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CV - Susey Phonexx Designs UK

Phoenixx Designs UK

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Susey is a mature mother of 3 grown up children and has been running her own businesses for the past 22 years. She is a fully qualified Fashion Designer to Masters level and has also acquired many other skills sets since qualifying. She has a life-long passion for learning new skills and using her broad design background, so that she can assimilate new skills quickly and easily using that background.

In running her business, Susey is both the Designer and Creator of her work. She also prepares her own Marketing and Publicity, as well as managing her Social Media Platforms for her business. She also maintains her Accounts, as well as creates, maintains and populates her and her clients websites.

Susey is currently employed as a Support Worker for Anheddau Cyf in North Wales, where she works in a large house with 5 ladies with learning difficulties.

Susey has taught in many educational environments, including primary, secondary and adult education venues. Primarily as an Artist & Designer, where she has been invited to go into schools for specific projects or was asked to tender for those projects, if it was a school where she had not worked previously. Those projects have included the following skills sets:-

Fashion Designer:

Textiles Designer;


Jewellery Designer;



Workshop Facilitator;

After School Club Facilitator;

Graduate Fashion Internships;

Adult Educator;

Child Minder;








Workshop Provider:

Date: Organisation: Workshop: Venue:

Jan 2024 Anheddau Cyf (Support Worker) Christmas Wreathmaking Workshop, The Rowans, Prestatyn

Jan 2024 Anheddau Cyf (Support Worker) Badge Making Workshop The Rowans, Prestatyn

Dec 2023 Anheddau Cyf (Support Worker) Xmas Wreath Making The Rowans, Prestatyn

Nov 2023 Anheddau Cyf (Support Worker) Xmas Wooden Box Applique The Rowans, Prestatyn

Jun 2023 Anheddau Cyf (Support Worker) Art Concertina Book Making Workshop The Rowans, Prestatyn

Sep 2022 Anheddau Cyf (Support Worker) Polymer Clay Pendants The Rowans, Prestatyn

May 2022 Anheddau Cyf (Support Worker) Jewellery Making Pendants The Rowans, Prestatyn

Jan 2022 Anheddau Cyf (Support Worker) Jewellery Making Bracelets The Rowans, Prestatyn

Nov 2019 PDUK Bath Bomb Workshop Two & Throw Ceramics

Jun 2019 PDUK Steampunked Nerf Guns Whitchurch Pub

Jun 2018 PDUK 6 week project - Lets Paint Pottery, Sewing Workshop Prestatyn, Beginners

2015-2016 PDUK Upcycling Fashion Women's Centre, Rhyl

Aug 2007 Nottm City Council WWII Short Film Project 6 x schools, A day in the life of a child in WWII

Jun 2007 Notts County Council Arts Week x 5 days - Toothill School, Jewellery Design Bingham

Dec 2006 Eastwood Community Make & Take - Eastwood Community Christmas Candles Hall

Sep 2006 Notts County Council Evening Classes - Toothill School, Calligraphy (Adults) Bingham

Jul 2006 Notts County Council 6 weeks Holiday Club:- Various Venues, Encaustic Wax Art,Greetings Cards, Jewellery Making, Candle-making, Origami, Mono Screen Printing

Jun 2006 Notts County Council Arts Week:- Toothill School,, Digital Altered Art Bingham Workshops

Jun 2006 Notts County Council Arts Week:- Ashfield Comp School, Film-Making Workshops Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Nov 2005 Notts County Council Arts Week:- Surestart Centre, Wall Hanging Workshop

Oct 2005 Notts County Council Mono-printing Workshop Surestart Centre

Oct 2005 Notts County Council Felt-making Banner Surestart Centre, Gedling

Oct 2005 Sherwood Forest Trust 6 Weeks Project:- Rainworth Primary School, Banner Workshop Kirkby

Sep 2005 Notts County Council Carnival Wear Dawn Fox, Surestart

Jul 2005 Nottm Trent University Workshops University Buildings, Wireworks Furniture (adults with Learning Difficulties)

Jul 2005 Eastwood Village Funky Foam Workshop Eastwood Village Hall

Jul 2005 Nottm County Council Mosaic Workshop Eastwood Community Ctre

Jul 2005 Co-Op Group Origami Workshop Nottm City Building

Jul 2005 Parent Partnership Service 5 x day Workshop Nottm City Building, Candle-making

Jul 2005 Cultural Con(fusion) Commission Village Hall, Costume Design & Creation

May 2005 Notts County Council Jumbled Globe Project Dunkirk Primary School

May 2005 Mansfield Woodhouse Workshop Mansfield Woodhouse, Candle-making Community Development Group Village Hall

Mar 2005 New Deal for Communities Question Time Event: Nottm City Building, Filming

Apr 2005 Nottm County Council 6 x days Notts Next Stage, DTP Workshop (Men)

Mar 2005 Ashfield District Council Encaustic Wax Art Eastwood Village Hall

Feb 2005 Sally Cotterill Website Design Notts Building

Jul 2004 Notts City Council Make & Take Kimberley Primary School, Paper Marbling & Air Dry Clay

Feb2004 Nottm County Council 5 x days Larkfields Junior, School Nuthall, Photography Workshop Movie of Images

Nov 2003 Nottm County Council 6 week Project John Davies School, Aztec Mural Huthwaite

Sep 2003 Nottm County Council 5 x days Toothill Secondary School, Fractals Workshop

Jul 2003 Nottm County Council Carnival Festival 2003 Toothill Secondary School, Printed T-shirts

After Schools Clubs:

