Ella - University of Leeds

Hiya! My name is Ella and I am currently in my third year at the University of Leeds studying product design. I am hardworking, innovative and creative. I'm also a people person and love working with others in a team environment to help produce the perfect end product.

You can view some of my work on my online portfolio:

https://ellapalethorpe.myportfolio.com/

Skills:

  • Adobe Suite: I regularly use photoshop, In Design and Illustrator to create advertisements or visualisations of a product. Therefore, I can help to create posters/banners/logos or advertisements.

  • Solidworks: I have 3 years of experience with creating 2D designs into 3D on CAD software.

  • Keyshot: My course has taught me to place a 3D Cad model into real-life background, to add context to the product. This also allows me to add texture and material.
    Hence, being able to create a storyboard with real-life users.

  • Canva: I use Canva to create social media posts for a local charity called Buynowtls6 in Leeds to help them advertise and build their charity.

Work Experience:

  • Design Consultant: I helped No Extra Source through Paperound to analyse their website and increase the usability and aesthetics of their site. I also developed their logo, and with positive feedback now work as their design consultant.

  • Social Media Content: I manage Chez Joel's (a burger shop) social media account, to produce posts and create competitions to advertise their restaurant and food.

  • Social Media Content: I volunteer for BuyNowtLS6 to create social media content for their page. This involves using Canva and the Adobe Suite to produce posts and flyers.

  • Customer Service: I have worked many waitressing e.g. Goodwood/festivals and bar jobs as well as retail work in Asda so I have lots of different experience in dealing with customers in every situation. Therefore, I can ensure you I am polite and happy to deal with any complaints in order to make you or a customer happy wherever possible.

-Bar work: I currently work in various bars at events and weddings, utilising my communication skills, and time management alongside university work.

  • Design consultancy: I worked for 2 weeks to help with a few projects such as designing a VR headset stand for a client

  • PALL: Gaining experience in a high tech engineering firm looking at aircraft filtration systems and working with 3D printing.

Task Area:
Administration
Business development
Content writing
Customer service
Data analysis
Graphic design
Marketing
Market research
Social media
Software development
Translation
UX testing
Video editing
Web design
Software Capabilities:
Buffer
Canva
Excel
Google sheets
LinkedIn
Mailchimp
Photoshop / Illustrator
PowerPoint
SquareSpace
Wordpress
Industry Interests:
Education
Future Tech
Property
Arts / Culture
Investment / Finance
Health / Wellbeing
Policy / Law
Sports / Outdoors
Startups / Entrepreneurship
Travel / Cuisine
NGOs / Activism
Environment / Sustainability