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Ruth Symonds

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator & Illustrator

Location:Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 Skills
To work to best of my ability, and to bring creativity and professionalism to any challenge put before me.

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design majoring in Illustration, Honours Graduating 2010.
Received six letter of commendations from the head of school of Design and Art
Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology, Honours Graduating 2004

Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
Corel Painter and Draw
Microsoft Office

Character Portraits 2011
Realistic portraits and caricatures of two people illustrated as an appreciation gift.

Naughty Rabbit Children’s Book Illustration 2011
Two preliminary illustrations for a children’s book written by Irene Nicholson.

Business card design 2010
Designed business card and logo for Robin Budden and Associates, as well as graphic diagrams used for presentations.

Freman’s Fremantle Men’s community Shed 2009
Designed and illustrated DVD cover for the Freman Community Shed Health and Wellbeing Project.

Leadership Illustrations for book by Brian Rosengarten 2009
Illustrated a collection of political cartoons for his book Passionate Leadership: the emotional leader makes the difference real, which can be fond on Amazon books.

Work Experience:
Scitech Discovery Centre Graphics Department,
Work experience - November 2007
Use programs such as Indesign and illustrator to create brochures and labelling

Subiaco Children’s Centre,
Playleader – June 2008
Supervise children and interact in activities. Also have a qualification in Aquatic Rescue for Playleaders and Resuscitation.

Baker’s Delight
Sales person - March 2007 to December 2009
Extensive customer service skills. Money handling and merchandising.

Scitech Discovery Centre
Volunteer - August 2003 and ongoing
Jobs for this role includes conducting science based activities to better engage children. Assisting in hosting birthday parties. Explaining and interacting with children of all ages to better understand science.

Science Museum London UK
Collections Care Assistant - September 2006 to December 2006.
Cleaning and storing artefacts for storage. Then later cataloguing the artefacts, using the Mimsy Database.

British Red Cross
Board game developer - September 2006 to December 2006.
Designed and developed a board game that tackled the issue of natural disasters, which was intended to game to schools.

Woolworths Ltd
Cashier - August 1999 to May 2006
Service Cashier
Deli Assistant
Liquor store assistant
Groceries assistant