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Izzes Gayle

Creative Director, Digital Content and Marketing Producer

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsContent Marketing Executive - Creative Marketing Manager - Social Media Strategist

About me

No one wanted to give me a job, so I made one. For the last 6/7 years, I've built and worked within 2 full-service creative agencies, with the aim of gaining experience at director and management level and I’m proud to say, I’ve learnt a lot in doing so. I’ve learnt the value of teamwork, project management, communication, emotional intelligence and leading a team on a single focused vision. Before that, I gained a lot of experience in face to face roles, retail work, sales and working as a brand ambassador/Promoter. I have the knowledge and advanced skills in photography, videography, graphic design and web design and development. In addition to this very comfortable with the Adobe suite and pick up new skills quickly. I spend time actively learning new software and keeping up to date with changing trends in design and creativity. Within the creative agencies, I was responsible for a number of other things such as account management, allocating and working with budgets, working closely with clients, negotiating prices and managing expectations and outcomes. An award designer, creative and company director with 6/7 years’ experience within creative agencies. I'm a very capable designer, confident across the Adobe creative suite and with branding, advertising, print, digital, social, marketing and photography/video. With a real passion for pixel perfect design and branding, I enjoy taking on new challenges and flexing my skills. My skillset ensures effective project management and client campaigns reach their fullest potential with a strong understanding of all/the majority of the elements that go into it. I’m ready to start on a new journey in a new role, kick-starting my new path creative career.

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Skills

  • Marketing
  • Digital Social Media
  • Graphic Desgin
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web Design
  • Magazine Direction
  • Branding
  • Creative Project Management
  • Content

Work history

Currently

Creative Lead & Operations Director

ALCMY Studios

Apr 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • My main role was being responsible for ensuring that ALCMY Studios had the best working environment and processes to ensure we reached targets, finished client work on and everything ran smoothly. I was also in charge of a small team of creatives, leading projects and ensuring deadlines were met and work was of the highest quality, exceeding expectations.

2017

Online Marketing Manager

Work In Progress

Jun 2016 - Mar 2017
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Full Time
  • Work In Progress Ltd is a dynamic participatory arts organisation. This position focuses on digital content and marketing elements of business within Work In Progress and the youth-led branch, Priority Five. There is also a strong focus on leading development and delivery of activities, but also working on the strategic business developments and innovative programmes leading the company into a new future. Duties also include developing new business opportunities in line with the core purpose of Work In Progress Arts Ltd, including co-leadership of Priority Five and the development of new programmes for the benefit of young people across the West Midlands.

2016

Creative Lead

NewUrban

May 2015 - Jun 2016
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Full Time
  • NewUrban is the latest online publication focusing more of the creative mind behind brands, musicians, entrepreneurs and movers and shakers within the millennial demographic. www.new-urban.co

2016

Co-founder

NUBI

Mar 2013 - Jul 2016
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Full Time
  • Shortly afterwards Co-Founded/Formed NUBI Group Limited to gain experience in marketing and network within creative circles. NUBI guys were the full service digital creative agency. NUBI Magazine & NewUrban were online publications reaching and marketing content to the millennial demographic. Over the 3 years, we have amassed a large social media following, with our magazine website receiving on average 35-35k unique visitors per month, which peaked at 144k in May 2016.

2016

Editorial Director

NUBI Magazine

Mar 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Full Time
  • Shortly after starting the NUBI Group Limited, we created NUBI Magazine. NUBI is an online publication, reaching and marketing content to the millennial demographic with the goal of writing creative, opinionated content that was less blasé than some of the massive publications and click bait type platforms. NewUrban is the latest online publication focusing more of the creative mind behind brands, musicians, entrepreneurs and movers and shakers within the millennial demographic. Over the past 2 and a half years we have worked with and managed over 100 student writers/contributors and at one time had over 40 writers on board. It’s managed to amass over 19,000 likes, 5000 followers on twitter and gain on average 35-40,000 unique visitors per month. My main duties we’re; • Building and maintaining the NUBI website. • Recruiting, project management and ensuring deadlines were kept and to a high quality. • Editing/checking/creating and proofing content. • Data analytics and then implementing changes based on results. • Social media management and strategy. www.nubimagazine.com

2013

Lead Graphic Designer

Kings Of Design

Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Full Time
  • Kings of Design; an agency that did things differently. Working with a number of clients across various sectors, which included project management from initial ideation to signing the final outcomes off. This included negotiation of prices and managing expectations and ensuring the team made deadlines both in-house and client deadlines.

Education

2010

Art Design BTEC National Diploma Level 3

Sutton Coldfield College of Further Education

Sep 2008 - Aug 2010
  • The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
  • My first serious exploration with art and design. Learning CAD, Fashion & Textiles, 3D, Fine Art, and Art History. Specialising in Art History and 3D in my second year, and focusing on 3D for the Final Major Project. Finishing with DDM. (2 distinctions & a Merit)