Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Additional Information - Hobbies And Interests
References
Affiliations
Certification
Accomplishments
References
Timeline
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Julie Smith

Tallaght

Summary

Innovative Photographer equipped with excellent observational skills and creative vision. Specializes in nature photography. Comfortable working in varying and difficult environments. Bringing exceptional knowledge and enthusiasm to every photo shoot. Proficient in digital photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Expert at capturing, selecting and enhancing digital images.

Overview

26
26
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Second Wedding Photographer

Irish Weddings and New Borns
2023.06 - Current
  • Second photographer for weddings
  • Editing photos in Lightroom

Photographer/Organizer of Photoshoots

National Bird Of Prey Centre
2021.01 - Current
  • Teaching photography workshops, offering help and advice, promoting workshops, customer care, after workshop support

Photographer/Reporter/Sales/Designer

Our Dogs Ireland
2015.01 - Current
  • Photographing Irish Kennel Club events, writing show reports, creating new business, personal photoshoots, meeting and calling customers, designing adverts using photoshop, indesign and lightroom. Traveling abroad for events, member of World Dog Press

Dog Groomer

Smart Groom Tallaght
2021.01 - 2023.01
  • Franchised Smart Groom from the UK to Ireland, arranging appointments, fulfilling customer requests, offering high customer care, promoting the business, banking, end of day and accounts

Dog Groomer

Beautiful Cuts Dog Grooming
2016.01 - 2020.01
  • Arranging appointments, running the salon, completing dog grooms, opening and closing the business, training staff, receiving award for 'Ireland's Favorite Dog Groomer of the Year'

Dog Groomer

Positive Dog Training
2015.01 - 2016.01
  • Working as a dog groomer, greeting customers, offering advice, helping with grooming studio upkeep, working in dog day care, conducting 1 on 1 training sessions, assisting with puppy classes

Dog Groomer

Paws Dog Grooming
2014.01 - 2016.01
  • Working as a dog groomer, booking appointments, placing product orders, grooming dogs, customer service, managing the shop, handling the till, day to day banking

Sales Agent

Bank of Ireland
2004.04 - 2013.11
  • Dealing with lending, savings, insurance, day to day banking, customer complaints, and customer care

Direct Personal Banking Outbound

Bank of Ireland
2005.05 - 2006.06
  • Managing department in the absence of Team Leader or Manager, completing stats, dealing with new and existing customers, achieving sales targets, working closely with branches

BOI - UK Post Office Financial Service

Bank of Ireland
2004.03 - 2005.05
  • Answering calls about savings, investments, and loans, managing customer service queue, training new staff, managing courier requests and customer complaints

Sales Team & Customer Service Team

Bank of Ireland
2004.03 - 2005.05
  • Answering calls about savings, investments, and loans, managing customer service queue, training new staff, managing courier requests and customer complaints

Sales

Bank of Ireland
2005.01 - 2005.01
  • Involved in all stages of the credit approval process, completing high-quality applications and reviews, growing the portfolio, delivering high-standard customer service, liaising with branches and underwriters

Supervisor

Smyth’s Toys ltd
2002.01 - 2004.01
  • Managing the shop, problem-solving, customer service, stock take, and merchandising

Filing, Faxing, Taking Company Orders

Golden Vale
2001.01 - 2002.01
  • Filing, faxing, taking company orders, answering telephone queries, organizing delivery routes

Lounge Girl/Barmaid

The Red Cow Inn
1998.01 - 2002.01
  • Serving drinks, dealing with customers, cleaning, helping with day to day running of the pub, working in the nightclub

Education

Photoshop And Design Courses.

