Portfolio

Kristie May’s Freelance Portfolio

Current Freelance Work
Director – Kristie Management Group Pty Ltd
Mum, Blogger & Presenter – The Efficient Parent
Travel Blogger & Digital Strategist – A Typical Experience
Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Coach – MindsetXP
Career and Business Coach & Consultant – StrategicXP
Designer, Artist, Photographer – Kristie May Designs
Founder – Australian Designer Bridal and Formal (formerly Lingerie and Gowns)

Employment Roles
2019 – Current – Information Management, Business Planner, Account Manager
2017 – 2019 – SAP Business Change Project Trainer and Technical Documentation Writer
2014 – 2017 – IT Business Change Project Senior Trainer, Project Officer, & Technical Documentation Writer
2012 – 2014 – Assessing Officer
2011 – 2012 – JDE Business Change Project Trainer
2011 – 2012 – RTO Trainer/Assessor/Curriculum Developer (Training, Business, Management, Customer Contact)
2008 – 2010 – Secondary Science and Maths Teacher
2007 – Sessional Lecturer (Anatomy & Biology)
2004-2006 – Jewellery Sales

Professional Courses
2020 – NLP Practitioner Certification
2018 – 2019 – Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy
2016-2017 – Certificate III & IV in Fitness
2016 – Diploma of Project Management
2016 – Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
2012 – 2013 – Certificate IV in Facilitation
2011 – Certificate IV in Small Business Management
2011 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
2009 – 2013 – Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling)
2009 – 2011 – Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Development (Career Development and Lifelong Learning)
2005 – 2006 – Bachelor of Education
2000 – 2003 – Bachelor of Science

Awards
2013 – Easy Weddings Certificate of Excellence “Australian Designer Bridal and Formal”
2012 – Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Achievement Award (GPA 7); Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Development (University of Southern Queensland)
2012 – Quest Business Achiever Awards Winner – Brisbane City Council Digital Business Award (Northside Chronicle) “Australian Designer Bridal and Formal”
2010 – Quest Business Achiever Awards Winner – Fashion & Beauty Services (Logan West Leader) “Lingerie and Gowns”
2009 – Quest Business Achiever Awards Winner – Fashion (Logan West Leader) “Lingerie and Gowns”

Winning Charity & Community Titles
2009 – Miss Greenbank Showgirl Winner
2003 – Palm Beach Currumbin Miss Springfest Winner
2002 – Miss Mudgeeraba Showgirl Winner
2002 – Springfest Queen Winner
2002 – RSL Teen in a Million Winner (South East District)
2002 – Cinderella Winner (Mudgeeraba Mad Pumpkin Party)
2001 – Miss Springfest Winner
2001 – Miss Rotary of Palm Beach Winner
1999 – 2000 – Face of the Gold Coast Senior Winner
1999 – Multicap Young Model Search Age Group Winner & Most Fashion Coordinated Winner

Artistic Courses
2016 – NIDA: TV Presenting Essentials Course (Sydney)
2014 – Canberra Institute of Technology: Makeup For Special Occasions Course
2000 – Tamblyn Model Management & Deportment School: Grooming & Deportment Course
2000 – Looks and Models Management: Deportment, Grooming & Self Development Course
1995 – Buckingham School of Modelling: Junior Model Course
1994 – 1995 – The Australian Film and Television Academy (TAFTA) Acting Course (Screen Tests, Castings)

Competitions & Fundraisers
2003 & 2006 – RSL Girl in a Million Quest Finalist (2nd highest fundraiser in SEQ, 5th highest fundraiser in QLD in 2003)
2002 – 2003 – Face of the Future Quest (Heat Winner, Regional Winner, Grant Finalist – Female Fashion Winner, 1st Runner Up Most Photogenic)
2002 – Miss South East Queensland District Showgirl Finalist
2001 & 2002 – Miss Gold Coast Show Entrant
2001 – Junior Australia Quest Finalist
2001 – Diamonds Summer Beach Girl Quest Entrant
2000 – Palm Beach Currumbin Springfest Queen Quest Finalist (1st Runner Up)
1999 & 2000 – Miss Gold Coast Show Teen Entrant
2000 – Variety 2000 Model Search Finalist
1999 – 2000 – Miss Teen Hawaiian Tropic Grand Finalist (1st Runner Up Most Photogenic)
1999 & 2000 – Tropicarnival Queen Quest Finalist (sponsored by Grand Motors Prestige)
1999 – Miss Schoolies Finalist (2nd Place Winner)
1999 – Multicap Millennium Model Search Finalist (2nd Place Winner, Winner Most Photogenic, Personality, Fashion Coordinated)
1999 – Springfest Queen Quest Entrant (sponsored by IGA Supermarket)
1999 – Endeavour Model Search Finalist (Overall Encouragement Award Winner)
1998 & 1999 – Miss Teen Indy Entrant (2nd Place Most Photogenic in 1998)
1998 – Spring Model Search Finalist (Best Photo Winner, Encouragement Award Winner)
1998 – Face of the Gold Coast Finalist (High Achiever Award Winner)
1998 – Benson’s Nite Club Miss Teen Quest Finalist
1998 – Miss Funtasia Entrant (2nd Place Winner)
1998 – Multicap Easter Model Search Finalist
1997 – Face of the Gold Coast Finalist (Charity Runner Up)
1997 – Multicap Model Search Finalist (Photo Winner)
1995 – Tamblyn Young Model Discovery Entrant

