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Thomas Thorn

Freelance Animal Illustrator & Drawer

Location:Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
Phone: 07497002626
2 Skills
Curriculum Vitae
Thomas Anthony Thorn
368a Baddow Road, Chelmsford, Essex, Cm2 9ra

Personal Profile

I am a graduate student (BA Hons Art History 2:1) interested in painting, drawing, illustration and digital image manipulation. I have Public liability insurance to the value of £5million and have worked for several museums as an archivist/museum assistant. I have recent paid experience delivering seminars and workshops to A-level students for a national educational institution.

My artwork has been published in art blogs ( and books (International Contemporary Masters Volume 11 page 148).

Employment History

Art Tutor – The Big Draw Workshop - Celia Houghton, Arts Development Officer, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6ZB. £200 per day, 3rd November 2014.

Responsible for :

Running a workshop at the Lichfield Cathedral School (The Palace, The Close,
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LH; Registered Charity 1137481) focussing on how
to create portraiture using Adobe Photoshop, the Gnu Image Manipulation Program
and aerosol spraypaint.

Museum assistant - Chelmsford Borough Council, Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ £11,441 per Annum 21/03 -2011 – 20/09/2011

Responsible for:

Assisting the Museum Curators and Learning Services Manager with basic collections management.
Transferring data from a physical, hand-written paper archive to a digital and electronic database, namely the K E Emu (electronic museum) database.
Taking photographs and editing images with software such as Adobe Photoshop and the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).
Monitoring and recording environmental data inside the museum (eg temperature, humidity, Lux and UV levels
Assisting staff with promotion and marketing of events and exhibitions.
Assisting the learning services manager with educational visits.

Administrator and secretarial assistant - CoolTan Arts (registered charity), Unit B 237 Walworth road, Southwark, London SE17 1RL 21/05/2010 – 28/08/2010

Responsible for:

Recording and retaining necessary data that relates to customer/participant usage of services.
creating (as well as maintaining) MS office spreadsheets
manually organising files and folders
answering telephone enquiries
encouraging clients to ‘sign in’
greeting clients
giving guided tours of the gallery
researching content and data via the internet and library literature
creating posters/promotional literature and attending educational seminars.

Site Maintenance officer - Motorclean Ltd, 25 Hornsby Square, Southfields, Laindon, Essex, SS15 6SD stationed at Inchcape Honda car dealership, Bridge Street, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3EX; Lindvale Volkswagon car dealership, Westway, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3BH, and Mercedes car dealership, Chelmsford,3 White Hart Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5EF - 01/06/2007 - 29/04/2008.
Duties included
Dusting all showroom cars (x 5-10)
Washing, Waxing and drying all forecourt vehicles daily (50-100 vehicles)
Slicking tyres and cleaning alloys
Maintaining the upkeep of the site (sweeping the forecourt etc)
Valeting cars
Providing service washes
Cleaning the interior of vehicles which involves vacuuming, dusting and waxing
Communicating with site manager and other staff regarding Cars to be valeted, the amount of free forecourt space and general customer enquiries.

Education / Qualifications

NVQ level 2 – Spreadsheets and Databases Software (97%) - 2014
Single unit, endorsed by the British Computing Society.

Digital Imaging with Adobe Photoshop (CE1592) - 2012
City University London, Northampton square, London EC1VOHB United Kingdom

MHFA Mental Health First Aid - 2010
Endorsed by the Department of Health and the National Mental Health Development Unit

BA (Hons) Art History 2:1 - 2004 / 2008
Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in art history; second class first division (2:1).

International Baccalaureate Diploma – Philosophy - 2004
Standard module -grade 6/7
Anglo-European school, Ingatestone

International Baccalaureate Diploma – Geography - 2004
Standard module -grade 5/7
Anglo-European school, Ingatestone

A-level Art - 2004
Anglo-European school, Ingatestone

A-level English - 2004
Anglo-European school, Ingatestone

General Certificate of Secondary Education - 2002
Felsted School

A - English Literature
A - Geography
A - Religious Education
A - Art
B - English
B - French
BB -Science (dual award)
B - Mathematics


Available on request
Skills (2) Rating
Animal Illustration