Charmaine Chow

Charmaine Chow

philosophy

"Design without concept = Human without backbone"

I have always believed that design is nothing without a strong concept.

I put extra effort into the brainstorming and conceptual stages of a project.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Feb 2010

Admin and Data Entry

Solex Logistics Singapore PTE LTD

Assisted with payroll and account management

Apr 2009 - May 2009

Part-Time Admin

CWS Architects

Reckoned I should experience regular 9-5 office job.

Result: Master the art of organizing and promised myself to work harder for a better future.

Apr 2007 - Sep 2008

Casual Fashion Show dresser/helper

The Link Boutique

Help dressed many 'oh-so-hot' models from top to toe within 15 seconds each at backstage.

Learnt the art of organizing which is extremely important during chaos.

Feb 2008 - Apr 2008

Graphic Designer (Intern)

Sixteen-O-Two Advertising N' Design

Spent two months at Sixteen-O-Two Advertising N' Design in Singapore.

A small design house (4 people) with projects fit for big company. We covered from humblest direct mailer to branding and advertising campaigns.

Creative director found me most active during conceptualizing meetings apart from lunch times. 

Nov 2006 - Apr 2007

Part-time Salesgirl

Bling jewellery

Where I learnt to be customer centered and the importance of communication skills.

Provided me invaluable experiences that nurtured me to an extrovert.

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007

Sales girl

o.d.m. (Designer watch brand)

Got this job through Bling jewellery when they no longer need part timers.

Successfully hit daily sales up to 1.2k.

Longest record of standing and selling: 14.5 hours(excluding lunch break)

Apr 2006 - Jun 2006

Part-time Waitress

Saint Pierre The Restaurant

Experienced fine-dining(utensils placements & preparation)

Most important note learnt " Know what your customer wants, not till they ask for it"

Helped out at the IMF event where I served food&wines to the super VIPs that monitoring global economic and financial developments. Woa.

Education

Education

Diploma in Visual Communication

Singapore Temesek Design School

Where I practice design skills and got a sniff of the advertising industry.

3 years of projects, deadlines and lots of fun.

Jun 2009 - Present

Bachelor in Applied Communications , Advertising

RMIT

One step closer to my bright future.

And I am loving uni life!

Skills

Skills

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Flash

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

creations