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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Account Executive - Producer - Film


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About me

Personable, easy-going and well versed in integrated marketing and advertising communications (TV, press, outdoor, print, packaging, digital and website) – experienced with both agency and client responsibilities. I am proficient in communicating with creative teams and managing freelancers. My experience from Antidote stretches across a number of sectors. Clients I have interacted with include Mazda, Ascot, Evans Cycles, Zeek (gift voucher marketplace), Unforgettable (dementia products), and Leo Pharma (Danish pharmaceuticals).


  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Branding
  • Design
  • Advertiseing
  • Advertising PR
  • Marketing
  • Market Reseach
  • Advertising Agency
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Work history


Account Executive


Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • WPP Creative Agency with IPA membership. Clients: Mazda Europe, Royal Ascot, Zeek and Evans Cycles Key part of team to deliver Pan-European multi-channel ad campaign for Mazda Europe Part of small team that delivered unique one-of-a-kind OOH/digital campaign for Royal Ascot 2017 Account Executive assistance of successful TVC/digital/OOH for Zeek (the gift voucher market place) in the run up to Christmas 2016 Took complete ownership and responsibility for delivery of 56-page dementia product catalogue for client ‘Unforgettable’ Granted opportunity to exercise leadership skills in managing freelance retouchers and direct them based on the client’s needs and wants for the outcome Liaised with printers and clients on delivery and timings of a number of projects Attended multiple shoots and recordings for various campaign work Organised and attended meetings with clients, building and maintaining strong relationships both socially and professionally Aided production of supplies (e.g. tote bags, lanyards, cards) for potential award-winning pop-up in New York feat. photographer Rankin with Leo Pharma – a Danish pharmaceutical company Frequently conducted competitive audits to help grow the agency’s knowledge base in appropriate industries Wrote weekly automotive news bulletin for entire agency’s viewing, entertainment and research purposes Sole responsibility in managing agency website through WordPress Managed various social media channels for the agency Owned various important office admin tasks including office maintenance, travel arrangements, up-keep of supplies and more


E-learning Developer


Oct 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Internship
  • Location: Luxembourg Developed various aspects of E-Learning / web interface at the Institute of Air Navigation Services in Luxembourg as part of a year in industry during undergraduate degree Edited and created graphics for videos explaining Eurocontrol’s centralised services, used at a global conference in Madrid and viewed by thousands Updated and maintained crucial E-Learning database of ‘click and learn’ courses Adapted rapidly to company’s learning content management system and built web development skills Created essential language proficiency test with voice recordings between pilots and air traffic controllers speaking with different accents in English, forming part of air traffic control’s core European curriculum


Work Experience

JLM Global Foods Ltd

May 2013 - May 2013
  • Internship
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey Advanced my understanding of the package printing and manufacturing process in the food industry at Europe’s leading manufacturer and supplier of popped snacks, including Popchips Visited packet print designer in Istanbul to oversee integrated design process for Popchips Responsible for matching packaging/branding elements with designs provided by outsourced graphic design firm Experienced the end-to-end design and printing process with state-of-the-art printing machinery


Graphic Designer

James Thompson Design

Jan 2013 - Aug 2016
  • Freelance
  • Location: Guildford, UK Diverse freelance work operating via referrals, including projects listed below: Produced winning, much praised campaign films/graphic materials for Kent Student Union President two years running. Demonstrated capabilities using editing software Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Created logos in Adobe Photoshop Created Kent Union Freshers’ video 2014 and then Kent Union and GK Unions Freshers’ videos 2015 on the basis of a referral for work on the above Designed and created materials for ‘Livestock’ charity music festival Collated and re-designed Liberal Democrats’ annual party conference leaflet Re-designed investors’ brochure for hedge fund Observatory Capital Management



Iora Software

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Internship
  • Location - Guildford, UK Re-worked several company marketing materials using Adobe Illustrator Researched a wide range of topics, from software copyrighting to conferences Completed ad hoc administration tasks



MSc E-Business (E-Marketing)

Newcastle University

Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Achieved a high Merit Modules: Marketing Principles, E-Marketing, E-Business, E-Commerce Start-Up, Strategy Management & Information Systems, Research Methods, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Management, Competing with IT Dissertation: Consumer Expectations of Streaming Media Services


BA (Hons) Digital Arts with a year in Industry

University of Kent

Sep 2011 - Jul 2015
  • Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Upper second class honours (2:1) First Class achieved in Graphic Design, Virtual Worlds & 3D Modelling, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Effects


A Levels

Hurstpierpoint College

Sep 2009 - Aug 2011
  • Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6, UK
  • Art, Design Technology, History



Cranleigh School

Sep 2002 - Aug 2009
  • Cranleigh, United Kingdom
  • Art, Design Technology, Mathematics, Double-Award Science, French, German, Geography, English Literature, English Language, Philosophy of Religion