Christophher Merrington


  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


A motivated, adaptable and responsible graduate seeking a position, within a creative company, which will utilise the organisational, research and communication skills developed throughout my degree and extensive involvement with creative organisations.



  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Exhibition
  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history



W G Foyle Ltd

Mar 2015
  • Fact to face sales, stock management, cash handling, customer care, product research and merchandising.


Social Media Intern

If You Leave/arthur Frank

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • updating social media outlets, researching photographers, dealing with website/blog submissions, assisting with magazine layout design, assisting with event organization, assisting at numerous events, posting goods to customers, dealing with customer phone calls and emails and interviewing photographers.


Press Intern

Paper PR

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Working on 3 projects within the arts sector (Conflict kitchen/Albion Barn/Moniker Arts Fair). Assisting with numerous events, working with press and members of public, writing press releases, writing website copy, organising photo opportunities and events, updating database systems, research, building press kits and proofreading.


Gallery & Shop Assistant

Village Bookstore

Aug 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Working 2-3 days a week I assisted with photographing products (and editing using Photoshop), serving customers face to face, dealing with postal orders (including fulfilling and tracking orders using a computer system), handling prints, hanging exhibitions, stock management, database management, uploading content to social media channels, writing and uploading content for the company website/ecommerce site, Dealing with customer emails/phone calls and invigilating. • Content writing/ Marketing- I was responsible for taking photographs and writing about products. This information would then be uploaded to the website and social media platforms (experience using shopify and Facebook/twitter/tumblr/instagram). Gained a solid understanding of how to write SEO copy that works. I also responded to customer queries on these social networks and used Google AdWords to direct traffic to the web store. • Shop work- I made sure the shop was clean and well organised at all times, served customers and advised them about other products they may be interested in. • Online sales- I used shopify to track online orders stock control. • General- I helped with the hanging of exhibitions and during exhibition opening nights.



Awesome Merchandise

Mar 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Liaising with clients, management and suppliers, supporting the marketing team through customer database insight, processing and archiving all inbound purchase orders, making travel arrangements for staff, content managing and updating the company's e commerce site, credit control and creative business contributions and product development. • Liaising with customers- Contacting customers via email to answer any questions about the printing process or answering any technical questions they may have. Using a system called NetSuite to track orders and log contact with customer. • Assisting Management- Assisted management in many different tasks, processed expense claims, managed diaries, kept notes in meetings and assisted at events. This job was extremely deadline driven, and I was able to work well under pressure by working closely with teammates.


Communications & Admin Assistant


Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Communicating with the press and public, making travel arrangements, updating website (CMS), writing/uploading content to social media channels, dealing with post, taking minutes during meetings, liaising with each department, organising and processing director expenses, assisting directors at events, carrying out research for the future of the gallery, writing copy and designing material. I also assisted in hanging of exhibitions, handling of artworks and invigilating. • Press- Communicating with press and public via the creation of press releases and direct contact. Using database systems to track and add contacts. I also helped maintain the company’s mailing list (using mailchimp) and created a number of newsletters. I also contacted a number of listing sites and prepared/presented press reports • Research- researching for present and future exhibitions including aspects of audience development. • Design- Helping design content for social media and layout for exhibition booklets (using Photoshop/InDesign/illustrator). I also assisted in the creation of video content (PremierPro) • Other- assisting with the hanging of shows and invigilating exhibitions (direct contact with press and public).



Hyde Park Picture House

Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
  • I worked 2-3 evening shifts a month at one of the oldest cinemas in the country. Customer-focused, ensuring cinemas are clean and films run on time, invigilating film / education events, basic setup of AV equipment and customer health and safety.


Research Intern


Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
  • I worked on an exhibition exploring the history and cultural importance of pop music videos. I assisted in administration, writing and online content management. Gaining skills in networking, audience development, online promotion and Loan administration of incoming works (including completing condition reports) • Research • Networking - I tapped into relevant networks to spark debate and draw attention to the new show. Using a database system to contact existing contacts and add new ones. • Press- I organised press coverage and created reports • Audience development – I learnt how to generate interest and attract new and existing audience to the exhibition. Mainly focusing on younger generation and those that may be unwilling to visit a gallery space. • Online promotion- I utilised web and social media channels to drive interest in the show. Exploring many different digital platforms and working on social networks (Facebook/twitter/YouTube) to convey the correct message in a professional manner.


Operations Assistant

Open Eye Gallery

Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Visitor services, customer care, gallery reception and information/assistance, retail, merchandising, handling cash, general office administration, banking, supervising volunteers, invigilating the galleries, opening and closing the gallery, working as part of a team.


Marketing Intern

Abandon Normal Devices

May 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Updating the AND website and database, market research, assisting marketing manager, writing copy for website and printed media, researching and sourcing merchandise, updating social media, graphic design, event organization and customer service.


Sales Assistant


Mar 2011 - Sep 2011
  • I worked in the shop, selling wide range of books and magazines on design and cinema. Customer-focused, face-to-face sales, cash handling, visual merchandising and customer health and safety.


Object Handler

Manchester Museum

Mar 2010 - Sep 2011
  • Worked one day a week. Encouraging visitors to approach and interact with the animals on display. Providing an insight into the various animals on display and just being generally helpful. Also acted as photographer for those memorable family photos with a stuffed fox.


Curatorial Intern

Project Space Leeds

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
  • I supported the curator in daily tasks, organized blog posts, wrote newsletters, dealt with enquiries, organised travel, handled artwork and helped with hanging, unpacked and shipped prints, and supervised visitors.




May 2010 - Aug 2010
  • I worked in the marketing department for this interactive creative design company. Conducting online media research and presenting my findings in a clear and engaging way, shadowing the marketing director, writing a blog to promote products/copywriting, conducting on the street market research, using Photoshop to edit stock images for use on website



Filmmaking, Ethnographic and Anthropological Research, Photography and Sound Recording

Manchester University

Aug 2011 - May 2012
  • MA Visual Anthropology


Photography, History of Art

Manchester Metropolitan University

Aug 2008 - May 2011
  • Photography