My commitment for the community

Erika Becerra

Italian, English, Spanish

www.erikabecerra.co.uk

rk.becerra@gmail.com

+447598684887

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Established Asperger Pride an own charity addressed to autism and learning difficulties in general on November 2011 still active today.
Supported more than 3000 members, families, partners, formed stakeholders, achieved forming events and seminars, achieved a led-support group.
Attended actively, press, media, radio and tv distributing a correct information about the autism and the learning difficulties.
Designed and achieved innovative social projects and activities. Fundraised 20.000 Euro just this year.
Member representative of Autism Europe and European Disability Forum, two non governmental organisations in Europe which give advocacy and support to 80.000.000 people with disability.
Thought, designed and published Aspie Kit an educational kit to the schools. It consists of five different units that collect testimonies, insights and educational games and activities for use in the classroom. It guides the user along a gradual path to knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum conditions. It differs from any other kit because it has been created and produced entirely by people with an autistic spectrum condition. This book has been introduced by a campaign and an event I entirely achieved involving media, press and TV.

PROFILE

Smiling, creative person, very honest and precise hard-worker. Open minded and non judgemental person I work to actively challenge stereotypes on daily basis. Able to achieve projects, developing positive and creative ideas within budget restraints to device and deliver bespoke projects in response to clients identify needs and wishes to achieve full participation and inclusion and projects target differentials. Creative and organised personality. Ambitious and self-determined; fast learner. Experienced designer professional with 8-year background in the fashion and publishing sector. Full knowledge of main applications and programs. Fuent Mac and Windows user. Interested in the offered position.

CAREER HISTORY

March 2018 – Today

Astonbrooks

Care Assistant

Took care of elderly people with dementia and mental health issues in a nursing home;
Supported the residents in their daily routines and activities;
Provided support in their hygiene and in their meals;
Monitored and repositioned people with physical limitation needs in their beds.
Recorded accurate daily logs;
Kept contacts with the stakeholders;

Voyage Care May 2017 – March 2018

Support Worker

Ensured independence and new skills towards people with disabilities;
Managed and reported money expenses;
Supported the tenants in their daily routines and activities;
Provided support in their hygiene and in their meals;
Recorded accurate daily logs;
Kept contacts with the stakeholders;
Counted and given meds, recording MAR sheet.

Asperger Pride November 2011 – Today

Establisher, journalist, coordinator, graphic and project designer

Proposed and test methods of accessing services.
Identified and defined what social isolation means to a person with autism and related conditions.
Responded to their needs around social inclusion, to support and access the local community through activities, planning growth strategies and successful projects of employment. Gained 20.000 Euro competition notice just this year.
Achieved a better understanding between the society and people with autism, through courses and seminars.
Offered social opportunities for people with autism to prevent isolation and marginalisation through a social media group of 3000.
Reduced the social isolation of, and provided social contact for people with autism by social media, TV, radio and web and newspapers.Arranged activities and events. Set up projects to help people with autism overcome the barriers of social inclusion and employment on a daily basis.
Written and translated contents to achieve a monthly newsletter (Mailchimp and Voxmail)
Increased the visibility and active presence on social media (Twitter, Facebook) through daily posts in different fan pages and in the led support group of 3000 members.
Advised, developed and executed communication campaigns on a variety of subjects;
Produced personally communication material such as banners, leaflets, flyers; organised and promoted at least two events each year creating advertisements and networking with press and media local, national and international.
Entertained and held effective and positive relationship with with media and press, radio and Tv journalists in the best interest of the cause and the charity.

Casa della Rivista s.r.l.

Coworker, Designer and Employee

print, publishing, design, souvenirs, gadgets.

Designed, Copyrighted, published magazines, catalogues. Brand, logos and Visual Identity. Researched trends.

Personalised creating graphic concepts many products such as fabrics, souvenirs and gadgets.

Photo-edited pictures and photos and produced many advertisements and campaigns to sponsor our products.

Varied customers

Freelance designer worker

Achieved fashion print and fabric textures to personalise differential products, print and embroidery processes, leaflets.

Researched trends. Checked production processes, colours, packaging. Photo editing, publishing, copyrighting. Pagination Catalogues

Brand, logos and Visual Identity.

Carmelo Morello designer

SS2012 / FW2012 Collection / Excellent fashion clothing teenager brand (china)

SS2013 / FW2013 Collection / Maggie Jeans (restyling and promotion) woman brand (Dubai)

ENOS s.r.l.

SS2012 Collection / Vintage and fashion clothing man brand (China)

 

MA.RA. s.r.l.

