Ilayda McIntosh

Freelance Writer/Photographer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

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About me

Ilayda is a freelance writer, photographer and creative. Her photography specialises in portraiture, documentary and editorial photography. Her work has featured in a number of exhibitions in collaboration with GUAP Magazine, Shado Magazine, Vavengers and The Black Experience exhibition. She has also collaborated with KyraTV, Red Bull, Kingdom Collective and Metro UK. Aside from her photography career, she is also a freelance writer. She is currently an Arts and Culture Writer at GUAP Magazine, a Culture writer at The Common Sense Network and a freelance copywriter. She is also published on Metro, LinkUpTv, SheAspires and Crepplug. Ilayda is also a spoken word poet, specialising in poetry focused upon social commentary. Ilayda graduated in June 2019 with her Bachelor (Honours) degree in English and Drama, with a 2:1. Theatre is another one of Ilayda’s passions, both writing and journalism coverage. She has interviewed the likes of Arinze Kene, Jessica Kaliisa, Yasmin Joseph and Tanya Loretta Dee. You can reach Ilayda on her socials or email below. Instagram: @iilaydamac Twitter: @iilaydamac Email: ilaydamcintosh@gmail.com

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Skills

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Journalism
  • Photoshop
  • Copywriting
  • Ad Copywriting
  • Sub-editing
  • Creative
  • Editorial Content

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F

    Freelance

    • Nike

      Nike

      • Fashion and Textiles
    • GUAP Magazine

      GUAP Magazine

      • Publishing
    • ESI Media: The Independent and London Evening Standard

      ESI Media: The Independent and London Evening Standard

      • Media Production

    Work history

    Currently

    Nov 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    Currently

    Athlete

    Nike

    May 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    Currently

    Jan 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Culture Journalist https://www.tcsnetwork.co.uk/guava-island-a-review-in-retrospect/ https://www.tcsnetwork.co.uk/the-common-sense-arts-round-up-1-the-elitist-irony-of-banksy/ https://www.tcsnetwork.co.uk/when-i-get-home-an-enigmatic-exploration-of-solanges-journey-to-herself/ https://www.tcsnetwork.co.uk/90zback-is-bridging-the-gap-between-90s-and-contemporary-fashion/ https://www.tcsnetwork.co.uk/the-problematic-tabloid-narrative-of-meghan-markle/ https://www.tcsnetwork.co.uk/once-enslaved-then-colonised-and-now-repatriated-the-windrush-deportations/

    Currently

    Arts & Culture Writer

    GUAP Magazine

    Nov 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Arts & Culture Writer https://www.guap.co.uk/arts-culture/arinze-kene-the-award-winning-playwright-returns-to-the-stage-with-good-dog/ https://www.guap.co.uk/arts-culture/gentrification-londons-cultural-health/ https://www.guap.co.uk/arts-culture/the-hate-u-give-in-britain/ https://www.guap.co.uk/arts-culture/bass-culture-expo-2018-basscultureduk/ https://www.guap.co.uk/arts-culture/amani-the-short-film-and-movement-tackling-the-knife-crime-epidemic-in-the-uk-marns_inspires/ https://www.guap.co.uk/arts-culture/introducing-neelam-keshwala-theneelamshow-founder-of-dont-sleep-on-us/

    Currently

    Photographer

    Freelance

    Jun 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • www.instagram.com/iilaydamac

    2018

    Social Media/Marketing Manager

    Queen Mary, University of London

    Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Social Media/marketing manager at Equip Africa. Equip Africa is a Queen Mary University of London based charity providing and funding medicinal supplies across various countries in Africa. My role within the charity was to produce, manage and market content in order to promote and develop the charity further. During my time I developed an understanding of how to maximise digital readership, as well as tailor marketing vocative towards a specialised target audience. I also developed skills in creating promotion content using Adobe Creative Cloud programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and Publisher).

    Education

    2019

    Sep 2016 - Jul 2019
    • London, United Kingdom

    2016

    Sep 2014 - Jul 2016
    • Aylesbury, United Kingdom