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Grace Clarke

Fashion Editorial Assistant

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion ART Director - Fashion Creative Director - Fashion Stylist

Projects

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Skills

  • Creative Styling
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Fashion Blogging
  • Fashion Campaigns
  • Fashion Knowledge
  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Social Meda
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Fashion Photography

Work history

Currently

Fashion Intern

Fabric PR

Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Fashion PR agency based in Shoreditch. - Responsible for managing the showroom; from taking returns, logging them into the system and heading up the visual merchandising of the showroom for clients, in line with seasonal pieces and upcoming events. Also required to greet business clients, stylists and influencers at reception. - Designed shopping edits of curated selections of pieces on InDesign for clients in line with seasonal briefs. - Responsible for taking client briefs or moodboards and finding pieces to style and send based on their requirements. - Required to source new up and coming talent and influencers who embody specific brands, whilst conducting daily checks of social media and fashion news channels in order to stay relevant. - Creating timely content for various brand’s Instagram and Twitter platforms. Day-to-day assisting other members of the team; from helping to book events, researching or writing press release information.

2016

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Globally renowned advertising agency. - Assisting in taking responsibility for the early stages of upcoming projects across all artistic teams by researching topical issues whilst remaining ‘on brand’ for adverts for brands such as London Fashion Week, British Airways, Virgin Media and Axe. - Acting as a personal assistant to various individuals from multiple departments: from booking meetings, to researching or sourcing outside products for events.

2014

Customer Service Account Manager

Nelsons Insurance Brokers

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Swadlincote, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • An independent commercial insurance brokers backed by Lloyds of London. - Sat front of house to greet all new clients. Required to retain existing customers at renewal, as well as carry out customer service calls periodically to build rapport. - Responsible for quality checks on all outgoing documents as well as for the website. Required to re-word and sculpt any grammatical errors from all members of the team, including the Managing Director. Also required to create monthly newsletters and timely website updates for clients. - In charge of and responsible for the surveillance of the progress of Risk Improvement Reports. - Responsible for the management of all claims (material damage or liability) and required to liaise between client, insurer and loss adjuster to achieve a fast and fair settlement.

2013

Administrator

ABC

Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Claims management company for mis-sold mortgages, credit cards and loans. - Assisted at reception on the telephone and face to face in a very fast paced environment, directing calls and visitors to the correct department. - Logging and filing confidential documents. Details logged via specific in-house systems named MAPS and Aquarium. Assessing each case and then setting tasks on the systems for various departments depending on the required course of action. - Updating consultants’ diaries with new appointments each day. - Telephone liaison with clients and banks to gain further information on specific claims, then creating excel reports of various aspects of the company for higher management to view.

2011

Customer Services Representative

Forest Holidays

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
  • Swadlincote, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Luxury log cabin holiday destinations in the UK. - Booking luxury log cabin holidays based on specific targeting. Targets were set to book a certain number a day and aim to book extra activities e.g. pony trekking or canoeing with as many bookings as possible via a hotline and via email. - Working to very tight deadlines in a fast paced call centre environment. Problem solving when dealing with specific customer enquiries in relation to their holiday booking. - Assisting management and other members of the team with research tasks for interesting extras to include in packages relevant to the season in which guests were visiting the sites.

Education

2017

BA (Hons) Fashion communication, First Class (1st)

Northumbria University

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
  • Northumbria University, Coach Ln, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7, UK
  • Experience in styling and creative direction during university and beyond. Shot and styled two photo shoots for a live brief with All Walks Beyond the Catwalk which focused on feminine fabrics in men’s fashion. Also took part in a live brief with Dr. Martens in which 10 people were styled and directed for a short film and stills. Own personal project, Tempest, spanned across entirity of final year and consisted of a short film and two publications; focusing on women and style in the wake of economic turmoil. All elements of the project were self led; from conception to sourcing new models and locations, to styling and creative direction, to writing articles and creating layouts. The publications looked to bygone centuries through modern trends and current feelings, with “Same Shit Different Century” in mind. Tempest featured 12 photo inspired by everything from army wives to Miss Havisham, Anne Boleyn to Botticelli. Focused dissertation research project on the ways in which Shakespeare continues to inspire the fashion industry; looking to contemporary designers, interviewing fashion speakers and analysing Shakespeare’s own references. Conducted modules in Trend Forecasting, as well as thorough researching for own projects with moodboards and collages and as part of the creative process during internships. Vast amount of experience in written and verbal communication, through editorial and creative writing work during degree, conducting quality checks on all outgoing documents during position as Customer Service Manager beforehand and numerous presentations for Graduate Enterprise and PR modules. Also gained experience in events, after idea was picked up by Beamish museum to take place in Summer 2017.