Updated C.V

Christy Cook

CV

 

Christy_crystal@hotmail.co.uk

07899797810

 

23 East Close,                                                                                      53 Earlsdon Street,

Burbage,                                                                                             Coventry,

Hinckley,                                                                                             CV5 6

Leics

LE10 2TU

Personal Profile

At the moment I am in a three-year course at Coventry University doing a degree in photography and I am looking for a job to help me through it and to develop myself. I feel I am up to date with the current culture and I’m interested in lots of things including fashion, music and lifestyle. I am confident in the things I do and have a pro-active mind when it comes to learning new skills and starting new projects. I have mainly worked in catering/bar work and feel I have a lot of customer service experience from this and can deal with different problems/ situations. I bring my own personality to my work and find myself always up for a new challenge.

Education and Qualifications

2009- Present- Coventry University

                        Ba Honours Photography

2007- 2009-     North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

                        National Award in Art & Design 

2004-2007-      John Cleveland College

                        English – C

                        Science – C

                        Maths – D

                        Geography – B           

                        Textiles – B

College & University Experience

During my time at college I learnt a lot of new skills; I went from mainly using 35mm cameras to experimenting with medium format and then having an introduction to DSLR’s. Since then my skills have improved through University and experimenting, I now use DSLR’s the majority of the time and I am comfortable with most Nikon cameras (but also have experience with other cameras). Also During college I started working with Photoshop and got a basic insight into it and now, after further development, I have a greater insight and use it all the time now. From University I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of new software. I had a small introduction to Dreamweaver which has helped me a lot with University work and it will definitely benefit me in the future as this is a skill that will come in handy for not only myself but it could give me the opportunity to work with others that need help in this area. Also while at University I have started working with Final Cut Pro, this is an important skill for me as I enjoy making videos and therefore this can be a substantial skill that I can develop on, at the minute I only have a standard insight into Final Cut Pro but will continue to work with this software to increase my knowledge.

Work Experience

January 2011- May 2011

During these months I underwent a series of Professional experience. I set up my own online exhibition which included looking for the right online space, picking the best images and then promoting my work. I also did a photo shoot for a friend; this benefited not only me but the group I worked with as they needed images for their dance show and posters for advertisement. I then also worked with a photographer from Coventry who let me follow her around on a photo shoot; this gave me an understanding as to how professionals work on shoots, with models and with clients.

December- 

Clothes show 2010

Birmingham clothes event

Event photographer

My main job at the clothes show was to photograph Coventry Universities fashion students stall. I photographed the students interacting with the customers, promoting the university, selling products and giving away free posters. I also got the chance to walk around the actual event and photograph more of the show. I got the opportunity to shoot a mini catwalk show and walk around and see what other photographers were doing. I feel I gained a lot from doing this work experience and it gave me a big insight into photographing events such as this.

August 2009- Now      

Cafe Latino

Italian restaurant

Waitress & bar staff

While working at Cafe Latino I have gained experience with customers and how to help and deal with them, also it has given me the opportunity to Solve and deal with problems on my own. I feel like I have learnt a lot of Communication skills due to being on the phone and talking to regular customers. As well as working on my own it has taught to me to work with my fellow staff. My responsibilities included food handling, food service, drinks porter, glass collection, cutlery and crockery preparation, hot drink service, money/bill management, functional arrangements, inter-personal skills, bar work, cleaning, shift preparation, telephone communications, booking arrangements and order taking.

November 2008- May 2009

Altro Mondo

Italian restaurant

Waitress & bar staff

This was my first job dealing with food and drink and it taught me a lot about customer service and how to deal with customer’s problems and situations. It showed me how to interact not only with customers but with my fellow waitress’s and chefs. Also it gave me the opportunity to improve my communication skills dealing with regular customers and instructions from my other staff. My responsibilities included food handling, food service, cutlery and crockery preparation, drinks porter, glass collection, functional arrangements, inter-personal skills, bar work, cleaning, shift preparation.

May 2007- September 2008  

Johnsons

Safety clothing company

Junior temp

Working at Johnson’s helped me a lot with dealing with problems and                               memorizing lots of different things. I had to take responsibility of orders coming into the office and going out of the office which made me learn to stick to a routine and also follow simple or complicated orders from my fellow staff. With this job I learnt how to take responsibility for certain things and how to deal with these either on my own or with fellow staff. It also helped me with communication skills as I was on the phone and email a lot. My responsibilities included order taking and printing, ITC and phone communication, filing, faxing, posting, sorting mail, daily preparation and photocopying.

Interests and Activities

My main interest is photography and I love anything to do with it, I also enjoying going out and socializing and spending time with my family especially my little brother. Also I’m a keen fan of music, fashion, food and culture and spend a lot of time either on the internet looking for new and up and coming things or out and about travelling.

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