Afeni Payne-Bonnick

Student

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

Afeni is a London based creative, studying at University of The Arts London with a keen focus in using fashion as a tool to communicate editorial narratives as a form of activism. Afeni explores racial and gender issues and it’s affect on societal positioning and identity. Areas of interest are within creative direction and fashion communication. She aims to collaborate fashion and media to develop creative solutions to provoke awareness. Afeni is a developing artist, establishing her personal style and discovering her practise to challenge and contribute to how creative projects such as fashion shows and industry events use their platforms to form conversations around accessibility and diversity through immersive production. With a goal to be involved in projects from the ground up, her incentive is to help build ideas into visual realities. Her compassion for other people has driven Afeni's work in customer service and willingness to support and help in and out of the work place. She is a committed individual who strives for success, approaches new challenges with confidence and aims for positive change and impact within the creative industries.

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Skills

  • Fashion Communication
  • Activism
  • Assistant Styling
  • Fashion Assistant
  • Creative Assistance
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Communications
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Time Management
  • Organised
  • Commited
  • Passionate
  • Dedicated

Companies I’ve worked with

  • TATE

    TATE

    • Arts and Culture
  • Social Pantry

    Social Pantry

    • Events
  • N

    Nando’s UK

    • A

      Alize Demange

      Work history

      Currently

      Web Developer

      Shades of Noir

      Sep 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Working as a website developer for an independent programme that supports the creation of safe spaces that offer opportunities for marginalised groups away from oppressive structures within both educational and social systems. Encouraging challenging conversations surrounding social justice and racial division by updating and developing media content through WordPress and Google Spreadsheet.

      Currently

      Tate Collective Producer

      TATE

      Aug 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Curating showcases and networking event for young emerging artists wanting a career within the creative industries and other expansive events at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Also collaborating with multidisciplinary artists and professionals in support of the Tate Routes In: Alternative Careers Fair and Late At Tate. Duties included delivering presentations and pitching ideas to clients, focusing on the barriers and solutions of young artists entering the creative industries.

      Currently

      Oct 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Working as a waitress for a café called Cranes Kitchen, part of the chain The Social Pantry. Being in a demanding environment as part of a small team who also catered for weddings and gallery opening events. Serving quality food and delivering impeccable service to high profiled guests, also contributing to the venue layouts for occasions which included, table settings/placement, decorations and arrangements.

      2019

      Creative Director

      Smashbox Cosmetics

      Apr 2019 - Apr 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Directed, styled and photographed photo shoot for UKAFROLISTA at SmashBox Photo Studios London.

      2019

      Assistant Stylist

      Alize Demange

      Jan 2019 - Jul 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Brick Magazine Kida Kudz / Kali Claire Press Shots Kali Claire music video Young T & Bugsey music video

      2017

      Waitress

      Nando’s UK

      Jan 2015 - Aug 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • Hired as a waitress for Nando’s where I worked for 3 years. There was a real sense of community and support within this fast-paced company, and a true drive for delivering outstanding service as well as constantly bettering ourselves as a team.

      Education

      Currently

      BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures

      University of The Arts London (UAL)

      Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures explores what it means to study media and culture in a contemporary context and through a critical perspective. With a strong focus on key concepts in media and cultural studies, it investigates the role that media, cultural and creative processes play in shaping today’s world. Approaching topics such as gender, class and race from theoretical perspectives and understanding the role in which media takes to present these issues through digital platforms and how these themes are therefore perceived once communicated this way.

      2017

      Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles

      City of Bath College

      Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
      • Bath, United Kingdom
      • This Fashion and Textiles Level 3 course is a comprehensive introduction to the skills required to embark on a career in fashion and textiles. Creative and practical techniques in studios and specialist workshops. This includes fabric printing, hand and machine knitting, pattern cutting, fashion design and illustration, historical issues in art and design, and fashion professional practice. Coursework is project-based throughout and the briefs reflect the day-to-day reality of the Fashion and Textile industry. Assessment is through coursework and final show.

      Awards

      2012

      Aviva English Schools' Championship Athlete

      Team Bath

      • Represented Team Bath Athletics Club at the Aviva English Schools’ Championship games in Gateshead, Newcastle. Competing in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay against the most talented athletes in the country.

      2012

      England Championships Athlete

      Team Bath

      • Represented Team Bath Athletics Club at the England Championships in Birmingham. Competing in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay against the most talented athletes in the country.