👥 Recommendations

  • Graphic Design 2
  • Illustration 3
  • Sales 1

Skills

Advertising Design, Art Direction, Billboard Design, Booklet Design, Brand Design, Branding, Corporate Identity, Design, Drawing, Event Design, Festival Design, Film Festival, Flyer Design, Hand Painting, Illustration

Employers

  • Express Media Group
    Graphic Designer
    2017 - Present

    I work in publishing designing three magazines: 'Handmade', 'Australian Patchwork & Quilting' and 'Country Home Ideas'.
    This role involves layout and cover design, technical drawing for diagrams and patterns, as well as retouching for photography used throughout the magazines.

  • Alliance Francaise French Film Festival
    Festival Designer
    2015 - 2016

    Following my internship with the Marketing department of Alliance Francaise de Sydney,
    I was asked to be the designer for the annual French Film Festival organised by the Sydney office of Alliance Francaise. My role involved the roll out of all collateral for the event including:
    • creating the identity for the 2016 Festival
    • poster design to be used across Australia in the participating cinemas
    • design of six kinds of the 80 page A6 programme, one for each city
    • advertisements for the festival on various websites and in print magazines
    • working with the team and a website builder to design the new website for the Festival
    • street banners in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth
    • cinema stills for the Festival trailers and special screenings
    • social media images

  • Alliance Francaise de Sydney
    Graphic Design Intern
    2015 - 2015

    I undertook an internship with the Alliance Française de Sydney as the in-house graphic designer for the marketing team. This involved working with the Marketing Manager to produce assets for each event, as well as visual material for the weekly EDMs. I worked for 12 hours over two days a week to produce the posters, EDMs, website slideshows for the events. Over a longer period of time, I also redesigned the course brochures to be given to French teachers in NSW.
    Having produced work that was well-appreciated, I was also asked to create the identity for a new film festival run by the Alliance, which focuses on classic films of French cinema. The inaugural year featured the films of Catherine Deneuve and I created the poster and identity, which was then used by a freelance designer to design the supporting pieces for the event (invitations, newsletters, etc.)

  • Sculpture by the Sea
    Graphic Design Intern
    2015 - 2015

  • Twin Peaks Leisure
    Administration and Design Assistant
    2014 - 2014

    Twin Peaks Leisure sources and develops leisure products which are sold in ALDI stores. My role included assisting the Buying and Customer Service departments with administration tasks; as well as assisting the Design department with the development and design of packaging for the products.

  • Whirlwind Print
    Customer Service Representative
    2012 - 2014

    I worked in the Sydney sales office of Whirlwind print. As part of the CSR team, I managed a small portfolio of clients while supporting the Account Managers in the day-to-day duties

  • Tutankhamun Exhibition, Melbourne Museum
    Customer Service Officer
    2011 - 2011

    I was employed at the Museum to work in a customer service role for the Tutankhamun exhibition. My duties
    required a high level of customer interface, communication and team work.

Education

  • Shillington College
    Cert IV in Graphic Design
    2014 - 2014
  • University of Notre Dame
    Bachelor of Arts
    2013 - 2014
  • University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Arts
    2011 - 2011
  • TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute (Fashion Design Studio)
    Fashion Design
    2009 - 2010
  • TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute (Fashion Design Studio)
    CERT IV Fashion Design Industry Practices
    2008 - 2008

📖 Past Clients

  • Alliance Française de Sydney
    Graphic Design
    2015

  • Urban Walkabout pty Ltd
    Illustration
    2014

    I have completed a number of freelance jobs illustrating a range of subject matters for the various Urban Walkabout publications

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Catherine Spinks
Education Shillington College
University of Notre Dame
University of Melbourne
TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute (Fashion Design Studio)
TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute (Fashion Design Studio)
Employer Express Media Group
Location Sydney Australia
Website

 

About Catherine

I am an enthusiastic and creative individual with a keen eye for detail and a love of beautiful aesthetics. My interests include cultural and artistic pursuits - nothing brings more joy to my heart than an afternoon at the art gallery.

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