Online Portfolio: http://www.theloop.com.au/SpicythaiDesign
My strong passion for design and illustrating started from a young age, but my skill sets have really expanded and grown to a high degree due to work experience and completing my degrees. I completed a four-year Fine Arts ?Degree at UCOL, Wanganui, majoring in Printmaking where I did ?life-size multi block wood prints, silk-screens and etching. I have recently ?completed a nine month course in Computer Graphics at Natcoll, Wellington, where I learned Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Since then I have been living and breathing design, critiquing every design, poster or advertisement that I see. I constantly think of ways I would improve it or how they could have done it differently.
My strengths include strong self-motivation, reliability, quick-learning, honesty and trustworthiness. I am a great team player willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
I believe the reason why I enjoy drawing and designing so much is knowing it will be displayed and hopefully inspire people (especially future designers!!!). Walking around town and seeing anything that I have designed gives me the most amazing and overwhelming feeling of achievement.
Molly and Me Jewellery 2011
Keryn Derbie a local jewellery designer. Have asked me to help her design her business cards and laybels for her branding.
Red Ginger Restraunt 2010
For the past year I have been involved with Bredan Woo the owner of Red Ginger. Helping him with menu and poster deisgns.
Tanya Sooksombatisatian who is part of the Supercreative Design Team ?approached me to design and illustrate pictures for The Supercreative
Design Team. They wanted a picture of themselves dressed up in super hero costumes. I had specifications from them such as what they wanted their
superheros to dress like and what colours they wanted their clothing to be.
Maximum Fitness Fight team 2010- Current
Marc Siou, owner of a local Boxing and Muay Thai gym in Wellington, wanted a design logo for his Muay Thai Fight team t shirt.
Des FX Personal Trainer 2010
Des Foo is a personal trainer at Les Mills gym in Wellington. I designed
a business logo and also a business card for him.
Telecom Retail Queensgate Mall Jun 2009 - Current
Working for Telecom provided me with an excellent education in how to ?handle pressure. Whilst there I was exposed to difficult customers and learnt how to handle them. Setting targets and achieving them aligned with ?constantly improving product knowledge were valuable aspects of this job.
Seek Dance Crew 2008- 2011
Daphne Seyb, the head dancer for Seek Girls Crew, approached me ?to help design a poster to showcase their first performance at Bats ?Theatre, Wellington. The show was called “Eye of the Dancer”.
This taught me how to work with clients and to have it press ready as the ?posters had to be posted all over town to promote the show. This poster ?was nominated at the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2009 for the category ?“Best Poster Design”.
Harvey Norman Tory Street Nov 2007 - Jun 2009
My time at Harvey Norman has provided me with a solid understanding of business. I started as a part time sales consultant and then moved into a full time role in the Photo Lab. I was in charge of designing and printing signage for the store. The sizes of the signs varied from A6 to large 4 metres high and 2 metres wide posters. The timeframe varied from something that needed to be done on the spot to a 2-3 weeks project. An example of the jobs is the Super Hero sale, where I did pricing signage, dump bins and catalogues. For Christmas 2008 I designed all the signage, and banners that hung down from the ceiling of the stores.
Natcoll Technology (Wellington) 2007-2008 Computor Graphics
Massey University (Wellington) 2005 Illustration
Ucol (Wanganui) 2000-2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Majoring Printmaking)
Interests and Activities
I have a keen interest in and have excelled in physical activites such as c
ricket, indoor cricket, soccer, Muay Thai and golf. I have recently attended 2
concept and digital illustration workshop run by Paul Tobin (Weta Senior
Concept Artist). My t shirts have recently featured on the Lucire fashion
Chester Whitwell Natcoll Turtor
Phone 021 782722
Darren Lovell Director at Alexander Rose Design Phone 021 782722
Daimon Edward Manager at Telecom Phone 027 4413807