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I am a London based mixed media creative. Extremely hands on and very interested in what the creative industry has to offer. I want to explore and learn as much as possible. I have a BA (Hons) in Interactive Design Arts (formerly Interaction and Moving Image) which surrounds innovative ideas, audience integration and curation, as well as film and design. I have had the opportunity to gain skills in set design, creative direction and project management within several stores as a display artist and visual merchandiser. Also I take photographs for companies on a freelance basis.Locked Pro Plan feature
- Splitting my time between working on the shop floor and working with the visual team on their displays, visual merchandising, floor moves and over night shifts. - Brands specialist for Homeware and Furniture and Loss Prevention captain. - Training and developing new team members and managing the floor. - Ensuring customer satisfaction and giving impeccable service.
Opportunity Access is a company that helps disadvantaged people of all ages find employment. It was founded by Christine Robinson, and uses workshops and recruitment events to encourage people to find and maintain a job. I was asked to take some photographs at one of their 'Bouncing Back' workshops, which motivates unemployed people over the age of 50, to get back into work.
The position was voluntary in January 2013, until offered a freelance position in October 2013. Then progressing to a permanent position in the Summer 2014. - Used company direction and updates to ensure displays create a unique environment that has a positive impact on sales. -Collaborated with the visual coordinator and store manager for innovative and timely project execution. - Applied personal talent, as well as outside research, to develop, project manage and contribute unique perspectives to the overall display concept. - Ensuring excellent craftsmanship throughout all windows and in-store displays both in 3D and 2D art layering. - Conducting administration work in terms of budgeting, looking into p-card spending and arranging transportation for deliveries.
Trained for promotion to Menswear Team Leader, but subsequently offered Assistant Display position. - Ensuring an excellent experience and high visual standard for the customers - Help with organisation in the new store set up. - Training new members of staff and ensuring the team worked effectively - Extensive knowledge of both the brand and customer
I worked in collaboration with the young British up and coming clothing brand The Rum is Red. I was able to art direct and take images for their website, to commemorate the release of their new season line 'Heritage'.
- Assisting in the organisation and planning of a two week education residential for young people across London. - In charge of administration, in terms of collating contact details and information about students. - Planning activities for both staff and students. - Conducting stock takes and organising transportation and catering.
VOYAGE (Voice Of the Youth An Genuine Empowerment) is a group from the police, that creates workshops and courses to empower black and ethnic minorities across London. - I was asked to take photographs of the students during the activities for promotional use e.g. website and leaflet and information packs. - Documentation for the staff and students to have a memory of their time spent at the residential.
Surrounds audience integration with a concept, campaign, space or design piece. It was very multi disciplinary and allowed me to create things in all area of design. I acquired skills in interactive prototypes, technology, photography, film and art direction, curation and graphic design.
Gained experience in fashion, graphics, illustration and animation. Ultimately I majored chose the graphic design pathway, incorporating motion graphics and multi media design. The course built skills in using adobe platforms, film editing, extensive research and delivering pitches for projects.
A Level Studies. Also gained an AS Level in History (Russian and British Political).
Young Leader for Safer Cities (YLfSC) is an organisation that encourages students black and ethnic minority students to learn about the government and political system, as well as how to avoid gangs and to take positive steps forwards. I gained skills in debating, team work, empowerment, leadership and organisation.
This award was given to me by the National Black Police Association during their conference in Edinburgh in October 2012. It was to commemorate my work while being president of an organisation to empower young people from ethnic and minority backgrounds.