Alison
Online
2023-01

Pet Nutrition Certification/ Vet Nutrition Certifi

Hills Pet Nutrition
2020-01

Introduction To Dog Training Certificate -

Institute of Modern Dog Trainers
Dublin
2018-01

Teaching The Exercise, Foundation To Advance

Institute of Modern Dog Trainers
Dublin
2018-01

City And Guilds Dog Groomer -

City And Guilds
2014-03

Credit Skills, Mortgage Skills Workshop, Fraud &am

Accenture
2013-01

St Aidan's Community School

Some College (No Degree) - Banking

Institute of Bankers
Loans

Some College (No Degree) - Banking And Financial Support Services

Instatute of Bankers
Dublin

Skills

  • Management of customer relationships & sales skills
  • Customer care
  • Credit skills
  • Business acumen
  • Communication & interpersonal skills
  • Working well independently and as part of a team
  • Respect and compassion
  • Excellent computer and communication skills
  • Time management
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Resizing
  • Photo Editing
  • Retouching and Color Correction
  • Adobe Photoshop

Additional Information - Hobbies And Interests

  • Meeting new people
  • Photography
  • Design and Photoshop
  • Member of the World Dog Press
  • Committee member for Combined Canine Club
  • Wildlife photography
  • Socializing
  • Walking dogs
  • Volunteering for Tallaght Volunteers burial

References

  • Our Dogs Ireland, Paul Scanlon, 086-846-2781
  • National Birds of Prey, Carol Fitzpatrick, 045 857 755
  • Beautiful Cuts Dog Grooming, Nicola Church, 0851018379
  • Positive Dog Training, Suzi and Liz, 01-9013018
  • Paws Dog Grooming, Louise Halton, 0879260995
  • Bank of Ireland, Aimee Barrett, Aimee.Barrett@boimail.com, 01-4620222
  • Wackers Pet Shop, Mark Caffrey, 0851377228 or 01-4299938
  • Smyth’s Toys Tallaght, Andrew Daly, Manager
  • Golden Vale, Martina Crowley, Manager, 01-462030
  • Red Cow Inn, Les, Manager, 01-4593650

Affiliations

  • Wildlife Photographer
  • Member of The Irish Kennel Club
  • Director of Combine Canine Dog Show Club

Certification

  • Certificate in Advanced Digital Photography
  • Certificate in InDesign CS6
  • Bank of Ireland Sales agent of the year 2006/2007/2012

Accomplishments

Front Cover Images for
The world dog press.
Our Dogs
Our Dogs Ireland
Irish Canine Press
The Echo
Elife Magazine

I've also been Published on Canon, Sigma , blackrapid and other photography websites.

References

References available upon request.

Timeline

Second Wedding Photographer

Irish Weddings and New Borns
2023.06 - Current

Photographer/Organizer of Photoshoots

National Bird Of Prey Centre
2021.01 - Current

Dog Groomer

Smart Groom Tallaght
2021.01 - 2023.01

Dog Groomer

Beautiful Cuts Dog Grooming
2016.01 - 2020.01

Photographer/Reporter/Sales/Designer

Our Dogs Ireland
2015.01 - Current

Dog Groomer

Positive Dog Training
2015.01 - 2016.01

Dog Groomer

Paws Dog Grooming
2014.01 - 2016.01

Direct Personal Banking Outbound

Bank of Ireland
2005.05 - 2006.06

Sales

Bank of Ireland
2005.01 - 2005.01

Sales Agent

Bank of Ireland
2004.04 - 2013.11

BOI - UK Post Office Financial Service

Bank of Ireland
2004.03 - 2005.05

Sales Team & Customer Service Team

Bank of Ireland
2004.03 - 2005.05

Supervisor

Smyth’s Toys ltd
2002.01 - 2004.01

Filing, Faxing, Taking Company Orders

Golden Vale
2001.01 - 2002.01

Lounge Girl/Barmaid

The Red Cow Inn
1998.01 - 2002.01

Photoshop And Design Courses.

Alison

Pet Nutrition Certification/ Vet Nutrition Certifi

Hills Pet Nutrition

Introduction To Dog Training Certificate -

Institute of Modern Dog Trainers

Teaching The Exercise, Foundation To Advance

Institute of Modern Dog Trainers

City And Guilds Dog Groomer -

City And Guilds

Credit Skills, Mortgage Skills Workshop, Fraud &am

Accenture

St Aidan's Community School

Some College (No Degree) - Banking

Institute of Bankers

Some College (No Degree) - Banking And Financial Support Services

Instatute of Bankers
  • Certificate in Advanced Digital Photography
  • Certificate in InDesign CS6
  • Bank of Ireland Sales agent of the year 2006/2007/2012
Julie Smith