Covering letter Hello! I have recently seen your advert for a new Creative Artworker in your Poole Head Office and would be very interested in applying for the position. (Reference: VAC-16292) This job appeals to me as it will be expanding on my current interests in designing products and associated promotional material. I’d look forward to the challenge of making new images that also fit within a brand identity. In return I can offer you a fresh approach to contemporary design, an endless source of creativity/problem solving ideas and a mature and professional work ethic. I have just finished my Illustration degree, where I have developed a keen interest in characters, narratives and pattern making. More recently I have been writing, illustrating and printing my own books and also designing products such as pencil cases, coasters and wrapping paper. Colour, line, pattern and imagination are all key parts of my illustrations. To make my images, I first hand draw all elements before scanning and colouring/placing digitally. I feel I maintain some of my hand drawn qualities in my final outcomes, which gives my work a unique edge. During my time at university, I have learnt how to use Photoshop to a high standard as well as a good knowledge of Illustrator and In Design. This year I have taken on multiple freelance commissions for branding/logo imagery which have taught me a lot about making work to a professional standard, dealing directly with clients to achieve their needs and working to a deadline. I am also capable of putting together a contract and negotiating fees. Please find examples of my work on my website which I designed and made myself – www.missabeet.com Please find my CV attached and thank you for considering my application. All the best, Alex Beet Profile I have recently finished my degree in Illustration and I am looking for employment that will allow me to further develop my interest in creativity, while also giving opportunities for me to learn new things. I am enthusiastic with good social skills and happy to self-initiate my work or be part of a motivated team. Work Experience 2014 Freelance Illustrator and Creative Designer While still at university and at present, I have begun to gain my own commissions for branding, logo and character work. I have gained a lot of experience in setting up a contract, negotiating time frames and payment, being able to work closely with a client to achieve their needs as well as handle myself in tough situations (for example when a client refuses to pay for work). Through this work I have learnt to present myself professionally, be reliable in my correspondence and become a independent junior business woman in my field. 2012-2014 Shakeaway Bournemouth (café) as a Shakette I worked in this fast paced environment for just over 2 years part time, while also at university and for this, I received an hourly wage. My responsibilities were to greet and take orders from customers, work tills and card machine, make recommendations to customers, make milkshakes quickly, remember quantities for 100+ ingredients, stock up throughout the day, maintain a presentable shop floor, clean down and help to train new staff. Reference: Kayleigh Holmes was my manager for about 20months of my employment and had worked there for about 5 years previous. Please feel free to contact her via email [email protected] 2011 Lava and Ignite, Bournemouth (now Cameo and Myu Bar) I worked at this local nightclub for 8months over the summer and first year of my degree and received an hourly wage. I had several positions at this job, often starting at the front of house where I would take entry fees, welcome customers and resolve customer complaints. This was extremely fast pace and I would often serve around 800 customers by myself in a 4 hour period. After this, I would then help out behind the bar, taking orders, serving drinks, retrieving glasses, cleaning, stocking up and helping to maintain a social atmosphere. 2009-2010 Facy, a fashion and home furnishing store in Henley on Thames. I worked here for a year as a part time Retail Assistant, where I worked mostly selling women’s fashion. I served and helped customers with their purchases, took deliveries, had a wide knowledge of all products in each department and maintained the shop floor. I received an hourly wage for this job. From this job, I learnt a lot about store presentation and how the customer interacts with products. Personal/ Skillset I I I I am proficient in the use of ADOBE CS6 packages; photoshop, illustrator and in-design. am a British citizen with a valid UK passport. have no medical conditions. have no criminal convictions. Education 2011-2014 The Arts University Bournemouth to study Ba (Hons) Illustration I have a confirmed pass and await my grade result on 20th June 2014. (I am expecting a 2:1) 2010-2011 The Arts University Bournemouth to study Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Passed with grade Merit. 2008-2010 Reading Blue Coat School to study AS and A Levels Art and Design with grade A* at A level Biology with grade B at A level Maths with grade C at A level Physics with grade D at AS level 2004-2008 Leighton Park School in Reading to study 10 GCSE’s Achieved 6 Grade A, 3 Grade B and 1 Grade C Interests Being a creative person, I love to visit galleries and museums for inspiration. Most recently, I attended the Matisse Cut Out exhibition at the Tate Modern which showcased his huge and bold collages, very full of life and a joy to experience first-hand. I am also a fan of the Illustration Cupboard, BP portrait award, Russell Coates Museum, British Museum and exploring markets. I am a Hula Hoop dancer and attend a weekly class as well as several specialised workshops to improve different techniques of hooping. It helps me stay active and is the perfect activity to do in the summer. I have also performed multiple times in local nightclubs and received payment for my skill. Last summer, I went on holiday to Mexico and discovered deep sea diving. I decided to get a PADI qualification while I was there allowing me to dive for a week and I hope to dive again this summer. I love the sea and its mystical creatures and strongly believe that their conservation is important. I also went to a protest earlier this year against the slaughter and capture of dolphins in The Cove, Japan. Overall, I love to try new things, go to new places and live a healthy and active lifestyle. I enjoy being part of a sociable group and sharing in different experiences and thoughts.
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