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13a Nelson Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9JA
bmg@benmgiles.co.uk - 07745204837

I am a reliable, trustworthy, meticulous person who is keen to
work and gain experience to use the many skills learnt over the
past few years. In return I will prove a diligent, hardworking and
highly motivated employee, giving 100% to be doing something
that I love.



June 2009 to present
McDonald’s, Christchurch.
General Assistant in the Kitchen and Dining Area, I am a active team member.

January 2008 to September 2009
Forest Design, Hordle.
Updating, building and designing websites. Involved in all aspects of assisting in this web design company, on a part time basis.

May 2007
Brief8 (Lymington dot Com)
, Lymington.
5 weeks work placement for the end unit of my first year university course, where I worked on developing new aspects of the websites they were constructing for clients.

December 2004 to September 2008
McDonald’s, Christchurch
see above.

June to September 2004
Sign It, Lymington.
Summer job with a signwriting company in which I assisted with printing and making up the signs.

June to September 2003
New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times.
Although most of my time was spent assisting in the cleaning and maintenance of their printing press which was at the time not in production I had the opportunity of visiting and running errands for all departments within the organisation.

Summer 2002
Colour Copier, Highcliffe.
General assistance at this busy print & copy shop.


Hobbies and Additional Information

I enjoy watching films, using the computer on which I am always experimenting particularly using interactive applications, designing my own website, digital photography and listening to music on my iPod.

I had a close association with the New Forest Runners Club and in 2004 and 2005 successfully designed and submitted a T shirt and commemorative horse brass design which was used for the New Forest 10 race in July. I also submitted a design for 2006 but unfortunately it was not chosen. Additionally I have designed and had approved logos and an identity for a local voluntary committee who look after the upkeep of a public water meadow site in New Milton and websites for a medical centre in Highcliffe and The Dunbury School.

I have developed my own website www.benmgiles.co.uk, which, although constantly evolving, will show some of the projects I have been working on recently.


BA Honours Degree Digital Media Production
Course Completed - May 2010

Foundation Degree Interactive Media
Pass - May 2009

Btec National Diploma in Graphic Design
Merit Pass Pass - July 2006

Btec First Diploma in Design
Distinction - June 2004

GCSE - 10 Passes - Spring 2003

Grade A in Design & Technology Graphics,
Grade B in Art and Design
plus passes in Mathematics, English,
and Business and Communication Systems.

Experience in I.T. with the following:
Mac & PC skills - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,
Quark XPress, After Effects, Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Freehand, Director, Maya, Corel Draw, Microsoft Word, Excel,
Power Point, Databases



Attended Arts University College at Bournemouth, Poole
BA Honours Degree Digital Media Production
October 2009 to May 2010

The course extends to many related areas within the visual communications industries including video production and editing, graphic design, interactive media, web design, animation
and education.


Attended Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Poole
Foundation Degree Interactive Media
October 2006 to May 2009

In my first year I learnt the basics of software to give me the 'tool
kit' to work with in my second year, which in turn has been more
about ideas-driven projects, solving problems and work related
learning that follows up on work placements. I have learnt to use associated software.


Attended Bournemouth and Poole College, Poole
National Diploma in Graphic Design
September 2004 to July 2006

In my first year - 2D/3D design and computer based design skills, typography, illustration, photography (traditional and digital),
packaging and IT using Apple iMac and eMac hardware and
software. In my second year - projects in advertising, corporate
identity, point of sale design, exhibition design and ‘live briefs’.


Attended Bournemouth and Poole College, Poole
First Diploma in Design
September 2003 to June 2004

Typography, layout, illustration techniques, package design,
photography and computer design skills Mac based.


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