About Me

20 years professional experience in visual communication working in print.
Recent projects include 2D/3D computer animation,visual effects and digital illustrations.
I lived in Thailand for seven years and worked as a teacher.
I returned to the UK to resettle here with my family and have undertaken professional development courses to update and expand my qualifications and skills

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Skills:

Teaching: Experience of Teaching English, Maths and Science to children in a private school in Thailand, with emphasis on Primary education. I have also trained new recruits and updated staff skills within my role as manager in the printing industry. I also have experience as an Education Support Assistant/ Special Education Needs working with classes’ p1 to p7 within UK schools.

Languages: Native English speaker, with good reading and writing skills, also nearly fluent in spoken Thai.

Communication: Excellent oral and written skills developed over many years’ experience working and dealing with a wide variety of people of different backgrounds and cultures. I am adept at giving presentations and reporting, whether written or oral.

Teamwork: Wide experience of working within a variety of different groups as a team member and as a team leader. I have the skill to integrate into different cultures and roles quickly and effectively.

I.T.: Advanced working knowledge of Windows, Apple OS and Linux, Microsoft Office suite and the Internet as well as more professional design, print and video editing applications e.g. Adobe Creative suite.

Diploma in Social Media Marketing

Problem Solving: Efficient problem solver and effective crisis management skills, honed by practical and educational experience. I have skills in task and time management gained through my working and social life. I have developed valuable negotiation and customer care skills in order to meet and exceed client’s expectations, however unrealistic they sometimes can be.

 

Employment

FREELANCE - Digital Artist (North Ayrshire,UK) -On going -Graphic Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics and VFX
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AKSORN GROUP -Teacher (Chonburi, THAILAND) -Sept 07 – Oct 10 -Teacher(Mathematics, Science & English)
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PATTAYA PEOPLE - Newspaper Editor (Chonburi, THAILAND) -Feb 05 – Aug 06 -Editor (English language)
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B&D PRINT - Design Team leader(digital) (Lancs, UK) -May 01- Aug 04
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EDUCATION

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UCLAN

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE (UK) 1994-1997

BA(HONS) fine art

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
CELTA TEACHING QUALIFICATION

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RUNSHAW

RUNSHAW COLLEGE(LANCASHIRE, UK) 1991
FINE ART ‘Aʼ
ENGLISH LITERATURE ‘Cʼ
CITY AND GUILDS(CERTIFICATES)
ART AND DESIGN INC. COMPUTER GRAPHICS
AND PRODUCT DESIGN

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JWC

JAMES WATT COLLEGE (UK) 2011 -2013
HNC EARLY EDUCATION
PDA EDU SUPPORT ASSISTANT
INTERMEDIATE 2 MATHS ‘A’
HIGHER ENGLISH ‘B’

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WCS

WEST COLLEGE (PAISLEY, UK) 2013 – 2015
HND VISUAL COMMUNICATION WITH ANIMATION ‘Aʼ
AWARDED -STUDENT OF THE YEAR & GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD

UWS

UNIVERSITY WEST OF SCOTLAND(PAISLEY, UK) 2015 – 2017
BSC(HONS) COMP ANIMATION/ DIGITAL ART
COURT MEDAL AWARD (3RD YEAR )

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