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 Aquent, GQ UK, North Devon Journal, and LoveitBookit.com.Locked Pro Plan feature
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.
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).
As In-House Writer, I was involved in the production of cruise travel guides, news articles, auto-cue scripting, and various other content creation.
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.
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.
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