General info
Aspiring Professional Thinker. Freelance Creative. Storyteller
Brisbane, QLD
A graduate of Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) with distinction. Hamish has a background in Videography, Web and Multimedia Development, Retail, Customer Service, Technical Support, Market Research and Direct Sales. Hamish is now focusing on Art Direction and Copywriting.
Experience
Mar 2017 - Present
Media Sales Consultant
Inbound and outbound sales and customer service. Building and booking classified advertisements for QLD Newspapers.
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Market Research Interviewer
Conducted market research telephone interviews with members of the public. Consistently met KPI’s for speed and accuracy.
Jun 2012 - Feb 2017
Market Research Interviewer
Conducted market research telephone interviews with members of the public. Cold calling for a range of surveys. Consistently met KPI’s for speed and accuracy.
Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
Digital Media Officer
Established a year worth of digital signage content targeted at students through the creation of motion graphic based advertisements, short films and showreels using Apple Motion, Flash and After Effects.
Feb 2010 - Sep 2011
Technical Support Specialist
Worked for 8 months in sales and group workshops, then worked in
a technical support role for mobile devices as well as one to one training.
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Animation Lecturer/Tutor
Prepared and delivered classes at a private college in 2D animation, making comics & graphic novels, visual effects & compositing, video production, preproduction & 3D animation.
Jan 2001 - Present
Freelance Creative (Self Employed)
• Various projects involving web development, search engine optimisation and social media management (2013-2014)
•Animation for the British Council Youth Activision Kit (2009)
• Documentation of the Water Futures Think Tank (2006)
•'Staying Alive to Teaching' DVD for QUT (2006)
•Live visuals for the Brisbane City Council 'Art in Public Places' policy launch (2005)
•Live Visuals for "Smashed Eggs" at the Judith Wright Centre (2005) 
•Production of Watermark showreel (2004) 
•Documentation of Brisbane City Council Living City Project (2004)
•Flash Animation workshops at Kelvin Grove State College (2004)
•Documentation of the Queensland Health Youth Drug Summit (2001) 
Education
Aug 2017 - Oct 2017
Copywriting Course
Communications Council's Adschool
Mark     76%
Grade   Distinction
Brisbane, QLD
Jul 2016 - Jun 2017
Master of Advertising (Creative Advertising)
I made the 2016 Dean's List for my efforts and gained great skills however this course was discontinued before I was able to complete it as a part-time student.
GPA: 6.667
Advertising Creative: Concept to Campaign (Distinction)
Advertising Creative: Trends in New Media (High Distinction)
Advertising Creative: Copywriting and Art Direction (High Distinction)
Feb 2005 - Nov 2008
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) with distinction
GPA: 5.778
Course content included Traditional Animation, Visual Effects for Film and TV as well as Interactive Narratives / Games / Cross Platform Productions.
Jun 2002 - Dec 2004
Bachelor of Creative Industries (Communication Design)
Completed 2 Years of Communication Design
GPA: 4.929

A mix of Video, Web, Interactive and related Creative Industries subjects.
Awards
Awards
•QLD State Finalist National Poetry Slam (2014)
•Winner Cipher Cities university game design competition (2008)
•1st Prize in the Virtual Arts competition (2002)
•Participant in 'Byte Awards' for students excelling in ICT(2002)
•Winner 2nd place for contributions to Rememory writers community (2001)
•Won the John Mitchell public relations young writers award (1999)