CV

Rebecca Forster

Communications and Design

 

Employment History

Stockroom Manager and VM - USC 2013 to Present
Managed stock levels and deliveries. Produced visual aesthetics for new refit and launch of store in late 2013. Developed shop floor layout to maximise sales potential. Built relationships with customers and provided a styling facility in store, in this capacity I developed relations with high value customers. Managed and trained staff members  Shop liaison with other stores. Cashing up


Team Leader and Lab Supervisor – Jessops 2008 to 2013

Managed photography lab processing up to £5,000 in photo products a day. Produced risk assessments and staff training within a lab environment. Lead a sales and customer relationship team. Developed knowledge of Jessops product portfolio and main point of contact for customer enquires. Assisted customer managing financial options using V12  Managed stock levels and repairs


Educational Support Assistant – St Peters School Wolverhampton 2011

Delivered one-to-one tutorials to textile students. Assed A level work. Demonstrated appropriate the collation of portfolio and sketch books. Enhanced CRB check


Assistant Manager – The Greyhound 2003 to 2008

Managed bar and restaurant staff. Managed customer bookings and complaints.  Responsible for securing premises and handing takings at end of business. Stock control

 

Freelance Experience

Design Room Assistant Haus of Genius 2013 

Photographer for Charity Material Church Urban Funds 2012 

Photographer, Videographer and Design work HotUKDeals 2011 to Present 

New Product and Technical Sheet Designer Bradleys Tannery 2010 

Personal Etsy shop and Pop-up Shop 2010 to Present

 

Internships

Set Designer and Sales at Earls Court’s Ideal Home Show at Christmas Ellie Ellie 2012 

Design Room Assistant Theatre De La Mode 2009

 

Voluntary Experience

Set and Costume Designer WYMT 2003 to Present

Organised End of Year Fashion Show University of Wolverhampton 2009 and 2010  Clothes Show Live University Catwalk Collection University of Wolverhampton 2008 to 2009

 

Professional Training - COSHH and risk assessment. Hazard martial disposal. Management training. Clothing manufacturing. Critical path training. Visual Merchandising. V12 financial system training Acquired Skills.

Communications - Managed customer relationships, Managed relationships with high spend individuals, Taught students, Negotiated sales and purchases, Performed presentations, Liaised with senior management 

Design - Pattern cutting, Garment construction, Trend prediction, Collection development, Casting, Dressing, Photoshoot organisation, Catwalk organisation, Costume and set design, Deans Prize award for Excellence, Photography 

ICT - Windows, Office, OSX, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, V12 Financial system, Till based systems, CMS Systems 

Management - Staff and Students, Handling money and finances, Students work, Customer relationships, Shop floor design

 

Education

BA(Hons) Fashion Accessories First, University of Wolverhampton 

HND Design and Applied Arts: Design and Craft Distinction, Stafford Art College  Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Pass, Stafford Art College 

3x A Levels (Art, English Literature, Performing Arts) 

11x GCSEs (including Maths, English, Science, ICT, Art and Japanese)

 

Foreign languages Japanese GCSE, Japanese business certificate, NOCN in Japanese speaking, listening, reading, and writing Interests Literature, Theatre, World Cinema, Photography and Foreign Languages