Deborah McCartney

Junior Project Manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Presenting
  • Budgeting
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Junior Product Manager

Ministry of Sound

Apr 2014
  • At Ministry you are thrown in at the deep end from day one, and the sink or swim environment establishes those who are cut out to work in the music industry, as it is a highly competitive and ever changing environment. I am consistently challenged with different tasks and as no two days are ever the same you don’t know what the challenge will be. I work across multiple campaigns simultaneously, which are all at different stages ranging from concept to production of a TV advert, and the role demands that you know about every facet of each project at every stage. This role is extremely creative and I am heavily involved at all stages of the creative process allowing me to have full control of my products. I manage product marketing campaigns as well as the production of creative assets: TV Adverts, Print, POS, Press and Online. The experience that Ministry of Sound has given me is exceptional, as is demonstrated through my being promoted twice within the company since I joined 18 months ago. I have refined my project management skills, made great connections within the creative industry and had some incredible experiences that I will take with me and transfer to my next exciting career challenge. Responsibilities • Creating moodboards for packaging, print, digital and online advertising. • Writing creative briefs based on conversations with the team for both album artwork and TV adverts. • Delivering creative assets to support full marketing campaigns: TV Adverts, Print, POS, Press and Online. • Working directly with external design agencies, production companies, freelance designers, ad agencies, PR agencies, media planners – ensuring that amends and direction is communicated effectively and that excellent relationships are maintained. • Working closely with the in-house artwork team and overseeing and updating workflow documents. • Shoot production including managing stylists, sourcing photographers, retouching and booking models/extras and negotiating costs/usage. • Developing and implementing UK and international marketing campaigns including online, social, print and events. • Reporting back to the team on updates of campaign and post campaign analysis. • Devising and managing project timescales and ensuring all deadlines are achieved. • Assigning/commissioning jobs and reporting regularly on a job’s status. • Producing and managing creative budgets for my own projects. • Creative research and image sourcing including agreeing rates, terms and licenses. • Liaising with printers, attending press passes ensuring quality control.

2016

Junior Creative Product Manager

Ministry of Sound

Apr 2014 - Apr 2016
  • At Ministry you are thrown in at the deep end from day one, and the sink or swim environment establishes those who are cut out to work in the music industry, as it is a highly competitive and ever changing environment. I am consistently challenged with different tasks and as no two days are ever the same you don’t know what the challenge will be. I worked across multiple campaigns simultaneously, which are all at different stages ranging from concept to production of a TV advert, and the role demands that you know about every facet of each project at every stage. This role is extremely creative and I am heavily involved at all stages of the creative process allowing me to have full control of my products. I manage product marketing campaigns as well as the production of creative assets: TV Adverts, Print, POS, Press and Online. The experience that Ministry of Sound has given me is exceptional, as is demonstrated through my being promoted twice within the company since I joined 18 months ago. I have refined my project management skills, made great connections within the creative industry and had some incredible experiences that I will take with me and transfer to my next exciting career challenge. Responsibilities • Creating moodboards for packaging, print, digital and online advertising. • Writing creative briefs based on conversations with the team for both album artwork and TV adverts. • Delivering creative assets to support full marketing campaigns: TV Adverts, Print, POS, Press and Online. • Working directly with external design agencies, production companies, freelance designers, ad agencies, PR agencies, media planners – ensuring that amends and direction is communicated effectively and that excellent relationships are maintained. • Working closely with the in-house artwork team and overseeing and updating workflow documents. • Shoot production including managing stylists, sourcing photographers, retouching and booking models/extras and negotiating costs/usage. • Developing and implementing UK and international marketing campaigns including online, social, print and events. • Reporting back to the team on updates of campaign and post campaign analysis. • Devising and managing project timescales and ensuring all deadlines are achieved. • Assigning/commissioning jobs and reporting regularly on a job’s status. • Producing and managing creative budgets for my own projects. • Creative research and image sourcing including agreeing rates, terms and licenses. • Liaising with printers, attending press passes ensuring quality control.

2014

Junior Production Assistant

Innocent Drinks

Jan 2013 - Apr 2014
  • I project managed the UK packaging process to ensure all products were legally compliant, free from error and delivered to the printers on time. I exerted my excellent communication skills, as I had to liaise with numerous internal teams from design to technical, whilst efficiently communicating with external artwork agencies and two print factories. The experience I gained from this role has been invaluable to me as it gave me a deeper understanding of the print/ production process, which I have been able transfer to future roles. Responsibilities • Solely responsible for the management of the UK creative packaging process from the design studio to the print factory. • Copy check & signoff on all artwork. • Manage the relationship between the artwork agency and internal design team. • Organise photoshoots for product mock-ups, flatshots and lifestyle imagery. • Manage the product shots library to ensure all imagery is up to date and on brand. • Contributing to the creative team’s brainstorms & design progress.

Education

2012

BA(Hons) Marketing Management

Northumbria University Newcastle

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

    Awards

    2013

    Customer Connect Award

    • Awarded 2013 Ireland Winner for exceptional customer service - Ireland.