Becky Lyon

Trends Research / Project Management / Artist

United Kingdom
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About me

I have over 13 years experience as a Creative for brand experience / activation; Senior Project Manager and Trends and Insights researcher. Available for: * Support on research, creative and development for pitches and project proposals * Project scoping and planning for speculative or live projects including budgets, timelines, assessing resource needs, specialist planning * Researching and developing events programmes / content e.g. for a themed pop up or editorial campaign * Trends research and insights either for internal purposes or client projects * Project Management - either independently or as part of a team How can I help? :)

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  • Events
  • Writing
  • Project Management
  • Trend Theme Research
  • Concept and Ideation
  • Trend Forecasting and Research
  • Trend Concept Design
  • Research

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Four23


    • Design
  • Propela


    • Design
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      Idea Generation

      Work history


      Freelance Consultant


      Jan 2008
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance research and project management: Stylus // June 2017 - Present I am a freelance trend researcher and strategist for both the Editorial Teams and Advisory Teams. Mix Magazine / Colour Hive // Dec 2011 - Present I have been a regular contributor to MIX for the past 8 years producing their quarterly innovations spread and longer-form features on design, culture and tech themes ranging from food futures to superhuman senses, design processes and the auto-motive revolution. Something More Near // Freelance Project Management / July 2019 - Present Temp contract to project manage and produce an exhibition and events series in Milan Sept/Oct 2019. Previous trend research clients also include: FRAME Magazine, Protein,, Insider Trends, StyleSight


      Special Projects Lead


      Jun 2017 - Jun 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Freelance consultant for Propela, the representation agency for Superheroes working on the bleeding edge of the arts and sciences. Co-producer of The Future Of_ conference and the sell-out V&A Future Series, in partnership with the landmark exhibition The Future Starts Here.


      Programme Leader


      Jan 2013 - Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time


      Project Manager

      Spark and Mettle

      Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Temporary project assistant at Spark+Mettle, a youth-focused social enterprise with a focus on helping marginalised young people flourish in meaningful work and life pursuits by focusing on 'soft skills'. I curated a fundraising event with cultural and social influencers and held an experiential one-off event called Flourish Fest at The Book Club in Shoreditch on zero budget.


      Cultural Programmer

      Idea Generation

      Jan 2011 - Nov 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Creative programme development connecting brands with audiences through culture. The role involved relationship building with creative’s as well as developing and implementing strategic proposals for clients. [Projects] Pitched and devised a programme of 'Ideas for Breakfast' brunches featuring cultural innovators at the W London hotel. Worked with stakeholders at EMI and Spotify to realise an exhibition celebrating Blur's 21st Anniversary at the LondonNewcastle Space in just under four weeks Developed content for empty retail empty property for Jones Lang LaSalle. Highlights included The British Biscuit Festival, the world's first kinetic Christmas tree, a chocolate waterfall with Bompas + Parr and an exhibition of The Stone Roses. Steering group member of the Shoreditch Fringe Festival 2012, managed sponsorship and curated a series of art and music parties for lead partner Desperados Curated and managed a 'Digital Salon' for Beck's exploring Augmented Reality in the creative arts for The Green Box Project Independent 'Sketchbook Social' and scent events at House of Wolf in Islington.


      Trend Researcher


      Apr 2008 - Dec 2010
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Key researcher and producer across Consumer Trends & Lifestyle sections of the forecasting site and mobile app, Trendstop Trendtracker. Process included collating and decoding research from a variety of sources from media scanning to attending events in London, Paris and Milan.



      MA Art and Science (Distinction)

      Central Saint Martins (UAL)

      Sep 2017 - Jun 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • I am an artist and researcher exploring nature futures. I uses participatory research, fiction, materials experimentation and thinking-through-making as methods to encourage new dialogues around our relationship with more-than-human nature; to imagine ecologies (with or without humans) and to future gaze on the planetary now. I run ELASTIC NATURE an open, interdisciplinary art research club. Recently I have: explored art x climate change on residency in Goa; was awarded the TENSION Gallery prize and exhibited 'Life.Formed' in London; contemplated the synergies between microbial life and our cosmic origins and been featured as one of 25 thinkers in WIRED co-founder Jane Metcalfe's book NEO.LIFE.


      BA Fashion Promotion and Communication (1st Class Hons)

      Southampton Solent University

      Aug 2005 - Apr 2008
      • Southampton, United Kingdom
      • Trends, Writing, Marketing, Fashion History



      Tension Gallery Prize for Art

      Tension Gallery

      • Award for my final MA degree show installation at Central Saint Martins, resulted in a show with fellow artist Saroj Patel in Dec 2019.