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I am a highly organised individual who can work on my own initiative as well as part of a team and can follow orders methodically. I have excellent inter personal and social skills at any business level. I am proficient in a number of skills including graphic design, audio technology social media and I.T. support. I am a friendly, confident and approachable person who is always keen to learn new skills, and I thrive on sharing skills and information with others. I am constantly in search of innovation and manage my workload efficiently to meet deadlines. In addition to this I have a keen eye and ear for detail and have a flair for design.
Business consultant, IT Manager Designer, ico ico creative, Glasgow – May 2009-Present
Working with ico ico creative included various jobs involving administration, I.T support, designing and updating various websites using Wordpress content management system,
setup and advice on all social media, graphic design of all promotional material digital and print and the running of a recording studio. Also a consultant helping people from unemployment into self-employment in the creative industry advising clients with social media, digital marketing, graphic design and problem solving. Have worked closely and learned valuable recording techniques from Jim Beattie ex Primal Scream as well as taught these techniques to a class of students.
Sound Engineer/Producer, f-use studio (ico ico creative), Glasgow – Sept 2009-Present
As part of ico ico creative I solely ran a small commercial recording studio in evenings and weekends. Use leading software and hardware to produce the best possible recording of audio for a range of different clients and music genres. Responsibilities would involve the running of a small business, taking bookings, supplying invoices, receiving payments and recording and mixing audio.
Designer/Artist, RJRigby, Glasgow – May 2009-Present
Self-employed graphic designer/artist. Selling designs online. Responsibilities include the day to day running of my own business. Plan and prioritise my own workload to meet tight deadlines to a customer’s satisfaction.
Mac Operator, Advanced Images, Glasgow – Sept 2006-Oct 2008
Responsible for the production of property schedules for leading Scottish estate agents using industry standard software to be then sent to print. Liaised with other staff members including the printer and administrator to meet important company deadlines.
Bar Staff, Sabbatical, Tenerife – Sept 2005-Aug 2006
A year Sabbatical travelling lead to Tenerife in the Canary Islands working in various bars.
Bar Staff/Cellar Manager, Workers Beer Company – Jan 2001-Sept 2005
Started working for a charity as bar staff at various festivals including Glastonbury, Leeds Festival and Gig in The Green. This developed into paid work as a cellar manager, supplying the bar and stocktaking.
Support Worker, Active Breaks, South Lanarkshire – Aug 2004-Sept 2005
Worked close with young people in various Youth Clubs and schools across South Lanarkshire organising activities and giving teacher support with troubled youths.
Photoshop Operator, The Herald and Daily Record, Glasgow – May 1998-Aug 2004
Duties included retouching Photographs for the housing section of the Herald, other magazines and general administration. Working to tight deadlines and accuracy was essential.
ico ico creative - NC Music Production 2003 - 2004
Glasgow College of Building and Printing - HND Digital Media for Print Publishing 2002 - 2003
Glasgow College of Building and Printing - HNC Electronic Publishing 1999 - 1998
Lesmahagow High School - Higher Grade Art and Design - C, Graphic Communication - B
ICTP literate and strong understanding of Mac OSX and PC Windows operating systems.
Proficient working knowledge of Adobe packages Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign also QuarkXPress, Ableton Live, Hype (HTML5), Microsoft Word.
Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver, Filemaker (Database), Pro Tools.
Use of CMS (Content Management Systems) such as Wordpress and template design and editing.
Transferable skills ability to quickly learn new equipment and software packages.
Strong knowledge of colour theory, typography, print and illustration.
Comprehensive understanding of design process.
Knowledge of a variety of file types and standards.
Technical knowledge of microphones and audio recording equipment.
Vast knowledge of practical recording techniques and electronics.
Effective interpersonal skills communicating with higher management, co-workers
Empathetic approach to conflict resolutions.
Work effectively alone and in a team.
Being able to accurately interpret other people's emotions.
Effectively translate and convey information.
Confident and approachable.
Thrive on sharing skills and information with other co-workers.
Full clean driving license.
Available on request.