Hello - I’m Claire I’m a business developer without a suit - no tricks, just magic I’ve worked with big businesses to understand their issues and then built creative teams to deliver a solution I have over twelve years’ experience of working with young people to unlock talent, ensuring they learn and develop new skills whilst getting paid on live projects with real clients I’ve worked with Boots, The Royal Collection, Deutsche Bank, BBC, Barclays, Marks and Spencer, Samsung, Wrangler, BBC, Unilever and Mozilla. From fashion showcases, large scale R&D projects to festivals, bespoke training programmes and packaging redesign - I’ve helped these clients transform their businesses Collaboration between the corporate world and the arts is my passion. I help clients understand the process of creativity and recognise the value of working with fresh talent through tried and tested methods
- Bentalls Centre Art ActivationsWe were commissioned to organise and produce events in vacant shops in the Bentall Centre Kingston. Students self organised to run portrait workshops, sustainability workshops, toy repair, collage and life drawing classes. We worked with the performing arts department to run dance and singing classes culminating in a flashmob performance.
- Unilever: Four AcresWorked with Unilever to commission 10 artists from across Kingston School of Art. to produce original works for their training site at Four Acres, Kingston. Students worked with Vaseline, Surf, Axe, Marmite, Lifebuoy, Knorr and Hellmans. Works will become part of the permanent Unilever art collection.
- Kingston First Vacant Shop Fronts : Past Present and FutureRolling commission for the Business Improvement District to brighten Kingston's environment and activate vacant shops with commissioned student artwork on the theme of Kingston Past Present and Future. The first pieces were put up in July 2020 and the latest November 2021
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Enterprise Projects LeadKingston University
Kingston upon Thames, United KingdomFull Time
Managing Studio KT1, Not My Beautiful House and helping develop partnerships across the faculty with academics and researchers.
Commercial Projects ManagerKingston School of Art
London, United KingdomFull Time
I'm leading Studio KT1: a new offering from Kingston School of Art and Kingston University giving the opportunity to students to work on commercial briefs with real-world experience, getting paid for their work alongside their studies under a creative agency model. We've worked with Mozilla on an AI installation for their annual Mozfest, built a light-up polar bear for Veolia to highlight homelessness in the capital, disrupted the TBD Conference with an office chair race and launched "Kingston Canvas" in partnership with Kingston First: wrapping vacant shops in Kingston with student artwork. We've also been curating events and installations at the Bentall Centre over the past year. The initiative aims to increase student employability, encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and develop new products and services and makes student talent available under a commercial model for the very first time.
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- Business Development
- Account Management
- Client Services
- New Business
- Project Co-ordination
- Event Management
- Team Building