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I have a deep and enduring fascination for human behaviour. As a graduate of Film and Anthropology with a proficiency in Japanese, I come equipped with an array of scientific, literary and media insight ready and eager to engage in the inexhaustible possibilities of human experience; as a practicing graphic artist, I have expertise in the means to formulating a response. Above all, I love to learn. Having worked in graphic design, branding, creative direction and editorial, I am now looking for new, exciting roles that would afford me the opportunity to put theory into creative practice, learning from people through meaningful dialogues: together, actively shaping, consuming and sharing culture.
I currently act as a freelance Graphic Designer attached to the Centre for Investigative Journalism, completing a number of visual assignments such as posters, leaflets and videos for the purpose of raising awareness of the CIJ’s work, promoting its summer school, courses and media events and compiling educational handbooks for training journalists in investigative skills relating to new media.
Organisation of the annual event, as a key member of a team. Lead responsibilities include sourcing and selection of the investigative documentaries for screening. As well as reaching out to the filmmakers and other panelists to schedule their participation in the event. Assisting the Centre for Investigative Journalism with the smooth running and operation at City University London: working both technically to ensure the successful presentation of the films and panel discussions, as well as minding the filmmakers, panel members and guests before, during and after the events.
Store Management, Stock Maintenance, All stock ordering, Deliveries, Visual Merchandising. Completion of Higher level nutrition and health exams, and management exams. Bonus received for diligent customer service and continued high feedback. Raised overall store customer satisfaction rating (a lowly 54% upon arrival in June) to upwards of 75% by time of promotion. Upon leaving, I helped bring the store to a higher level still as the branch with the highest customer satisfaction rating in the London Area. Profits were highest on my days of management, effectively helping the store reach its weekly targets.
Creative Director and Senior Editor for the start-up art, culture and social issues publication, vsnotebook. As a key member of both the creative and editorial team, charged with the overall design and direction of the publication both online and predominantly its eventual print counterpart. As senior editor, I managed a number of section editors (Art & Culture, Screen and Social Issues) as well as a number of other key contributors and writers.
Arts & Culture and Screen Editor, managing contributors, setting briefs, creative direction of the Arts and Screen sections for the online publication, vsnotebook.
Assisting the Centre for Investigative Journalism with the smooth running and operation of their annual Investigative Film Week held at City University London and The Foreign Press Association: working both technically to ensure the successful presentation of the films and panel discussions, as well as minding the filmmakers, panel members and guests before, during and after the events. ?I was invited to participate again and advise during the organisation and publicity stages for the 2014 CIJ Investigative Film Week with increased responsibility.
In-office Graphic Design assistant involved with day-to-day operation of the business, in addition to supporting with the completion of various live projects, to schedule. This allowed me to hone certain skills already acquired, to observe the operation of a business within the creative industry and to work as a component of a team effectively, adhering to strict deadlines. This involved the use of software such as Adobe’s Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and LightRoom.
A Work Experience placement on site at Wimbledon Studios in which I was tasked with reading through live scripts and assisting the Art Department select and source props and additional graphic elements needed for each given scene and each given set, and then to assist with dressing the set. I was also able to communicate and observe the departments involved with location scouting, editing and a number of shoots on the sets and sound stages.
In-office student intern, involved with completing day-to-day operational tasks of an administrative and logistic nature, such as cataloguing old work on the server, sending and received completed assignments and compiling different illustrated and written elements as a whole finished piece. As well as being inducted in various design software suites by the staff, such as Illustrator, Aperture, Final Cut and AutoDesk Sketchbook.
This uniquely tailored programme of seemingly disparate yet complementary majors and minors has given me access to a wider selection of interesting modules allowing me to further embrace my multi-disciplinary interests and intense work ethic. Consideration of literature and fine art in multidisciplinary English/Film modules has helped to further widen my purview and critical discussion, contextualising Film as part of an older narrative tradition, embedded in and forged from culture, both at the hands of the filmmakers, through appropriation and in the eye of the viewer. I studied Urban Anthropology, Diaspora and Childhood specifically to consider themes in creative media, investigating cross-cultural concerns present in the fabric of societal consciousness. • Living Cities: Migration and Identity Politics • Cinescapes: Time, Space and Identity • Current Debates in Anthropology? • Ethnography ?• Egyptian Style: Ancient Egyptian Art? • Intermediate Japanese I & II • Diasporic Cinemas • Cultures of Race, Ethnicity and Racism • Social Philosophy • Cityscapes in Literature and Film? • Childhood ?• Independent Study Dissertation
• Super 8 Film Shooting, Editing and Processing • Black & White Super 8 Film Processing • 16mm Toning & Tinting • Experimental Enthnography
I attended the University of Southampton for a time studying various modes of Graphic Art: Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography and Motion Graphics. Specialising largely in collage and film photography, I was able to bring in elements of Fine Art and my previous anthropological study to inform the themes and execution of my work. Work produced whilst in attendance includes a selection of photography and illustration, essays on semiotics and existentialism in film noir, a zine dedicated to raising awareness of the current global affairs issue of Human Trafficking (making use of data visualisation, my work at CIJ, and our Q+A conference with UN whistleblower Kathryn Bolkovac) and the formation of my now favoured style of narrative collage based on appropriation.
The course engaged in the study of human culture and evolution, allowing for the in-depth consideration of categorisation, ceremony, belief and trade systems, our development through physical and cultural evolution, as well as analysing the value of visual anthropological work, such as ethnographic photography and film. Aside from furthering my academic writing skills, I took modules in the study of the Japanese language at elementary level, and a practical anthropological skills module in data computing skills and more the use of cameras and video editing software to produce a short interview discussing the topic of idiomatic language phenomena and mistranslation. I completed the first year of the course resulting in the receipt of a Certificate of Higher Education. However, in the end I felt that my interest in Anthropology was significantly outweighed by my fascination with creative media, thus it became clear to me that I should pursue alternative avenues for a time, to see what I could build and create. • Introduction to Social Anthropology • Foundations of Biological Anthropology • Skills for Anthropology and Conservation? • Anthropological Photography (extra-curricular) • Thinkers and Theories • Elementary Japanese I • Elementary Japanese II • Elementary Spanish (extra-curricular)?
This uniquely tailored programme of seemingly disparate yet complementary majors and minors has given me access to a wider selection of interesting modules allowing me to further embrace my multi-disciplinary interests and intense work ethic. Consideration of literature and fine art in multidisciplinary English/Film modules has helped to further widen my purview and critical discussion, contextualising Film as part of an older narrative tradition, embedded in and forged from culture, both at the hands of the filmmakers, through appropriation and in the eye of the viewer. I studied Urban Anthropology, Diaspora and Childhood specifically to consider themes in creative media, investigating cross-cultural concerns present in the fabric of societal consciousness.