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Summary

A graduate of Visual Arts (with a strong knowledge on Illustration) currently looking for any freelance or casual work to build an ongoing portfolio, and a permanent part to full-time position to gain experience while also contributing my skills in a professional workplace.

Skills also extend, but are not limited to, an intermediate level of graphic design, visual communication, media, art history, and music.  

I am highly motivated with art projects, am eager to see progression in what I do and am reliable with deadlines as I love working at home also.

Availability

Weekdays
Available
8am - 10pm

Weekends
Saturday: 8am - 10pm
Sunday: Flexible hours

Public Holidays
Usually available

Skills & Attributes

  • Friendly and can work cooperatively
  • Eager and a quick learner
  • Good communicator and fluent in English (can also speak/understand Spanish well)
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about illustration and design
  • Computer skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Word, Powerpoint, iMovie, Premier Pro and Audacity especially)
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines
  • Punctual and reliable with updating website posts
  • Am familiar with Wix and Wordpress in creating websites

Portfolio

As a Visual Arts graduate, with more focus on Illustration, I experimented and learned various mediums.
My traditional works' usual look has a great deal of contrast, detail, tonal and symbolic work. With any digital work, I try to achieve the same but with a more thorough and polished look. 
I can portray many different styles with various mediums depending on the project.
These are a selected few only; more work/progress photos on my Instagram account @lizdelphic.

Certifications

Feb 2015Nov 2015

Diploma of Visual Arts - Illustration

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT) Heather J. Campbell and John Gibbins

Certificate for fulfilling the requirements for Diploma of Visual Arts - Illustration.

An in-depth course in Illustration covering areas such as self branding, promotion, marketing, exhibiting and quality of work. Following a more illustrative style, this year strengthened my composition, concept, and drawing skills.

Oct 2015Present

Responsible Service of Alcohol Program

Chairperson of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, Catherine Myers

Completing the initial training of  the Responsible Service of Alcohol Program to satisfaction.

Feb 2014Nov 2014

Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT) Heather J. Campbell and John Gibbins

Certificate for fulfilling the requirements for Certificate IV in Visual Arts.

A broad course offering a variety of mediums and medias to work and experiment with. This year also covered theory and research classes involving 

Nov 2013Nov 2013

Certificate of Participation

St Aloysius Principal, Ms Mary Farah 

Most Dedicated Student for Visual Communication Design 2013

Education

20102013

Year 9 - 12

St Aloysius College

Higher education campus chosen to further define my career choice in visual arts.
Chosen subjects included four folio electives; Studio Arts, Visual Communication, Media and Music Investigation.

20042007

Year 4 - Year 7 

Brimbank College Language School

An extra curricular activity done weekly on a Saturday to strengthen my language skills in Spanish.
It is also very commonly spoken at home.

20012009

Primary - Year 8

Gilson College

Majority of my education where I learnt structure and discipline towards areas such as punctuality, uniform and behaviour.

Work History

Feb 2016Present

Volunteer with Creative Direction

Be Melbourne

At Be Melbourne, a new blogging media platform, my role includes the creative direction in illustrations, videos, web design and photography. I also take part in contacting companies and event managers in order to receive necessary information for the purpose of promoting on our website.

Jan 2015Present

Miscellaneous

Online designs and commissions

When I can, I submit tattoo designs on Tattoodo.com and CreatemyTattoo.com, as well as do occasional commissions for starting businesses or friends and family. This is something I've recently started, however I am planning to continue this on the side in order to build a portfolio of works where I show my ability to follow briefs.

Nov 2015Nov 2015

End of Year Exhibition

Melbourne Polytechnic

Setting up and selling artwork at our Pop-Up shop. Reliability and skills dealing with money and people were required.

Oct 2015Oct 2015

Auction Fundraiser

Melbourne Polytechnic

Setting up and selling artwork at our Pop-Up shop. Developed skill to deal with money and people.

Apr 2011Apr 2011

Work Experience

Victoria Market UpMarket Pet Store

Learnt to listen and follow instructions in a workplace, yet also have initiative when no specific work was given. Had to also be punctual and reliable daily. Hygiene and following strict rules were very important as I was dealing with animals.

Sep 2010Sep 2010

Volunteer Work

Ascot Vale Opportunity Shop

Had to be punctual and reliable daily, as well as show initiative when no work was specifically given. A friendly and positive attitude was necessary as I dealt with people of all ages. 

Apr 2003Apr 2003

Volunteer Work

Elderly Home Delahey

Following strict instructions and asking questions were important as this was an elderly home. This meant being punctual for early mornings and being sincere when dealing with the elderly.

Achievements

Starting the website blog Be Melbourne from scratch and receiving positive feedback and gradual favourable progression.

Received Best Traditional Media 1 Industry Prize (Sponsored by Books Illustrated 2015) 
Awarded for 'Medusa' painting. For the best use of traditional media to create an original illustration. 

Was shortlisted into SLAM's National Campus Art Prize 2015 (run by 'Student Life & Media' Leader Shane Lawtey)
Entered  'Corpse Flower' mixed-media piece into the 2D painting category.

Selling an original at end-of-year exhibition at Melbourne Polytechnic
Painting was a made-up book cover for Paradise Lost by John Milton (inspired by John Martin's work).

Received Certificate of Excellence (Semester One 2015)
For outstanding contribution in the Diploma of Visual Arts - Illustration, earning a Distinction grade average.

Received Certificate of Participation (St Aloysius College)
For being the Most Dedicated Student for Visual Communication Design 2013.

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