Bisila Noha

Ceramic Artist + Project Manager

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Some might see my career path as a rather erratic one. However, every little step on the way has contributed to the person I am now: a very enthusiastic self-starter, half a passionate potter with an independent ceramics brand; half a professional with vast experience in Project and Account management in the Advertising and Creative industries. At Lon-art Creative CIC - the arts and education organisation I run -, I found the space to explore and develop my production skills. From organising exhibitions, workshops and museum tours, to writing copy for our websites, newsletters and social media; as well as managing a team of 10 people and taking care of the business side of things. As a ceramicist, my work ranges from functional wares that be found in stores in London and Madrid, such as Heal's; to more artistic and conceptual work I exhibit at galleries and fairs, such as Thrown Contemporary or the London Art Fair. The 3+ years I worked for big Translation and Advertising corporations in London made me learn (and enjoy) to work in extremely stressful environments and under pressure without compromising results. As the manager of a pool of over 250 freelance writers and creative directors, I learnt to be assertive, but friendly and flexible at the same time, and to listen to and accommodate the needs of clients, suppliers and freelancers. A good mix of experiences and skills that make me a very competent, proactive and adaptable person. Always learning and exploring and therefore growing.

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Skills

  • Art Education
  • Education
  • Ceramics
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Ceramic Design
  • Leadership
  • Creative Workshops
  • Community Workshop
  • Event Management
  • Event Planning

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Studio 73

    Studio 73

    • Retail
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      TranslateMedia

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        HOGARTH WW

        Work history

        Currently

        Ceramic Artist

        BISILA NOHA CERAMICS

        Oct 2016
        • 11 Argall Ave, Walthamstow, London E10 7QE, UK
        • Full Time
        • I am interested in making objects that tell a story. Projects that push me to improve my skills and research, not only when it comes to clay and pottery, but also to culture, history, traditions and the way we look at ceramics and art in general. Moreover, my aim as a maker is to use my skills to make our world a better place. That is why I also run workshops with the arts and education organisation Lon-art, and Create - the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts. I also teach regularly at Turning Earth and Crowns Works Pottery and lead one-off workshops both in the UK and abroad. So far I have run day and week-end workshops for Bureau Mad (Madrid), at Earlsmead Primary School (London) for Year-5 students, for the clothing brand Toast (Bath and Oxford); as well as a three-week ceramics and embroidery atelier at Tumo Studios (Yerevan, Armenia). PAST EXHIBITIONS: ≍ London Art Fair, represented by Thrown Contemporary January 2019 ≍ 'In Suspense' Exhibition at Thrown Contemporary The gallery's inaugral exhibition, exploring distinctive approaches to surface. March - April 2018 ≍ Turning Earth Ceramics Fair, part of Barbican Openfest March 2018 ≍ FAZ Feria de Arte de Zaragoza March 2018 ≍ Ceramic Plates, Bowl and Vases • Earth -土-​ Exhibition & Sale at Chalice Gallery March, May and July 2018

        Currently

        Director of Operations + Events & Communications Manager

        LON-ART CREATIVE CIC

        Apr 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Lon-art is an organisation that aims at promoting arts, culture and languages through educational workshops and community events. As the Events Manager, I have to: - develop and supervise project plan from proposal right up to delivery. - set, communicate and maintain timelines and priorities on every project. - communicate, maintain and develop client relationships. - manage supplier relationships. - provide leadership, motivation, direction and support to your team - be responsible for all project budgets from start to finish. - organise facilities and manage all event’s details such as curation, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material, etc. - ensure excellent customer service and quality delivery. You can look at our latest events under the Projects Sections. As the Communications Manager, I have to: - prepare PR and communications plans and manage the team to ensure successful delivery of plan. - write press releases, copy for websites, newsletters, print and digital assets, events descriptions and social media. - liaise with media partners, magazines, broadcasting companies, listing pages, etc. And the Director of Operations, I am in charge of: - our finances - our marketing strategy - our general PR and Communications - Team Management - all the logistics behind our events and workshops - and I also lead our ceramics workshops!

        2016

        Senior Transcreation Account Manager

        HOGARTH WW

        Jun 2014 - Oct 2016
        • 164 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8HL, UK
        • Full Time
        • Senior Transcreation Account Manager at Hogarth Worldwide, a marketing implementation agency, producing and localising advertising and other marketing communications across different media (Print, digital and TV) and all languages. Main duties: - Liasing directly with the client regarding new jobs and projects. - Managing the traffic of transcreation and editing projects for the Middle Eastern markets. - Managing localisation projects into up to 35 languages to guarantee successful delivery, liaising with all different stakeholders, and managing availability of a network of over 250 freelancers, both in London and overseas. - Organising and leading training sessions to bring new freelancers and team members on-board. - Constantly working in extremely stressful environments, where high levels of concentration, orientation to detail, and excellent people’s management and multitasking skill are required. - Regularly dealing with confidential information. - Regularly travelling. This position requires excellent communication and people management skills, detail oriented and proactive approach, as well as problem solving skills.

        2014

        Talent Manager

        TranslateMedia

        Apr 2013 - Jun 2014
        • 292 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster, London SW1V 1AE, UK
        • Full Time
        • - Taking active part in the resolution of client complaints: making sure resolutions offered to clients are complied with by coordinating PMs - Creating teams of translators tailored to clients’ needs and requirements - Monitoring translators’ performance to guarantee that the company's quality standards are kept - Coordinating and managing recruitment requests from all our offices (London, New York, Austin and Hong Kong), as well as taking part in large recruitment tasks in close collaboration with the Production Team - Answering queries from translators from all around the world

        2014

        Translator

        Lomography

        Aug 2012 - Apr 2014
        • Spain
        • Freelance
        • Translation of microsites, online articles, product descriptions, packaging information: EN>DE, ES>DE and EN<>ES