An enthusiastic user of Macintosh computers since 1996 with a solid and wide variety of knowledge about Apple products and related software. Before joining Apple Retail in February 2010, I had many years of experience using Apple computers in my business as a self-employed comedian, street-performer and variety entertainer as well as achieving an HNC in Graphic Design. My knowledge and skills gained during this time include print, web, and audio production with particular interests in video editing, motion graphics and photography as well as a wide variety of office based administrative tasks.
Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro 7 and Aperture 3.
Apple Certified Associate - iLife ’09
HNC Graphic Design, North Oxfordshire College and School of Art — 2000-2002. Also received a D&AD National Student Award for Most Outstanding Poster Advertising.
Middlesex Polytechnic, London. One year study abroad in Drama and Dance — 1988-1989.
University of Kansas, Majored in Drama and Dance — 1987-1988.
Gap Year to pursue employment as comedian and juggler — 1986-1987.
University of Kansas, General studies for Bachelor of Arts Degree — 1984-1986.
Graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, Kansas — 1984.
Stand-up Comedian, Street Performer, Juggler, Variety Entertainer — 1986 to 2010
Headline act in the UK’s top comedy clubs as well as performing in theatres, universities, festivals and corporate events of all description including trips to Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bahrain and Cyprus. Extremely competent in taking control of a large or small audience of people under oftentimes highly stressful conditions and delivering a successful show.
World-class street performer with worldwide experience of gathering an audience in an outdoor setting at festivals and street performing locations with the ability to transform a disparate group of people into a cohesive, responsive and excited audience. Appeared at many of the world’s largest arts festivals including Edinburgh, Glastonbury and numerous others in Canada, Australia, Spain, Austria, New Zealand and the USA.
Job responsibilities included publicity and web design, tour and travel organization, promotion and creative development.