Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) with Distinction : RMIT (VIC), 2013
Diploma of Multimedia : Moreton TAFE (QLD), 1998
Senior Certificate : Merrimac State High School (QLD), 1990
Bricolage, No Vacancy Gallery, 5-15 December 2013
Spiritus Loci, Prana House, Thornbury, 4 May 2013
Refashioned, First Sight Gallery, RMIT, 26 March - 12 April 2013
Analogue : Digital, First Sight Gallery, RMIT, 14-24 March 2012
Textile Design Skills
Constructed Textiles: Knit : Crochet : Machine Knitting : Shima Industrial Knitting : Hand Finishing : Embroidery : Sewing : Swatching : Pattern Making : Garment Construction
Research: Colour & Trend Forecasting : Story & Concept Boards : Material & Yarn Knowledge
Process & Outcome: Mark Making : Illustration : Gouache : Ink : Watercolour : Collage : Block Printing : CAD : Pattern Repeats : Ranging : Styling : Photography : Presentation
I have extensive skills and experience in graphic, web and interface design, encompassing the complete cycle from visual concepts through to final printing and web site development.
Print: Logo Design : Annual Reviews : Tender Documents : Newsletters : Booklets : Brochures : Catalogues : Advertisements : Packaging : CDs : T-shirts : Posters : Exhibition Displays
Digital: Email Design : Interface Design for Web, Software and Interactive Television : Advertising Banners : Navigation Systems : Video Filming and Editing
I have experience with MAC and PCs and keep up-to-date with software releases.
Adobe Suite: InDesign : Photoshop : Illustrator : Dreamweaver : Fireworks : Acrobat
Video: Video Capture : Final Cut Pro : Adobe PREMIER : iMovie
Other: Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint) : QuickCUT
Writing and Editing: Email Newsletters : Websites
Social Media: Facebook : Twitter : Instagram : Online Marketing
Content Delivery: RealEstate.com.au : Domain.com.au : TotalTravel.com.au : TripAdvisor.com
Management: Recruiting, Training and Supervising Staff
February 2014 – August 2015
CREATIVE ASSISTANT : AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY SPINNERS
I designed knitwear for hand knitters and crocheters to make themselves (womens wear, childrens wear, mens wear and home wares). I researched trends, colours and fashion shapes, as well as assist at photo shoots. I maintained the websites (auspinners.com.au and cleckheatonsuperfine.com.au) with current products, graphics and customer enquiries. I also wrote, designed and sent marketing email newsletters.
January 2012 – April 2014 (Casual)
RETAIL ASSISTANT : WOOL BAA
I assisted customers with selecting yarns and patterns for knitting and crochet. Tasks include advising on colour and design, hands on tutorials and problem solving, as well as general retail duties.
May 2009 – October 2011
ONLINE MARKETING/WEB DESIGNER : CENTRAL EQUITY
I designed, implemented and monitored online marketing campaigns (email newsletters, web banner advertising, online portals, Google AdWords and social media) for a property developer. I also maintained their websites.
July 2007 – December 2008
GRAPHIC DESIGNER : DELAWARE NORTH COMPANIES
As an in-house designer, I maintained the brand across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. I designed corporate and marketing collateral (annual review, brochures, tender documents) and a range of other design requests (exhibition stand, logos and uniform concepts). I also maintained the web and intranet sites.
June 2005 – May 2007
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR/MAC OPERATOR : ZENITH OPTIMEDIA
I managed a template driven, fast turnaround team, delivering recruitment advertisements for newsprint media with the Victorian Government as clients.
August 2004 – August 2005
GRAPHIC DESIGNER : KINDERGARTEN PARENTS VICTORIA
As a member of the marketing team I designed information booklets, newsletters, fundraising material and various other collateral to promote KPV‘s commitment to the early childhood sector. I also maintained the website.
February 2001 – March 2004
WEB/GRAPHIC DESIGNER : HI-TECH SOFTWARE
As an in-house designer, I focused on developing a HI-TECH Software brand which included all the concepts, design and realisation of their advertising material in national and international industry magazines. This branding also encompassed all software CDs, packaging, manuals and software interfaces. I also maintained the company intranet and website whilst developing a redesign of both.
August 2000 – December 2000
SCREEN DESIGNER : GREY INTERACTIVE (UK), GREY INTERACTIVE TV (UK)
My projects included the U.K. version of Fiat and Alfa Romeo websites, a microsite for Fiat and various advertising banners for Lloyds TSB. With the Interactive TV team, I developed concepts, graphics and finished animation on advertising banners for new interactive services. I also assisted in the delivery of templates to interactive TV services.
February 1999 – May 2000
WEB/GRAPHIC DESIGNER : THE LAB DEVELOPMENT GROUP
My work for The Lab was varied and encompassed everything from updating sites, through to the sole design and development of sites. I worked with a wide range of clients including state government, e-commerce and small business.
SALES ADVISOR : THE BODY SHOP, October 1995 – September 1999
TEAM LEADER (MANAGER) : CAFE DA VINCI, April 1995 – September 1995
PRODUCTION LEADER : HUNGRY JACK’S, November 1988 – April 1995
Hardcopy references or a list of referees is available on request.