Jessica Kemp

Creative Director

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Event Manager - Production Coordinator

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About me

I am a flexible and adaptable, arts administration, communication, sales, promotions and events professional. I have a proven track record of delivering administration and communication support, sales and service, event & production management. I am continuing to build upon a successful career, facilitating high profile events, and exhibitions.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Creative Director

9th Sentinel

Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Social Media Management including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Blogger & Wordpress. • S.E.O management, website design and, content creation • E-Commerce design, management and fulfilment. • Representation for arts practitioners on a project by project basis.

Currently

Production Manager

Jessica S Kemp

Aug 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Project Manager - David Bowie Tribute Exhibition - Spindle Magazine & Museum of Soho - January 2016 – current. • Digital Production & Administration - Sequential 2015 - 2016 • Promotions Consultant & support - Aces Weekly 2012 - 2016 • Promotion and Consultant - The Cartoon Museum - 2015 - 2016 • Sales Director UK & Europe - Soaring Penguin Press - 2015 • Promotion - Rian Hughes - Soho Dives, Soho Divas - 2013 - 2014 • Programmer (Comics Stream) - Nine Worlds Geekfest 2013 • Promotions Team Manager - The Secret Garden Party – 2010 • Production Office Manager – Brighton Pride – 2007–2016 • Events Assistant and invigilator - Flora Fairbairn projects – 2007 • Consultant (Promotion & Production) - Strip Magazine (Brightons First Free Comics Anthology) – 2006 • Control Team Member – Greenman Festival – 2005 - Current • Control Team Member – The Big Chill - 2005 • Consultant (Small Press) - Brighton Comics Expo 2005 • Exhibition Assistant - Dada South Launch - Fabrica Brighton 2005 • Exhibition invigilator - Pop! (2004) Erotica (2005) - The Basement Brighton.

2016

Occasional Personal Assistant

V&A

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Providing additional support to the museums I.T Admin Officer. • Raising purchase orders in Navision. • Checking financial reports and updating spreadsheets, General filing • Re-organisation of our software library and equipment store.

2015

Weekend Membership Assistant

V&A

Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Management of all volunteers for the membership department. • Organising training and recruitment schedule for new volunteers. • Creation and dissemination of the volunteer's newsletter. • Assisting the membership team in managing membership applications. • Customer support to the members of the Friends of the V&A • Representing the Victoria and Albert Museum at external Members Events.

2014

Retail Supervisor

CASS Art

Nov 2012 - Jan 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Assisting in the operational excellence and sales growth of the stores. • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the shop floor. • Direct line management of the team. • Responsible for all Retail Sales Assistants & Keyholders. Retail Team Management experience. • Daily banking, float management and financial reports. • Cashing up. • Planning implementing and supervising workshops for adults and children. • Managing publicity and liaison with local business. • Sound understanding of artist materials and associated products. • Undertaking the sales and customer service training of the team in line with company guidelines. • Monthly internal and external newsletter. • Articles for the company website. • Opening and closing store, ensuring all safety and housekeeping standards are maintained. • Visual merchandising of the entire store and monthly window changeovers.

2012

Assistant Manager

Oliver Bonas

Aug 2010 - Jul 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Assisting in the operational excellence and sales growth of the stores. • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the shop floor. • Direct line management of the team. • Responsible for all Retail Sales Assistants & Key-holder’s. Retail Team Management experience. • Daily banking, float management and financial reports, cashing up. • Planning implementing and supervising workshops for adults and children. • Managing publicity and liaison with local business. • Sound understanding or artists materials and associated products. • Undertaking the sales and customer service training of the team in line with company guidelines. • Articles for the company newsletter. • Opening and closing store ensuring all safety and housekeeping standards are maintained. • Visual merchandising of the entire store and monthly window changeovers.

Education

Currently

BA(Hons) Art Visual Culture 2.1

University of Brighton

Sep 2004
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Combining art, culture and media history to explore the broad spectrum of visual creativity that permeates contemporary life. The course explored everything from history and theory of painting and sculpture to print, photography, film, advertising and fashion. The course developed my skills in research and writing skills, visual and verbal presentation. Improving my visual literacy the course enable me to develop a range of critical approaches to visual language and its importance.

2002

Arts Cultural Management certificate

University of Sussex

Sep 2001 - Sep 2002
  • Falmer, Brighton BN1, UK
  • Studied cultural industries, institutions, texts, identities and practices from a critical perspective. We explored the meaning of culture as politics and philosophy. The course also explored cultural innovation, promotion and value in a fast-changing world build a critical understanding of how business, technology and the law are redefining cultural practices today graduate with professional skills relevant to cultural and creative organisations in the private and public sectors.