Daniella Wells

Freelance Events Consultant

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

A devoted and passionate fair manager with 17 years experience of selling exhibitions, fairs and events in lead roles. Good knowledge of working with historic venues and events that entail complex operations. Excellent ability to balance commercial and cultural objectives together with maintaining strong relations with stakeholders and strategic partners.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Budget Management
  • Client Liaison
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Word
  • Negotiating
  • Schedule Management

Work history

Currently

Freelance Events Consultant

Crafts Council

May 2015
  • Supporting the Crafts Council define commercial and cultural aims for the refreshed fair COLLECT 2017

2015

Show Director

Crafts Council

Aug 2014 - May 2015
  • COLLECT 2015 Show Director responsible for: Exhibitor recruitment, client liaison, project management, budget management, public and private programming, service levels and all associated contractors

2014

Show Director

Crafts Council

Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • Exhibitor recruitment, client liaison, project management, budget management, public and private programming

2013

Events Consultant

Crafts Council

Nov 2012 - Aug 2013
  • VIP programming for COLLECT 2013 Design Days Dubai: project management of stand and co-ordination of UK delegation

2012

Events Producer

Crafts Council

Aug 2008 - Nov 2012
  • Oversee production of two annual events: COLLECT at Saatchi Gallery Origin at Somerset house Management of Events team Co-ordination with in-house Communications team

2008

Market Development Officer

Crafts Council

May 2002 - Aug 2008
  • Manage a programme of CPD events for galleries UK and internationally Oversee day to day running of COLLECT at V&A

2002

Contemporary Exhibitions Co-ordinator

Sotheby’s

Feb 1998 - May 2002
  • Sales administration and artist liaison for annual Contemporary Decorative Arts Selling Exhibition. Supported 4 x London events and 2 x New York events. Responsible for set up, install and sales process.

Education

1997

BA(Hons) Ceramic Design

University of the Arts, London

Aug 1994 - May 1997
  • Ceramic Design

1994

Foundation Studies Art and Design Diploma

Wimbledon College of Art

Aug 1993 - May 1994
  • Foundation Studies Art and Design

1993

A Levels

Lancing College

Aug 1991 - May 1993