Jennifer Byrne

Freelance Creative Director and Consultant

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects

  • Freelance Creative Director and Consultant
  • Freelance Creative Director and Consultant
  • Freelance Creative Director and Consultant
    Creative Director
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    CSO

Projects credited in

  • Director
    Creative Director
    Senior Project Manager

About me

A creative, ambitious individual with over ten years experience working at the forefront of moving image, branded content and film. Expert knowledge of contemporary culture and trends with excellent communication and organisational skills. I pride myself on building strong relationships with both clients and artists and have a global network of both emerging and established talent.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Video Production
  • Magazine
  • Creative Professional Writing
  • Curating Content
  • Documentary Film Making
  • Commercial Advertising
  • J0urnalism
  • Editorial Commissioning
  • Creative Critical Thinking
  • Magazine Concepts
  • Video Commissioning

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Dazed Media

    Dazed Media

    • Publishing
  • Somesuch

    Somesuch

    • Film
  • S

    Self Employed

    • F

      Forever Pictures

      Work history

      Currently

      Creative Director

      Self Employed

      Apr 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Over ten years commissioning and development production experience working at the forefront of moving image, across editorial, branded, online publishing, broadcast TV and long form filmmaking. Expert knowledge of contemporary culture and trends with a global network of both emerging and established talent. A deep understanding of digital audiences and how to engage with them. Passionate about creating original content and telling stories in new and impactful ways. Currently consulting with digital publishing platforms, channels, brands and production companies.

      2018

      Head of Development

      Somesuch

      Sep 2016 - Apr 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Somesuch is an award-winning production company with a roster of over 25 global directors creating film, commercials, music videos and branded entertainment including recent BAFTA-winning short ‘Home’. In the U.S, Somesuch is partnered with Anonymous Content, the company behind ‘The Revenant’, ‘Spotlight’ and ‘True Detective’. Appointed as Somesuch’s first head of development with a focus on narrative content, feature and short film, documentary and TV series.

      2016

      Head of Video

      Dazed Media

      Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Head of Video at leading independent fashion and culture media group, Dazed Media, which includes the influential editorial titles Dazed & Confused, AnOther Magazine, Another Man, and in-house creative agency Dazed Studio. Oversaw video strategy, development, commissioning and production across the group spanning online, broadcast, social, editorial, commercial and partnerships. Commissioned and programmed over 100 original editorial films across music, art, fashion and documentary, working with a broad range of emerging and established international directors, talent and production companies. Directors commissioned included FKA Twigs, James Franco, Matt Lambert, AG Rojas, Vincent Haycock, Luke Gilford, Becky & Joe, Focus Creeps, Maja Borg, Ninian Doff, Danielle Levitt, Kristoffer Borgli, The Daniels, Cecile Emeke, Petra Collins, BRTHR, and Dexter Navy. Developed, produced and launched Dazed’s first ever TV show for Channel 4; two series of Music Nation, celebrating cult British music scenes. “Music Nation is the best TV show about music in years” The Guardian Developed, commissioned and produced one-off films and online series for commercial brands and cultural partners (including the British Council, Sadler’s Wells and Tate). Launched female directors initiative ‘Female Firsts’. Highlights include: 40+ Vimeo Staff Picks 15+ films for Channel 4’s Random Acts series BAFTA-nominated short “Samuel-613’ by Billy Lumby http://www.dazedmedia.com http://www.anothermag.com/movement

      2013

      Exec Producer

      Forever Pictures

      Dec 2012 - Aug 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2012

      Video Commissioner & Special Projects

      Blink Productions Ltd

      Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2010

      Communications & Programming

      Institute of Contemporary Arts

      Apr 2005 - Nov 2010
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      Education

      2006

      Sep 2003 - May 2006
      • London, United Kingdom

      Awards

      2016

      The Lovies

      Dazed Media

      • Awarded a Silver award in the Viral Video category for "Burn Book" featuring Kendall Jenner which also won the People's Lovie as voted for by the public.