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Experience Summary

I have had an interest in photography since the age of thirteen. Throughout my interest, I have developed a professional level of skill and I am currently, self employed, contributing to the industry. I am also involved in a professional body, the BIPP (British institute of professional photographers). I enjoy art and going to see exhibitions in different media’s. I am interested in Computer based design and for the past two years have been studying design packages. I am an honest, trustworthy and reliable individual, who is keen to work and quick to learn new skills. I work well as part of a team or on my own, using initiative. I can adapt to a variety of situations and understand the importance of portraying a professional image. I am self motivated and ambitious, so would welcome the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. I am a father and would like to continue to work in promotions to support my family, as well as the experience of working great campaigns. To view my photography visit View my contact details, availability, and stats.


Other Experience

I have worked in promotions on and off for over 10 years and throughout that time I have also been involved in Sales work full-time and I have managed my own photography company worked overseas in Dubai for Apple retail as a trainer presenter. My experience in all my work to date makes me a great attribute to any campaign and hope to be able to be an ambassador for your upcoming promotions.


Other Skills

I am qualified by trade as a professional photographer working in commercial, and social photography. I have been running my own company for 5 years and worked with several high profile photographers and clients. I am also a House music DJ and have worked at venues up and down the country for underground house nights.


First language: English

Extra Information

  • Auditing

    Have done the overnight auditing for B&Q stores in Ellesmere port and Flint.

  • Conferences

    Have worked at a photographic conferences and other trades as a greeter and general hospitality roles.

  • Costume and Character

    The costume character at a contact lens solution exhibition in manchester at the GMEX.

  • Credit Card Trained

    Yes. Worked in service stations for mbna and other charity cards.

  • Data Capture

    For an arcade games company taking details of customer and then encouraging them to go in store for a free play.

  • Demonstration

    Worked in demonstration sales for many different technical demonstrations from Sharp TV's, computers, printers, to cameras

  • Event Management

    Kenco coffee. Event managed the Staffordshire region, involved driving a team of 2 in a van for drop off sampling office to office ad then checking in with a team of samplers in Stoke, Hanley and Stafford.

  • Exhibitions

    Covered lots of photographic exhibitions and Medical exhibition at Manchester central working for Olympus.

  • In-store / Store approved

    Worked in Boots, Currys, Comet, PCW, Jessops, John Lewis's, Best buy, Sainsburys, Asda, Tesco stores

  • Leafleting

    For O2 stores N2O, have done in store leafleting, getting customers to spend in store. Leafleting on the high street getting customers in to store and leafleting residentially.

  • Merchandising

    Merchandising in PCW and Currys for Apple stock. Ipods, computers and ticketing.

  • Mystery Shopping

    Mystery shopping for Thomas Cook stores and several smaller outlets.

  • Rigging

    Rigging for a roadshow in Chester for Bacardi Rum at Tesco store

  • Roadshows

    Bacardi around Northwest Blackpool to Mancs.

  • Sales

    Worked in Sales for 3 year in a commission only capacity residential face to face marketing. have worked in demonstraion sales for many different products.

  • Sampling

    Sampling in Asda stores for the drinks companys and worked along cpm.

  • Security

    Cigarette promotions all across the Northwest from Blackpool to Liverpool to Manchester.

  • Technology

    My most experience has been in the technology sector. Working alongside big name brands like Apple, Intel, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sharp, Acer, HP, Epson, Sony and Microsoft o name a few. I am probably most comfortable selling on the Technology market.

  • Car Driving License

    Driving licence categorie A, BE and GH

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Have been fully conversant in Apple Mac OSX and have been updating my skills since 1999 in Adobe systems, upto creative suite 5, photoshop, dreamweaver, flash, etc.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Have worked with PC as well as Mac and have been involved in selling for Intel, HP, Acer, Apple Mac and software solutions like Roxio.

  • First Aid Certificate

    Have attained my First aid certificate 5 times.

  • Own Transport

    Yes. Volkswagen Polo

  • Qualifications

    BA Hons Photography, H.N.D design photography, N.D photography, NVQ level 2 in team leading.


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