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Lewis Stephen Bissett

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Summary

Graduating in 2015, I opted to use an acronym instead of the traditional artist statement. This acronym was S.H.I.T.E.S (Symbolism, History, Institutions, The Scottish language, Emphasis on the small detail and School-boy humour).I found this helped show my practice, academic interests and outlook on art perfectly without having to overindulge in art jargon.

Along with being a practicing artist, I work as a porter for the University of Edinburgh and a Learning Assistant (Bank Staff) at Edinburgh College (Granton Campus) 

I also hold a full UK driving license and CSCS card.

Education

Sep 2018Sep 2019

MA Contemporary Art Practice 

Edinburgh College of Art 
Sep 2012Jun 2015

BA (hons) Time Based Art and Digital FIlm

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design 

upper 2:1

Aug 2010Jun 2012

HND Contemporary Art Practice  

Edinburgh's Telford College 

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Work 

Dec 2017Present

Learning Assistant 

Edinburgh College 

This post involves working with the senior lectures, support staff and the students to help create an suitable learning environment at the college.Main responsibilities include maintaining the art apartment, supporting staff/students within the studios and stock take/orders for materials.

Feb 2017Aug 2017

Artist In residence

Edinburgh College 

The Artist in Residence (AIR) has a responsibility to assist students in developing their practice as well as collaborate with students and staff in other ways. The AIR also has the opportunity to develop their own work in an educational environment, making use of specialist resources and facilities within the campus, including a designated studio space.

May 2016Present

Porter 

University of Edinburgh  
The primary responsibilities of a seasonal porter are to keep a well-maintained and clean environment within Pollock halls, Carrying out such things as minor repairs, furniture removal and rubbish disposal. The post involves working with the domestic staff, house porters and security to achieve a good standard of service to guests. This post at times can also involve such things as driving vehicles to carry out certain tasks and working at numerous locations belonging to the university.
Apr 2016May 2016

Manual Labourer

NOW Careers LTD

Working within construction sites  performing physical, manual work that includes heavy lifting, cleaning/upkeep of yard facilities  and any other tasks asked to do by tradesmen or site managers.

Jan 2016Feb 2016

Graphic Designer

Serco

My main role is redesigning catering advertisements at Forth Valley Hospital. I met with company representatives to discuss ideas and expectations and then went on to produce work in-line with the style of the environment. I have been developing these ideas using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign simultaneously.

Nov 2015Dec 2015

Seasonal Shop Assistant 

ALDI  Falkirk

My main responsibilities working for Aldi includes working in a fast paced environment to keep the store running at a good quality for our customers. This includes the general upkeep of the store, putting out stock, the undertaking of stock take and the serving of customers, which involves good customer service skills, operating the till and the handling of cash.

Nov 2011Aug 2012

Seasonal staff 

George ASDA Falkirk 

My main responsibilities included general upkeep of the department including cleaning and organisation, helping with window decorations and display, putting out stock, undertaking a stock take and serving customers which included the use of the till and cash handling.

Mar 2008Jun 2011

Shop Assistant 

Mathiesons Bakery Shop 

My main responsibilities at Mathieson’s were the preparation and service of both hot and cold foods for customers, which also involved operating the till and handling of cash. I also worked with both the putting out/ordering of stock and the upkeep of shop floor, making sure equipment and preparation areas where clean.

References 

References available upon request.