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Short Curriculum Vitae

Slawomir Paszak

Highly motivated and experienced PA, currently looking to resume my professional career after dedicating the last two years to raising a family. Excellent admin skills, thorough knowledge of digital design, as well as extensive experience in busy companies. After working as a freelancer to refresh my skills, now fully committed to continuing my graphic/digital and web development career on a full/part-time basis.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Illustration, photo retouch, photo montage and collage, UX/UI
– level: advanced

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
Corporate identity, publishing leaflets, illustrated books, and packaging
– level: advanced

ADOBE INDESIGN
DTP, preparation for printing, press composition, pre-press, control print
– level: advanced

WEBSITE DEVELOPING
WordPress, HTML, {css;}, basic PHP and MySQL
– level: intermediate

COREL DRAW
Printed books, banners, posters with special techniques – masks, extrusion
– level: advanced

AFFINITY App
– level: basic

OTHER SKILLS

  • Graphic design for labels, product packaging,
  • Corporate identity, brand communications,
  • Presentations (MS PowerPoint),
  • Advertising on the Web,
  • UX/UI,
  • Webdesign,
  • Animation and hand drawing.

EDUCATION

  • HND GRAPHIC DESIGN, 2017-2018
    City of Glasgow College, Glasgow (Scotland)
    1 year (not finished)
  • NC DIGITAL MEDIA COMPUTING and MOBILE TECHNOLOGY, 2016-2017
    Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow (Scotland)
    Digital Media Applications for Graphics, Audio, Video; Microsoft Office Suite, IT Support: Hardware, Networking/Internet; High-Level Programming, Mobile Technology – SQF level 5.
  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER, 2008-2009
    Business School (College), Warsaw (Poland)
    Advanced Graphic Design Techniques, UX/UI, Animation, Web design, Corporate Identity Proficiency in Graphic Design Software – Adobe Creative and Web Suite, Corel Draw.
  • FOOD TECHNOLOGIST, 1987-1993
    TPR (Technical College), Gdynia (Poland)
    English equivalent: Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) / BTEC National Diploma standard.

COURSE

  • ESOL, level: SCQF National 4, 2017-2018
    Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow (Scotland)
  • ESOL, level: SCQF National 2-3, 2015-2016
    Ingeus Ltd, Glasgow (Scotland)
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), 2015 – 2016
    Rosemount Lifelong Learning, Glasgow (Scotland)
    Passed module: Spreadsheets, Database Administration, Presentation.
  • SQA IT – ICT Core Skills Level 4, 2015
    Rosemount Lifelong Learning, Glasgow (Scotland)
    Information and Communication Technology Skills.
  • DESKTOP PUBLISHING (DTP) OPERATOR, 2006
    Apple SAD, Warsaw (Poland)
    Retouch images, composition, design, and preparation (pre-press)

I worked, among others, in the Marketing Department of Getin Noble Bank (Warsaw), the financial agency  Open Finance (Warsaw), the consulting agency Europa 2000 Consulting, and Harper Collins Publishers (Glasgow, Scotland).