Afeni Payne-Bonnick
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Afeni Payne-Bonnick

StudentLondon, United Kingdom
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Afeni Payne-Bonnick
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Afeni Payne-Bonnick

StudentLondon, United Kingdom
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.
Projects
  • EVERY MONTH
    EVERY MONTHTextile work using multimedia techniques to explore the chemical imbalances experienced by women who suffer from pre menstrual syndrome Final shots of projection work which highlighted the importance of raising awareness of mental health in women who experience PMS. Using 3 layers of material to create a interactive projection to demonstrate degrees of severity within a menstrual cycle. Photographs of women who experience PMS heat pressed onto fabric and two layers embellished with textile desi
  • 1991 BABESTORE | WAH NAILS / Creative Assistant
    1991 BABESTORE | WAH NAILS / Creative AssistantCreative assistant for fashion stylist Alize Demange’s launch of her brand 1991.babestore Supporting the branding of items on Depop Styling by Rhea Francois Make up by Grace Macartney & Shireen Kadhim Photography by Bardha Krasniqi
  • CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR FASHION SHOOT AT SMASHBOX STUDIOS
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR FASHION SHOOT AT SMASHBOX STUDIOSDirected and styled photo shoot at SmashBox Photo Studios London, featuring an activist/blogger of whom’s work supports women of colour. Focuses on themes surrounding self acceptance, hair and beauty.
  • ISSUE 7 BRICK MAGAZINE FEATURING 'MAHALIA' / Assistant Stylist
    ISSUE 7 BRICK MAGAZINE FEATURING 'MAHALIA' / Assistant StylistAssistant styling an established London based stylist on set of a photo shoot for Brick Magazine Issue 7 featuring music artist Mahalia. Styled by Alize Demange Photography by Hayley Louisa Brown Hair by Zateesha Barbour Make up by Giselle Ali
  • KIDA KUDZ | PRESS SHOTS / Assistant Stylist
    KIDA KUDZ | PRESS SHOTS / Assistant StylistSupported the styling production of press shots for music artist Kida Kudz. Duties included collecting and delivering garments from fashion houses in preparation for styling. Styled by Alize Demange Artist wearing Daily Paper and Acrylicldn Photography by Smedleyshots
  • KALI CLAIRE 'FIX MY LONELY' & PRESS SHOTS / Assistant stylist
    KALI CLAIRE 'FIX MY LONELY' & PRESS SHOTS / Assistant stylistAssisted on set for Kali Claire’s music video “Fix my Lonely”. Monitoring artist’s appearance on set and contributing to the overall looking including hair and make up. Styling by Alize Demange Artist styled in Daily Paper Photography by Ashraf Produced by Too Loud Entertainment Make up by Grace Macartney Hair by Kevin Shanti & Zateesha Barbour
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Work history
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    Web DeveloperShades of Noir
    London, United KingdomPart 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.
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    Tate Collective ProducerTATE
    London, United KingdomPart 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.
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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
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    BA (Hons) Contemporary Media CulturesUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    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.
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    Extended Diploma in Fashion and TextilesCity of Bath College
     - 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
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    Aviva English Schools' Championship AthleteTeam 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.
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    England Championships AthleteTeam 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.