The visual is always at the forefront of the work I do, in both my employment and in my studies. I am someone who thrives in a creative environment, having worked within journalism, fashion retail, and the visual arts sector more widely, whilst studying History of Art at university. Working freelance and as part of an editorial team, I can work confidently on my own and with others, and I am always able to meet tight deadlines. I’m a keen organizer, I always prioritise communication, and work best in a fast-paced environment where I can learn from hands-on, practical experience.
I am responsible for producing the diary section of the magazine, which is published biannually. This involves contacting galleries for their exhibition programmes, then writing overviews of the exhibitions and events. I have also written exhibition reviews for the magazine.
Writing freelance for the Visual Arts section of the magazine, I primarily write exhibition reviews, but also interviews, features, event previews, and copywriting for advertorial clients.
My role included editing and producing content for both online and print, writing copy for advertorial clients, and helping at events during Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Canvas magazine is a student-run magazine, funded by the History of Art department at Edinburgh College of Art. As fashion editor, I was responsible for creative direction and planning of editorial shoots, writing content for the fashion section, editing submissions, assisting the editor and design team with the production of the print magazine, planning launch events for two print issues of the magazine, and curating exhibitions which took place as part of these events.
I was a volunteer exhibition assistant at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, during Lucy Skaer's exhibition, The Green Man. My role primarily included front of house duties, such as maintaining the gallery space, answering phone calls and emails, speaking to members of the public about the art on behalf of the artists and curators, leading tour groups, and assisting with events.
As a stylist in-store, my role ranged from sales assistant to personal shopper, with my focus being on helping clients build looks which fit their personal style. Styling clients and seeing the clothes on different people enabled me to build on my knowledge of garment construction, fit, and fabrics.