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As a freelance photographer I am extremely self-motivated and hardworking. Within a year of graduating from Plymouth University my work had been reproduced in several publications including Time Out and The Oxford Times. The pressures of freelance work also requires an ability to adapt and undertake complex assignments at short notice and often without a full brief. I also regularly meet and work with new contacts and from a business perspective this has enabled me to develop my networking skills and understand the importance of maintaining positive working client relationships. I feel that I have developed my skills and experience from my freelance projects and I am now looking for the security and development opportunities of a permanent role. To provide a broader photographic service, I have recognised that I need to develop my skills in film. I have completed a video editing course and subsequently produced a volunteer management video to be viewed internally by all Marie Curie departments. In addition to being closely associated with video courses at university, I have often worked alongside film crews during assignments and have observed their operations. I have extensive experience in sourcing and capturing powerful imagery which compliments brand identity. During my placements with the Design Council I was involved with launching the new high profile website and have supported Marie Curie undertaking their brand transformation. In addition to my management of visual assets, I took the initiative in creating written guides and lead photographic tutorials to reduce the need for external photographers or expensive stock imagery. This requires a concise but informative style of writing and verbal communication. I understand that the content and style of delivery will vary depending on the target audience and whether they are charity partners, adult supporters or children. At Marie Curie I was able to gain a valuable insight into the editorial process of developing a monthly newspaper. I collaborated directly with the editor to establish assignment briefs many of which required long distance travel. In order to meet press deadlines my images had to be emailed back to head office immediately after the shoot. I was responsible for overseeing the completion and safe archiving of media release forms to ensure accurate copyrighting by the paper and public relations department. In addition to regularly meeting and photographing high profile executives during my employments and freelance projects, whilst working for Candice Farmer’s charity Fresh2O, I was tasked with liaising with her portfolio of celebrity clients. Whilst Candice was out on call I would independently manage the office, completing all administrative tasks and keeping her informed of any changes to her schedule. If you have any questions regarding my profile, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Published in ‘Bulliver: The Journal of the South Devon Railway Association’ (NO. 197 Summer 2012). Helped to prepare and construct The Final Degree Show in which my work was exhibited. Developed teamwork skills by achieving the highest grade of the year for a collaboration module.