KATHERINE JOYCE PRODUCT DESIGNER PROFILE Fresh faced, with my travel bug satisfied, I am now ready to seek employment within the design industry and discover the opportunities which will shape my future career.
In July 2015 I completed my final year of University training. I hope that the technical and soft skills I have been able to develop throughout my degree and professional experience will enable me to maximise my innovative potential.
I feel I have progressed well technically and now possess the skills to develop functional, stimulating and (where required) sustainable products. This final deliverable, which is of particular importance in today’s industrial climate, has been an emerging interest of mine. As evidence of this interest, I was successful in a global University Competition to ‘think of a reuse for PBS International pollination bags’.
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INTERESTS Aside from my professional interests, I enjoy skiing, dance, travel and golf. Throughout my studies I was actively involved in dancing of various types as part of Loughborough University Student Dance Club, where I took part in annual performances and inter-university competitions. Also last winter I was able to combine two of these interests when I gained employment in a chalet hotel in the Italian Alps.
EXPERIENCE FREELANCE DESIGNER Sept 2016 - Dec 2016
I have been invited to rejoin the team of engineering creatives to work on a similar project, for another international client, developing designs and producing engineering drawings for an assortment of children’s exhibits educating about energy in its many forms.
WAITRESS The Barn at Scorton Scorton, Lancaster April 2016 - July 2016
Utilising and further developing my customer service skills I worked within both a cafe and restaurant environment serving food and drink. The job role varied day-to-day with different skill requirements and level of responsibility but the need for strong team work was a constant; ensuring a smooth running of service.
HOTEL ASSISTANT Ski Total Champoluc, Italy Dec 2015 - April 2016
At the Breithorn Hotel, I was responsible for providing a welcoming atmosphere and ensuring that, as part of the hotel team, a first class service was provided and maintained for all guests throughout their stay. Tasks included; daily housekeeping in guests bedrooms and public areas, serving breakfast and a three course evening meal and dealing with any guest problems promptly and efficiently.
DESIGN ENGINEER Engineering Creatives Ltd. Newcastle-upon-Tyne July 2013 - July 2014
Working as part of a small integrated team, I was accountable for the structural design of five different children’s exhibits which were intended to be both educational and entertaining to people visiting the attraction in Abu Dhabi. This role also gave me considerable experience of customer exposure, both internal and external, as well as practical manufacturing activity. The breadth of experience and volume of work completed made the year a particularly fulfilling experience, especially seeing it in action on a site visit to Abu Dhabi.
GENERAL ASSISTANT E.H. Booth & Co. Ltd Garstang, Preston 2008 - 2012
Working on various fresh food counters; preparing food, creating displays, serving customers and dealing with customer requests. Health & Safety Level 2 Food Hygiene
EDUCATION LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY Loughborough Design School 2011 - 2015
RIPLEY ST. THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL Lancaster, Lancashire 2004 - 2011
First Class Honours in BSc Product Design & Technology +DPS I graduated in July 2015 with a First Class Honours degree and Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS). The course was punctuated by a year of professional training in industry; as detailed. My primary subjects of study were; computer aided design, electronics, mechanics, materials and design practice. Specific module scores can be provided upon request. A-levels As-level GCSEs
Product Design (A), Maths with Mechanics (B), Physics (C) Further Mathematics (C) 7 A’s (including Maths, Product Design and Art), 4 B’s