Communicate in equal measures of honesty and diplomacy. Unstoppable desire to lead and design (anything, anyway). Elastic worker, expanding and contracting with undulating demands. Thrive collaborating and learning in a solutions-based environment. Inherent ability to time manage without hovering. Talent for checking-off to-dos. Armed with two eyes for graphic detail. Unvaryingly practice and maintain a professional attitude and a healthy ethic. Ultimately aim to graciously find the humour in things.
Experienced Adobe Creative Suite (CC) operator and noteworthy InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
Advanced Social Media and WordPress user and proficient in WordPress platform development
Adroit in MS Office with advanced Excel skills, dextrous in both PC and Mac
A fast acquirer of knowledge, a disciplined learner with an inquisitive disposition
Fluent freehand artist and drafter
Piqued interest in media and design, looking to explore new fields and understand differing creative challenges
Delivery and deadline aware with the ability to work under pressure; demanding clients and strangling time-frames
Fittingly forsake basic human urges (applies oily rag to face) to get the important assignments dispatched
Team orientated, and can muster personalities together without hindering the autonomous nor the outgoing
Respect contemporary workplace etiquette, processes, culture and people; remaining flexible in the face of change
Adhere to proven effective procedures and systems, unwilling to overlook revising clumsy, inhibitive methods
Acutely organised, dynamic list writer (including sub-lists and references) and an accommodating coordinator
[ ] Prepare for all manner of scenarios
[ ] Advance figurative juggling abilities
[ ] Make re-prioritising current priorities* a priority
[ ] Learn to cartwheel?
*Something afforded or deserving prior attention
2008 – Current // Toot Toot Design, Rozelle NSW // Sole trader, Designer + Director // Write the theme tune, sing the theme tune
Deliver a broad range of unique and tailored creative solutions across a multitude of mediums (see portfolio). Including websites, marketing direction and artistic commissions. Outstanding experience in (small) business operation, client relationship management, organisation and prioritisation. Install integrity by reliably completing allocated tasks to the highest standard (permitted) in all types of conditions. Dually nurture new and return customers, who trust my aptitude in holistically addressing briefs, on time and to budget.
2014 – 2015 // 12 Week Body Transformation, Surry Hills NSW // Graphic Designer // Part-time 12-month Contract
Design, delivery and management of digital media and print material. Supplying design services, including interpreting briefs, developing creative concepts to support new and existing product launches and marketing campaigns. Implementing and preserving strict brand guidelines and messaging. Corresponding, reviewing and coordinating with content, product, marketing and digital teams. Contributing to continuous design improvement and brand evolution. Ensuring the management and incorporation of stakeholder feedback.
2012 – 2013 // Manning & Co., Balmain NSW // Graphic Design // 18-month Casual Employee
Diverse and fast-paced design services and advice for engaged marketing clients. Basic BAU from site content (plus SEO) and design updates, creative collateral, statistically-based annual reports, branding and PR, logos, photography and imagery to client liaison and design project management. Working within a boutique marketing and PR agency, amongst a tight-knit team. Dabbling in a range of sectors, industries and brands. Developing creative design focused on establishing and supporting responsive strategies, for the long-term; with measured results and heightened market visibility.
2010 // Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures (Closed) // Creative Director + Producer // 6-month Publication Project
Creative direction, coupled with multiple design elements, layout and production. Resourced all design – look and feel, book structure, chapters and pagination, photography, desktop publishing the hand-drawn cover and content artwork. Highly collaborative exercise with the writers and clients being involved and contributing to key creative decisions.
1998 – 2008 // Pinpoint Pty Ltd (Direct Marketing), Balmain NSW // Multiple Roles // See Below
> 2005, Product & Project Manager > 2002, Knowledge Management Team Leader > 2000, Inventory & Data Manager > 1998, Customer Service Consultant
Progressed through a variety of marketing support and ops positions over 10-years, exploiting natural capacities; to interpret and translate multiple business unit/s needs into realistic, tangible outcomes; uphold quality standards with uncompromising attention to detail; identifying and remodel weak workflows, processes and structures; constantly endeavour to hone better results for clients, customers and colleagues alike; and adapted my creativity to unsuspecting areas such as complex inventory management, developing audit guards, naming conventions, crazy spreadsheets, boosting staff morale and participating in the end-of-year fancy dress. Graduated from call centre minion to solo operator and internal and external projects, undertaking assorted management roles (with three to eight direct reports).
2007 // Diploma in Graphic Design, Enmore Design Centre, Sydney Institute of Technology, TAFE, Enmore NSW
1999 // Certificate IV, (Incomplete) Survey Land & Engineering, Sydney Institute of Technology, TAFE, Ultimo NSW
1999 // Certificate II, Survey Practice, Sydney Institute of Technology, TAFE, Ultimo NSW
1997 // HSC, Riverside Girls High School, Gladesville NSW
Danielle Warby // Content Producer (former), 12 Week Body Transformation, Surry Hills NSW // 0405 386 792
Andrew Duma // Network & Managed Security Provisioning Manager, Westpac, Kogarah NSW (formerly Pinpoint Pty Ltd, Balmain NSW) // 0414 559 506