Iona Jackson

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMarketer - Event Manager - Creative Director

Projects

  • design, exhibition, exhibitiondesign, curation, glasgow, gallery, posters, nightclub, Music

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About me

A recent graduate of the University of Glasgow with a First Class Honours degree in History of Art & English Literature and significant experience within arts, events and marketing. I have recently relocated to London to pursue a career in the arts, and am currently seeking to kick start my career within the creative industries. I have also been a chef on and off for many years - I now blog about food.

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Skills

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Branding
  • Art Direction
  • Communication
  • Food Beverage
  • Cookery
  • Writing Editing Skills
  • Curation

Work history

Currently

Exhibition Assistant

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • In June, Pabst Blue Ribbon (as part of the C&C Group) will be sponsoring and staging an exhibition showcasing the work of Glasgow School of Art final year students that will include the opportunity to design work to be used as part of a PBR advertising campaign. I am currently advising the marketing team at PBR on how to go about this, and assisting with the organisation of the exhibition at these early stages. This is remote, part time work of around 4 hours per week. • Providing advice on staging the exhibition (within the marketing team's budget) - thus far with regards to location, dates, opening event, audience, selection of work and artists, care for artwork, etc. • Assisting with writing, proofreading and editing early documents such as the proposal, brief and call for submissions.

2016

Co-founder/Chef

Food Vibrations

Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Having worked together as chefs in France, my friend and I established a part-time catering business in our second year at university. Since then we have run and catered various events of all shapes and sizes (supperclubs, pop-ups, private parties, weddings, university mixer events, fundraisers) as well as working as private chefs on an old steam-boat. • Organising the catering of bespoke events of our own accord and on behalf of a wide range of clients between Glasgow and Argyll. • Working closely with the client to develop menus of different cuisines and recipes tailored to their needs. • Running the social media (mainly Instagram) and marketing of our brand and events. • Costing, ordering, preparing and cooking the food itself, using only fresh produce and quality ingredients.

2016

Marketing & Communications Intern

Freedom Bakery

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Freedom Bakery is an award winning Social Enterprise training people in prison to be artisan bakers on the job. Although I was an intern, I was part of a team of three and took the lead managing all communications and marketing campaigns over the course of eight months for this start-up social enterprise. • Re-shaped the company's visual branding and verbal tone to create a more professional, modern appearance that moved away from the image of a typical small-scale start-up charity and towards a successful business providing a desirable product. • Social media: tripled the Facebook following, doubled the Twitter following and established an Instagram account. • Successfully managed, organised and promoted an all-or-nothing crowdfunding campaign, raising £16,590 (just over the £15,000 target) in 28 days. This included the organisation of a high-profile launch event for 120 people. • Handled enquiries face to face and otherwise from customers, other charitable organisations, the press and suppliers, as well as liaising with the bakers within the prison. • Designed flyers, posters and visual social media content.

2016

Trustee

Philanthrobeats

May 2014 - Jun 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was elected a trustee for this Glasgow-based arts and music charity following a period of voluntary work as an ordinary member, becoming Head of Communications as well as performing tasks as part of the wider team. • Managing Philanthrobeats' social media, press releases and running a regular blog. Devising innovative marketing campaigns for our creative club-nights and other events. Selecting artwork and working with designers for said campaigns. • Established a communications policy and strategy in keeping with Philanthrobeats' values and branding. • Organising, curating and physically setting up highly popular large-scale club events renowned for their creative transformation of spaces using art installations and lighting production. • Managed ordering and distribution of flyers and posters; delegating tasks to PRs. • Organising monthly events – club-nights, • Responsible for the staging, curation and front of house of a successful exhibition in a city centre location: '10 Years of Glasgow Clubbing Posters' celebrated and showcased the local artistic talent behind the scenes of the vibrant Glasgow clubbing scene over the last decade. The event’s popularity meant its original duration of one week was doubled.

Education

2016

MA Honours of the First Class

University of Glasgow

Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • English Literature and History of Art