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Claire Kelly

clrklly@gmail.com 61 Rosslyn Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1HF +447933578466

I am a recent graduate with a degree in Graphic Design. I have gained practical work experience in retail and customer service, as well as with both agency and corporate design teams based in the Midlands, successfully producing ideas and final artwork for use by clients. I am a confident, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a thirst for knowledge, looking to start a career in a working environment where skills previously gained can be built upon.

Education

BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Grade 2:1, The University of Gloucestershire, Sept 2009 July 2012 Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Pass), Birmingham Metropolitan College, Sept 2008 July 2009 A levels: Art (D), English Literature (D), Psychology (E), Bishop Walsh Roman Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield, Sept 2006 July 2008 GCSEs: English Language (A), English Literature (A), Art and Design (B), French (B), D&T: Resistant Materials (B), Biology (B), Chemistry (B), Religious Studies (B), Maths (C), Geography (C), Statistics (C), Physics (D), Bishop Walsh Roman Catholic School, Sept 2001 July 2006

Work Experience Part-time Merchandise Associate, British Home Stores, Sept 2012 Feb 2013 Responsibilities include: Till trained to handle cash, credit/debit cards, gift vouchers, promotional vouchers and exchanges Fitting room duties, including the return of the clothing to the shop floor Experience with stock replenishment, recovery of rails, mark downs for clearance and promotional offers, setting up shop with signage ready for event days and general customer service Work experience: Graphic Design/Administration Assistant, Birmingham Dental Hospital, February 2013 and again previously in April 2011 Two weeks total work experience in the Clinical Illustration department of the Dental Hospital. Responsibilities included: Use of Adobe InDesign to produce posters, business cards, leaflets and roller banners Worked alongside the Clinical Photographers to gather images for Archway magazine and assisted with the uploading and categorising of photographs Kept admin staff informed on projects so that they could be signed off upon completion General office duties including booking patients in for photographs and taking phone calls Work experience: Graphic Designer, Atkins, Sept 2012 One weeks work experience with the design team at Atkins. Responsibilities included: Taking briefs from conception to completion with the use of Adobe Illustrator to produce logo designs, invitations and signage Attended client meetings to discuss ideas and progress with current briefs Work experience: Graphic Designer, Adventure Graphics, Aug 2012 Sept 2012 Four weeks work experience with design agency, Adventure Graphics. Responsibilities included:

Use of Adobe Illustrator to produce T-shirt and logo designs, web visuals and vector artwork recreation and redrawing Creating graphic design solutions from concept through to completion, including logo design, branding and production of promotional material, such as postcards and roller banners

Temporary Glass Clearer, Compass Group, March 2012 Responsibilities included: Collecting of empty and used glasses, washing and drying up, polishing of cutlery and clearing tables ready to set up for the following day Assisted front of house team with serving food and beverages Part-time Sales Consultant, Next Retail Ltd., Sept 2010 Oct 2010 Responsibilities included: Till trained to handle cash, credit/debit cards, gift vouchers and returns General fitting room duties, returning of clothes to the shop floor, stock replenishment and tidying of rails Temporary Silver Service Waiting Staff, Regency Recruitment, March 2010 Responsibilities included: Welcoming guests on arrival and ensuring their coats and belongings were placed in the cloakroom Trained to serve food and beverages to Silver Service standard Clearing of tables and setting up the tent for the following day Part-time Shop Assistant, Argos Ltd., Nov 2007 Dec 2007 Responsibilities included: General stock room duties, arranging viewings prior to purchase and dealing with queries Tidying of the shop floor and stock replenishment Till trained to handle cash, credit/debit cards, gift cards and vouchers Work experience: Trainee Facilities Engineer, LDV Ltd., July 2005 Two weeks work experience working with the Facilities Engineer at LDV Ltd. Responsibilities included: Trained with CATIA to plot signage for the main office and develop site layout plans Developed a timing system for the Maxus Body Transfer Systems; trailer/sling modifications, rearrangement of building block facilities, floor guide rails and general floor painting/line marking Skills and Competencies Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and QuarkXPress Microsoft Office; Word, PowerPoint, Edexcel and Outlook Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS Highly proficient at using both MAC and Windows operating systems Experience with copywriting, blog management and social media Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and multitask Innovative, highly creative, good eye for detail and capable of generating ideas Willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team

References available on request