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I believe in production working in tandem with the creative process. Not simply spreadsheets, but creative decision-making resulting in a partnership that leads to an amazing output,
I was offered the opportunity to join Kin at the start of 2014. As the first full time permanent producer Kin has hired, I had to build the internal production system from the ground up. Kin have a very collaborative work environment, with production running along side design from the very beginning of projects all the way through to completion, working together to find innovative and creative solutions to problems. I take projects from tender applications all the way through to installation and handover. Working on scheduling and budgeting, as well as building relationships with suppliers and clients, material sourcing, research and hiring and managing freelancers. As a consequence of this approach I have had a large amount or responsibility during my time at Kin, leading production on projects for high profile clients such as Future Cities Catapult, Google, London Transport Museum and the Science Museum. I have worked in a collaborative manner with internal teams and with freelancers across exhibition design, print, branding, interaction design and events. As the main contact point for clients I also lead workshops and key meetings to ensure projects are progressing in a positive manner, dealing with any problems that may arise. I have led profitable projects with budgets in the six figures, as well as creating budgets and doing weekly reconciliations, on the other 160+ projects that have come through Kin during my time here.
HSMS is the retail arm of The Ministry of Stories, an award winning children’s creative writing charity based in East London. In this role I had many varied responsibilities. Ranging from the recruitment and management of volunteers, building relationships with suppliers and wholesalers, creating marketing campaigns and press releases, organising the fulfilment of online orders and the project management of new products and events. Whilst also helping to establish the Monster shop as the go to place for interesting products. Product development and project management were a large part of my role, helping to develop new product ideas whilst sourcing and commissioning new products to sell in the shop. This resulted in a successful collaboration with east end jewellery company Tatty Devine, and our first ever pop-up shop at Somerset House as part of the Christmas Arcade.