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Steve Stachini CV

Graphic Designer+

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21/09/1968
Married
Kent UK / Valencia ES
English
contact@stachini.com
+34 634 325 196
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Professional Summary
Everything is possible...
"Protagonist of dreams"
Aspire to inspiration... daily...

By nature I am a creative professional, paying special attention to detail in all that I do, both in my personal life and at work. Integrity, diplomacy and discretion are key to my self motivation and initiative with unbridled commitment and enthusiasm for projects. I enjoy analytics and troubleshooting, and continually push the boundaries to constantly learn new things and innovate.

With an interpersonal sensitivity, I am easy to approach in all situations and and circumstances, whilst I calculate the options before responding. I can however lead a team with strength, drive and encouragement.

Most of my working life has been freelance or self employed based which means I have learned many things the hard way but learned nonetheless, which in turn has provided me with a greater appreciation for the simple things in life.

Education / Qualifications
Languages
English / Poco español
Kent College Canterbury UK
  • 6 Oxford & Cambridge ‘O’ Level Passes
  • Sadly due to nearly dying at the age of 18 I was forced to give up any further education. I was at the time doing a B-Tech Diploma for architecture.
  • I have attended various courses without certification ranging from web coding to engineering.

Steve Stachini CV Image of Steve Sitting on a sofa in front of a large Station To Station Bowie Art Wall Canvas

Current Work Situation
Graphic Designer+
2021
Valencia Spain / Worldwide

Self Employed / Freelance
• My work is a combination of Vinyl Wrapping, Graphic Design, Web Design, Consultancy, Training, and Art Projects as listed below.

Work Experience
blackstar.STUDIO
2016 - Present
Valencia Spain

Owner / Founder
• Dealing with all aspects of running a small business. Self employed and freelance.
• Developed the concept of an art studio/gallery in 2015 and launched in 2016 with the aim of assisting undiscovered artists of all media types to display their work, both in a studio environment and with full online exposure and marketing. A project dear to my heart and a life's ambition, inspired by my life long following of the late David Bowie to whom I owe so much.

Yacht Wraps
2013 - Present
Worldwide

Owner / Founder
• Dealing with all aspects of running a small business. Self employed and freelance.
• With sole concentration and continuation of high end professional wrapping services worldwide for Vehicles, Yachts and related products.
• Graphic design from concept to installation.
• Providing wrap training courses within the graphics and sign industry.

ProWraps
2012 - Present
Worldwide

Owner / Founder
• Dealing with all aspects of running a small business. Self employed and freelance.
• Taking specialised wrapping to an even higher level by founding ProWraps with working associates in specialist fields. Offering high end wrapping, detailing and tinting services primarily for yachts and vehicles. Excellence and professionalism in a somewhat more exclusive manner with the unique approach of a personalised global service.
• Graphic design from concept to installation.
• Providing wrap training courses within the graphics and sign industry.

English Teacher
2010 - Present
Valencia, Spain

When Required
• Teaching the English Language and Conversational English to foreign students of all ages:
• Private Tuition, Summer Camps, Academies, Companies for Business and Town Halls, in groups and on a one to one basis.
• Assisting children and adults alike through activities, conversation and Oxford/Cambridge study books A1 - C1.

JFK Signs & Designs
1996 - 2012
United Kingdom

Owner / Founder
• Dealing with all aspects of running a small business. Self employed and freelance.
• Producing all general signs, banners, printed work wear, promotional gifts, printing and vinyl graphics. Also, machine and software installation and training services.
• I later developed our sign company to incorporate vehicle wrapping and other wrap products whilst continuing with all our general signs and graphic related products and services.
• Graphic design from concept to installation.

Control Techniques
1994 - 1996
Newtown, Powys UK

Process Dept. Technician
• Surface mount technician, shift supervisor and process department procurement advisor, involved in the production of electronic drives for controlled server motors.

Imprint
1992 - 1994
Newtown, Powys UK

Layout and Makeup Artist
• Retained full time as a freelance studio designer within a printing company for all types of business stationery and monthly magazine publications.

Various / Freelance
1990 - 1992
Kent UK

Layout and Design Artist
• Working in various printing companies, primarily dealing with design and layout of print media publications.

The Vaults
1989 - 1990
Rochester, Kent UK

Entertainment Suite Manager
• Running an entertainment suite and restaurant. Catering for up to 150 covers for events, weddings, hen nights and private functions. With all staff, ordering and financial responsibilities.

