Griffen Hoyle

Writer and Producer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

Creative, highly self-motivated, and reliable. Excels in inter-personal communications and working collaboratively with others in a group. Developed and curated content for an App to help kids on the autism spectrum work on having conversations and executive functioning skills. Regularly produces new writing nights with a focus on facilitating emerging voices. Co-director of The Impromptu Shakespeare Company and The Pied Piper Ensemble, two non-profit performance groups that provide free Shakespeare productions to communities in Boston and London respectively.

Skills

  • Communication
  • Team Leadership
  • Event Organisation
  • Creative Coding
  • Customer Care
  • Audience Engagement
  • Research
  • Audience-facing Copywriting
  • Production
  • Production Management

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sidekicks

    Sidekicks

    • HR and Recruitment
  • R

    Royal Holloway, University of London

    • T

      The Fold

      • S

        Surrey County Council

        Work history

        Currently

        Customer Care Assistant

        The Fold

        Jan 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Provides advice and assistance to customers as they purchase garments. Guides customers through returns process and helps solve delivery or shipment issues. General secretarial admin, scheduling, and telephone support provided.

        2017

        Content Editor

        Sidekicks

        Apr 2016 - Aug 2017
        • Boston, United States
        • Full Time
        • Curated, edited, and produced content and copy for Sidekicks, a company creating an app for kids on the autism spectrum that gives them a way to practice their conversation skills while engaging with the things they’re passionate about, from video games to trains to Disney movies.

        2016

        Development Consultant

        Boston APP/L

        Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
        • Boston, United States
        • Freelance
        • Kickstarter and fundraising consultant for Boston APP/Lab's ArtsCommons project.

        2016

        BosTix Box Office Supervisor

        ArtsBoston

        Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
        • Boston, United States
        • Freelance
        • Box Office Supervisor for ArtsBoston, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide Boston area communities with better and more affordable access to theatre, music, and culture. At ArtsBoston I was one of the first points of contact for patrons looking to purchase tickets to shows, investigate accessibility capabilities of theatre spaces, and in general find out more information about what shows and events were going on in their city. I also managed ArtsBoston’s customer service hotline, fielding complaints and concerns from patrons and assisting in general office administration.

        2015

        Social Media Manager

        Digital Drama

        Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Social Media Manager for the promotion of Digital Drama's 'Peace in Our Time' Audio Drama Podcast Project. Assisted and oversaw the successful crowdfunding of said Audio Drama, in collaboration with Digital Drama, The Noel Coward Foundation, and the Arts Council of Great Britain. Link to Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitaldrama/peace-in-our-time Link to Podcasts: http://www.digitaldrama.org/peace-in-our-time-ready-for-download-and-cd-order/

        2015

        Puppeteer and Assistant Director

        Surrey County Council

        May 2015 - Sep 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Puppeteer for one of eight 'Giants of Human Rights' puppets for the 800th Anniversary Magna Carta celebrations at Royal Holloway, Egham, and Runnymede. Assistant Directed work done with students from the New Haw Community School, which was presented to HRH Prince William at the ceremonies on the 15th of June in Runnymede.

        2014

        Magna Carta Assistant - Arts Trail

        Royal Holloway, University of London

        Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
        • Egham, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Content writer for the Magna Carta Project’s Runnymede Explored app. Utilized Geotracking and historical research to develop a site-specific trail through the National Trust protected lands around Runnymede and Ankerwycke. The trail focuses on arts, culture, and the universal struggle for human rights in connection to the legacy of the Magna Carta, and is freely available for download from the App Store.

        2014

        Gallery Assistant

        Artliner

        Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
        • Farnborough, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Gallery Assistant for Artliner’s The Wind Tunnel Project in the Farnborough wind tunnels. Project focused on British aviation heritage and site-specific public engagement with art.

        2014

        Gallery Assistant

        The Arts Catalyst

        Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Welcomed and interacted with guests at The Arts Catalyst's installation of 'Republic of the Moon' at The Bargehouse on London's Southbank. Assisted guests with geotracking app and ensured the safety and operation of the pieces present in the exhibition.

        2013

        Gallery Assistant

        Ecocentrix

        Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Gallery Assistant for Ecocentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts in The Bargehouse on London’s South Bank. Project focused on Indigenous art and performance from around the globe, with a focus on recycling and sustainability.

        2015

        Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Welcomed and guided prospective students through Royal Holloway Drama Department Open Days. Participated in panel discussions about application process, student life, and course content.

        Education

        Currently

        MFA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media

        The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

        Sep 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Currently completing an MFA in Writing for Stage, Screen, and Broadcast Media from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

        2015

        BA Honors Drama and Creative Writing

        Royal Holloway, University of London

        Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
        • Egham, United Kingdom
        • Graduated with a first class honors BA degree from Royal Holloway in 2015.

        Awards

        2014

        RHUL English Department Creative Writing Prize

        Royal Holloway Creative Writing Department

        • Awarded the 2014/2015 Creative Writing Prize for Second Year Students to encourage passion and reward excellent work in creative writing.