Online CV

Franzi R. Ehmer

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Online Portfolio: www.franziehmer.com

Instagram: @naga_tattooer

 

________________________________Education__________________________________

 

Northeastern University                                                                                                                                      Boston, MA 2012 - 2014

Former candidate for Bachelor of Arts in Art & Design; Major Fine Art & Minor in Music Industry        

Activities: Live Music Association, Green Line Records and Council for University Programs

GPA: 2.9 

_______________________Relevant Work Experience__________________________

 

Self Employed Artist                                                                                                                                       London, UK 2014- Present

www.franziehmer.com

  • Registering self-employment

  • Managing personal and business accounts: recording of income and expenses

  • Working with excel to manage finances for annual tax return

  • Building and maintaining an online presence (for example creating my own website, updating and promoting site, selling my work through various online art stores such as instagram & society 6

  • Provide space, opportunities and exposure for me to showcase my work

  • Improved networking and strong communication skills

  • Develop efficient business and marketing plans within budgets and time constraints 

  • Previous Exhibitions: Winterville Bizaare Bazaar, Marbles & Ware Collective, "Art in Mind" Brick Lane Gallery  

 

Tattoo Apprentice                                                                                                                              West Norwood, London 2015-2016

·         Completed intense and unpaid 1.5 year apprenticeship at STUDIOTRAP

·         Learnt how to set up station and the skill of tattooing (lining, shading and dot-work)

·         Understanding the importance of hygiene and cross contamination

·         Thorough knowledge of how to dispose needles and human waste properly

·         Ensuring each client has filled out a consent form or disclaimer

·         Hands on experience of how to operate in a studio: took on a variety of roles such as front of the house, answering phone calls and emails, appointment taking, handling cash and deposits, organizing communal areas, deep cleaning studio (floor, walls, toilet, basins, stations, etc)

·         Catering to artist’s needs: help in setting up and hand stenciling tattoos

·         Became a fully licensed tattoo artist

 

Junior Tattoo Artist                                                                                                                              Tower Bridge, London 2016-2017

·         With the foundation education from my apprenticeship I graduated to Junior artist once my boss opened a second studio in more central London location TATU SOCIETY

·         Developed artistic style and gathered a clientele

·         Ability to take walk ins and draw up designs on the spot

·         Customer interaction and satisfaction was key

·         Tattooing various areas of the body in the upmost professional manner

·         After a year of being a junior artist I felt comfortable and confident in myself to move onto another shop

 

Tattoo Artist                                                                                                                                                  South London, 2017-Present

·         Continuing my career in the tattoo industry:

·         MA Ink in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire (March – September 2017)

·         Kink Peckham (September 2017- present)

·         Sydenham Ink (September 2017 – present) 

 

___________________________Additional Work Experience_________________________

Hospitality Agency                                                                                                                                                     London, 2013-2015

          Part time event hospitality for Brightsparks Limited

Festival Decorative Crew                                                                                                                    England & Wales, UK 2013-2015 

·         Volunteering for numerous UK music & art festivals including: Sunrise, Green Gathering, Secret Garden Party & Shambala 

Artist & Repertoire                                                                                                                      London, UK & Boston, MA 2012-2014

·         Green Line Records Band Representative                                                                    

Event Planning                                                                                                                                                     Boston, MA 2012-2013

·         Live Music Association                                                                                              

Volunteer at Boston Calling Festival                                                                                                                                September 2013

Bartender and waitress for “The Belvedere Arms”                                                                                                   April – August 2013

Volunteer Worker Young Life Macedonia & Bulgaria Service Trips                                                                                      2010-2011

Promotional Photographer for “Bentley’s House” Hotel                                                                                                     October 2010 

 

 

____________________________Skills & Interests______________________________

 

Computer skills:

Internet Research, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop CS6, iMovie, GarageBand, CorelDraw, Google SketchUp, Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram

 

Languages: Fluent in English and German

 

Interests: Art, painting, tattooing, live music, attending festivals, art exhibitions and food

 

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