Ben Kinkaid

Freelance Creative

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationGuildford, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCopywriter - Graphic Designer - Creative Partner
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  • George Wilson
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About me

Ben Kinkaid is a Creative - two parts writer, one part designer and one part something else entirely. He graduated with a BA in English and Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, and has produced content for GQ UK, North Devon Journal, and LoveitBookit.com.

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Skills

  • Design
  • Creative
  • Deadline Driven
  • Advertisement
  • Web Design
  • Organised
  • Detail Orientated
  • Creative Writing
  • Motivated
  • Adobe Creative Suite

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    British GQ

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      North Devon Journal

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        LoveitBookit.com

        Work history

        2018

        SEO Specialist

        LoveitBookit.com

        Nov 2017 - May 2018
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • In my role as SEO Specialist at LoveitBookit, I worked to boost the company's front across various search engines and platforms. This involved tailoring specific pages for select keywords, optimising the website for the best user experience, making the mobile and tablet experience more user-friendly, building backlinks and more.

        2017

        Editorial & Digital Design Intern

        British GQ

        Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • During my time at GQ Magazine I performed various roles including writing content for online articles, interviewing and transcribing, digital design for iPad and mobile, research, and corresponding with a variety of external companies (which included attendance of an event hosted by Huawei for the launch of their Mate 10 Series).

        2018

        In-House Writer

        LoveitBookit.com

        Jan 2016 - May 2018
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • As In-House Writer, I was involved in the production of cruise travel guides, news articles, auto-cue scripting, and various other content creation.

        2014

        Editorial Intern

        North Devon Journal

        Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
        • United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Conducting public interviews to compose a piece for publication in the local newspaper on the way the NHS deals with alcoholics. Also shadowing a reporter from day-to-day and attending Barnstaple County Court hearings to later report upon.

        Education

        2018

        BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

        Manchester Metropolitan University

        Sep 2015 - Aug 2018
        • Manchester, United Kingdom
        • Highlights of my studies included writing an interactive Twine fiction, a critical essay about Frederic Jameson's ideas on utopia, various scripts and short stories, designing a satirisation of men's lifestyle magazine GQ, and completing a 9,000-word dystopian fiction.

        2015

        Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
        • Barnstaple, United Kingdom
        • A Levels in Art History and English Literature Subsidiary Diploma in Journalism AS Levels in Art & Design, Graphic Design, Information Technology, and Physics Head of Music/DJ for Fresh FM radio Editor/Creative Director for The Petropolitan magazine