Victoria Dow
24 Cleveland Terrace
Darlington
DL3 7HA
01325 282556
Mobile 07850 823561

              victoria@dowdesign.co.uk
www.dowdesign.co.uk

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Objective   Developing and maintaining links between industry and education

CREATIVE DIRECTOR DOW DESIGN GROUP LTD 1986 - CURRENT

▪ Running multidisciplinary Creative Agency
▪ Local, regional, national and international commissions and awards

EDUCATION CONSULTANT & EDEXCEL ASSESSMENT ASSOCIATE 1987 – CURRENT

▪ Edexcel ‘Ask the Expert’ (subject specialist for Art & Design NQF L 2/3 & NVQs)
▪ Edexcel External Verifier NQF Levels 2/3
▪ Edexcel External Examiner NQF L4 (FAD) & L5 (HNs)
▪ Lead Verifier/EV Design NVQs
▪ Edexcel Writer (2003 – current)
▪ Edexcel Briefer (1995 – current)
▪ Edexcel International (1994 – 97)
▪ Edexcel Professional Training & Development
▪ University External Examiner
▪ University EE Mentor
▪ Honorary HE advisor - Caritas Bianci, Hong Kong (2003-current)

Education linked (non- Edexcel)

▪ Programme & Centre Approvals facilitator (international clients)
▪ Programme writer (international clients)
▪ European and International Projects facilitator
▪ LA School Governor
▪ Work-based learning project facilitator (Undergraduate students)
▪ Work-based learning projects (14 -16 year olds)

Work History

▪ 1986 - current, Creative Director, Dow Design Group, Darlington
▪ 1986 - current, Edexcel Assessment Associate
▪ 1998 – current, University External Examiner and Examiner Mentor
▪ 1994-97 Edexcel International Quality Auditor
▪ 1997-2002 UK Consultant Director, ESI  Madrid
▪ 1985-95 P/T lecturer Cleveland College of Art, Darlington College of Technology

Education & Personal Development

▪ 2002-05 MA Design Practice, Northumbria University
▪ 1980-83 BA Hons Spatial Design, Teesside University Middlesbrough
▪ (PhD DP Proposal ‘Educational Inclusion’ - pending)
▪ Assessor/IV & EV qualifications
▪ PDC (Edexcel Personal Development Certificate)
▪ Governor Training Foundation Certificate

References and project details are available on request

DOW DESIGN GROUP      24 Cleveland Terrace, Darlington, DL3 7HA      01325 282556    enquiries@dowdesign.co.uk