Stef Walker Curriculum vitae
Self-employed Garden Design & Maintenance
Lowden Garden Centre-Horticultural worker
The Horticultural Correspondence College-The Principles of Gardening-Distinction
Horticultural Trades Association Level 3 Diploma in Garden Retail
September 2012-June 2013
Royal Horticultural Society Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
Sep 2011-June 2012
Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance
Understanding garden features, plant selection & planning: Pass with commendation
Understanding the choice, establishment & maintenance of garden plants & lawns: Pass
Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables & fruit: Pass with commendation
Understanding protected environments & their use in plant cultivation: Pass
Sep 2007- June 2010 BA (Hons) Design: Illustration 2:1 Upper Second Class Honours
Drawing, printmaking, bookbinding, digital workshops & media exploration
Autonomous practice, narrative sequence & digital illustration strategies
External commissions & competitions
Final third year dissertation topic-purpose & viewpoints on Graffiti Art
Sep 1999-July 2006
King Edwards School, Bath: A-levels: Art A, Design & Technology A
GCSE’s: Art A*, French A*, Geography A*, Physical Education A* Maths A, English language A, English literature A, Double Science A, A
Sep 2005-July 2006
Evening classes-Open college network Ceramics Level 1, 2, 3
University of Plymouth hockey team 2007-2008 & 2009-2010
Ten Tors 35 miles expedition training team.
Duke of Edinburgh bronze award (voluntary hockey coaching, expeditions)
South West regional Hockey academy
King Edwards School hockey captain 1999-2006
Bath Buccaneers hockey team
Avon county Indoor Athletics championships, Birmingham-sprinting
Avon county outdoor Athletics.100 metres sprint & Javelin.
Bath & N E Somerset county netball squad
Artistic achievements/exhibitions/published work
Black and white railway illustrations for the book 'Becoming a Goldbraid: Tales of Rural Railway Life'. March 2014. Available for sale in Waterstones.
Shaw and Whitley Church Christmas Card design-2000 copies
Lowden Garden Centre marketing-posters, photography, newsletters, table talkers, mailshots
University of Plymouth Faculty of Arts 2010 degree show poster
Careers centre creative CV winner
INK literary magazine 2010
360° drawing exhibition
Carrington Marshall’s book of illustrated poems ‘Door of the dead’.
Live hour drawing filmed for University of Plymouth Enterprise video
Designers Society box design for Harry Pearce, Pentagram, London
D&AD Talent pool online portfolio.
BBC Radio Devon, interview about Enterprise week, University of Plymouth
Peninsular Arts Romanian film posters exhibition (4) plus main poster for flyers
INK literary magazine 2009
Torre Arts & crafts market, Torquay
Art sale, Drake Circus shopping centre, Plymouth
Deckchair sling design competition, Creative Torbay
Association of Illustrators, Best of British Illustration Annual. New talent section
Association of Illustrators, Best of British Illustration exhibition, London college of Communication
Blanket magazine, ‘Holiday’ December edition
2005 & 2006
King Edwards school Design & technology prizes
Elected University of Plymouth Illustration year group representative & attended a training event. I developed skills in negotiation, time & meeting management, active listening & presenting information.
Independent Travel expedition to Malawi, East Africa for 3 1/2 months.
Voluntary teaching for 3 weeks-art & maths. Voluntary mural painting inside the children’s ward on Likoma Island hospital