Assisting the Editorial and Design team on the curation of the 2017 D&AD Annual, the 'creative bible' due to be published later this year. My every day roles and responsibilities included collating and sourcing a varied collection of images to include in the annual, as well as additional promotional purposes. Through this role I gained a beginners level understanding for Adobe's InDesign CC when supporting the design team on the layout for the publication's pages. My excellent customer service skills for the collection of content and materials were showcased throughout.
Starting off the role as a queries representative, I was first point of call for all entrants for the D&AD Professional Awards. I provided a high level of customer service to entrants, both physical and digital entries whilst working with them to resolve any issues with their entries. I was assisting in the set up and display of work at the physical judging events, collected credits and content for winning work, and much more. I self-managed the smooth running of the Film Advertising Crafts category with over a thousand pieces of individual work working closely alongside some of the world's best in the film and advertising industry.
This role includes being in charge of the products going on to the studio floor as well as making sure that the set, the props and the on air team are in place for the producer, director and on-air guests. Additionally, I work closely with these on-air guests, vendors and presenters - being the first point of call in the studio should they need any guidance through the show and to make sure everything is going to plan during the live filming. Alongside this, I have to be in charge of the products, having a hand in making sure everything's working and looking it's best and that all demonstrations go to plan, whilst live on air, in order to maximise the product sales.
Physically and visually dressing the studio sets in co-ordinance with the live filming schedule. Position includes working closely with studio managers, camera crew and lighting to ensure that the vendors wishes and QVC guidelines are met successfully to maximum the merchandise sales and aesthetic quality, whilst up-keeping the channel's reputation and standards at all times.
In this diverse role I provided a high level of customer service to entrants, physical and digital entries, worked with entrants to resolve any issues with their entries, supported judges during online judging, assisted in the set up and display of work at the physical judging events, collected credits and content for winning work, and much more. I self-managed the smooth running of the Film Advertising Crafts category with over a thousand pieces of individual work working closely alongside some of the world's best in the film and advertising industry. I also feature as a credit in the 2016 D&AD Professional Awards 'Manual' as a 'Content Collection' for my contribution towards gathering content and information which curated the annual.
Working alongside the Production Designer for ITV's "Judge Rinder" to dress the studio set in time for the filming of the Christmas specials.
Achieved sales targets and maintained excellent, up to date product knowledge. Whilst developing client relationships on top of promoting the brand image and provided excellent customer service at all times. Role also included in-store visual merchandising in which I developed, delivered and communicated visual concepts and strategies to promote the brand, products and services in-store.
University Short Course. An introduction to the dynamics involved when designing for a multi-camera film and television studio environment, which resulted in an accurate scale and colour model of a set for a specific show. The course looked at film design, covering script breakdown, character analysis, simple scenery construction, set dressing and location film work. By the end of the course I had produced models, ground plans, mood boards and visuals.
3 A Levels in Fine Art, Media Studies and Psychology 14 GCSEs A* - C
Completed a short course in Set Design for Film and TV at Central St Martin's University