Charlotte Gilks

Maker/Project Manager/

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

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  • Maker/Project Manager/
  • Maker/Project Manager/
  • Maker/Project Manager/
  • Maker/Project Manager/

About me

All about Art and Design - maker, graphic design, film photography, curation

Skills

  • Plastic Working
  • Ceramics
  • Metal Smithing
  • Metal Jewellery
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Surface Design
  • Client/customer Interaction
  • Hospitality
  • Workshops
  • Framing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • London Design Festival

    London Design Festival

    • Design
  • Makerversity

    Makerversity

    • Design
  • New Designers

    New Designers

    • Design
  • The New Craftsmen

    The New Craftsmen

    • Crafts

Work history

Currently

Designer & Maker

Jewel Carriageway

Dec 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Designing and making jewellery under the title Jewel Carriageway. With a focus on recycled silver & fresh water pearls reused from vintage jewellery, all pieces are handmade

Currently

Community Manager

Makerversity

Apr 2019
  • Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK
  • Full Time
  • Being the first point of contact for Makerversity members. Meeting, liaising, touring potential members and guests. Developing and improving the overall membership offer. Maintaining and improving current members experience: organising weekly breakfasts, lunchtime talks, clinics and community. Maintaining and improving the working environment and spaces events. Showcasing Makerversity and members on all Makerversity social media including occasional blog posts on the Makerversity website. Collating and sending the weekly members newsletter. Supporting the Cultural & Learning program run by Makerversity.

2019

Trade Operations Manager

The New Craftsmen

Jan 2019 - Apr 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Managing all orders for the Trade Sales teams in the UK and on a global scale. With over 100 makers from the British isles - supervising projects for B2B clients from their formalising to completion. Exploring issues with products for their capacity and lead-time. Managing Sample Library for US market and UK. Handling incoming payments directly with Finance team - through invoicing and payment to makers in purchase orders. Finalising sufficient Courier base. Contributing to order database, product content and Maker details. Holding relationships with makers to support and guide their skills.

2018

Commissions Project Manager

The New Craftsmen

Apr 2018 - Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working with a network of over 100 makers all over the UK. Managing projects for B2B and B2C clients from initiation of project to the completed items. invoicing and Maker purchase ordering documentation. Management of Sample Library and ordering for Trade team and Sales team. Logistical management with range of couriers from internal sites and external locations. Individual management of ‘Studio’ space in Showroom – keeping relationships with private clients and assisting in their interior design and commissions.

2018

Sep 2017 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working in all levels of framing for galleries around London for Zinc White framers. From every level of making, customer relations to the logistics of the studio.

2017

New Designers Exhibitor

New Designers

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • In Week 2 of New Designers showing final year degree work including furniture and smaller products.

2017

Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
  • Open Market, Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU, UK
  • Full Time
  • Selling ceramics, jesmonite pieces and zines to promote my project at the all-day market.

2017

Craft Assistant

Posh Totty Design

Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working in the Craft Department in Posh Totty Designs Ltd. helping with the increase in Christmas orders

2017

Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
  • Mithras House, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 4AT, UK
  • Full Time
  • Organising 40 students for their end of year Degree Show and New Designers. Through all the social media, graphic design, photo shooting of work, set design, written statements and general support

2016

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Syon Park, Brentford TW8 8JF, UK
  • Full Time
  • Volunteering for the London Design Festival Team at Decorex International London and MINI LIVING 'Forests' Installation by Asif Khan

2016

Sustainable Designer

The Dreamcatcher Foundation

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Still Bay West, Still Bay, 6674, South Africa
  • Internship
  • Working with a poorly-resourced community in Melkhoutfontein, South Africa, to develop potential products and processes from their discarded waste. Focusing on the authenticity of the culture and supporting the female population.

2016

Workshop Teacher

Self Employed

Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Teaching workshops in mouldmaking in Concrete to classes of up to 20. Completely self-organised, promoted and taught.

Education

2017

3D Design and Craft BA (hons)

University of Brighton

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Learning wood, metal, ceramic and polymer materials and applying them to the realms of craft and design

2014

Art and Design Foundation Distinction

Working Men's College

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
  • London NW1 2JA, UK
  • Defining my personal focus in Art and Design, choosing the pathway on the 3-Dimensional

Awards

2014

Lowes Dickinson Award

Working Men's College

  • Given at the end of the Art and Design foundation course for those who achieved a distinction. Gaining the award for the attention to analysing heritage within craft, focusing on the Teapot in many forms and materials.