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My name is Imi. My favourite films are Clueless and Jaws, consequently I love tartan and I’m absolutely terrified of the sea. I graduated with a 2.1 in Graphic Design from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015. After finishing university I moved to Paris to spend 7 months au pairing, eating croissants and attempting to learn French. Both my degree and my time abroad pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me how to work successfully with an array of people in sometimes difficult circumstances; something which will help me greatly in my career. I am confident, hard working, creative and very friendly. In 5 years I would like to be an established Account Director. I thrive in a fast paced atmosphere and love being challenged. I want to work at an agency where I can get involved in the various aspects of making a campaign, all the way from strategy to delivery, as part of a group as well as individually.
Account Management Throughout April I was interning as an account executive at CHI & Partners, working as part of a team on a number of accounts for large clients including Argos, TalkTalk and Lexus. I gained experience in using Ebiquity to create weekly competitor reviews and developed ideas alongside various departments. I have also successfully sourced images which have been used in global campaigns for Lexus.
Recently finished interning at St Luke’s, working alongside all departments to pull together presentations for clients such as Very as well as content and ideas for chemistry and tissue meetings. I also assisted on a shoot for Abel & Cole which gave me further insight into how the creative process works.
My time at art school pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me how to work successfully with an array of people in sometimes difficult circumstances; something which will help me greatly in my career. I also learnt how to turn ideas into memorable and unique responses, using an array of different mediums and channels. As a result of studying graphic design I know how the creative process works, which is really important in the advertising industry.
I spent one year on a art and design foundation course which gave me a brilliant understanding of the different creative pathways and allowed me to meet a lot of creative and ambitious people. It also gave me the basics of problem solving and organisation meaning that I could go into my degree feeling confident about my work.