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Freelance Event Producer

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Manager - Event Coordinator - Event Planner - Event Manager - Event Coordinator - Event Planner

About me

Experienced in concept development, production and management within the Event and Retail Display Industries. I am an MA Event Management graduate who has since worked in a variety of creative roles within an agency environment, in-house brand and as a freelancer. I am currently looking for opportunities in Event Production and Management

Skills

  • Coordinating Events
  • Event Magagement
  • Event Production

Work history

Currently

Assistant Set Decorator

Harvey Nichols

Apr 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • I work as regular freelancer in the Harvey Nichols production workshop that produces all the window schemes for the UK stores.

Currently

Event Producer

Gemma Dowen

Jan 2013
  • Freelance
  • Job Title: Event & Dispay/ Design, Production & Management As a freelancer I create, produce and manage bespoke events and design concepts for retail window displays and editorial. I found my own clients including agencies, brands and private individuals. My Role Includes: • Creative Concept Development – Taking a brief from the initial stages and developing a proposal including mood boards, costings and budget options and pitching these to the client. • Production and Styling – Producing the agreed event/ display brief including sourcing suppliers for props, furniture, AV and catering, creating bespoke decor and installations & managing the install and build on-site. • Set Dressing - Assisting clients with the installation of their own designs on site. CLIENTS: LEILA LATCHIN FOR LOUIS VUITTON, LEILA LATCHIN FOR WILLIAM & SON, FABLED EVENTS, STILL LIFE EVENTS, PUSH UK EVENTS, TELEGRAPH HILL, THE FOX PROBLEM, THE GIRL MAGAZINE, HUMANITAS, PRIVATE

2015

Visual Merchandiser

Harvey Nichols

Mar 2014 - May 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Job Title: Display Assistant (Senior Level) I was hired on a Senior level to primarily assist with concept design and project management of small visual projects within the store, as well as to contribute to the overall interior and window display department.

2012

Event Manager

Wonderland Agency

Mar 2012 - Nov 2012
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Job Title: Event Manager & Event Stylist Events I worked on: Telegraph, Olympic Opening Party - The Trafalgar Hotel, London Eurostar, Olympic Pop-Up Restaurant - Warehouse, East London Mother London, Summer Festival - Chingford Rugby Club , London Mccann Erickson, Best of British Summer Party - No.5 Cavendish Square, London Mindshare, Dixie Queen Summer Party - Private Boat, London The Book Club, Olympic Pop-Up - The Book Club, London Humanitas, Summer Charity Ball - House Of St Barnabus, London The Marketing Store, Pop-Up Exhibition - Warehouse, East London

2012

Account Executive

Vision247 Studios

Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • I worked in an Account Management role at a London broadcasting studio being promoted from assistant to executive. My role included: • Account Management – Managing my client’s needs including sourcing broadcasting suppliers and comparing the market for the best quotes, organising studio space and studio staff, invoicing, budgeting. • Networking and Acquiring New Business – Through attending conferences and exhibitions (I represented the company in Cannes, Amsterdam and Moscow) and the distribution of promotional materials. • Event Coordination – Assisting with in-house company events and also company charity fundraisers.

Education

2009

MA Events Marketing Management

London Metropolitan University

Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
  • London, UK

2008

BA Business Management

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK