CV

PROFILE

  • Highly committed, enthusiastic and creative professional with over 10 years experience in teaching, freelance design, project management and realising clients’ requirements through effective communication and interpretation
  • Talented online marketing specialist with experience in employed and freelance roles who can show demonstrable success with a number of high profile national and international clients
  • Now wanting to utilise the extensive skills and experience learnt to develop a career with a forward thinking, progressive organisation

SOFTWARE

Adobe CS5, Captivate, Final Cut Studio, iWork, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010

EDUCATION

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • PGCE ICT (Masters Level) – University of Huddersfield
  • MA Graphic Design: Communication – University of Salford
  • First Class BA Honours Graphic Media: Communication – University of Bradford
  • NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing

EMPLOYMENT

Visiting Lecturer: Protocol National | Leeds City College and Bradford College, 2009 to present

Achieved 100% OCR Nationals Pass rate plus 33% received Merit also a similar BTEC success with Merit learners reaching 90%

  • Organising the curriculum to ensure cohesive delivery of a mixture of creative, technical and research-based units
  • Incorporating marketing strategy techniques focusing on target audience demographics and psychographics using the Young and Rubicam 4Cs model
  • Analysing media texts including semiotics, denotation, connotation and the deciphering of codes for greater understanding
  • Planning and constructing a range of media products including typography, graphics, interactivity, web, video, sound and animation
  • Creating safe, inclusive environments inspiring learners to become more creative and empowered, improving skills, raising aspirations and preparing them for further opportunities

Teacher of ICT: Carlton Bolling College; Bradford, 2008 – 2009

Raised 30% of learners Advanced level grades from D to B, with an overall class result of 60% gaining grades A and B

  • Delivered The Progression Module during registration as Year 12-form tutor, including pastoral duties, taking register and dealing with learner issues
  • Planning, preparing and delivering engaging lessons across all Key Stages
  • CPD in the form of MSc Multimedia and eLearning
  • Designed and developed high quality resources for e-Safety awarded Outstanding by Ofsted

Student Teacher of ICT: Carlton Bolling College; Bradford, 2007 / Farnley Park High; Leeds, 2008

  • Developed good working relationships with socially dysfunctional learners
  • Gained awareness of minority ethnic group needs and interacted with diverse populations of learners with varying levels of technical ability
  • Identified learners’ strengths and weaknesses and developed individual plans to improve their performance

Designer: Andrassy Design; Huddersfield, 2006 – 2007

Created animations, video, web and printed material for charities and “not for profit’ companies

Part Time Lecturer: Bradford School of Art; Bradford, 2005 – 2006

Delivered video capture and typography to first year degree students

Stylist / Assessor: Oasis Hairdressing; Leeds and Bradford, 1993 – 2001

Trained junior stylists various aspects of hairdressing adhering to NVQ standards

Trainee Stylist: West Row Hairdressing; Leeds, 1990 – 1992

Ensured effective running of salon with clear client focus and essential presentation

VOLUNTEER WORK

Designer: Cuerden Valley Park Trust; Leyland, 2009 – Present

Developed an online communication tool bringing members of the community together using a social media approach, reduced printing costs and increased regional awareness of the charity

  • Charity organisation promoting events held to prevent the closure of the park
  • Liaising with trustees and park management whilst dealing with stakeholders and sponsors
  • Responsible for the conception and production of a vast array of promotional media

FREELANCE WORK

Over 10 years freelance experience working on a range of projects for various prestigious regional, national and International clients including Isis, Carphone Warehouse and Synergem.

Web Design and Interactivity

  • Integrating content managed sites with social networks
  • Designing fully immersive Flash experiences incorporating video, sound and animation
  • Developing accessible, search engine optimised, HTML and CSS sites

Video and Animation

  • Capturing video footage for exhibitions and charities
  • Editing promotional videos to be engaging, entertaining and informative
  • Producing moving image sequences optimised for use on the web

Print and Promotion

  • Creating specifically designed mood boards communicating ideas
  • Developing marketing material involving corporate sponsorship
  • Producing print ready standard work packages

Branding and Identity

  • Redefining local and global brand identities
  • Establishing rules and guidelines to follow in house
  • Producing digital graphics in appropriate file formats