SS2011 / FW2011-2012 / SS2012 Collection Happyending, Nazareno Gabrielli, Alexander Stone homewear brand

IFU s.r.l.

SS2009 / FW2009-2010 Collection Brad Mitchell / Deputamadre vintage clothing man brand

SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

Fast learner, Hard worker, Deadline reliability, Attention to details,

Outstanding Creativity, Honesty, Able to prioritise, Punctuality, Problem Solver.

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD SUITE PHOTOSHOP – ILLUSTRATOR (VECTORS) – INDESIGN

Excellent knowledge of print and embroidery processes

Long background in Graphic and fashion Design

Trend research
Checking production
Color
Packaging
Production
Photo shooting
Editing
Pagination Catalogues
Brand, logos and Visual Identity

Good command of office suite (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software)

Excellent command of graphic and photo editing software gained through my experience

Good command of main web design software Joomla and WordPress

Very good verbal communication excellent grammar and written communication

Excellent ability of networking

Good ability of relating with stakeholders

Ability to create and send good emails, secretary knowledge.

EDUCATION

Liceo Artistico Alessandro Caravillani 2001 – 2005

A – LEVEL – ART AND DESIGN

GCSE A*- C in every subject

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Integrative course 2005 – 2006

Access to the Higher Education

European Design Institute 2006 – 2007

Graphic Design and Media

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND PUBBLICATIONS

MEMBER OF AUTISM EUROPE – BRUSSELS

Disclosed the values and increased the visibility of the NGO in line with their mission and vision.
Organised and promoted local events on their sponsor such as World-Autism-Awareness-Day 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

MEMBER OF THE YOUTH COMMITTEE OF THE EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM – BRUSSELS

Communicated amongst each other and to secretariat and Board on important issues concerning disability
Replied to internal consultations and positions on rights policies or subjects and provide input to the publications
Monitored and contributed to drawing up papers (e.g.position papers, statements) that incorporated a new perspective especially on those relating to employment as the negative consequences of the current employment situation in the EU heavily affect people with disabilities;
Given input to plan and overall goals to make sure the perspective and rights issues were sufficiently and appropriately addressed in policies, communication and working practices
Shared examples and information from different EU Member States on rights.
Represented EDF at technical and/or political meetings on the subject;
Ensured representation of EDF Youth Committee members to the events;
Raised awareness on the participation of persons with disabilities in the organisations of persons with disabilities;
Contributed to improving information and communication targeting people with disability;
Mainstreamed the rights people with disabilities requiring more intensive support in their work;
Prepared work for the adoption of the next Action Plan in line with the Work Programme

DESIGNER, ORGANISER OF ETHICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS

GIULIA PARLA Autism and Disability Community Services

I have designed and achieved Asperitivo, educational playing activity at the Agrarian Technical Institute G.Garibaldi (Institute where is practiced the Peer Mediator Education Method, Giulia Parla uses the educational method ABA Applied Behaviour Analysis)

MODEL

VERONICA CATANIA PHOTOGRAPHER

Worked with the photographer to collect oral history to make a short book and film.
Explored barriers too every day life and the obstacles they face due to social exclusion.
Edited and contributed to the book publication

WEBSITES:www.erikabecerra.co.uk- www.aspergerpride.it/about-us.html

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

General radio and TV appearances

http://www.aspergerpride.it/radio-and-tv-appearances.html

Press Review

http://www.aspergerpride.it/press-review.html

2017Annual Convention for the Inclusive Growth

2015Aspie Radio (Media Monitoring and Radio Lab participated to young people)

2016Aspie Kit (Editorial project to inform schools, teachers, students working with)

Aspie Kit, Publishing, Work with the community

http://www.aspergerpride.it/aspiekit.html

http://www.romatoday.it/politica/video-asperger-kit-scuola.html

«Vi racconto la mia vita con la sindrome di Asperger»

2016Aut-Services (Employment and inclusion project speach and poster at the European Parliament in Strasbourg during the European Youth Event

Social projects, Work with the community

2011-2016Autism Awareness Day – Autistic Pride Day (Celebratory Events)

http://www.aspergerpride.it/world-autism-awareness-day.html

http://www.aspergerpride.it/autistic-pride-day.html

http://www.aspergerpride.it/activities.html

2012-2014Asperitivo (Educational playing events)

http://www.aspergerpride.it/asperitivo.html

2013Asperger Friend (Inclusion project speach and poster at 10th International Congress Autism for the thirty years of Autism Europe.)

Social activities, Work with the community

http://www.aspergerpride.it/projects.html