Freeman Abayasekera
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Freeman Abayasekera

Senior ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Freeman Abayasekera
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Freeman Abayasekera

Senior ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Positive, energetic project manager from a creative background, looking for a new challenge. I have extensive production experience, working on complex projects for award-winning international artists. I am looking to work on ambitious campaigns, demonstrating smart thinking and innovation.
Work history
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    Creative Director /Project managerBlackwoods Farmhouse
     - Sri LankaFull Time
    1 year spent establishing my family business Blackwoods Farm House, a guest house on a 6 acre estate. I relocated to Sri Lanka to manage all aspects of the renovation, from construction through to brand development. • Project management and production scheduling • Budgets and payroll / financial management • Liaising with local government for building permissions • Business communication in both English and Sinhalese • Managing construction, from foundations to interiors • Establishing infrastructure (building a well and roadways) • Management of tradesman/craftsmen • Installing a clean water system for the estate • Organised delivery and planting of 3,500 tea plants • Construction of an irrigation system for tea terraces
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    Senior Producer / Project ManagerRyan Gander's Studio
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Production lead for British contemporary artist, Ryan Gander. I produced many of Ryan’s creative visions, developing the initial idea and seeing it through to exhibition. Each project was completely unique and came with its own set of challenges. • Managed projects, and films with galleries/ organisations including: Lisson Gallery, Frieze London, Art Basel, Taro Nasu • Liaising with curators, head technicians and operational managers • Pitching and advising high profile international clients • Technical plan diagrams for exhibition spaces and artworks • Budgets, team management and timelines • Researching specialist vendors (e.g. craftspeople, mechanics) • Researching bespoke materials to create each artwork • Troubleshooting technical issues to tight deadlines • Creating technical handbooks for correct installation of artwork • Managing photoshoots, and film shoots of artwork • Logistics, shipping and packaging of artwork • Quality control artwork display
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Skills
  • Client Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Budget Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Art Fabrication
  • Technical Drawing
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • First Aid
  • Rhino3d
  • Sketchup
Education
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    BA(Hons) Fine ArtUniversity of the West of England
     - Bristol, United Kingdom