Headley Brothers
1987 - 1989
Ashford, Kent UK

MAC Layout and Design Artist
• Layout and design for weekly and monthly high street publications, and creating artwork for high school examination papers. Four colour film separation work and print machine plate making within a busy unionised print company.

Woodwards Engineering
1986 - 1987
Ashford, Kent UK

Sheet Metal Profiler
• Working in an engineering company, creating precision templates and cutting sheet metal for vehicle nudge bars. Plus powder coating and shot blasting.

Philbeach Nursing Home
1985 - 1986
Hythe, Kent UK

Silver Service Waiter
• Catering for up to 90 residents at a private convalescent nursing home. Working as a waiter and kitchen assistant. A live in position on 24hr call.

Various Extras...
Other
UK / Spain

Freelance / Self Employed

• I have performed vehicle wrapping demonstration days for both vinyl manufacturers and distributors alike, for launches of new wrap media products. Various locations.

• To help ease the transition from employment to setting up my own business JFK Signs & Designs, I worked part time, for one year, for an office supplies company as a delivery driver at Office Express Newtown Powys.

• Whilst working full time (12hr shifts, four days on - four days off) at Control Techniques electronics company, I also run an indoor market stall selling concrete garden ornaments.

• I also perform minor tree surgery, not necessarily to earn money, just something that I like doing and it provides a welcome break from my computer work. No ladders, no lifts, just a harness, ropes and spikes for climbing.

• Being born and bred in pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants, I have retained the skill sets and professionalism of the catering trade in all it's aspects.

Interests
Activities / Leisure
Life is the experience
Memories are everything...

My work is my passion and it may be no surprise that my main interests are: Art, Fashion, Design, Photography, and Music. I take pleasure in gentle outdoor activities, nature, culture, travel, but most importantly just being creative. I also enjoy driving, motor sports and leisurely round of golf.

Skills / Attributes
Graphic Design
From original conceptual ideas through to implementation. For all medias and applications.
Vinyl Wrapping
Vehicle wraps, boats, interior decoration, furniture wraps, and wrap training courses.
Web Design
Website design, hosting, SEO, social media management, live spokesperson, HTML5, PHP, ASP, Flash and more.
Proficiency
SignLab CAD - Photoshop - WP - Web Coding, Audio/Video, adaptability with logic to all software.
Life Experience
I am critical with success and learn from defeat. I am happy to teach though we are all students.
Excellent Communicator
Comfortable with leading and motivating a team as well as being self driven towards targets.
Natural Leader
Comfortable with leading and motivating a team as well as being self driven towards targets
Time Management
My time, knowledge and expertise is valuable so I don't expect people to waste it.
Inept Tolerance
I don't suffer fools lightly in business nor in my private life. I see through the fakers but bear no grudges, time is too short.
Being True To Who I Am
Clearly passionate about who I am, what I do and fully committed to all project which I create or get involved in.
Steve Stachini CV image with Charity Stachini

The blackstar.STUDIO

I am a huge Bowie fan and I urge you to read the story of the blackstar.STUDIO demonstrating my commitment, drive and enthusiasm towards projects as well as my creativity on a personal level. My Bowie Art products are available online for purchase.

Helping Africa's Youth

Steve Stachini CV image in Uganda Africa with School ChildrenI lived in Africa for two years assisting the the Divine Day Care and Nursery School helping to raise awareness and funding for the future of Uganda. Ongoing work that is dear to my heart.

A Life Experience

Steve Stachini CV image showing Steve doing a star jump on the Camino de SantiagoThere is no better way to combine nature and culture, than walking over 900km on the Camino de Santiago. From France and across Northern Spain then on to Finisterre, known as "The end of the earth". This camping trek took over fourty days and was a rejuvenating, rewarding disconnection from every day life.

Assisting African Artists

Steve Stachini CV image with African artists from the JBOP groupAnother ongoing Ugandan project is creating an online platform and helping to exhibit young artists in Europe. We have a small community of extremely talented creatives from Uganda and we try to gain them international exposure.

Autobiography Naked and Raw

I have many stories and experiences to share, some of which some will shock you and others will amaze. Having been raised in such a traumatic environment, my book demonstrates how creativity can conquer all.

Vehicle and Yacht Wrapping

As a specialist in vinyl wrapping technology for vehicles, yachts and interior decoration and refurbishment, I travel wherever the work may take me. Worldwide.