Jess Willis
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Jess Willis

Freelance Events, Projects and MarketingLondon, United Kingdom
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Jess Willis
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Jess Willis

Freelance Events, Projects and MarketingLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Project management specialist who has a great passion and drive for the events and marketing industry, specifically in production, digital, and creative projects; having worked in experiential, entertainment, service, and corporate industries. Lives for creating experiences, project to project. Throughout my career, I've spanned many roles in both a freelance and full-time capacity that cover, - Marketing Management - Digital Marketing - Marketing Design - Strategic Marketing - Event Production - Event Management - Event Design - Brand Management - Brand Design and Identity - Business Development After seven years in the industry, I have built up a portfolio that very much reflects all of this, encouraging me to only challenge myself further, build on this experience, and work with companies where I can not only contribute my acquired skills but assist with future organizational development. My last full-time role was with an event production house, in a marketing and event production position in New York City. I have since taken to freelance work in London, working in strategic and digital marketing for clients in service, charity, and creative sectors.
Projects
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Gala
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America GalaIAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) is a community of 425,000+ members and growing. The community is free platform to make voices heard. Every year the team at Oxygen Eventworks take to the Manhattan Classic Car Club to produce and manage the annual IAVA gala that caters to hundreds. For 2019, I had the opportunity to assist with the production in a stage management capacity, both for the main stage and Facebook Live component pre-show. The event is a well thoughout out commemorat
  • Ferrari x Studio 525 (Chelsea, New York City)
    Ferrari x Studio 525 (Chelsea, New York City)Studio 525 is a studio I/we worked out of a lot when I was Oxygen Eventworks, in New York City. As the semi-exclusive vendor for the venue, we would often be called there by the venue to work with clients of theirs, or we'd bring our own clients in to the space. This was the case for our work with Ferrari. We often worked with Ferrari on many of their productions in New York City, and this production in early 2019 was no different. The brand were showcasing several of the famous wheels to med
  • Airbnb x Animal Experiences (East Village, New York City)
    Airbnb x Animal Experiences (East Village, New York City)In early October 2019, Airbnb launched a very progressive "animal experiences" offering, a new break-off for the business that allows holidaymakers to add furry fun to their itinerary. The release took place at New York's downtown Foley Gallery, with press and media as main interests here, as well as close collaborators and relevant partners in the animal welfare sector. Guests were greeted with champagne to then walk through an art showcase of all things animal, with a stage and presentation
  • COS Conversations
    COS ConversationsWe gathered to the lower level of  COS's Soho store for this intimate conversation between Dia Art Foundation curator, Alexis Lowry artist Landon Metz and Cultured executive editor Isabel Flower. The conversation touched on levels on art-making and minimalism where guests later sipped champagne and enjoyed a 20% discount on everything in the store. Oxygen produced the AV portion of the event with a sleek audio, video and lighting system; recorded so that people could listen back on the evening
  • Reebok x Billionaire Boys Club
    Reebok x Billionaire Boys ClubIn early February of 2020, post New York Fashion Week, we worked with Reebok and street brand, Billionare Boys Club for a new and very hyped shoe launch. We activated the famous downtown gallery space, 393 NYC, and excited many fans and collaborators with a Friday night of sneakers, snacks, sips, and solid spins. With hues of green and clouds of haze, we created an awesome effect and feel in the space – building out a small audio/DJ rig for the trap artist that looked after the crowd with non-
  • Kate Upton for Canada Goose (West Village, New York City)
    Kate Upton for Canada Goose (West Village, New York City)For this exciting project when working with Oxygen Eventworks, I headed to New York City’s Pier 59 Studios to shoot for a Canada Goose campaign featuring Kate Upton. The studios are a well-known space for corporate events, campaigns/digital/shoots, and fashion shows like NYFW; having worked with VOGUE, Harpers Bazaar, VICE Media, and many more. For this particular campaign, a new season launch for Canada Goose, we handled the substantial projection mapping component of the shoot with various n
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Projects credited in
  • Creatives Guiding Creatives: Breaking Into Film, TV & Theatre
    Creatives Guiding Creatives: Breaking Into Film, TV & TheatreExclusive industry insight from some of screen and stage's biggest names in this hour screening - we're talking Bridgerton, Disney & Wicked At GoodBadMad, our mission is to inspire creatives by encouraging people to enter the arts through accessible resources. In our latest podcast season, (live as of May 17) on Apple and Spotify, we sit down with industry leaders such as the editor of Bridgerton, Wicked's Kerry Ellis, and Disney's Jamie Roberts to pull apart how they got into the industry, adv
