CV - bio : :
 

I have always loved to draw and create from a very early age, and I think that was my inspiration to select graphic design as a career choice. Now, over 26 years collective experience in a variety of Queensland based advertising agencies has given me a vast knowledge and a variety of skills in the advertising industry and consulting engineering firms, managing graphics teams, providing innovative and exceptional graphic material for clients. My skills include providing team leadership, technical expertise, project management, client liaison, design & production, advertising concepts, web design and 3D, presentation and packaging.

My overwhelming passion in life is to create, and when I'm not designing on screen, I love illustrating, painting and sculpting with basically anything I can get my hands on. This passion drives me to dream, and dreaming is the essence of my soul. Finding the way to bring these dreams to life is my challenge and keeps a smile on my face.

  • Management Experience:
    • Business owner / graphic designer - self employed, up to 20+ clients nationally;
    • Graphic designer 1995-2007 - team leader and management of an in-house graphic design studio. Overseing team, internal and external clients;
    • Graphic designer - 1985-1995 full time / freelance - advertising agencies.


    - Communication
    - Organising and facilitating team weekly workload meetings, regular yearly national group conferences, business networking, client liaison. Recruitment interviews and half yearly review meetings for team members;
    - Management
    - Organise and carry out daily / weekly schedules for group and personal workload,
    - Financial
    - Quoting and fee structure reporting, documentation, costing and archiving of projects, audit review meetings;
    - Technical

• Diploma of multimedia - web design and interactive media
• Adobe creative cloud
• Microsoft office
• SketchUp - 3D modeling
• Illustration - various mediums
• Scanning and photo manipulation
• Photo, model and prop direction
• Print management
• Understanding of copyright laws

Gallery Management Experience:
• Gallery Manager - Escape Fine Art Gallery & MealieArt House Studio Gallery Murwillumbah [5 yrs full time]
• Gallery assistant curator/manager [5.5 years part-time] -managing the preparation of walls for hanging, cataloging, pricing, tagging, storage and rotation of all artworks. Oversee and manage marketing and media needs for the gallery

- Media & Marketing
- Online Network Coordinator
- Promotions Manager/Website
- Corporate & Community Liaison
- Research & Development
- Public Arts Projects & Workshops

- Theme Decorator / Prop Maker

SKILLS ::
BUSINESS OWNER
GALLERY
FACILITATION & MANAGEMENT
GRAPHIC DESIGN
ER 30+ YRS
ILLUSTRATION - NATURAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATION CERT
3D CHALK ARTIST, CHALKBOARDS, SIGN & TICKET WRITING
D
IP ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA
ARTS CONSULTATION
ARTS WORKER, WORKSHOP DESIGN & FACILITATION

Licensed ::
- Working with Children Blue Card - NSW/QLD
- EWP Operator Licence Yellow Card
- General Blue Safety Card
- Public Liability Insurance

GRAPHIC CLIENTS ::
The Spirited Goat
AGILE Constulancy
Mont Marte International
SpearX
WEBA Chute Systems - International/Australia
Colour In Your Life
Escape Fine Art Gallery
Assassin Automotive
Strands Salon
Numinbah Natural Therapies
Beautyworld
Ocean Marine Group Pty Ltd

Sustainable Oceans International Pty Ltd
ENICS Soultions
GeoSolutions Australia
BCE / SMEC
Brisbane City Council
AP Theory
Chunked
SKM
Leighton Contractors
GHD
Amber Consulting
Conexus Consulting
Propel Training
Business CPR
Industry Queensland
Qld Dental Staff Recuitment
EnviroEngineering Pty Ltd
Golf Gifts Online
EnVogue Photography
McDonalds Roofing
Lullababy SOS
Nexus Strategem Pty Ltd
Elliot Whiteing Pty Ltd
More than Skin Deep
Kre8ive
Avenir Art Group