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My background is in graphic design, publications, wholesale and retail. Whilst my technical skills for floristry are new, my passion for flowers has been long standing and evolving over time. 

I wish to produce gorgeous designs by grouping flowers in an innovative manner, and to deliver a high quality service to the customers through extremely professional and dedicated works.

It is my goal to pursue a career in floristry and to work in a beautiful establishment such as
Little Love Co.  


Work History

Oct 2008Present

Freelance Graphic Designer

During this period work was undertaken on a part time basis for various graphic design organisations and private clients. The work included website design, design of publication materials and branding. Clients included:

• Bevin Design

• Various personal clients

• Website design - Simone Kennedy, Artist www.simonekennedy.com

Mar 2007Sep 2008

National Publications Coordinator

Piper Alderman

The position at Piper Alderman was a full time position reporting to the national marketing manager. The major task during this period of employment was a complete re-branding of the organisation including revision of the firm logo, printed materials, website, partners profiles and other corporate marketing materials. Other tasks also included attending to printing of promotional materials, maintenance of website, dealing with external website support, event branding, and various other tasks.

Responsibilities:

• Preparation of all in-house graphic design work for the legal firm on a National level

• Preparation of publications; print and e-newsletters

• Publication identity re-branding for the entire organisation

• Preparation of Marketing brochures and organising printing and distribution

• Event / project branding

• Production / printing coordination internally and externally

• Christmas card design for National database

• Attendance to Tender & Capability Statement documents on behalf of partners

• Professional staff profiles & Maintaining Professional staff photo library

• Maintaining Tender / Capability Statement registers

• Maintain Marketing database and attendance to large marketing mail-outs

• General marketing support / Administration

Jul 2005Mar 2007

Publications Assistant

Concept Japan

The position at Concept Japan was a full time position. This position involved dealing directly with the business owners and attending to production of printed materials and catalogues, assistance with website maintenance and design, and preparation of other marketing materials.

Responsibilities

• Attendance to print advertisement design; SA Life, Gifts & Home-wares Australia

• Meeting printing deadlines

• Web site design & maintenance www.conceptjapan.com.au

• Wholesale catalogue design

• Logo design and development

• Design and produce merchandise material to accompany Japanese product

• Product selection / buying - domestic and international

• Market research as requested by business owners

• Photo shoot preparation and styling

• Trade fair preparation, planning, merchandising and client liaising

• Inventory and dispatching

Jul 2004Jul 2006

Publications and Retail Assistant

Ikeguchi Creative Life-Retail division

The position at Ikeguchi was a full time position. This position involved dealing directly with the business owners and assisting with design of store products, purchasing of products, attending trade fairs, and design of printed promotional materials.

Responsibilities

• Print advertisement design; SA Life, Raw magazine and Attitude Mag.

• Design and produce store merchandise material

• Product merchandising

• Product selection / buying - domestic and international

• Window dressing

• Market research

• Store promotion coordination

• Store management and supervision

• Staff training

• Opening and closing the retail premises

Jul 2004Jan 2005

Marketing Manager Assistant

Razak-Miss Glady's Sim Choon

Responsibilities

• Independent responsibility for Look Books or range books for Razak & Milk collections;

• Range book template design

• Fashion Illustration including technical specifics; under strict deadlines changes to garments were to be updated and accurately

• Illustrated in the range book before the launch

• Fashion styling for fashion parades, promotional opportunities, advertising and photo shoots

• Responsible for cataloguing and documenting all Razak and Miss Glady’s Sim Choon advertising,

• Editorial and press material design and checking

• Meeting deadlines as required for printing

Sep 2002Mar 2004

English Language Teacher

Merry House School Japan

Responsibilities:

• Lesson planning and execution; teaching students from 1 year old to mature age

• Resource development aimed to students of varied ages

• Designing and constructing classroom materials and teaching aids

• Training and supervision of new foreign teachers

• Testing and accessing students ability

• Classroom management and discipline

• Contributed and developed new school curriculum

• Consult with management staff, parents and students

Education

May 2016June 2016

DIY Boho Wedding Flowers 

Tafe SA

Flower Accessories such as button holes & flower crowns; small and large bouquets. 

Jan 2005Mar 2005

Certificate of Competency Intensive Japanese

The University of Adelaide
Jun 2004Aug 2004

Completed Adobe InDesign Module

Douglas Mawson Institute of Technology
Mar 1997Nov 2001

BACHELOR of VISUAL COMMUNICATION majoring in Graphic Design

University of South Australia

Qualifications summary

Examine and analyse content for the different communication formats used by the school

Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

Create strong bulletins designed to inform the school's key stakeholders

Ensure high quality information and presentation of school information

A hands-on communications specialist, always willing to step in to get the job done

Proven ability to compile information from multiple sources

Strong understanding of communications industry and what is required to engage the relevant audience

Ability to identify communications opportunities and write clear copy

Ability to keep abreast of market trends

Key Competencies

Proficient use of graphic design programs including Adobe creative suite

Excellent communication skills

Several years of retail experience with high levels of customer service

High levels of computer literacy and can work on both PC and Mac operating systems

 Microsoft word and Powerpoint

• Comprehend marketing strategies and offer design solutions and unique creative concepts   supporting marketing goals and objectives.

• Photo retouching, restoration and manipulation

• Ability to prioritise and manage multiple demands and develop projects within tight time-frames

• Strong organisational and interpersonal skills

Many years experience with production of printed materials and promotional materials

High quality work and attention to detail

 Ability to use and continue to learn new social media platforms and applications such as Facebook and Instagram

Proven experience on corporate re-branding, production of very high quality of printed documents and maintenance of corporate image

Creative and innovative

Ability to work independently and with others

Ability to learn new skills

Referees

Upon request





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