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Jonny Mayes

Student

Manchester, United Kingdom
I am a Leeds based designer currently studying a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic and Communication Design at the University of Leeds. The course has so far given me a chance to flourish as a designer, as well offer aspects of design I never knew I had skills in. My passion in life is illustration, having studied Fine Art at University, and I have always desired to incorporate this creative attribute into a more business driven, advertising industry. For me the fun lies where the creativity begins. The more elaborate and eccentric an idea is, the more reward there is when a whole campaign begins to form and evolve around it. I am currently combining my Fine Art inspired creative flair with my new skills I have possessed in the advertising world and loving every minuet of it.

I am also super passionate about music, and am an avid guitar and piano player. Whenever I can I create and mix songs digitally using music creating and mixing software. All songs I have composed are on my Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com

Work Experience

Clearsilver

Creative

Here I worked as the creative, completing jobs such as brand identity, website design, logo design, design for print and e-newsletters.
September 2013 - February 2014 Leeds, United Kingdom

Pro Sail

Deckhand

As a member of a team of three I had a very responsible role, taking charge of 30 to 40 customers per trip (which lasted 2-3 days). Under said circumstances I had to utilise my personal abilities to interact with and entertain customers, at the same time remaining professional. Teamwork was essential and I dramatically improved my ability to work in a team proficiently and enthusiastically, leaning what makes an effective team. Having such a responsible role over a large group of people I grew a lot more confident in commanding a group and taking a leadership role, as well as connecting with strangers.
April 2011 - August 2011 Mackay, Australia

The Hale Grill

Barman

I worked under an immense amount of pressure as part of a team, exercising teamwork and problem solving skills. Whilst following orders I was assertive and responsible. I accepted and learned from constructive criticism.
January 2009 - January 2010 Manchester, United Kingdom

Hale Kitchen

Barman

In a role that demanded more responsibility and customer interaction I exercised leadership abilities and skills in customer awareness.
January 2010 - December 2010 Manchester, United Kingdom

Instant Print

Graphic Designer

May 2014 - Present Manchester, United Kingdom

Education

Manchester Grammar School

GCSE's & A-Levels

GCSE’s:

English Literature – A*
English Language – A
Art – A*
Music – A*
Music – A
Geography – A
Biology – A
Physics – A
History – A
Maths – A
French – B

A-Levels:

English Literature – B
Fine Art – B
History – B
September 2003 - June 2010 Manchester, United Kingdom

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Drawing, Illustration, Life Drawing, Painting, Web Design,