James Childs

Events Manager

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

I’m a self-starter driven by creativity & experiences that create a positive impact. I graduated with a 1st Class Honours in BA Journalism from the London College of Communication and in 2017 received PRINCE2® Foundation certificate. I also manage a social enterprise art agency called DIFFRNT that showcases diverse emerging visual artists, through our events, online hub and YouTube channel. My skills include event management, project management, marketing, social media, communications, and strategy. Lastly, I’m very interested in working on projects that relate to creatives, young people, music, art, and underrepresented groups.

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  • Digital
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Content Creation
  • Culture
  • Socail Media
  • Editorail
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Strategy
  • Planning
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Copywriting
  • Digital Agency
  • Event Coordination
  • Event Management

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University of The Arts London (UAL)

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • Design
  • MTV


    • Television
  • Marks and Spencer

    Marks and Spencer

    • Retail
  • Livity


    • Marketing & PR

Work history


Creative Director


Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Manage social enterprise art agency DIFFRNT which specialises in events and online platforms that showcase diverse emerging visual artists. Manage a team (graphic designer, brand ambassadors and event co-ordinators) to run bi-monthly events at Boxpark Shoreditch. Also work with project managers to run strategies to direct potential clients to website and YouTube series.


IT Communications Officer

University of The Arts London (UAL)

Oct 2015
  • London Rd, London SE1 6LW, UK
  • Full Time
  • I handle all IT related communications, marketing and social media. The role involves working with designers to create print and digital content, communications and marketing material on behalf of the IT department for students and staff. I also work with IT Projects team and technical teams as a communication liaison to produce campaigns and manage and produce content on the website, intranet and social media.


Event Organiser


Aug 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Lead the organising of the art exhibition as part of MADE’s Youth Market. This role involved communicating, organising and updating artists through email and group chat. I also liaised with Livity staff to work with budget, stalls, fashion show, and promotion and with Pop Brixton staff to obtain floor plan and set up times. On the day I provided general support and help artists set up.


Client Services

Final Cut Edit

Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
  • New York, United States
  • Freelance
  • Worked at the editing agency Final Cut in the Client Services team. Shadowed social media team who also manage website content and answered calls, sent out all staff emails and assisted guests. Also prepared and organised editing rooms and checked on editor and client needs and replenished office supplies & ordered and general hospitality


Work Experience


Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Produced reports and promotional campaigns centred on artists represented by MTV and collated information on the status of several music videos and their position on charts. Also tracked artist’s coverage on MTV’s websites and social media platforms and attended meetings and conducted ad hoc research on festivals.


Sales Assistant

Marks and Spencer

Sep 2011 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked in the Customer Services, Homeware and lastly the Café. Started in 2011 and also worked during the London 2012 Olympics games. Dealt with general customer queries, answering, calling customers and handled refunds, exchanges and ordering of products. Lastly advised customers and worked towards sale targets.



First Class BA (Hons) Journalism

London College of Communication, UAL

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
  • London Rd, London SE1 6LW, UK