Louise Willis

Louise Willis

Student at City & Islington College

Location
Dartford, United Kingdom
Industry
Arts and Crafts

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Louise Willis's Overview

Current
Past
  • Freelance Plush Pattern Designer at Dempsey Designs LTD
  • Seasonal Sales Associate at Forbidden planet
  • Data Entry Clerk at Serco
Education
Connections

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Louise Willis' Summary

A highly personable and experienced customer service representative with particular skills in the creative crafts and arts, sewing and design. Highly organised and efficient, able to work well with others in a team and also with the general public. Previous roles have included negotiating and working with sensitive data. Looking for a role that would utilise people skills, excellent communication and organisation skills.

Louise Willis' Projects

  • Dragon Girl

    • November 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Louise Willis

    This Dragon Girl is the Amalgamation of several finalized patterns I have been working on for the last several months. And she's only the beginning.

    I also have my bird wings, cat tail, bird tail and Jester Hat Variations to show off. I’m also working on paws and hoof-cloven feet, and a fused-leg variation for Nagas and Mermaids.

    Facebook page for my plush work
    https://www.facebook.com/loucathwilworks

Louise Willis' Experience

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

Currently holds this position

Freelance Plush Pattern Designer

Dempsey Designs LTD

November 2012July 2013 (9 months)

Working to a brief with references, formulating visuals completed made up mock up of the final soft toy. Collaborating with my client to get the product as close to what they wanted as possible, whilst using my pattern experience to design patterns easy enough for beginners and children to follow. This required documenting prototype progress with Photography as well.

Seasonal Sales Associate

Forbidden planet

November 2012January 2013 (3 months) London, United Kingdom

Our strong team work kept the number of customers waiting to be served to a minimum, and good numeracy was essential in cashing up at end of day. Spare time was used to update myself on product knowledge and keep our workspace tidy. I had a genuine passion for the products I was selling, as well as the company’s ethos.

Data Entry Clerk

Serco

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

February 2008November 2008 (10 months) Norwich, United Kingdom

This consisted of recording and cataloging sensitive data and trouble shooting for accurate information. This improved my communication skills as I needed to be patient and negotiate with civil servants in other departments to come to an amicable solution, and confirm details with challenging customers.

Seasonal Sales Associate

Next Group PLC

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Retail industry

October 2007December 2007 (3 months) Norwich, United Kingdom

Stock replenishment and Customer Care required good interpersonal skills and taking the initiative to contact nearby branches to hold products by.

Redemptions Team

Royal Bank of Scotland

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RBS; Banking industry

August 2007August 2007 (1 month) Norwich, United Kingdom

Faxing provisional redemption statements to solicitors and posting closure letters to customers. Working in a team we had a common goal to complete so many tasks per day.

Volunteer

RSPCA

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

July 2006December 2006 (6 months) Norwich, United Kingdom

Cleaning out and spending quality time with the animals; This improved my self-motivation and commitment to tasks.

Bar Staff

Barracuda Group

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospitality industry

August 2005December 2005 (5 months) Sidcup, Kent, UK

Staying motivated and enthusiastic whilst serving challenging and vulnerable customers, and housekeeping.

Work Placement

AKA Cartoons Studio INC.

October 2005November 2005 (2 months) Vancouver, Canada Area

Participated in thumbnail meetings with storyboard artists, took part in props design, and received invaluable critique on my work. This hands-on experience gave me the confidence to make suggestions in project meetings, and staying in Vancouver also made me realise just how much I enjoy travelling and experiencing different countries and cultures.

Sales Assistant

Thorntons

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Retail industry

June 2002January 2003 (8 months) Sidcup, Kent, UK

The shop was co-owned by both Thorntons the confectioner, and Birthdays the Card shop.

This was where I first started to develop my communication and interpersonal skills and I did this through assisting disabled and senior customers with product choices

Work Experience

PwC

Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

June 2001June 2001 (1 month) London, United Kingdom

During the final 2 weeks of year 10, at secondary school.

Louise Willis' Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Product Design

    Coventry University

    • SPEED West Midlands/EFS
  • Student

    City & Islington College

    • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (NVQ Level 2)

Louise Willis' Skills & Expertise

  1. Research
  2. Customer Service
  3. Photoshop
  4. Retail
  5. Flash
  6. Sketching
  7. Sewing
  8. sewing pattern design
  9. Toy Design
  10. Diplomacy
  11. Patience
  12. Lateral Thinking
  13. Curiosity
  14. Optimistic
  15. enthusiastic
  16. Pattern Design
  17. Eager To Learn
  18. Works well in a team
  19. Customer Relations
  20. Word
  21. Excel
  22. Windows
  23. Adobe Creative Suite
  24. Toys
  25. Interpretive Design
  26. Animation
  27. Photography
  28. Illustrator
  29. Storyboarding
  30. Graphic Design
  31. Drawing
  32. Illustration
  33. Microsoft Word
  34. Concept Development
  35. Art
  36. Painting

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Louise Willis' Education

Coventry University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Product Design

20092012

Activities and Societies: Medieval Society, SPEEd: Part-time course in entrepeneurship, Creative Futures Self-employment course

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

Foundation degree, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

20042005

Louise Willis' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Science and Technology

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