Curriculum Vitae

Profile

I am an enthusiastic and talented Graphic Design student with experience in the art and design industry and seek a challenging role that will develop my skills and knowledge. I am confident using my initiative and work well independently or as part of a team. I always work to deadlines and have excellent time management skills. I am an outgoing, friendly and self-motivated individual that has a real passion for my work. I am a perfectionist and always strive to the full extent of my ability to do an excellent job even on the smallest of tasks.

Education

2011-2012
University Of the west England Bristol
BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Adobe software, printing techniques and visual cultures, Independence and self-motivation.

2009-2011
University Of west of England (Filton College)
FdA in Creative Practices (Distinction)

Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Indesign, type and typography, editorial design, corporate Identity, different printing techniques and visual cultures.
Exhibition held at The Royal West of England Academy, (RWA) Queens Road, Bristol 9th -11th June 2011

2011
Filton College Evening Class
Stop Motion animation

Learnt how to make an armature, scenery and history of animation.

2003
Blackpool and Fylde College
Yr1 BA(Hons) Photography

Digital photography, 5 x 4 large format photography, 6 x 7 medium format photography, black and white and colour darkroom techniques, studio photography and contextual studies.

2000-2003
Runshaw College Leyland
Art and Design A Level Double Award (Grades A and B)

Life drawing, fashion, ceramics, photography, graphics, 3D visual language, 2D visual language, fine art and contextual studies.
Runshaw College Leyland
Intermediate Art and Design (GNVQ: Merit)

1995-2000
Leyland St Mary’s High School

6 GCSEs (A*- C)
Including GCSE English

Exhibitions and Featured

2016
Southbank Exhibition. Koestler Trust Competition.
Won silver.

2015
Southbank Exhibition Reform.Koestler Trust Competition.
Won Gold and Highly commended.

2015
Cardiff Millennium Centre.Koestler Trust Competition.
Won Silver and Bronze award.

2012
D&AD New Blood London 26th - 29th June 2012

Professional Experience

2011

Brond Graphic Design Company

Work experience in a small design team, where I helped with Logo designs, research, team
meetings, deadlines and saw first hand how to communicate and meet the client’s requirements.
Being part of a small team enabled me to interact and work on live design briefs, which gave me a personal insight into the design industry, because of this I gained confidence and contacts within the field.

2010

Flick Flip Flick Logo

Commissioned work (organised through the University of the West of England and Aardman) where I was asked to design a logo for an educational project intended to demonstrate how to make animated flick books through a series of school workshops. The logo is used on all promotional material and the project’s website. The logo will also be used to represent Flick Flip Flick’s tour around Europe and will be part of a special exhibition in Bristol’s millennium square in summer 2011.

2005

Wedding Photographer

Self employed photographer where I was commissioned by clients to provide photographic services for weddings. This includes organising large groups of people and working to clients’ specifications. In addition, I process the photographs for the client and present them according to the client’s wishes (i.e. wedding album or CD).

2001-2003

Interior Design Assistant

I assisted the professional interior designer Karen Grey, which involved hand-painting murals in a variety of environments as well as designing stencils. In addition, I was required to communicate effectively with customers and offer specialist advice where necessary.

2000-2003

Leyland St Marys Secondary School

I was commissioned by the school to design and paint three large murals for the walls in the school.

Employment History

2008-2010

Game Shop Assistant

Working on the shop floor I have experience dealing with customers face-to-face; meeting their needs and efficiently resolving any issues they may be seeking help with. This role also required me to become knowledgeable with regards to games software and disseminate this information in a clear manner to customers and other members of staff.

2009

RAC Call Centre

Working as part of a large team supporting customers and selling European breakdown cover over the phone. I was also required to become fluent in specialized company software and be able to use their databases on a daily basis.

Voluntary and Work Experience

2010

Cardiff University

I was asked, on a voluntary basis, to design the poster, flyer and ticket for Cardiff University’s 2009 postgraduate ball. This involved communicating with a client, meeting their specifications and working to a short deadline.

2009-Present

Poster/Logo/Card design

Outside of education, I design posters, logos and cards for friends and family using a variety of medium including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as well as hand paintings, drawings and photographs

Personal and Key Skills

Competent user of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Muse and Dreamweaver (including limited experience of Final Cut Pro and Flash).

Confident user of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and email on both Mac and PC.

Experienced photographer and a confident user of darkrooms and the development of black and white films and photographs.

Experienced user of different printing techniques including screen print, collograph and lino printing.

Excellent communication skills and experience of presenting work to groups.

Possess a full clean UK driving license.

Interests

My main interests are art and graphic design and I especially enjoy going to exhibitions, which keeps me informed on the latest in the art industry. I am an active person and enjoy walking and shopping. In my free time I also like to go and watch the latest films at the cinema, especially Tim Burton and Disney films.

References

Dan Grzonka
Brond Designs
Bank House
1 Burlington Road
Redland
Bristol
BS6 6TJ

07971428018
dan@brond.co.uk
Brond Company Partner
Graphic Designer