Funmi Lijadu
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Funmi Lijadu

Publicist/Freelance Journalist/ Artist-Graphic DeisgnerUnited Kingdom
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Funmi Lijadu
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Funmi Lijadu

Publicist/Freelance Journalist/ Artist-Graphic DeisgnerUnited Kingdom
About me
I am a writer and collage artist highlighting the stories that are less told. I am invested in humanity, the histories that led to our present, and imagining better futures.
Projects
  • Everpress x Artbyfunmi tshirts
    Everpress x Artbyfunmi tshirtsI designed tees which have £1 from each sale going towards NHS Charities Together to support workers and infrastructure. Buy here: https://everpress.com/grills https://everpress.com/landscape_ #design #fashion #tshirts #protecctournhs
  • My journalism portfolio
    My journalism portfolioclick below for most of my articles: https://muckrack.com/funmi-lijadu
  • Collage video- Tinder's Couple Series
    Collage video- Tinder's Couple SeriesFor this project I created a series of collages based on a story of someone's experience on the Tinder app. The end product was an animated video featuring my collages and a voiceover.
  • article for Black Ballad
    article for Black BalladI wrote an article for black female media platform Black Ballad. The piece reflected on the lack of black officials in Britain's Parole Board and how that reveals structural racism in a country that claims to be 'multicultural'.
  • Why We Need to Treat All Skin Tones Equally - article for Polyesterzine
    Why We Need to Treat All Skin Tones Equally - article for Polyesterzinehttp://polyesterzine.com/why-we-need-to-treat-all-skin-tones-equally/
  • Tate Collective x Black History Month Instagram takeover
    Tate Collective x Black History Month Instagram takeoverMy piece '(Black-) British: Locating History' discusses the legacy of colonialism and bends the boundaries that define the black identity. I attempt to do this through juxtaposition. For instance, with images of a white British woman wearing a 'gele' headtie, or a medieval clerk writing against the backdrop of an adiré inspired repeat pattern. Link to post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BooYVolgMuE/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ddwec9dkywo0
Projects credited in
  • Tate Collective BHM Commission
    Tate Collective BHM CommissionBlack History Month can be difficult for black creatives. Our annual seat at the table is often met with more obstacles than opportunities as we dodge pigeonholing and lowball fees, only to have invitations dry out come November 1st. This is why Lubaina Himid’s “The Carrot Piece” stood out to me. In the face of institutional attempts to “integrate” black womxn artists – rife with tokenism, false promises and pressure to conform – Himid reminds us we already have what we need. My response foc
  • Everpress x Artbyfunmi tshirts
    Everpress x Artbyfunmi tshirtsI designed tees which have £1 from each sale going towards NHS Charities Together to support workers and infrastructure. Buy here: https://everpress.com/grills https://everpress.com/landscape_ #design #fashion #tshirts #protecctournhs
Work history
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    Content writerThe Tab
    United KingdomPart Time
    I’m a writer for The Tab, finding and publishing news pieces, pop culture criticism and opinion pieces.
    Account Executive
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Skills
  • Collage
  • Collage Art
  • Article Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Analytical Writing
  • Collaborative Design
  • Art Writing
  • Writing Poetry
  • Modelling
Education
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    English Literature BAUniversity of Edinburgh
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom