SWOT

STRENGTHS –

What are your talents, skills and abilities?

Questioning everything. Being different. Natural ability to understand coding. Leadership skills. Will attempt anything if needed.

What resources are available to you?

CCCU resources and library. UCA resources(includes possible art studio space). UCA library. Creative Suite programs. Plenty of outside space including ponds, animals, woodland, chickens, fruit and veg gardens. Many tools such as chainsaw, drills, etc. Space to do this in. Plenty of old boxes.

Who can you approach for advice, support and guidance?

Other students. Lecturers from CCU. Students and lecturers from UCA. Colleagues at UCA. Family and Friends. Colleagues at Estate in Ringwould. Colleagues in Poland. Previous employers from print packaging. Previous technicians from studying Product Design. Old friends that are now Design Teachers.

What do other people see as your strengths?

Organised. Questioning. Leadership. Delegation. Hard worker. Good advice provider.

What specialist knowledge do you have access to?

I know a lot about printing and packaging. My own ICT knowledge and I also have family members that are in the ICT field that often share their knowledge. My administration and research background. Organisational skills. 

WEAKNESSES –

What talents, knowledge and skills are you lacking?

The ability to illustrate. I would like to know more about layout and typography.

What do other people see as your weaknesses?

Taking onboard criticism. Continuing with enthusiasm when I’m not personally interested in something. 

What resources (money, time, support, expertise) are you lacking?

I am lacking time as I work two other jobs outside of university, so my time is limited and on a strict timetable.

Do you have certain personality traits that prevent you from reaching your goals? How will these be overcome?

I occasionally over worry and over think projects. I need to find a subject I truly enjoy and then I wont worry or over think.

THREATS –

What risks are you currently facing?

Combining my love for doing something arty and combining this with Web Design

What obstacles are impeding your progress?

Not knowing where to start researching or brainstorming on Art vs Web Design

What external factors are affecting you negatively?

Time, one of my jobs is demanding and requires a lot of time which can stress me out. Managing my time will be essential to any projects success.

What threats do your weaknesses expose you to?

My weaknesses could mean if I don’t do something I enjoy I could lack enthusiasm. I may also struggle to take criticism on board, and need to understand that they are making comments on the work because they care and want to see me improve.

OPPORTUNITES –

What opportunities are available to you?

The ability to experiment and try something new and different instead of a boring bog standard website.

What important goals could you pursue?

I have always wanted to do a piece of art that is structural or at least 3D

How can you capitalise on your strengths?

Being organised is really going to help especially with time management and maybe materials. My ability to really to question things will help with research and hopefully lead me to new directions. I am a hard worker so I know when I delegate time I will use the time productively. I could possibly use leadership and delegation skills to help if I do something big and need to resource help or other companies. By providing good advice to others, hopefully they will be more open to provide advice and direction for my project.

What opportunities would become available if you overcame your weaknesses?

If I overcame my weaknesses I would be doing a project I loved, it wouldn’t even feel like work. I would also be able to take on board people comments really easily and it could make my project better and maybe even lead me in new exciting directions.

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