A hard working and creative student studying Product Design at Salford University who strives to accomplish high standards in all work undertaken. Very reliable, capable of working on my own using my own initiative and also working as a team member. My aim is to work my way up the Product Design ladder starting as a junior Product Designer and improving my design skills.
KEY SKILLS DESIGN TOOLS • • • •
Very good attention to detail Committed and hardworking Creative Good customer service and selling skills
sketching and marker rendering
Currently in second year of a BA Degree in Product Design at Salford University
Salford University 2011 Successfully completed a Foundation Year in Art and Design.
Degree involves working alone and as a team to respond to project briefs from start to finish. Particular interest in designing for purple or blue ocean market. Finished first year of degree with a first grade with a majority As/firsts for all modules. Skills developed:Creativity, teamwork, Photoshop, Solidworks, Illustrator , giving presentations, drawing and designing, mind mapping, idea generation, prototyping and researching.
Foundation work major project on public seating was in Salford Design Exhibition Bolton Sixth Form College A levels: Art A Psychology A Media C AS level: History
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE Live project completed with Greater Manchester Police in solutions to reducing crime.
Short Live project designing kids meal packaging for MILK design
Currently undertaking live project designing childrens hygiene products.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE Sports Direct, Bolton August 2011 - December 2012 Part-time Sales Assistant Job includes a wide range of tasks such as: • Working on the tills under pressure while offering a high degree of customer service • Upselling items • Tagging and putting out stock within time limits • Dealing with returns and customer queries Posh Bathing , Bolton January 2008 – August 2010 Part-time Assistant • Responsibilities included cleaning the showroom and greeting customers (Still go in when needed to do store research and to create presentation boards for events)
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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Member of ENACTUS(SIFE)
Involves voluntary enterprise projects to help the community
Attended lectures by entrepreneurs and developing enterprise skills through workshops
FLIK (Financial literacy kids)
Student Life Award
Enactus project working in a small team helping to give primary school children financial literacy via fun workshops. Involved creating lesson plans, collecting materials and a highly successful day teaching the kids
Award showing achievements within University gained from doing extra work and going the extra mile
INTERESTS • • • •
Reading Painting , drawing and designing Gym - swimming and classes Theatre
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Amy Whittle cv