design)

Deakin University (Burwood Campus)

Completed units in Design Fundamentals, Branding Design, Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications, Editing and design, Still Images (Photography), Navigating the Visual World, Consumer Society and Sustainable Futures, Global Design Strategies, Advertising: Designing Desires and participating in the Visual Communication Design Study Tour to Japan in 2013. 

2005 - 2010

Victorian Certificate of Education

Doncaster Secondary College

Skills

Skills

Strong Interpersonal Skills

A junior creative who thrives in a team environment whilst having  competent  skills to work productively independently. 

Social Media Platforms

Experienced in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ability to create and manage content on all social media platforms. 

Adobe CC Suite 

Proficient at the Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Programs. 

Photography and Filming

A sound knowledge of Photography and Video editing. 

Literacy Skills 

Ability to conduct research, edit and proof-read legible written content.


Key Selection Criteria 

A tertiary qualification in a content creation or communications-related discipline and/or relevant experience in a similar field.

In 2014 I successfully completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts ( Communication and Design).  Throughout my studies I undertook units that focused on building Graphic Design and Marketing skills. I completed a broad range of subjects including Branding, Consumerism and Advertisement, Photography, Journalism and Painting.  In 2014 I completed an internship at MI Fellowship in the Graphic Design and Marketing department. My duties were to create marketing and event collateral to build rapport with existing and future clients. During the internship I learned how to create “Print Ready” marketing content in a timely and professional manner. I gained experience working within a team environment and had the opportunity to work independently on projects. I acquired time management skills and was able to work diligently between multiple projects at any given time. 


Research, editing, writing and proof-reading skills – especially in regard to digital content.

During University I completed subjects that developed my skills in proof-reading, editing, writing. I was required to submit research folios with each final assignment. The folios comprised all supporting information regarding the target audience and research that brought me to my final design. I gained a strong appreciation for importance of understanding the specific demographic and how to convey an idea to the target audience.

I undertook subjects in Advertisement and Consumerism that introduced me to modern technologies and social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Linked In. I learned strategies to engage with online audiences while keeping up with current social trends as social media is a fast and effective way to communicate with a broad audience in an instant. 


High level of attention to detail to ensure accuracy in all work produced.

While studying numerous tutors instilled the idea that there is always room for improvement and the importance of revising your work continuously until you have achieved the best possible outcome. I have a keen eye for detail and work meticulously when designing. I have great competence in setting up and exporting files for both print and web media to ensure the highest level of resolution, clarity and accuracy is retained for each different platform. 


Ability to build relationships and advise key internal stakeholders.

Working in a sales and administrative role at Plush Sofas I have learned strong communication skills. I currently work in a role that requires me to build interpersonal relationship with customers both face to face and over the phone. I thoroughly enjoy working in a team environment and pride myself in maintaining friendly and professional relationships with all my colleagues. 


Ability to grow and engage audiences on social media

Social media is ever changing with the consumer wanting fast and instant information without the hassle of sourcing information themselves. I have a strong knowledge of the current social media trends and how to appeal to specific target audiences using witty, informative and engaging captions. I use social media in my day to day life and with a great appreciation for graphic design and marketing I follow numerous professional accounts to gain a strong understanding of what other companies are doing to engage their target audience. 


Ability to take quality photographs and video clips

During University I completed subjects in Photography and Media. I have a sound knowledge of both manual and automatic cameras and currently own a Canon PowerShot s120 Camera. While working with MI Fellowship I accompanied the Graphic Design team on numerous photoshoots. Working with the photographer, I gained an understanding of correct lighting, subject placement and how to create an overall desirable photograph.


A working knowledge of content management systems and social media platforms.

While completing my University degree I gained competent skills in different social media platforms and an understanding of how each are used to convey a message to the target audience. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all excellent social media platforms where one is able to present information and inspiration to a broad range of people. A great aspect on social media networks that I have become familiar with is that they allow instant feedback from the audience and create a platform for communication and discussion. I believe this has great potential to engage audiences.



Referees

Vanessa Bognar

Plush - Supervisor

0418 374 886


Sarah Quick

MI Fellowship - Marketing Co-ordinator

0412 151 811 

sarahquick_os@yahoo.com.au