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Summary

I am looking for a long term career within the graphic design industry with a rewarding employer. I work well within a fast paced environment and thrive in a challenging workplace. I have some degree of experience within the industry but look to further my career towards becoming a Art director and building on my current skills set.

Work experience

Oct 2013Present

Freelance Graphic Designer

Aden Graphic Design Studio
  • Developing concepts
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing/Sales
Apr 2014Apr 2014

Administration Assistant

School Curriculum and Standards Authority
  • Researching details of teaching personnel and creating a contact list
Apr 2014Apr 2014

Graphic Designer

School Curriculum and Standards Authority
  • Contract Graphic Designer
  • Updating exam papers in InDesign
  • Changing manuscripts in InDesign
Apr 2013Oct 2013

Marketing Officer

Trident Australia
  • Provided quality customer service 
  • Provided an update of projects at meetings with management 
  • Provided recommendations of promotional opportunities to the manager 
  • Liaised with staff at different levels
  • Managed the preparation of statistical analysis
  • Ensured effective consultation and liaison with internal and external stakeholders in activities undertaken 
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution 
  • Delegated work to staff
  • Analysed, evaluated and solved problems and made decisions
Mar 2013Mar 2013

Graphic Designer

Department for Communities
  • Planned, prioritised and organised work to meet all deadlines
  • Provided an update of projects at meetings with management
  • Ensured effective consultation and liaison with internal stakeholders in all activities undertaken
  • Provided quality customer service
  • Engaged negotiation skills to maintain external business relationships
  • Demonstrated very sound interpersonal skills
  • Essential team member and worked without supervision
Sep 2011Dec 2012

Graphic Designer/Communications Officer

Department of Water
  • Graphic design including designing and layout of different material
  • Contributed and worked vigorously within a strong team environment
  • Used interpersonal skills to influence fellow officers positively as well as when dealing with diverse personalities 
  • Demonstrated clear two way communication through emails, meetings and face to face conversations
  • Liaised and negotiated with external companies and project officers
  • Very sound quality control management
  • Planned, prioritised and organised work to meet deadlines using exceptional record keeping and time management skills
  • Provided guidance and assistance to a contracted desktop publisher
  • Suggested updating internal paperwork to improve procedure
  • Accepted responsibility and management of all projects and tasks assigned
Jun 2011Sep 2011

Graphic Designer

Department of Fisheries
  • Graphic design including designing and layout of different material
  • Worked independently and as a part of the team
  • Used interpersonal skills information and develop relationships
  • Liaised effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Provided an accurate record of activities at publication meetings
  • Accepted responsibility and management of all projects assigned
  • Effective use of PC and sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Apr 2011Jun 2011

Graphic Designer

Department of Water
  • Graphic design including designing and layout of different material
  • Worked independently and as a part of the team
  • Planned, prioritised and organised work to meet deadlines
  • Ensured effective consultation and liaison with customers
  • Liaised with commercial printers and officers
  • Project management
  • Scheduled meetings
Dec 2010Jan 2011

Graphic Designer

University of Notre Dame
  • Graphic design including designing and layout of different material
  • Clear presentation of material to management
  • Planned, prioritised and organised work to meet deadlines
  • Worked independently and as a part of the team
  • Demonstrated clear two way communication through emails, meetings and face to face conversations
  • Used interpersonal skills to build lasting business relationships
  • Liaised with external printers and staff members
Sep 2008Apr 2009

Administration Assistant

Department of Human Services Victoria
  • Liaised effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Updated and recorded statistics to the government system on a daily basis
  • Completion of Microsoft Excel Formulas & Functions workshop
  • Analysed information received from the general public
  • Ensured effective consultation and liaison with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Used interpersonal skills to negotiate
  • Contributed and worked vigorously in a team environment
  • General mail outs
  • Answered an average of 60 phone calls per day
  • Demonstrated clear two way communication through meetings, phone calls and face to face conversations
  • Provided state concessions information to the general public and other government agencies
  • Successfully managed a range of tasks simultaneously
  • Use of receipting and reconciliation procedures
  • Accepted responsibility to understand, manage and meet stakeholder needs and expectations
Jun 2008Jul 2008

Sales Representative

Cobra Group
  • Sold FW1 car wax to diverse people
  • Used sales techniques to meet sales targets
  • Provided demonstration of product to potential customers
  • Managed stock on a daily basis
  • Ran my own business on a daily basis
Apr 2006Feb 2008

Graphic Designer/art Director

Out of Bounds Design Solutions
  • Graphic design including designing and layout of different material
  • Played a crucial role in producing several annual reports
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Used interpersonal skills at presentations to clients and to build lasting business relationships
  • Planned, prioritised and organised work to meet deadlines
  • An essential part of the team
  • Sound quality control management
Aug 2004Mar 2006

Graphic Designer

Westways Colorgrafix
  • Graphic design including designing and layout of different material 
  • Contributed and worked effectively within a strong team environment 
  • Demonstrated clear two way communication through meetings, emails, phone calls and face to face conversations 
  • Simultaneously managed a range of tasks with competing deadlines
  • Produced illustrations
  • Photographed several objects such as jewellery, office products and heavy machinery as well as a major event

Education

2003

B.A. in Graphic Design

Curtin University
2002

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design

Central TAFE
2001

Diploma of Graphic Design

Central TAFE
2000

Certificate IV in Graphic Design and Multimedia

Central TAFE

Referees

Name: Stephanie Slanzi

Title: Community Information and Publications Manager

Department of Water

Contact: 08 6364 7447

Name: Stephen Emery

Title: Coordinator Design/Production

Department of Fisheries

Contact: 08 9203 0358