CV

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) with Distinction : RMIT (VIC), 2013
  • Diploma of Multimedia : Moreton TAFE (QLD), 1998

Textile Design Skills

  • Seamless Pattern Repeats.
  • Illustration & Mark Making.
  • Colour & Trend Forecasting.
  • Material & Yarn Knowledge.
  • Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Embroidery & Finishing.
  • Pattern Writing & Editing.
  • Presentation Boards & Product Ranging.
  • Photography & Styling.

Graphic & Digital Design Skills

  • Annual Reports, Tender Presentation, Newsletters, Booklets, Brochures, Catalogues.
  • Print and Web Advertisements.
  • Packaging for CDs.
  • Exhibition Displays & Posters.
  • Design, Code and Maintain Websites (CMS, HTML & CSS).
  • EDM Design, Code & Scheduling.
  • Social Media.
  • Image Retouching.
  • Video Filming & Editing.

Employment

FREELANCE DESIGNER : Jun 2021 – Current

GRAPHIC DESIGNER : GLOWEAVE : Oct 2019 – Jun 2021

  • Designed and scheduled weekly marketing email newsletters.
  • Coordinated, created and scheduled content, designs and regular updates to company websites.
  • Developed creative design for print materials, brochures, web banners, social media and exhibition signage.
  • Photographed and retouched products for use in digital and traditional print.
  • Create and maintain digital image libraries.

KNIT AND CROCHET PATTERN WRITER : LINCRAFT : Oct 2018 – Aug 2019

  • Designed knit and crochet patterns to support yarn sales.
  • Designed homewares, garments and accessories for women, men and children, to be hand knit or crocheted.
  • Finished samples for photography and attended photoshoots.
  • Proofread patterns for print and online publishing.
  • Assisted customers over the phone.
  • Created video tutorials.

RETAIL ASSISTANT : WOOL BAA : Jan 2012 – Oct 2018 (Casual)

  • Assisted customers with selecting yarns and patterns for knitting and crochet projects.
  • Advising on colour, design and problem solving.
  • Create social media posts and general retail duties.
  • Plan and run workshops.

CREATIVE ASSISTANT : AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY SPINNERS : Feb 2014 – Aug 2015

  • Designed homewares, garments and accessories for women, men and children, to be hand knit or crocheted.
  • Researched trends, colours and garment shapes.
  • Maintained websites with current products, marketing graphics and customer enquiries.
  • Created and sent fortnightly marketing email newsletters.
  • Assisted at photo shoots.

ONLINE MARKETING/WEB DESIGNER : CENTRAL EQUITY : May 2009 – Oct 2011

  • Designed, implemented and monitored online marketing campaigns (web banner advertising, online portals, Google AdWords and social media).
  • Created email marketing newsletters.
  • Maintained websites.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER : DELAWARE NORTH COMPANIES : Jul 2007 – Dec 2008

  • Maintained branding across Australia, New Zealand and UK.
  • Designed corporate and marketing collateral (annual review, brochures, tender documents).
  • Managed various design requests (exhibition stand, logos and uniform concepts).
  • Maintained web and intranet sites.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR : ZENITH OPTIMEDIA : Jun 2005 – May 2007

  • Managed a small team of Mac Operators within a fast turnaround, agency environment.
  • Produced templates and recruitment adverts for Victorian Government for newsprint media.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER : KINDERGARTEN PARENTS VICTORIA : Aug 2004 – Aug 2005

  • Designed information booklets, newsletters, fundraising material and various marketing materials.
  • Maintained the website.
  • Designed and scheduled monthly email marketing newsletters.

WEB/GRAPHIC DESIGNER : HI-TECH SOFTWARE : Feb 2001 – Mar 2004

  • Concept and design for full colour advertising in industry magazines.
  • Designed graphics for printed manuals and digital software interfaces.
  • Designed packaging for software CDs.
  • Maintained the website.

SCREEN DESIGNER : GREY INTERACTIVE (UK) : Aug 2000 – Dec 2000

  • Created graphics for Fiat and Alfa Romeo websites (UK sites).
  • Developed concepts, graphics and finished animation for various advertising banners, including Lloyds Bank.

WEB/GRAPHIC DESIGNER : THE LAB DEVELOPMENT GROUP : Feb 1999 – May 2000

  • Updated and maintained graphics and content on various websites.
  • Created look & feel and basic coding on websites.
  • Worked with clients from state government, e-commerce and small business, including Perfect Potion, Brisbane’s Southbank, Old Government House (QLD).

SALES ADVISOR : THE BODY SHOP : Oct 1995 – Sep 1999

TEAM LEADER : CAFE DA VINCI : Apr 1995 – Sep1995

PRODUCTION LEADER : HUNGRY JACK’S : Nov 1988 – Apr 1995