Rachel Ness

Freelance Graphic Designer & T-Shirt Designer

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Location:Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/purps
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Rachel Ness

Professional profile
A dedicated, highly motivated and creative individual with strong, transferable experience gained within a number
of key, client focused roles and creative design studies. Focused upon delivering work of the highest professional
standards to ensure the completion of all tasks and assignments to deadline and required quality levels.
Consistently demonstrates the ability to organise efficiently, resolve complex problems and multitask in the
self-management of a heavy personal workload. Possesses excellent communication skills and can consult
professionally at all levels.
Career summary
1995 - 2009 THE BODY SHOP
MAKE-UP ARTIST AND SENIOR SALES ADVISOR
? Building the expertise and knowledge of fellow team members through the delivery of tailored training on the
Body Shop Make-up brand
? Demonstrating advanced skills in the area, following extensive training in the application of make-up, skin care
and body treatments
? Tasked with building the make-up brand through the management of all promotional activities and the
coordination of visual merchandising activities on the shop floor
? Entrusted with the position of keyholder within the store, with senior responsibility for the opening and closing
of the premises
? Providing leadership and direction in the role, acting as a deputy for the actual Manager during any periods of
absence including two periods of maternity leave
? Acting as a pivotal member of the working team, a focal point of guidance for staff members and a core
component in the successful daily running of the store
? Retaining senior accountability for business administration tasks, including banking, payroll and the
processing of time sheets
? Delivering an optimal level of service to clients at all times, leading to a 100% score on a mystery shopper
report
? Thriving within a high-pressure environment, delivering exceptional results that consistently outstripped
company sales targets
1993 - 1994 BELLINI GIFT SHOP
SALES ASSISTANT
? Acting efficiently in the role of Sales Assistant, responsible for the provision of a high level of personalised
care to customers to ensure their individual requirements were met
? Undertaking all other tasks and duties required to ensure the smooth running of the business, including
merchandising and pricing activities
1992 BARRACKS FABRICS
COLOUR SEPARATION ARTIST
? Working on a temporary contract within a design studio and textile manufacturer, with responsibility for the
colour separation of designs in preparation for print processing
1990 - 1992 IAN COATES PHOTOLAB
PHOTOGRAPHIC RETOUCHING ARTIST
? Successful in the completion of a two-year tenure within the photo laboratory, with responsibility for retouching
and finishing prints of weddings, portraits and graduations
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Education and qualifications
BTEC Desktop Publishing Adobe & Quarkexpress (1997)
BTEC Desktop Publishing for Mac (1996)
BTEC
BTEC
Skill Build Graphics, Print Desktop Publishing (1993)
Art Foundation (1989)
A Levels Mathematics, Physics & Art (1988)
A/O Level General Studies (1986)
O Levels/CSEs Including Mathematics & English (1986)
Key I.T. skills
? MS Word, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop & Quark Express
Personal details
Other: Driver; full clean licence
References are available on request
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
T-Shirt Design