Gaba Najmanovich

Journalist

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Journalist with a design background, after several years of rotating roles within the fashion industry, I am currently focusing on exploiting my writing and research skills. Published in both Argentine and European media, writing in Spanish and in English, I have a clear and engaging writing style with a certain literary tone. Being a journalist and a designer I always look for a clear aesthetic result within my projects; this includes both the words and the graphic style, and how they relate to each other.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Marketing PR
  • Radio
  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
  • Blogs
  • Online
  • Print
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Media
  • Popular Culture
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Contributing Writer

Metal Magazine Dailymetal.eu

Jan 2014
  • Articles related to fashion, design and art. Being a freelance contributor I have to pitch ideas and, later, turn them into words. Most of my articles are either reviews or interviews.

Currently

Exhibition Reviewer

Russian Fashion Theory

Mar 2014
  • Academic reviews of fashion exhibitions.

2014

Supervisor

GB Pizza

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Serving customers, taking orders, cleaning, keeping stocks, cashing-up, closing.

2014

Contributing Writer

Nofilter

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Main article of #NoFilter's first issue. This 2000-word article was about Selfies, Instagram and self branding. With a historical background and a feminist viewpoint, went deep into the psychological side of the #selfie trend. Besides this short essay, I contributed with social media updates.

2014

Waitress

GB Pizza

Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Taking orders, serving customers, managing stock, cleaning, closing.

2014

Editor-in-chief

In]tangible

Aug 2014 - Apr 2014
  • [In]Tangible is MA History and Culture of Fashion course blog. My role in this website was both organizational (request classmates to send articles, publish them, foresee that everything is functioning properly) and editorial (writing editorial letters, finding illustrators and contributors, proposing articles and writing articles myself).

2014

Contributing Writer

LA Nación Revista

Apr 2012 - Jan 2014
  • La Nacion Revista is the most important Sunday magazines in Argentina. I contributed with them on issues related to fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food. By the end of 2013, my articles were published once every two weeks. For achieving this I had to send proposals once every two weeks. At the same time, my editors send me article ideas right from the beginning.

2013

Contributing Writer

LA Nube

Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
  • La Nube was an Argentine magazine published six times per year. I wrote short fictions about the history of fashion and of industrial design, as well as some pieces that accompanied the psychology section.

2013

Contributing Writer

Lupa

Nov 2012 - Aug 2013
  • Lupa is an Argentine online magazine where my articles were published at least twice per month. This was different during Buenos Aires Fashion Week since I had to cover the whole event, hence, publishing articles daily and supervising the team.

2013

Producer

ES Tarde Para Matinee

Dec 2012 - Jun 2013
  • General production of the show: finding interviewees, scheduling of the program, research, preparing the presenters for the interviews, social media uploads.

2013

Communication Consultant

U-fit

May 2013 - May 2013
  • As communication consultant, I improved their social media strategy and their presence both in social media and in traditional media.

2012

Contributing Writer

Visión Invisible

Dec 2014 - Sep 2012
  • Vision Invisible is an Argentine website better described as the Argentine Highsnobiety. My articles were, as the rest of the site, related to streetwear and trends.

2012

Contributing Writer

Ohlalá Online

Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
  • OHLALA Online is OHLALA magazine’s website, which could be described as the Argentine Cosmo or Glamour. My contributions in this site were about beauty and lifestyle.

2012

Costume Design Assistant

Ken Brown

Aug 2012 - Aug 2012
  • I assisted with the styling and production of Ken Brown’s campaign. I had to source, select and style the photographic shoot for promotional purposes. Ken Brown is a laptop manufacturing company.

2012

Contributing Writer

Té de Violetas

Aug 2014 - Aug 2012
  • Te de Violetas is an Argentine blog focused on luxury scents and perfumes. The editor of the blog asked me to write an article about Roja Dove’s perfumerie in Harrods.

2012

Writer

Ambientefemenino.com

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
  • In Ambiente Femenino, a Puerto Rican website for women, I had to publish 500-word articles daily. These were about celebrities, beauty, fashion, and pop culture. The challenge in the job was not just publishing new content everyday, but writing for a public I didn’t know.

2011

Community Manager

Itinerad

Jul 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Development of online communication strategy. Itinerad is an Argentine bike accessories brand. With a new visual identity and contests, we got to double the amount of hits in the Facebook fanpage in less than a month.

2011

Copywriter

Campari in Collaboration with On The Corner

Jul 2011 - Dec 2011
  • On The Corner is the biggest and most important Argentine street style blog. My short pieces versed on, as expected, trends and style; they were part of a contest where people had to vote via Facebook who was the most stylish of the six contestants. A week after being published, the winners of the contest, and consequently my words, would be published in Ohlalá Magazine.

2011

Producer & Co-presenter

EL Onírico

Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Creation of new segments, research, scheduling and planning of interviews with musicians and celebrities. Interviewing and general presence in the show.

2008

Junior Fashion Designer

EL CID

Jul 2008 - Nov 2008
  • Menswear design, prints and identity design. Production and samples monitoring.

2006

Fashion Design Intern

NOT Dead

Mar 2006 - Mar 2006
  • Research, prints design and contact with clients and suppliers.

Education

2014

MA History and Culture of Fashion

London College of Fashion

Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
  • With a strong focus on academic writing, this course taught me how to systematise, improve and enhance my research methods.

2012

Fashion Design

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Mar 2006 - Dec 2012

    2011

    Fashion History

    CIA Centro

    Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
    • Course focused on illustrating how fashion is a cyclical phenomenon. In this two months, the history of fashion was taught not chronologically, but stylistically and cyclically. With details regarding sociology, history and pop culture, lecturer and Vogue journalist Javier Arroyuelo, contextualised fashion as more than clothing.

    2011

    Fashion Journalism

    EBA

    Jul 2011 - Dec 2011
    • Short course on the principles of fashion journalism complemented with monthly lectures of history, sociology, branding and marketing. Through a combination of practice and theory, this course strengthened my style, storytelling techniques and writing speed.

    2011

    Visual Communication for Fashion

    CMD

    Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
    • Introduction to communication strategies, new media, events and their relation to the fashion industry.

    2009

    Fashion Journalism

    UADE

    Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
    • Taught by Carmen Acevedo Diaz, one of the first fashion journalists of the country, this course was focused on the basics of journalism in general and, more particularly, fashion journalism. After this month and a half I understood I wanted to be a journalist.

    2007

    Pattern Making

    Ricky Casalli

    Jul 2007 - Sep 2007
    • Basic techniques of pattern making in knitwear.

    2007

    Illustrator CS2

    Davinci School

    Jan 2007 - Jan 2007
    • Short course on Adobe Illustrator CS2.

    2006

    Fashion Illustration

    Carolina Aubele School

    Feb 2006 - Mar 2006
    • Short course on various Fashion Illustration techniques. Body measurements, styling and colouring techiniques.