I have recently been completing an MA in Art, Design & The Book in which I gained skills to help me realise designs into a completed projects. I also hope to shortly achieve an AAT qualification in business and accounting to compliment my skills. I am seeking work or an internship in publishing or the creative industry and I am willing to travel. I have a strong interest in the creative arts as I have family members involved with both the publishing industry and the Arts Council.
Jan 2011 - Present
Digital typesetting and production of books for indie publisher using Indesign software
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Part time assistant in the day-to-day running of a local business while studying for my MA. Duties include daily cleaning, day-to-day running of a busy hotel, acting as a keyholder and taking bookings via phone.
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Assisting in the running of a busy charity shop selling furniture and bric-a-brac. Left to study.
Jun 2003 - Jul 2004
Design work in busy office using Adobe design packages on Mac
May 2002 - Sep 2003
A & E. Weavers, Coggeshall
General retail assistant, left to pursue university degree
Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
MA Art, Design & The Book
Having decided to pursue a creative career I was accepted for a masters on the strength of my portfolio and previous education. This course covered design and production as well as history and contemporary theories of art. Studied with David Jury and Dr Jeremy Spencer (Histories). Also took bookbinding with Mike Sullivan, one of the UK's leading professionals.
Sep 2007 - Jul 2009
BA Open Degree
I completed an undergraduate degree by correspondence course after leaving Kent University. I had to learn to structure my own time around part time work to complete assignments on time and cope with distance learning.
Sep 2004 - Aug 2007
Completed two years of American Studies (History). I also took modules in Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages and Philosophy of Art. I left to complete my studies with the Open University as I decided I could not afford the year in America and that this was a better course for me. I have never regretted that decision!