I am a multi-disciplinary creative worker and masters graduate, with a keen interest in culture, community, archives and storytelling. I am currently working on an ongoing personal archive project, whilst working on various commercial and artistic projects. I am developing a career in the cultural industries, centred around archival research and visual storytelling. I am also passionate about nurturing community and maintaining/ensuring collective and individual legacies for Black people in Britain.
- Research: "Now You See Me: 100 Years of Black Creatives" by Charlene Prempeh (2023)"Previously marginalized, overlooked, or even erased from history, Black designers are finally given their due in this first book to celebrate a century of ground-breaking work by Black graphic artists, architects and fashion designers whose work has helped define key cultural moments and movements. You’ve seen their work—but have you seen them? Black designers have been working in every major industry but, for the past decades, have not been given the spotlight anywhere near to the extent o
- Producer: Mulberry "The Collectors" story (2023)"The Collectors" is a series of videos and stills shot by multidisciplinary artist Ronan Mckenzie, featuring a broad cast of Mulberry enthusiasts. Director + photographer: Ronan Mckenzie Videographer: Marcel Mckenzie Sound tech: Thomas Cuckle Stylist: Tess Herbert Featuring: Vogue, Tabitha, Marie, Hanna, Belinda and Christina. The film was shot as part of People & Perspectives - Mulberry's cultural platform to showcase meaningful stories.
- "Be Good Now" Ronan Mckenzie for Acne Studios (2022)In May 2022, I travelled to Barbados with photographer Ronan Mckenzie, her mother Margaret, her brother Marcel, his girlfriend Daphne and stylist Tess Herbert, all of us staying in my family home. Ronan and I both finding our roots in Barbados in our maternal line and feeling a strong desire to reckon with the memory - or lack thereof - of those who came before us, we embarked on the project as an attempt to untangle the knots and attend to the wounds and ruptures that persist along the courses
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Personal AssistantRonan McKenzie
London, United KingdomPart Time
Working closely with multidisciplinary artist Ronan Mckenzie across all projects including multifunctional art space and platform HOME by Ronan Mckenzie, fashion brand SELASI, as well as photo and special projects. My job was to assist in the everyday running of all projects and help see them come to fruition in whatever capacity necessary. This included: - SELASI: design, toiling, fabric sourcing, production management, technical advice. - HOME: Artist liaison, concepting, working in a team. - Other: creative collaboration, research, building decks and treatments, managing budgets, using bookkeeping software.
Studio ManagerRue-L Ltd
- London, United KingdomPart Time
Working closely with the founders and creative directors to run the studio and assist with the everyday running of a young fashion brand. Skills included: Pattern cutting, fabric and trimming sourcing, wholesale production management, liaising with factories, outsourcing, studio organisation, admin, liaising with wholesalers and retailers.
- Adobe Create Suite
- Archive Research
- Fashion Design
- Pattern Cutting
- Microsoft Office
- Research Imagery