Amia Watling

Amia Watling

Photographer, Art Director, Graphic DesignerBristol, United Kingdom
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Amia Watling

Amia Watling

Photographer, Art Director, Graphic DesignerBristol, United Kingdom
About me
As a Photographer and Art Director I work closely with musicians and music platforms within the community to create visual content which refines their visual identity, while representing their sound or work. The focus of my practice has allowed me to create a personal collection of imagery documenting my connection to the UK’s thriving music scene; and the artists and people responsible for it’s success that may not represented in mainstream media.
    VISIBLEVISIBLE is a platform created to shine a light on the female and non-binary talent shaping today’s music culture, despite the demographic being underrepresented. Featuring a range of different musical talents from all genres, this photo book aims to bring together a community of womxn and non-binary people and give them the visibility they deserve. I photographed various musicians and designed the layout of these images within the publication.
  • Wych Elm
    Wych ElmA promotional shoot for up and coming band Wych Elm. I was commissioned by the band to create imagery for distribution across their social channels and to send out for press opportunities.
  • 2.5d
    2.5dI was commissioned by Bristol based, independent fashion brand 2.5d to shoot their latest collection for ASOS Marketplace sales and promotional social media content.
  • Saint, Endless Volume #2
    Saint, Endless Volume #2An fashion editorial shot for Endless Volume #2, an independent photography magazine. Showcasing Ella Llewellyn Firth's graduate collection through considered studio photography.
  • WAX Issue #1
    WAX Issue #1Inspired by the power of independent publishing and its roots in DIY zine culture, WAX Magazine raises the voices of the UK’s most exciting upcoming musicians who have not yet been given a platform by mainstream media. With a clean and fresh approach to design, WAX draws on the aesthetic of culture and music publications throughout the last few decades, from 70s Punk zines to current independently published magazines, creating a captivating visual identity for the platform which can engage a wid
  • Lazy Oaf - Oaf Press Presents
    Lazy Oaf - Oaf Press PresentsA live brief set by Lazy Oaf to create a brand building publication which promotes their clothing to a targeted audience. As Art Director I worked alongside other creatives to produce the layout design and physical publication. Oaf Press Presents focuses on a range of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds who represent Lazy Oaf’s customers and brand values.
Work history
    Art Director/EditorWax Music
    Bristol, United KingdomPart Time
    - Photographic content creation for online and printed features, both live music photography and press shots - Managing a team of photographers at Wax Music events - Creative direction and production of WAX magazine, curating and composing the content to refine the platforms visual identity
    Social Media ManagerSobeys Vintage Clothing
    Bristol, United KingdomPart Time
    - Brand accurate fashion photography for e-commerce and social media platforms - Working closely with the e-commerce team to help boost sales through targeted advertising campaigns - Creating targeted social media posts and schedules for the four stores increasing consumer engagement with the brands online presence - Writing engaging and brand focused copy across all social media platforms
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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Digital Photograhy
  • Ecommerce Photography
  • Social Media Management
  • Content Creation
  • Graphic Design
  • Communication Design
  • Facebook Advertising
    BA Fashion CommunicationUniversity of the West of England
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Specialising in photography, art direction and graphic design.