  • How To Be A Creative Freelancer
    How To Be A Creative FreelancerAt GoodBadMad, our mission is to inspire creatives by encouraging them to enter the arts through a range of accessible resources. We are a platform that supports up and comers across Film, TV, and Theatre industries with exclusive content, live interviews, podcasts, and events. Have you made the daring decision to become a creative freelancer? Are you thinking about becoming one and not sure where to start? Join us in this one-hour session as we cover your essential needs as you break into fre
  • 2021 Creative Conscience Awards SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED
    2021 Creative Conscience Awards SUBMISSIONS EXTENDEDThe Creative Conscience awards welcome projects by students and graduates (up to two years) from any creative discipline. We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 awards until the deadline on 14th May 2021. This has change and been extended from our pdf. briefs due to Covid-19 you have more time. The awards are the perfect opportunity to push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world. You can enter the awards solo or in a team (up to four), and you can tackle an iss
  • Creative Impact Programme (CIP) Open For Applications
    Creative Impact Programme (CIP) Open For ApplicationsApplications for the next Creative Impact Programme (CIP) is open now. Creative thinking can positively change our world and now is the time to build better.
  • NEW PODCAST FOR CREATIVE CAREERS
    NEW PODCAST FOR CREATIVE CAREERSWe're GoodBadMad, a new creative platform for Film, TV & Theatre professionals to learn the ins & outs of the industry. Creative mentorship is a rarity. GBM aims to make it accessible and interactive. We are so proud to announce the launch of our first official podcast season, and we wanted to personally invite you to have a listen & to learn from our guests about the highs and the lows, the ins and the outs of these career paths like no other. We have aligned with creatives from Marvel, The C
  • Good, Bad & Mad
    Good, Bad & Mad'The Good, the Bad and the Mad' (GBM) is a new platform where we delve into the 'ins & outs' of the creative industry. We aim to give aspiring creatives a place to learn the truth about the roles they aspire to: the realities, the grievances & the compromises. Our goal is to create community and mentorship to those starting out (or considering a career change!) bringing you engaging content to help you explore your options. Check out our YOUTUBE CHANNEL and PODCAST to hear our creative guest
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Work history
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    Head of Membership and CommunityCreative Conscience
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    We are a community-built global platform. We empower, train, and reward creatives to use their talents for positive social and environmental impact. We embed purpose-driven creative thinking into every institution, brand + organization across the world. Focused on positive social equality + environmental impact I've come on to help build and manage online sales and marketing, initially for membership - extending into and across the CC platform. Support, build and manage Creative Conscience social channels. Lead membership and on boarding across the board, and overall help build the organisations reach to develop income streams
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    Marketing and Projects ManagerOxygen Eventworks
    New York, United StatesFreelance
    Oxygen is one of the leading full-service event production companies in New York City. Handling all kinds of production needs including lighting, sound, video and staging for events of all sizes in all types of spaces. The team combines the latest in technology with over 20 years of experience to achieve stress-free, chic, modern, and creative environments. I help lead the marketing team through the overall design, strategy, and execution of digital, social, and traditional forms of marketing through various media campaigns.
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Skills
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Event Coordination
  • Events Production
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Sales
  • Sales Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Creative Projects
  • Consultancy
  • Production Management
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Auckland University of Technology
     - Auckland, New Zealand
    - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Event Management - Communications Minor in Public Relations - Business Minor in Market Insights
Awards
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    AUT Internz ScholarshipAuckland University of Technology
    All expenses paid scholarship covering VISA, airfares, initial accommodation and start up costs to work and live in New York City for a year.
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    Hong Kong Study Tour ScholarshipAuckland University of Technology
    All expenses paid trip to Hong Kong with my university to see, experience and ‘do’ Hong Kong for two weeks thanks to Hong Kong Tourism, and Hong Kong Airlines.