Skills

Advertising Design, After Effects, Brand Packaging, Branding, Corporate Identity, Dreamweaver, Environmental Design, Environmental Graphics, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Information Design, Packaging, Photoshop, Print Design

Employers

  • The Artery Contemporary Aboriginal Art
    Gallery Assistant
    2017 - Present

  • Freelance
    Graphic Designer
    2011 - Present

    Clients include:
    T2 Tea
    ARA (Australia Retailers Association)
    Mecca Cosmetica
    The Corner Store (Mentone)
    Main Street (Mordialloc)
    Vitamin Fix
    Somage Fine Foods

  • The Anatomy
    Graphic Designer
    2011 - Present

  • Small Batch Roasting Co
    Barista
    2014 - 2015

    Working as barista and front of house staff to make consistent, delicious espresso based and filter coffee, across the three Small Batch venues: Auction Rooms, Counter and Filter. At Small Batch there is high focus on technical ability, customer service, quality control, efficiency and professionalism, with a focus to feed their baristas knowledge (and delicious croissants) about the entire coffee process, from sourcing and roasting to brewing and tasting.

  • Gelato Messina
    Sccoper and FOH
    2014 - 2015

    A fun, fast paced, and inspiring work environment, I scooped (and ate) quite a bit of gelato, confidently attending to customer requests, queries and complaints in a calm and friendly matter. This position required a high level of product knowledge (36+ standard flavours, plus 6 specials), sound short term memory, and impeccable people skills, concentration and focus. And we got to wear cute stripey tshirts as our uniform!

  • The Brunswick East Project, Padre Coffee
    Barista and Supervisor
    2012 - 2014

    Solid knowledge of the products and equipment I work with, to deliver high quality coffee and service to customers. This includes pouring latte-art, working within a team, good communication skills and technical language to engage with customers, and using my initiative to help resolve problems that arise during service.

  • NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE)
    Graphic Design
    2011 - 2012

    Working collaboratively with three other designers under creative direction in Marketing & Corporate Communications, to produce various print and web communications to NMIT's corporate style guide.

  • JWB&CO
    Graphic Designer
    2011 - 2011

  • Kish+Co
    Graphic Designer
    2011 - 2011

  • Starbucks Coffee Company
    Barista
    2008 - 2011

    Performed death-defying feats of milk and espresso in a high-pressure,
    fast-paced team environment, developed professionalism, customer service and multi-tasking skills. Also developed an addiction to caffeine.

  • Ckaos Ink
    Graphic Design
    2009 - 2010

    As part of an Industry Placement program at Swinburne, I worked alongside a team of five stellar designers within a fast paced, multi-disciplinary
    environment. Included roles of conceptualisation and execution in areas
    of print, branding, advertising, environmental and screen based media. Responsible for liasing with clients and printers, preparing files for print and remembering everyones's coffee orders.

  • Health Express
    Sandwich Artist
    2007 - 2008

  • Radmac Office Choice
    Stationery Shop Assistant
    2006 - 2007

  • Arrow Entertainment
    Fairy Floss-er
    2004 - 2006

Education

  • Billy Blue College of Design
    Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)
    2017 - 2017
  • Swinburne University of Technology
    Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Communication Design)
    2007 - 2010

Awards and Achievements

  • First Class Honours for Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Communication Design)


    2011
  • Merit in ISTD 2010 Student Assessment Scheme

    The ISTD is a professional body which is run by and for typographers, graphic designers and educators, aiming to establish and maintain typographic standards worldwide. The society recognises the need to share experience and dialogue with ISTD members, design students and the industry, hence the development of the student assessment scheme.


    2010
  • Greenpeace International Design Awards Finalist

    The Greenpeace Design Awards 2009 consisted of designing a poster that raises awareness of environmental issues and inspires others to act. 1500 creatives from 77 different countries entered the competition, the finalists displayed on Greenpeace Design Awards website and exhibited at the Civic Gallery in Adelaide from 2 July to 4 August 2009.


    2009
  • Vice Chancellors Scholarship of Design

    Awarded on Academic Merit for VCE, studying under the Vice Chancellors Scholarship I was appointed Student Ambassador, taking on various leadership roles for Orientation and Open Days.


    2007

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Minty Beel
Education Billy Blue College of Design
2007-2010 - Swinburne University of Technology
Employer The Artery Contemporary Aboriginal Art
Location Melbourne Australia

 

About Minty

Hello! My name's Mel and I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Design, Interior Design. I have previously studied Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) with Honours, and have been working as a graphic designer for the last 10 years.

As much as it's absolute bliss being back at uni I'd love to get back in to the design industry as quickly as possible. I'm a very passionate and driven student, and strive to be in a role where I'm constantly learning and my design skills are challenged and extended. I believe I would be a valuable member of the team with my broad design skills and intuition, receptive personality and dedicated work ethic.

Areas of Graphic Design I specialise in:
Print Design: Typography, Brand Design, Icons, Illustration, Publication, Information Design, Environmental Graphics, Packaging and Wayfinding.

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