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Hayley Clare Lightfoot

1 Cornwall Drive, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 0RW

About Me
Im a very creative individual with a passion for art, design and photography, this is reflected through my university
course - Furniture Design - and through my volunteer photography work. Ive had various work experience through
both jobs and voluntary work, ranging from office work to experience in the design industry and working with children.
Since finishing university Ive exhibited my furniture at New Designers in London and started working as a sales
assistant at CeX. Other pieces of my furniture are currently on exhibition at Chatsworth Houses Make Yourself
Comfortable Exhibition around the table in their Great Dining Hall.
I recently spent five months working as a design assistant for Swedish design group Front, in their new London office.
Working alongside Sofia Lagerkvist I was responsible for sketching ideas for briefs, making full scale and small scale
models and mock-ups, producing CAD models and renderings using Rhinoceros and Keyshot, photographing models
and sketches, editing using Adobe Photoshop and collating information to produce documents for clients with Adobe
Prior to this I was working as an administration assistant for The Home Office. I was responsible for completing
numerous different tasks using complex computer and filing systems and writing letters and returning post to
applicants. I used my organisational skills to carry out extensive tasks such as organising and bundling applicant files
for court and memorising the lengthy process required to input new applicants into the computer system. I had to
work both individually and in a team, under pressure to ensure vital targets were met.
I do a lot of photography for events and shows, most recently I was asked by a family friend to photograph his
wedding, I was an official photographer for Sheffield design week 2014 and the universitys Pole4Purpose charity
dance show in 2013.
In June 2014 I prepared and taught a two day cardboard furniture workshop at my old high school with two classes
of fourteen and fifteen year old girls. The classes were shown a presentation of examples of cardboard furniture
and encouraged to come up with their own designs for tables in teams, they created small paper models of their
individual ideas and then worked together to combine them into a final team design for a full sized model. The
models were judged on their stability and appearance and a winning team chosen. This was both a challenging and
rewarding experience as many students who werent enthusiastic about design were reluctant to join in, yet by the
end of the workshop theyd produced well thought out designs and were pleased to be involved.
Im also a very energetic and sporty person, Im a member in our university snow sports club and have a new-found
love for snowboarding and freestyle, taking trips to the indoor slope as often as possible and going on annual ski
holidays. Im also a founding member of the Wirral Whipiteres Roller Derby team, attending training sessions twice
a week, both with my home team and my local team at university, depending on where I am.

Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield UK
Sept 2011 - May 2015
MDes Product Design:
Predicted degree: 2:1

Calday Grange Grammar School

Wirral UK
Sept 2009 - June 2011
A Levels:
Art & Design A*
Geography B
Design Tech B

Prenton High School for Girls

Wirral UK
Sept 2004 - June 2009
10 GCSEs A* - B grade:
Mathematics A

Sales Assistant | CeX |
Pyramids Shopping Centre, Birkenhead | 2nd June - Present
Working at CeX has provided me with experience working in a retail environment, Ive gained invaluable customer
service skills and improved knowledge of how shops are run. My sales assistant role involves juggling several different
jobs and using my own judgement to decide which task to prioritise, this usually depends on the amount of stock to
put out, the number of waiting customers, the tidiness of the store and whether or not there are customers looking
for assistance.

Buying in stock
Restocking and organising shop floor
Labelling and filing new stock
Assisting customers on the shop floor

Operating the tills

Using sales skills to boost sales
Maintaining great customer service

Temporary Assistant | St Jamess Place Wealth Management|

Liverpool Office | Various dates since 2010 - Most recently 9th April 2015
St. Jamess place is a UK wide FTSE 100 Wealth Management Company; my role in the office is primarily receptionist
work, greeting clients and operating the switchboard at the Liverpool office. This is a temporary position where I work
to cover reception and admin positions when required, usually three or four times a year. This is a client facing role
where my duties include:
Desk & Computer work
Answering telephones using a
E-mailing to relay messages
Ordering stationery stock
Data input into spreadsheets
Greeting visitors
Typing up notes

Franking & sorting post

Creating spreadsheets using Microsoft

Design Intern | Front Design |

72 -74 Mare St, Hackney, London | 6th February - 20th June 2014
Last year I spent five months working in London in an unpaid work experience role with Swedish design studio Front.
My role involved assisting Sofia, who runs the London office, in both furniture design and everyday office tasks. With
only the two of us working the office I have to prioritise a number of set tasks and work vigilantly to meet deadlines.
My roles included:

Assisting design work

Meeting deadlines
Prioritising tasks
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign
Rhinoceros 3D modelling

Keyshot rendering
Project research
Initial Ideas and development sketching
1:5 & 1:1 scale model making
Creating technical diagrams

Administration Assistant | The Home Office |

Vulcan House, Millsands, Sheffield | 15th April - 31st October 2013
In my second year at university I began working part time at the Home Office alongside my studies. I was trained to
complete a number of different sets of tasks: bundling files to be sent to court, registering several different types
of applications on the complex computer systems and responding to application reconsideration requests. I had
to quickly adapt to using the computer systems and work in a trustworthy manner, not searching for or disclosing
confidential information.

File sorting
Data input
Returning documents via post
Tracking files

Meeting individual and team targets

Generating official letters
Photocopying documents
Scanning images