Tasha Pain
Graphic Design, Sydney New South Wales Australia
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Brief Summary
I am a driven and motivated entry level graphic designer having completed an internship at Mindshare media agency. Here I have honed in on my skills and tested the water in an area where I may dabble in the future.

Having graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication, I am a creative professional just starting out and making my journey as to where I fit in in the Australian graphic design industry.

I have a relaxed and friendly disposition with an aptitude for professionalism and results. I like a challenge and enjoy learning new things. I like to push myself! Although inexperienced in some areas, my persistence and determination keeps my goals and skills within perspective.

I have an innovative and unique way for approaching design. I aim to strive away from the clichés and emulation of ideas. Experimentation plays a major role in my practice as I like to test several ideas to come up with more than one solution.

My personal work ethos leads me to believe that there is always room for improvement, I prefer to continually modify my work. I appreciate the extensive and refining nature of the creative process and design thinking in visual communication. Over the course of my academic and professional experience, I have learned to value the research, development and results involved in the field of graphic design.

The Coffee Club
Pilates Studio In The Hills
The Synesthesia Massive 
UWS Music Faculty 
International Cultural Exchange
Professional Experience
Education February 2007- September 2011: (Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication) University of Western Sydney

Design Proficiency: Illustration, vector graphics, photo editing, publication design, brochures, photo manipulation, typography and layout, pre and post production for print, magazines, flyer design, digital photography, corporate and creative branding and identity, working to brand guidelines, experimental design process and ideation, project management, poster design,
logo design, business card design, basic HTML/CSS

Software and Technology Proficiency:
• Adobe Creative Suite - Intermediate -CS3+ InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat
• Microsoft Office - Intermediate - 2003+ Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook
• Windows and MAC OS, graphics tablet, scanning, printing, photocopying, DSLR operation, professional communication via e-mail

Work Experience: June 2010 to July 2010: New Leaf Design Concept drafting and design, photo retouching, liaising with Studio Manager, logo design, business card design, re-branding for small businesses

July 2010 - August 2010 Blacktown City Council Liaising with Graphic Services Co-Ordinator, answering client phone calls, dealing with internal and external clients in person, over the phone and e-mail, greeting and entertaining visitors at Graphic Services, concept drafting and design for community based projects, photo retouching, acquisition and editing of stock imagery for projects, general office duties.

Pro. 4th Year Experience - April 2010 to May 2010 - UWS ALLY Network for Equity and Diversity
• Documenting design process and design thinking for project from concept to presentation - refining design work for logo and posters, preparing print ready artwork, recording of changes made from feedback given by client and peers
• Drafting of logo and poster designs - creation of ‘mood boards’ experimentation with type design, colour, composition and imagery, sketching of and mind mapping ideas for creative and innovative visual treatment
• Research of visual precedents and literary sources within the context of LGBTI communities and support groups • Collaboration with client and peers to improve design work

September 2010 to November 2010 - UWS Music Grad Show • Documenting creative design process and practice from start to finish - employing research methods to collect data in order to capture the current state of target audience’s needs and preferences
• Brainstorming of concepts for branding and identity of the event
• Visual research of precedents for Grad Show’s visual treatment - abstract representation of visual language for musical experience, analysis of symbols to find the intended feeling and atmosphere for Grad Show
• Experimentation with titles for event - type design, composition, imagery, stock imagery, Photoshop brushes
• Creative process - drafting and experimentation for all visuals

September 2010 to Present: Freelance/Personal Projects/Portfolio Building
• Flyer design for night club TRASH Melbourne - followed brief in soft form and liaised with client via e-mail
• Phone case design for the Samsung Galaxy SII • E-newsletter design for B Dynamic Marketing, flyer design for ANZ Wine Festival
• Poster designs for music launch for local bands - The Synesthesia Massive
• Flyer design for Pilates Studio In The Hills
• Logo design for app - International Cultural Exchange

March 2012 to Present - Graphic Design Intern at Mindshare • Close liaising with National Marketing Director on progress and briefing on all projects and liaise with local printers for print work
• Re-design Powerpoint presentations for clients: Harris Scarfe, Mindshare credentials and AMP both creative and corporate
• Concept draft and design of internal branding material – posters, notebooks, invites for industry events, digital advertisements
• Design, layout and preparation for post production of company collateral and award submissions – Great Places To Work, Agency Of The Year, LG Optimus Black
• Close monitoring on the progress of all projects by documenting acitivities • Demonstrated ability to utilise technical and designerly knowledge where appropriate

Professional Traits
A willingness to learn, adaptable to any professional environment, passion for my craft, excellent planning and organisational skills, self motivated, good communicator, problem solving, an autonomous worker and a team player, ability to cope with pressure and tight schedules, able to think innovatively, demonstrated ability to take initiative beyond expectations

Personal Attributes
Honest and reliable, punctual, friendly and helpful, patient, responsible, passionate about all things creative, open minded, a good listener, responsive to critcism and suggestion, flexible, a good all rounder


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