After studying as an artist, I now want to use my knowledge and skills of style, space, colour and form to develop a career in creative direction, events and dressing. I have a wide range of making skills alongside a sharp eye for detail. I am hardworking and organised, and thrive in environments with a creative buzz.
My role at JakBox includes: - managerial duties: key point of contact with artist; scheduling daily tasks for myself and two other artist assistants; ensuring these tasks gets completed; creating timelines for up to the next 3 months; supporting the artist is meetings and pitches - administration: scheduling daily tasks; shortlisting and interviewing for 2 new artist’s assistants; liaising with print companies, suppliers, galleries, curators, councils; attending meetings and taking minutes - research: material research and sourcing; conceptual, artist and practical research - creative: use of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; development and experimentation of practical work; creation of final work - written tasks: writing proposals; writing press releases; copy for JakBox and Points of View websites (www.jakbox.co.uk, www.mycobdenview.co.uk) - marketing: managing JakBox Facebook, Twitter & Instagram sites; updating the JakBox website; creating mailing lists; sending out press releases; event planning
I was employed as Project Co-ordinator/Assistant Stage Manager for the No Tail pantomime in Strood, part of OOTO. My role included: - consistent point of contact for local participants of all ages and backgrounds - support in weekly workshops - developing schedules and timelines in liaison with all production team and participants - sourcing and negotiating suppliers for materials and catering - general and production support during performances - involved in the evaluation of the project Out of the Ordinary Places (OOTO Places) is an Ideas Test programme working in four areas of North Kent, commissioning artists to create projects shaped by people and place. http://ootoplaces.co.uk/places/strood/
During my internship at CNB Gallery, I was given the opportunity to get involved in a whole range of tasks and responsibilities. These included: HIX Award 2015 – My main project whilst at the gallery was managing their annual graduate art competition, the HIX Award. This is the third year the award has been running, and this year I wanted to make it bigger and better than before! I designed, built and maintained the event’s first website using Wix (www.hixaward.com) and created an online application form. I also designed all the marketing material including flyers and business cards, and distributed these around London. I visited (almost) all of the Degree Shows in the city, networking and encouraging people to apply, and was also in touch with tutors from various Universities about promoting the award to their students. I ran the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites for the HIX Award, which other members of the gallery team helped to maintain. When applications came in, I created a structured catalogue on Google Drive as well as a tracking spreadsheet. I increased the number of applications from last year fourfold, which was a great achievement for both the gallery and myself. I am currently in the process of creating a report reviewing the award and how CNB can continue and build on its success in the coming years. Gallery Admin – answering the phone, responding to emails, creating price lists, writing press releases Customer Service – greeting visitors and telling them about the exhibitions, serving canapés and drinks during private views, liaising with exhibiting artists Marketing – creating the posters for exhibitions, liaising with press Networking – attending other gallery private views, art fairs and events on behalf of CNB Social Media – as well as the HIX Award social media sites, I also helped maintain the gallery’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. Hands-on – mucking in as a ‘Gallery Technician’, painting walls, installing exhibitions, setting up for gallery events
This was a volunteer position.
This was an internship position while studying at University.
Achieved a First Class Honours Degree
Recognition of distinguished performance within Stage 3 examinations at the University of Kent.
Achieving highest overall mark in year group in my final year at University of Kent.
I was awarded a bursary from Recreate to create new works for an exhibition in Rochester, Kent. http://www.claireorme.com/#!the-inflatable-archive/c1etx
I was shortlisted for the Platform Graduate Award, part of CVAN, that rewards new talent emerging from universities/colleges in the South East. http://www.claireorme.com/#!waves-breaking-on-a-lee-shore-at-margate/c1big
I was selected to take part in a Paris Summer School from the University of Kent.