Personal information
Born 1961, Papakura, Auckland
I have a young and supportive family
Other interests:  Computers and New Technology, Art and Design, Education, New Zealand Politics and Social issues, Travel, Soccer and Music. 

I have been an educator, a designer and a businessperson.  I have an extensive knowledge of craft and the arts. 
Worked in management positions being responsible for all aspects of small business from bookkeeping to public lectures.
Worked in larger organisations and have good inter-personal skills.
Been involved with design and production of marketing information and publicity 
Designed business systems, for example exhibition displays, presentation systems and publicity material.  Have co-ordinated exhibitions and publicity surrounding them.
Worked with the media to co-ordinate interviews and product placement on television and magazines.- Involved with employing and rostering staff. 

Relevant Skills

Self employed businessperson, in charge of all aspects of business, from spreadsheet design and sales, through to marketing to website design. Very skilled with use of social media.
Management skills. Art and craft retail - All aspects of retail shop management 
Self employed owner manager - Shop and gallery design, construction and maintenance -  Workshop design, construction and maintenance
Marketing - design and production of print and multi-media publicity material. 
Design and use of data bases and spread sheets.
Co-ordinate wholesale and retail sales - All client and customer services
Ordering and purchasing/dispatching goods 
Organising/managing/training staff.

A very good understanding of new media and social networking systems.
Ability to design and maintain effective websites.   
A very good knowledge of computer hardware and software.
Accomplished with Windows & Mac operating systems, Adobe Photoshop (image manipulation), Quark Xpress (desktop publishing), Word Processing, Spread sheet design software and a range of other software packages. I am very skilled with computer and learn programs quickly.

Teaching and Administration
Lesson planning - monitoring of student development - monitoring of learning outcomes - departmental liaison - allocation of responsibility  - The ability to stimulate creative thought - Logical and analytical judgement of art work 

2013 / 2016 Artist / designer / maker. In the process of developing new work. (self employed)
2013 / 2016 Teach children, art and creative learning in schools through my business.
2004 / 2016 - Internet Trader.  (self employed) 
1998 / 2016 - Part time house partner and father.
2006 / 2009 - Part time, Computer technician. 
2001 / 2007 - Part time, ceramic, drawing and design lecturer at Unitec. 
1995 / 2001 - Ceramic designer / maker -
1999 - Shop manager, Sophora, Lopdell House Gallery Shop.
1995 - Set up a retail, gallery and workshop space, Out of the Blue Workshops, in Kingsland, Auckland.
1992 / 1994 - Produced ceramic work, in co-ordination with a Stoke-on-Trent company, which was sold in London, through my retail outlet at Camden market.
1991 - Become a .5 grade 6 ceramic technician at Camberwell College for Art,London. 
1990 / 1991 – Part time worked for an Art storage, moving, installing company, Tranz Art, London.
1990 - Shop manager in a graphic and fine art supply shop, in London. 
1987 - Formed “Bash Design Studio”.  A ceramic workshop in Titirangi, producing and designing ceramic production ware and marketing it around New Zealand. Exhibited in all major New Zealand group shows. See
1986 - Started working in design, with clay.

1989 - Award received from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council, now Creative New Zealand (a major arts grant) to work and study in the USA and United Kingdom.
1995 - Award received from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council, now Creative New Zealand (a major arts grant) for workshop development and the development of new work. 

1994 – Short course in desktop publishing. From Camberwell College  of Art, Computer Department, London.  Formally qualified in QuarkXpress  
1985 - Graduated, 3 year Diploma of Fine Art Otago Polytechnic, (Degree equivalent) majoring in painting
1980 - Left Rosehill College, Papakura, with University Entrance and Higher School Certificate.

Please feel free to contact me at any point.  You can see and hear more about me at my website.

64 21 022 33333

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