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I have been working for nearly three years in production and design and have greatly enjoyed the challenging and fast paced nature that the creative industries demand. After spending three months working for a charity in Nicaragua I'm looking for a new challenge particularly in the arts, working directly with stakeholders and the public to use creativity to educate and engage them in ideas and issues, I’m bright, enthusiastic and passionate with a variety of skills that allow me to flexibly move between roles. My education in design has provided me with critical, theoretical and research skills which greatly compliment my ability to communicate and motivate others; whilst my experience within agencies has given me strong skills and knowledge of process, project management and delivery within a commercial context.
As a volunteer team leader in Nicaragua I managed a team of 7 UK volunteers and 7 Nicaraguan volunteers in the first cycle of a year-long project to help create a sustainable environment and improve resistance to climate change in the rural northern community of El Bramadero. In this role I supported the volunteers both pastorally during their stay in the community and in their project work; helping them in their specific roles and facilitating the team completing our project objectives of creating positive change within the community through building infrastructure and providing education.
In this varied role I provided project assistance to onedotzero’s small team over a diverse range of projects from those for commercial clients such as Nike and Jaguar to festivals such as Convergence and Resonate. This assistance ranges from creating contracts, budgets and proposals to working on creative concepts, creating media content and presenting to clients. I was the main project coordinator for educational projects such as cascade_za in Johannesburg, working directly with the British Council and other stakeholders in South Africa to run a week long workshop with young creatives. I was the main contact for all participants, collecting and managing applications and communications in the run up and looked after all resources, production and welfare of the participants during the workshop. During one of the main producers maternity leave I was also in charge of creating screening programmes for onedotzero’s events under the direction of the creative director. This included contacting artists, clearing submissions for the included films and putting together the selected films into one programme ready for airing. Towards the end of my time at onedotzero I was able to play a key role in a digital project for Cancer Research UK. Working alongside the agency Atomic and developers Sennep I was the main producer for onedotzero in the creation of an online application as part of large fundraising campaign; managing a large budget and the workflow of both the creative and technical development. Part of my role one onedotzero was also to ensure the smooth running of the studio and look after the day-to-day needs of the producers and designers.
This freelance project was the production of a collaborative two week workshop for students of UAL in collaboration with Mother. I was the key contact for all participants, recruiting, resourcing and providing facilitation, mentoring and support during the workshop. The students were required to produce communication on their project for the presentation of the workshop to the public in an exhibition at the end of the two weeks. I helped them produce these communications and managed the exhibition opening, liaising with Mother to ensure a successful event. After the workshop I produced a report, detailing the successes and feedback from the students, the mentors and Mother. This report was presented to UAL as part of the supporting material in securing funding for further research and workshops.
In this role I played a key part in Present Plus’s video team; creating concepts, managing scheduling and pre production on shoots and interviewing to camera. I had overall control of advertising photography project for wetransfer; designed concept & sets, carried out shoot and post-production whilst managing the budget, delivering on time and to brief.
www.artistsandalgorists.com During my time at Present Plus I launched a new blog focussing digital art. My role was to create content, manage and edit contributors content and maintain all social media related to blog. Through the blog I established a number of working relationships and facilitated a new creative coding category for ‘The Lumen Prize’, digital arts competition and began to negotiate an exhibition in 2015 which has since been successfully completed.