Hi my name is Ersan Arif Im 27 years old and live in London. I completed my A Levels in Graphic Design & Product Design at Crossway Academy in South East London.
After leaving college i went on to work in the family business in the catering. I managed one of our restaurants for 3 years, working 6 days a week 2 hours a day. I enjoyed the buzz of a busy resturant but felt catering was not the life of work for me as my passion was in design.
I decided to get an office job so i could gain some new skills and develop my self working in an office environment. In January 2013 I started working at Creative Benefits a financial advising company in Croydon Surrey. I took a pay cut and starting working on a very low admin level doing basic admin such as post, typing up letters and updating the company system. Over the last 4 years i have i have gone from a basic Admin role to running the Admin department and looking after a team of six employees.
I feel i am currently at a stage where i can not progress at my current employment, and with having a passion for design and marketing, I feel now is the right time to progress and find a job in the sectors i feel will suit me.
I have started my own freelance business out side my working hours, purely so i can develop my skills and build relationships with people looking for a graphic designer.
I have always worked hard and put 110% into my work. I'm not scared to get my hands dirty and work long hours as i want to achive and progress in life. My ambition is to find a good company where i can develop my self and hopefully be part of a team where we all progress together.