Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NATASHA_GRAY_CV
112 Dennis Avenue
‘I am an optimistic and committed person who is enthusiastic, passionate, diligent and organised.
I really enjoy meeting new people and rise to challenges when presented with them.’
VANISHING POINT VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS LTD - August 2012
Designer and Dunelm Project manager
In this role I lead the team through a brief from start to finish. The role involves getting the right style for
the sets, deciding on finishes as well as how it should be dressed for the products to be photographed. In
addition to this I also edit finished shots on Photoshop for the new catalogue layouts.
Alongside my main position I also edit shots for other clients helping with the layout of the spreads for print
and collaboration on the graphic style that is needed.
I have also worked with the creative director of the company; where I have designed concepts for photo
shoots as well as editing the finished concept.
JUSTSO FREELANCE DESIGNER - September 2012 - February 2013
Freelance Visual Designer
In this role I created visuals for the director of the company doing design for such brands as Harrods,
Harrods Gatwick, Burberry, Hermes, The Great Ormond Street Hospital, DAMAC and Coutts where I did
visuals for a multitude of events, shop fronts and shop installations. For this role I would be presented with
a brief or a description of the concept that had previously been designed and would have to create a
visual style that fitted the project so that it can be presented to the clients.
COURTAULDS CONTOUR DESIGN - 3rd July 2006 until 7th July 2006
Assistant Lingerie Designer
During this placement I designed a set or lingerie from an original concept and worked with the designers
and seamstresses to create my design. I was also involved in understanding the marketing process of the
company as a whole.
De Montfort University, Leicester 2009-2012:
BAHons: Interior Architecture and Spatial Design Second Class Honours - Upper division (2:1)
NCN- New College Nottingham 2007-2009:
Distinction, Distinction, Merit in National Diploma 3D Design and Graphics.
City and Guild in Auto Cad 2009:
I was awarded a credit in Level 2 Certificate in 2D Computer Aided Design (OL)
The Becket Comprehensive School Nottingham 2002-2007:
9 GCSE’s including maths and English all grades A-C
HOME NUMBER: (0115) 9194246
DATE OF BIRTH: 22 May 1991
I have a firm understanding of all Microsoft Office applications as well as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative
Suit 6 Design Premium, Cinema 4D, Vectorworks, Autocad and Google Sketchup on various Windows
operating systems and Mac OS X.
Oral skills have improved through the use of presentations of my designs which included public speaking
for one of my live design projects. They have also expanded in recent years through presenting concepts
in client meetings and teleconferences and leading my team on briefs.
Written skills have been developed through essay writing, email communication and extensive research
on the topics that I have presented; helping me understand and work around my dyslexia.
WILLINGNESS TO LEARN:
I enjoy working and interacting with people and would like the opportunity to learn new skills. I am keen to
develop my knowledge through both research and a practical medium and due to my dedication I have
been previously awarded a Creative Industries Scholarship.
I have a passion for photography and take pictures of varying subject matters. I have done landscapes
and portraits and would someday like to try fashion photography. I also enjoy fashion Illustration, Fine Art
and Interior Architecture.
In my free time I enjoy to draw and read books from a variety of genres I also love to travel. I even have a
variety of online blogs where I connect with like-minded people in the world of design to pool and share
HOME START NOTTIGHAM - July 2013
I created a leaflet for Home start buisness benifactors, witch helps to promote to buisnesses the help they
can give to strugeling families and the benifits that can be gained. This was a none profit project but I was
happy to contrabute and be part of helping to promote to buisneses what they can do for others.