Promotional & Mentor Work
2019 – Promotional Work for QLD Government at the Ekka
2004 – 2006 – Griffith University Peer Mentor – Uni Key Program & Uni Reach Program
2004 – 2005 – Promotional Work for Rover Scouts at the EKKA & Schoolies Week
2003 – 2006 – Griffith University Student Ambassador (Open Days, Career Expos, Campus Tours, Promotions, Presentations)
2003 – 2004 – Portrait Place Photographic Studio Promoter
2002 – 2003 – Griffith University Student Guild Promotions – Event Promotion, O’Week, Drink Smart
2001 – Promotional Work for Epilepsy QLD at the Health Expo
2000 – 2001 – Promotional Work for Smirnoff, Bundaberg Rum, Archers Aqua Schnapps, Ruski, Baileys, Johnnie Walker, Kahlua
2000 – 2001 – Promotional Work with Tappa from SeaFM (“Tappa-ette”)
1997 – 2003 – Gold Coast Trike Tours Promotions

Photographic Work
2012 – 2014 – Photographic Work for Kristie Millar Australia
2012 – 2014 – Photographic Work for Inspiration By Desire
2012 – 2014 – Photographic Work for Essenna Rose Couture
2009 – 2014 – Photographic Work for Australian Designer Bridal and Formal
2003 – Gold Coast Bulletin & Griffith University – University Results
2003 – Photo Shoot for Griffith University Course Brochures, Promotional Material, Newspapers, Advertisements
2002 – Gold Coast Bulletin & Naturally Wild Walks
2001 – Gold Coast Sun & Gold Coast Street Rodders – Show Queen Competition
2000 – LJ Freeman Country Music Photo Shoot – CDs & Posters
2000 – Photo Club Photo Shoot
1999 – Photo Shoot for IGA Supermarket (Palm Beach)
1999 – Photo Shoot for Grey Feather Frontier Clothing (Burleigh Heads), Newspapers, Advertisements
1998 – Video Shoot by Pacific Rim Entertainment
1997 – 2003 – Gold Coast Trike Tours Photoshoot for Brochures, Business Cards, Advertisements, Magazines
1995 – Photo Shoot for Queensland All Over Magazine (2 clothing designers)

Event Coordination
2003 – Event Co-ordinator for the Miss Mudgeeraba Showgirl Quest, and inaugural Miss Teen Mudgeeraba Showgirl Quest (recruitment of entrants, judges, media liaison, press releases, photo shoots, event planning, chauffeuring winners)
2003 – Event Co-ordinator for the RSL Teen in a Million, RSL Junior Prince and Princess in a Million (recruitment of entrants)
2002 – Co-ordinator of Griffith University Gold Coast Aussie Club (recruitment of members, event & meeting organisation, writing articles)
Event organisation for various fundraisers; Balloon Pop, Auctions

Acting, Presenting, Public Speaking & Judging
2004 – David Fleay Wildlife Park Volunteer Presenter and Guide
2003 – MC – Babe in a Million Quest Fundraiser
2003 – MC – Mudgeeraba Princess and Junior Princess Quest
2003 – Guest Judge – Runaway Bay Shopping Centre Baby Show
2003 – MC – RSL Girl in a Million Cent Sale Fundraiser
2002 – 2003 – Bushwacker Ecotours Presenter and Guide
2002 & 2003 – Naturally Wild Walks Presenter and Guide
2002 – MC – RSL Babe in a Million Baby Show Fundraiser
2002 – MC – Springfest Prince and Princess Competition
2001 – Guest Judge – Springfest Prince and Princess Competition
2001 – Guest Judge – Gold Coast Street Rodders Show Queen Competition
1999 – Actor – Essence of Elanora – Theatre Production
1999 – MC – Multicap Baby Show
1998 – Actor – Shakers – Theatre Production
1996 – Acting Classes – Gold Coast Little Theatre
1996 – Actor – Rock Eisteddfod Challenge
1995 & 1996 – Rostrum Voice of Youth Speaking Competition
1995 – Stage Crew – Little Shop of Horrors – Theatre Production
1994 – Actor – Men of Magnet & Chocolate – Theatre Productions
1992 – 1993 – Acting Classes – Spotlight Theatre

Community & Public Relations Work
– Fundraised over $30,000 for various charities and community events
– Approaching businesses and people for sponsorship and donations
– Selling Official Merchandise and Art Unions
– Public Speaking, Presentations and Public Appearances
– Springfest, Gold Coast Show & Tropicarnival Street Parades

Media Work & Publications
– Writing Press Releases for Newspapers & Totally Wild
– Music Interviews for Moshpit Monthly – DJ Lethal (Limp Bizkit), King Mungi
– Letters To The Editor
– Work Experience with Totally Wild – Network Ten (Research, Idea Presentation, Script Writing, Assisting Film Crews)
– Interviews on Radio (Beau FM, Sea FM, ABC Gold Coast, ABC Coast FM)
– Television Appearances (Channel 9 Gold Coast News, NZ News, Saturday Disney, Totally Wild)
– Published in Newspapers (Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast Sun, Gold Coast Mail, Daily News, Beaudesert Times, Queensland Country Life, News and Views, Tweed Times, Tweed Mail)
– Published in Magazines (Griffith University Getamungstit, Look This Week, Queensland All Over, Venus Magazine, Point Out, Today Tonight Tomorrow, The Local Newsletter)