Marika Fyfe

Marika Fyfe

Portrait artist and illustrator

Arts / Entertainment / Publishing

Glasgow, Glasgow City


Services provided £10 / hour

About me:

I'm working as freelance pet and portrait artist , illustrator and teaching kids Spanish language.

My nationality is Czech , but now married 11 years to Scottish husband.



At the moment I work from home as self employed artist (FB page Marika Fyfe Art) and also teach Spanish language privately for 7 kids.

 Hilton hotels closed the IT department in January 2011,so I find it as great opportunity to start as freelance artist.



Supporting globally hotels with IT problems

* Supporting systems for reservations, housekeeping , front office, accounts and database maintenance

* All applications in Fidelio & ONQ

* ONQ R+I &Horizon applications

* CRM, CRIS, CIS systems

* SQL & SQL Manager studio

* Network connections

* Using Assyst & Remedy logging system

* Translating from English to Spanish & German

RECEPTIONIST – LANGS HOTEL 4* - 100 ROOMS Glasgow - June 2006 – June 2007

Front office & organizing events

* Bring the business to highest profits by bringing more regular guests – loyalty scheme

* Organizing events and doing showground’s for guests and university students

* Fidelio system, Microsoft office, Windows , Power Point , Micros

* In charge of banking and closing cashier

* Translations for foreign guests in German, Spanish and Russian passing on information’s about the city

* Organizing events (weddings , private parties , business meetings) 3 meeting rooms and 2 restaurants

BRIDAL WEAR ADVISOR – BOWS&BELLS Dundee - January 2005 – March 2006

Bridal wear and wedding  advisor.

* Sales advisor

* Organizing weddings .

Money handling , opening and shutting the shop.

* Earn trust of my clients to make their day perfect day .(brides, bridesmaids , flower girls, accessories)

Occasionally worked as seamstress.

* Achieving high profits 

* Travelling to Bridal exhibitions(Harrogate) and knowledge of all bridal designers and materials

SPECIAL OCCASSIONS – DUNDEE – OWERGATE CENTRE Dundee – August 2004 – January 2005

Cards and gift shop-supervisor - Started as part time sales assistant

* Responsible for deliveries

* Everyday banking

* Supervising staff ( 10 employees)

* In charge of banking and cashing up

HORSE RIDDING TEACHER Stuttgart &Nuremberg – January 2003 – June 2004

Ridding teacher & Horse physiotherapy

* Study German language by teaching kids horse riding (age 5-16)

* Selling and buying Arabian horses

* Using horse physiotherapy to horses with back and leg problem

* Working with horses with mental problems to get used to people



WESTERN RIDING AND ENDGLISH LANGUAGE England – Sussex –February 2002 – September 2003

Western Ridding & Cutting& Reining

* Responsible for 7 competition horses

* Learned Reining & Cutting in western style

* Started my own business in selling animal portraits ( sold 28 in 3 months)



Home own business

* Own business glass and painting and designing new items

* Exporting to European countries

* Running my own business book and accounts

* Buying Materials and supporting glass blowers by buying products to be painted from them

* Achieving high profits and targets

* This became as family business that is still run by my mother and still brings up high profits

SUMMER SEASON WORK ISLE OF SKYE Scotland – Isle of Skye – February 2001 – September 2001

Hotel seasonal work & English language

* All hotel duties such as receptionist, bar area etc.

* Learn Fidelio system and work in all hotel departments

* Learned how to cope in stressful and busy environments

DESIGNER&DECORATOR CZECHREPUBLIC Czech Republic – June 2000 – February 2001

Home own business

Exactly the same work as in September 2001.We have family business, so I always had work to do.

PROPERTY AGENT – OFFICE SUPERVISOR Spain - Costa Blanca – February 1999 – June 2000

Property agent & translator. Immobiliaria Intercosta

* Selling properties around Costa Blanca from Alicante to La Manga

* Translating and closing contracts in German and English from Spanish

* Extra work, closing contracts for building new swimming pools

* Driving to showground’s with foreign clients and achieving high profits for the company

Learned about property market

AU PAIR PROGRAMM – NANNY England - Sussex – May 1997 – January 1999

Au pair – Student

* Looking after 2 year old girl

* Studying English language and passing First Certificate

* Started studying Spanish language in Farnborough college

DESIGNER – SUPERVISOR Czech Republic - Desna – September 1996 – May 1997

* Designer – Supervising approximately 30-35 jewellery makers that worked from home – had company car

* Responsible for quality control

* Creating new designs

* Exporting to USA getting products ready to be exported


Interest in languages - fluently speaking  Polish, Spanish, German, Czech and English

Studied Russian 5 years..

Horse riding, swimming (local gym), ice hockey, skiing, volleyball, basketball..

Still drawing, and  painting commissions.

Owning driving license since 1996 and have car

Registered as Worker Registration Scheme as part of EU

Owning National Insurance Number in UK

Jus finished course for Graphic Design evening course at City college Glasgow.

During lockdown I was able to finish zoom online course with Glasgow University for Advance German and also Russian language.




* ONQ R+I application

* ONQ PMS system

* SQL and SQL Manager Studio

* All hotel applications

* Fidelio & Gem & RSO

* Rapid reservation system

* CRS and CRM system

* Excel and Word (all versions)

* AR in ONQ and accounting applications

TEFL course – Teach English as foreign language

The Jury’s Hotel Glasgow                                                                                            Glasgow 2006


  • Teaching English in foreign countries 
  • Program and preparation for lessons in any levels of knowledge
  • This program has been followed by trip to China 


STUTTGART, NUREMBERG COLLEGE – German language                                                         

Private tutor                                                                                                                                           Germany 2004

  • Studying German language and grammar



Spain,Torrevieja                                                                                                                Spain, 2000


  • Spanish language and grammar
  • Exams in advanced level passed





Camberley,Surrey                                                                                                           England 1999

English language and grammar

First certificate in English language



Liberec, Czech Republic                                                                                                                Czech Republic 1995 

  • Knowledge of technology of materials
  • Fashion design in art
  • Design for accessories used in fashion


Jablonec nad Nisou , Czech republic

* Technology of materials used for creating jewellery

* Specializing in technology for creating glass jewellery and art 

* Czech language and literature

* English language and literature

* History of art ( all applications architecture, jewellery, sculptures, paintings, modern art)

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