2001-2003 Claremont Primary School Fashion & Pattern Making

2004-2005 Carrington Primary School Arts & Crafts Club

Art Exhibitions:-

Feb 2004 Projected Movie of Images Stantonbury Gallery, Milton Keynes

Dec 2003 Christmas Fayre Harding House Gallery, Lincoln

Nov 2003 Open Day Art For Life Gallery, Nottingham

Nov 2003 Projected Movie of Images Milton Keynes Digital Artists

Sep 2003 Digital Artists Show Stantonbury Gallery, Milton Keynes

Oct 2003 Projected Movie of Images South Hill Park, Bracknell

Jul 2003 Projected Movie of Images Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

Nov 2002 Annual Open Art Exhibition Nottingham Castle Museum

Mar 2002 Imperfect Future Turtle Arts Basement Gallery

Jan 2002 The Fractal Project Alley Cafe Bar

Nov 2001 Annual Open Art Exhibition Nottingham Castle Museum

Sep 2001 Fascination Turtle Arts Basement Gallery

Clothing Boutiques:-

Jan 2002 Garment Samples Echo, Nottingham

Jun 2003 Garment Samples Sample, Nottingham

Art Galleries:-

Mar 2003 The Fractal Project 2002 Art for Life Gallery, Nottingham

Mar 2003 The Fractal Project 2002

Mar 2003 The Fractal Project 2002

Feb 2003 The Fractal Project 2002

Jan 2003 The Fractal Project 2002

Dec 2002 The Fractal Project 2002 Harding House Gallery, Lincoln

Sep 2002 The Fractal Project 2002 Neo Arts Gallery, Nottingham

Mar 2002 The Fractal Project 2002 Wills Art Gallery, London

Feb 2002 The Fractal Project 2002

Feb 2002 The Fractal Project 2002

Feb 2002 The Fractal Project 2002

Jan 2002 The Fractal Project 2002

Jan 2002 The Fractal Project 2002

Jan 2002 The Fractal Project 2002 Nimtech (Creatives)

Work Experience:

Jan 21- Present Anheddau Cyf, Presatyn, Support Worker

2020 - Present Susey Phoenixx Website Design, Self-Employed

1988 - Present Susey Phoenixx Designs UK Self-Employed, Plus Size Specialist Fashion Designer/Maker

2017-2018 Lets Paint Pottery, Prestatyn Self-Employed, Workshop Provider, (Adults & Children)

Pot Painter, Party Supervisor (Children)

2015-2016 Women's Centre, Rhyl Volunteer - Upcycling Fashion Workshops Workshop Facilitator

2015-2017 Helfa Gelf Arts Trail Member, North Wales Self Employed, Open Workshops in September each year

2008 - Present Susey Phoenixx Designs UK Self-Employed

2001- 2011 Nottingham City Council Self-Employed, Childminder

2001-2008 Self-Employed, Workshop Facilitator (Art & Design) -

Schools and Colleges in Nottingham

2001-2004 Parent Partnership Service Volunteer, Independent Parental Advisor -

Statement Advocate for Parents

2001-2004 Clarement Primary & Nursery School Volunteer

School Governor;

Parent School Governor

Training Co-Ordinator Governor

Special Educational Needs Governor

Chair of Strategic Committee

2000-2001 Nottingham City Council £15,000 pa

Diagnostic Statistician

1999-2000 Nottingham City Council £6.00 ph

Project Co-ordinator

1997-1999 Latham Architects, Derby £17,500 pa

Practice Manager

1994-1997 Leicester Housing Association, Nottm £13,000 pa

PA to Regional Manager (North)

1993-1994 Nottingham City Hospital £8,500 pa

Diagnostic Administrator

1993-1993 Thorn Baker Partnership, Nottm £5.50 ph

Temporary Administrator

1988-1993 Brooke Street Bureau, Nottm £4.50 ph

Temp Work whilst at Uni & Colleges

1984-1988 Swale Borough Council £4,800 pa

Clerical Administration Officer


2021-Present Anheddau Cyf, Social Care Wales, NVQ Level 1 & 2 NVQ Pass

2021-2023 Rhyl College, Mechanics Level 1 & 2 NVQ Pass

2019 Driving Test - DVLA Pass

2017-2020 Rhyl College, Hairdressing Level - 1, 2 & 3 - NVQ Pass

2005-2007 Nottingham University, Specialising in Shoe Design - Ma Pass

2005-2005 NES Small Business Course Pass

2003-2004 Parent Partnership Service Pass, Independent Parent Support Training

2001 Childminding Training Course, First Aid, Child Protection etc Pass

1997-1999 Institute of Housing, Programme of Professional Practice - BTEC Pass

1990-1993 Derby University, Fashion Design & Textiles Ba(Hons) Pass

1988-1990 South Notts College, BTEC General Art & Design - BTEC Pass

1985-1987 Oakwood College, Maidstone, Kent, BTEC in Public Administration - BTEC Pass

1983-1984 YTS Training Scheme, Kent

RSA I - Typewriting Distinction

RSA II - Typewriting Merit

RSA III - Typewriting Merit

Office Procedures Distinction

Audio Typing Distinction

1979-1983 Sheppey Comprehensive,

Isle of sheppey, Kent

8 O’Levels

English Language B Art & Design B

English Literature B Mathematics B

General Studies C Sociology C

Physics C History C

Hobbies & Interests:

Mountain Biking, Sea Swimming, Quad Skates, Ceramics, Jewellery Designer, Mould Making, Photography, Walking my Dogs, Driving, Cross Training, Hiking, Cosmetics Formulator, Sculptor, Comicon''s, Adobe Illustrator, Interior Design Object D''Art, Artist & Designer.


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