In order to be successful as a professional, you need a good CV to appeal to employers or when applying for work experience. Here, I have included the part of my CV, along with a couple of portfolio images which I will be updating as I complete for work experience over the course of my time at University.
I am a hard-working, dedicated and enthusiastic individual looking to gain experience within the creative departments of the entertainment industry. I am a responsible and pro-active worker, able to interact and work well as part of a team or individually. I am highly motivated and can’t imagine working a ‘standard’ 9 to 5 and I will always put in the extra effort to finish a project to the best of my ability and to the clients – and my own – high standards. Although I am working towards becoming a professional model maker and scenic painter, I am happy to get involved in all areas of creative projects and will turn my hand to anything when necessary. I am a fast learner who is always looking to gain new skills and experiences whilst learning more about the different roles within a creative project.
Practical: White card model construction, mock-ups and scale. Technical and perspective drawing. Basic workshop machinery skills. Set, prop, costumer and character design and development. Currently developing my scenic backdrop and effect painting skills.
IT: CAD including Photoshop, Illustrator (designing for the laser cutter) and basic 3DSMax. Word, PowerPoint and Xcel.
Other: Full, clean drivers licence with my own car.
I am currently studying BA(Hons) Production Design for Stage and Screen at Cleveland College of Art and Design and am in my Second Year.
First Year – Overall First (with Firsts in all my modules)
Art and Design (A) English Language (A) Photography (B)
Art and Design (A) Biology (B) English Language (A)
Art and Design (A) Biology (A) Chemistry (B)
English Language (A) English Literature (A*) Graphics (A*)
History (A*) ICT (A*) Maths (A)
Physics (B) Spanish (B) Statistics (A)
ITV Drama Set – Beowulf
I completed a week’s work experience on the set of new ITV drama ‘Beowulf’ where I assisted members of the art department painting and ageing set and furniture, dying fabric samples and was entrusted to create part of a large cloth decoration piece. I interacted daily with the creative team and art department including the set decorator and production designer and I gained valuable experience of the high standards, expectations and deadlines that a TV series entails.
November – December 2013
I was part of the backstage team painting set pieces and props for the Drama Guild’s yearly pantomime, Aladdin. This included creating small flats for the cave scene where I used UV paint so that the painted jewels and treasures would appear to glow on stage. I was also part of the backstage technical crew during the performance week, changing the sets and preparing props for the actors.