Education

Glasgow School of Art, 
BA (Hons) in Communication Design 
September 2012 – June 2016

Glasgow School of Art, 
BDes in Textile Design 
September 2011 – June 2012 

Lomond School, Helensburgh  
August 2000 – June 2011

Academic Qualifications

Glasgow School of Art 

2016:
BA (Hons) First Class:
Communication Design

2012: 
Certificate of Higher Education:
Textile Design 


Personal Strengths

Intelligent

Excellent customer service

Enjoys working with others

Approachable and friendly 

Fast learner

Good leadership skills 

Responsible 

Excellent organisational and planning skills

Enthusiastic 

Creative

I am a very hard working, and determined person who will put their all into a task and see it through to the end.  

Skills

Mac & Windows

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere and AfterEffects

Proficient in 35mm analogue and digital SLR photography

Trained in darkroom black and white film processing and C41 colour film processing

Trained in caseroom printing, such as using a letterpress with metal and wooden type

Trained in various printing techniques including screen printing, dry-point etching, acid etching, monoprinting, linocut, collagraphy and digital printing

Completed letter cutting in stone workshop with Nick Sloan

Trained in using a potter’s wheel, loading & unloading a kiln and mixing up glazes & slip

Trained in using an electronic till

Events planning

Completed First Aid and Fire Warden training whilst working with Scottish Youth Theatre


Employment History and Work Experience

Lead Designer at The Skinny Magazine 
February 2018 - Present

Graphic Designer at Common Weal 
August 2016 - February 2018

Arteles Creative Residency 
September 2017, Haukijarvi, Finland 

Workshop facilitator and volunteer at Glasgow Tool Library's pilot event Our House, Your House as part of Glasgow Open House 2017, April 2017

It's Happening Again, an immersive club experience inspired by the work of David Lynch, The Carnival Centre, Glasgow, April 2017

Hospitalfield Graduate Residency 
October 2016, Arbroath 

PRICELESSan exhibition and club experience to open arts venue The Carnival Centre, Glasgow, October 2016

Lighting for Performance workshop with Kim Coleman, May 2016

Common Sense fundraising night at The Art School which raised over £3000

Contributor at Glasgow City Arts, August 2015-September 2015

Studio Assistant in Cyan Clayworks, August 2015

Completed 6-week ceramics workshop with Garnett McCulloch at Fireworks Studio, Glasgow, April 2015

Contributing member of Subcity Radio’s Design and Illustration department, at Glasgow’s community radio station from February 2015 - July 2015

LetterCutting in Stone workshop with Nick Sloan February 2015

Completed a project for MTV to design and execute an 6ft, 3D, 'Totem' MTV logo, exhibited in Glasgow as publicity for the European Music Awards, November 2014

Student Ambassador for Glasgow School of Art’s Overseas Immersive Programme supporting Singaporean students through a period of study in Glasgow, June 2014  

Sales Assistant at Urban Outfitters Glasgow from June 2013 – August 2014  

Workshop Assistant with Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow from September 2010 - March 2013.  This involved supporting the workshop leader with weekly drama classes for young people aged 3-to 25 

Participant in Scottish Youth Theatre’s annual Summer Festival from 2009 - 2012

Work experience with Play, Pie and a Pint, Glasgow, June 2010

IdeaSpace: Thinking for a better Scotland
The Glasgow Science Centre, October 2016

IdeaSpace was a 3-day 'exhibition of Scotland’s most innovative and exciting social, economic, cultural and environmental thinking' to coincide with the SNP annual party conference.  Conceived and executed by Common Weal, IdeaSpace had over 40 participating organisations and was attended by the hundreds, with press coverage by The National, The Herald and the Guardian.  As the graphic designer for Common Weal, I was responsible for the branding, execution and production of programmes, flyers, promotional material (physical and online), handouts and large format banners and posters for the event hall.


The ‘Empty Chair’ Project for Scottish PEN

In 2009 I was chosen to work on a design commission for Scottish PEN entitled ‘The Empty Chair’ to celebrate their 50th anniversary.  The chair travelled to Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Writer’s Museum in Edinburgh and the National Library.  A ‘bonsai’ model of it was presented to Japanese PEN as a gift.  I then worked on another chair, commissioned to celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo which stood as the centre piece at Amnesty International’s award ceremony in Norway and now sits in the House of Literature, Oslo.  


References

Marc Baines,  Illustration tutor, Glasgow School of Art

Dr Thea Stevens, Forum for Critical Inquiry, Glasgow School of Art

Contact details available on request

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