Defne Saricetin

Writer, Storyteller, Creative Consultant

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Storyteller be it through writing, film or inside jokes. Founder of DEFTIN.COM Writer @ Vogue Turkey 1.1 BA Journalism graduate from The University of the Arts London.

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Skills

  • Author
  • Critic
  • Journalism
  • Screenwriting
  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Creative
  • Features
  • Web Content
  • Media
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Digital Media
  • Media Communication
  • Social Media
  • Brand Communication
  • Brand Consultant
  • Italian
  • Turkish
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking

Companies I’ve worked with

  • MATCHESFASHION.COM

    MATCHESFASHION.COM

    • Retail
  • Newsflare

    Newsflare

    • Film
  • V

    Vogue UK

    • O

      On|Off London

      Work history

      Currently

      News Desk Intern

      Newsflare

      Jun 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Researching videos on the web and using professional video-editing software - Participating in discussion on business strategy and target client base with senior staff - Writing news copies and shadowing journalists on content management, video licensing and discovering new contributors to the online community

      Currently

      Writer & Creative Consultant

      Kapital Media

      Jun 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Maintaining the editorial and social publishing calendar, ensuring content is uploaded to the Wordpress CMS on schedule - Improving web and print content by writing compelling articles and blog posts on marketing and editing web copy written by content providers - Assisting in planning and organising Brand Week Istanbul as well as coordinating content to promote the event

      Currently

      Journalist

      On|Off London

      Feb 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Attending catwalk shows as part of the official London Fashion Week schedule & sharing on social media - Writing about the shows for various publications - Writing a personal essay for onoff.tv on the theme of punk

      Currently

      Writer & Creative Consultant

      Vogue Turkiye

      Sep 2015
      • Istanbul, Turkey
      • Freelance
      • - Writing features and creating content for both print and the VOGUE.COM.TR website, sourcing and conducting interviews with artists and entrepreneurs. Interviewed creatives such as Sarah Bahbah, Emily Oberg, Kiri Una Brito-Meumann and London Fashion Week designers. - Generating ideas for articles, photo-shoots, campaigns and branded content, creating textual and visual proposals - Editing and revising content - Providing statistics-based marketing recommendations

      2019

      Creative Consultant

      BRAEZ

      Mar 2019 - Sep 2019
      • Istanbul, Turkey
      • Freelance
      • - Assisting with the art direction for the photoshoot and marketing campaign from conception to delivery - Developing and executing social media strategies for the brand's Instagram account - Designing @braez_turkiye Instagram stories, banners and graphics using Adobe Photoshop - Editing short-form video content for social media with Adobe Premiere Pro

      2018

      Editorial Intern

      Vogue UK

      May 2018 - Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Assisting on photo-shoots including the August and September covers of 2018 - Working closely with the Senior Editors to conduct interviewee research and transcriptions - Helping with the smooth running of the office such as diary management, carrying out call-ins and returns for fashion photo-shoots and liaising with external contacts to request press images

      2018

      Writer and Editor

      UAL

      Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Artefact Magazine is produced, managed and edited during term time by third-year BA Journalism students at the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London. - Creating several long features and a short film for both online and print versions - Editing and proofreading before publication, was the Editor of the issue which achieved a Stack Award nomination - Collaborated with Save the Children and Prof Dr Selcuk Sirin of NYU's Psychology department to write a feature on Project Hope, an online education project for Syrian refugee children based in Urfa, Turkey - Interviewed Boris Johnson on camera and got media attention on Twitter for the article

      2017

      Global Content Intern

      MATCHESFASHION.COM

      Aug 2017 - Aug 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • - Assisting the Global Content department working closely with the Global Content Director and gaining experience in various divisions such as the Features team who compose the Style Report as well as the marketing and social media teams - Writing copy for MATCHESFASHION.COM, sub-editing, fact-checking and proofreading editorial content, researching potential interviewees, brands and events for the blog - Compiling detailed notes from brand training sessions and daily news links to send around the department

      2018

      Writer & Creative Consultant

      Somerset House - Gem Creative Design

      Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Creating written, audio and visual content for clients such as Arts Council England, Vanity Fair Italia, Gerald Charles, Zaw, Bopster, Macrobiotic Association and Feng Shui Society - Writing creative and commercial copy for clients; creating brand manuals and pitch decks, managing websites, compiling content for newsletters - Creative directing photo-shoots, video content and events, commissioning talent, scouting locations, casting models, styling outfits for social media campaigns and catalogue photo-shoots for clients

      2016

      Creative Writer & Junior Brand Strategist

      Emanova Digital

      Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
      • Istanbul, Turkey
      • Full Time
      • - Leading the planning of content strategy and brand objectives - Marketing the brand at promotional events, utilising data from Google Analytics and Insights to execute social media strategies on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram implementing SEO - Analysing and recording engagement statistics with social media analytics tool, Dash Hudson - Producing creative copy for influential brands such as Samsung, Turkcell Advertising, Sezen Aksu and Akbank

      Education

      2018

      Film Course

      UAL

      Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
      • London, United Kingdom

      2018

      Course in Creative Art Direction

      Central Saint Martin’s School of Art

      Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • 'This course will teach students from a range of backgrounds including Fashion, Architecture and Advertising, how to become Creative Directors. Creative Directors play a key role in design and advertising agencies, as well as in brands and companies. They are generally responsible for, and leaders of, a group of creatives (art directors, copywriters, designers, photographers, video producers, etc.) from print to web, from TV to radio, from automotive to fashion. Creative Directors have the last word on everything that will be communicated to the customer. They have the skills to understand the needs of customers and are responsible for the recruiting of team members.'

      2018

      Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Graduated 1:1 Dissertation titled 'Narrative Journalism: a potential tool to combat the current challenges faced by the journalism industry' -- Explored the use of empathy, creativity and storytelling in improving quality and audience engagement, and aiding the financial problems in the industry, with interviews from media professionals.

      2015

      Jan 2015 - May 2015
      • London, United Kingdom

      2015

      Access to HE Diploma Media Communications

      University Of The Arts London

      Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
      • London, United Kingdom

      2013

      Political Science and International Relations, Economics, Public Speaking and Debate Summer Courses

      Oxford Royale Academy

      Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
      • Oxford, United Kingdom

      2011

      Fashion Management and Marketing Course

      NABA Milano & Domus Academy

      Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
      • Italy

      2014

      Bicultural High School

      Liceo Italiano I.M.I.

      Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
      • Turkey

      Awards

      2014

      Winner of National Championship

      Turkey Debate League

      • Came 1st place in national championship organised by the Turkey Debate League with a group of fellow students as Liceo Italiano I.M.I, was the speaker to do the closing argument