Lee Smith

Freelance Illustrator & Fantasy Artist

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Location:Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/leesmith
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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

1990 – 1995
Stamford High School
6 GCSEs (Grades A-C)
1997 – 2001
Tameside College of Technology
3 A-Levels
English Lit B; English Lang B; Art & Design A

GNVQ Art & Design

City & Guilds Desk Top Publishing
Foundation in Digital Design

Other Qualifications / Certificates / Skills
First Aid Certificate
Health and Safety Certificate
Health and Hygiene Certificate
Qualification for Licensable Treatment
Grade 2 Instructors Qualification
Extensive use of Adobe software

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2009 – 2012
Royal Northern College of Music
Stage Technician.
Designing/planning/building theatrical sets and props, operating stage counter balance mechanisms, dealing with cast and crew and following all health and safety procedures.

2006 – 2009
Tiger Tattoos
Resident Artist / Designer.
Creating works of fine arts, custom designing, tattooing and piercing, using C.A.D. for advertising such as posters, flyers and business cards. Dealing with customers face to face and over the telephone, performing general reception duties, selling merchandise, stock taking and cash handling, maintaining high standards of hygiene.

2001 – 2005
GKR Karate International
Public Relations / Instructor / Trainee Manager.
Training and teaching Go Kan Ryu Karate. Dealing with customers face to face and over the telephone, marketing the club in areas across the country and recruiting new members to the club and monitoring their progress.

2001 – 2004
Electric Tattoo Studio
Artist / Designer / Tattooist.
Creating works of fine arts, custom designing, tattooing and piercing, using C.A.D. for advertising such as posters, flyers and business cards. Dealing with customers face to face and over the telephone, performing general reception duties, selling merchandise, stock taking and cash handling, maintaining high standards of hygiene.


2000 – 2001
J.D. Williams
Temp Customer Service Advisor.
Dealing with customers queries over the phone, also advising of new and existing services. Updating data using the in-house computer system.

1998 – 2001
Studio 81
Trainee Tattooist / Resident Artist.
Started creating and selling artwork to the resident tattooists. This resulted in taking an apprenticeship in the application of treatment to the skin and surgical hygiene. Became a resident tattooist, dealing with customers face to face and over the telephone.

1995 – 1997
Paragon Signs and Designs
Apprentice Sign Writer / Screen Printer.
Creating designs to customer specifications and needs. Products included signs and logos for small business, local councils and large brands like Puma amongst others.

1994 – 2001
West End Community Centre / Prince’s Trust
Voluntary Worker.
Helping at the local community centre and also working with the Prince’s Trust doing a wide range of roles over the years, mainly focusing on youth groups. I created various murals for schools, children’s wards at hospitals and also on public spaces for local councils. I also organised projects involving art, music, video and supervised outdoor activities such as mountain climbing.

HOBBIES / INTERESTS

Aside from my employment history I have an active interest in Visual Arts and Photography. I wholly commit myself to any project/activity I set my mind to, such as my long term passions in martial arts and music/band work.
I take part in a variety of sports and enjoy traveling as I have great interests in world cultures and history. Also I enjoy group projects and working with local communities and children.
Skills (2) Rating
Illustration
Fantasy Art