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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsStudent - Project Manager - Creative Writer

About me

I'm a creative writer and post-grad arts management student who's interested in art direction, brand strategy, art curation and the creative/cultural industries. Before gaining experience in project management and advertising, I worked as a journalist and content editor.

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Skills

  • Creative Writing
  • Project Management
  • PR
  • Brand Copywriting
  • Project Admin
  • Content Editing
  • Exhibition Production
  • Magazine Writing
  • Client/customer Interaction
  • Book Publishing

Work history

2016

Program Manager

ASPIRE Foundation

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Freelance
  • + See www.aspirebarbados.org +Researched, designed and launched a pilot incubator programme for voluntary organisations, successfully meeting project deadlines in a fast-paced start-up +Drafted an accreditation programme for social purpose organisations in Barbados +Managed a cohort of 10 multi-sector voluntary organisations (charities, non-profits, social enterprises) +Chaired team of 5 C-Suite business leaders and worked with the board to recruit executive-level volunteers (40 in total) +Interacted with the board and external advisors to write the company's first business plan, organisation strategy and governance policy +Wrote successful funding proposal that secured funding for the first five years of the programme +Collaborated with external creative team to develop visual brand identity for the company +Generated concepts and wrote copy for the company's website, communicating a 'complex' social issue in a clear way +Drafted the company's communication strategy, including a brand roadmap and communications templates +Managed company's bank accounts and petty cash, working with the Treasurer to prepare quarterly financial reports for the board +Led executive-level communications with local, regional and international partners and funding bodies +Shadowed CEO at The Clare Foundation in Buckinghamshire as part of 1-month NGO management on-boarding +Successfully coped with difficult clients and partners, facilitating effective communication between volunteers and participants of pilot program

2015

Junior Copywriter & Project Associate

Blueprint Creative Inc.

Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
  • Barbados
  • Full Time
  • +See www.blueprintcreativeinc.com +Wrote executive-level copy solutions for local and regional clients working in the banking & finance, transport and oil industries +Demonstrated ability to generate print ad concepts and create content in the brand voice of each client, with awareness of the cultural context of clients located in the english, french, spanish and dutch-speaking Caribbean territories +Created digital, print and executive-level PR content for various corporate brands. This includes articles, timelines, infographics, radio ad scripts, banner advertisements, speeches and more. +Worked with our team’s account executives to develop marketing and brand strategy plans for client, and led successful crisis communication for a top portfolio client +Collaborated with design colleagues to lead in-house research and client use of digital marketing tools

2014

Airport Representative

Virgin Holidays

Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Barbados
  • Freelance
  • +Worked with a small team to operate a Welcome Desk, greeting visitors and liaising with transport providers to ensure a smooth journey to their hotels and enduring long shifts (standing) +Demonstrated the ability to interact calmly and respectfully with difficult clients and co-workers +Exercised proactive and empathetic attitude when faced with challenges in a fast-paced environment, such as damaged luggage, or flight errors

2012

Journalist & Content Co-ordinator

YouthNation @ttitude Magazine

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
  • Barbados
  • Freelance
  • +See www.nationpublishing.com +Wrote and edited news, arts/culture, entertainment and opinion articles for the leading national teen magazine, in print and online +Achieved two features in the ‘Spotlight’ section of the lead newspaper, The Sunday Sun

Education

2018

MA International Cultural Policy and Management

University of Warwick

Sep 2016 - Jan 2018
  • United Kingdom
  • +Modules include: Marketing & Markets for the Creative Industries, Managing Cultural Organisations, International Cultural Policy, Sustainable Creativity and Cultural Theory.

2015

Certificate in Implementing a Practical Quality Assurance Program for Small Organisations (PQASSO)

National Council of Voluntary Organisations

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
  • United Kingdom

2013

BA (Hons) English Literature (1:1)

University of the West Indies

Sep 2009 - Sep 2013
  • Barbados

Awards

2015

OAS Scholarship Candidate

Organisation of American States

  • See: www.oas.org

2013

Literary Arts Prose Finalist

NIFCA

  • See: www.ncf.bb