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COMPUTER SKILLS

I am competent in utilising a wide range of graphic programs, scanning equipment, media player and multimedia management programs.  I am highly proficient in using Adobe Creative Suite 3 in a Mac and PC environment and Corel programs.

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 4
– INDESIGN
– PHOTO SHOP
– ILLUSTRATOR
– ADOBE ACROBAT 8.0

In addition to this, I am very proficient at hand rendering, sketching, and drawing, and am highly capable at using my visual arts skills in conjunction with design technology.

– DREAM WEAVER
– FLASH
– 3D MAX

TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

Bachelor of Built Environment – COMPLETED: DECEMBER 2006
Queensland University of Technology with a major in Interior Design

Bachelor of Creative Industries – Painting and Theatre Craft: DECEMBER 2004
Queensland University of Technology with a major in Technical Production

Diploma of Visual Arts – COMPLETED: DECEMBER 2002
TAFE, Rockhampton Campus, in Fine Arts – major in Jewellery Studies and Painting

Secondary School – COMPLETED: DECEMBER 2000
Gained my grade 12 certificate from St Ursula’s College Yeppoon

Current Study
Currently I am undertaking study in Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash.

WORK HISTORY

Colorado – March 2008 – Current
Graphic Designer: Men’s & Women’s apparel

Colorado is one of Australia’s leading apparel brands.  With over 300 stores nationwide Colorado continues to be an iconic Australian brand.

I initially started at Colorado fulfilling a six month Maternity contract, which was extended a further six months due to the Full time Graphic Designer electing to take more time and my seniors being impressed by how I had stepped up to the role.

Upon conclusion of the second six month period I offered a full time position in the Graphics Team.  Following this, the 2 other existing Graphic Designers resigned leaving me to fulfil all graphic requirements for the Colorado Brand.

During my time at Colorado there has been a shift in the way apparel graphics are created and executed. Becoming more handcrafted and unique, I was able to integrate my fine art skills in drawing and painting to further develop the look of the brand.

Working with the apparel teams I have developed graphics for over 50 ranges which include Men’s, Women’s apparel, Accessories and Footwear.

Along with the creation for apparel graphics, other aspects of the role included:

–     photo retouching for marketing and web site material
–    communicating with suppliers
–    research and development of branding
–     in-store VM graphic installations
–    creating in store POS
–    magazine advertisements
–    photographing apparel for web and print use

Freelance work : White Rabbit says- March 2007 – Current
Graphic Designer

White Rabbit Says is my freelance Graphic Design business providing design solutions to a diverse range of business.

I started White Rabbit Says in 2007 as a side project to initially help my creative friends present their work in a more professional manner. It expanded from there and I have found it is an excellent way to continue to challenge myself and expand my skills.

My clients continue to enlist my services as I am able to interpret their concepts and communicate with them in order to create design solutions.

Current Clients:
–    Blue Circle Photography         –    Wood Gums Cafe
–    Work Futures Australia            –    Copper Lounge
–    Blue Fusion Asset Management

Manaccom – April 2007 – November 2007
Graphic Designer

Manaccom is a leading software publisher and distributor supplying re-sellers across Australia and New Zealand.

Manaccom was previously the principal distributor of video games in Australian and New Zealand territories but today remains primarily a distributor for application software. Most of Manaccom’s business revolves around Trend Micro’s PC-cillin Internet Security product for which it is the sole retail distributor in Australia.

Being the only Graphic Designer for the company’s publishing department my responsibilities and tasks were varied and numerous, as were the projects I undertook.  Having to design for such a diverse range of products meant that no job had the same guide lines.  Two examples of this are, firstly, the “Cube Range” where I had creative freedom to bring something exciting and new to the product. And secondly the design for the ‘08 Trend Micro range, where I had strict parameters to work within.

Both products had a successful design outcome which management and developers were very happy with.

Along with software packaging design, other aspects of the role included:
–    creating web and email graphics
–    magazine advertisements
–    icons and buttons for software
–    creating key lines for packaging.

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Curvy 6 –
Top 100 Female Artists

CURVY 6 : The sixth issue in the amazing series – CURVY 6 features the world’s most exciting female graphic artists, illustrators and designers in one highly collectible, limited edition book.

My print ‘Caligula’s Horse’ featured in the Curvy 6 book and in the Melbourne exhibition.

Threadless –
T-shirt Design

Threadless is an ongoing T-shirt design competition based in Chicago, USA.  Four to six designs are chosen every week from 600+ submissions to be printed and sold from the site and Chicago store, with the printed designers receiving $2,000 for their design.

Since 2004 over 450 winning designs have been chosen for print from more than 60,000+ submissions.

In May 2006 my design “Cheese” was selected by the team at Threadless to be printed for their June line of shirts.

Designs Printed:
T-shirt printed – Cheese

FURTHER INFORMATION

Folio –
Work, Personal & Other Creative Carrots

To view my full folio or a sample of it please don’t hesitate to contact me.

References –

Referees available upon request.

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