Jessica Torbell

Creative Strategist

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Agency
  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Creative Thinking
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Creative Strategist

Venturespring

Nov 2014
  • Creative Strategist at Venturespring, a London based venture development studio, that helps to incubate and accelerate new digital propositions on behalf of large brands and corporations. In this role I have a number of responsibilities, which range from the inception of a project to its launch. I have worked for a number of international clients, which have included IBM, Vodafone, and new mobile phone company Wileyfox.

2015

Curator of the Arts

The Big Noise Festival

May 2014 - May 2015
  • This role has included interviewing, selecting, and coordinating exhibiting artists for the main festival and managing smaller scale fundraising events. The role also involved budget management, chairing meetings and minute taking during management meetings.

2014

Event’s Coordinator

London Design Festival

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • I worked as an Event’s Coordinator for the Designersblock inaugural Service Design Event held in The Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell. Whilst working with the wider events team I successfully secured a sponsor for the event and managed the production of print and electronic publicity collateral.

2014

Camp Counsellor

Pretty Bird Productions

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • I volunteered as a Camp Counsellor, assisting participants in the creation of short films over a 6 day period. This included post production tasks such as editing footage to create short films and animations alongside the Los Angeles based Pretty Bird production team.

2014

Exhibitor & Show Coordinator

The Old Truman Brewery

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
  • Throughout the final year of my degree I managed the publicity and sponsorship teams for the BA Design Degree Show and successfully secured a sponsor for the event. My tasks included coordinating press photography for the event catalogue and website.

2013

Workshop & SFX Assistant

Complete Fabrication

Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
  • My experience included attending commercial shoots for international companies such as Mirinda and The London Tea Company. I worked closely with clients such as Mad Cow Productions overseeing ‘liquid effects’ and props. Further to this I worked on the installation, design and fabrication of various artworks and bespoke pieces. Whist at Complete Fabrication I also assisted in copyrighting and web-design.

2012

Junior Designer

Arnold Wills &Co

Apr 2012 - May 2012
  • During the first year of my course I undertook a five week placement at Arnold Wills &Co. as a Junior Designer. My tasks included the design of product packaging, as well as assisting Jamie Kilpin, Head Designer, with web development, content management, and printed marketing collateral. I also created textile patterns for international brands including Burtons, River Island and Marks and Spencer’s in response to their detailed briefs and specifications.

Education

2014

Design BA

Goldsmiths University of London

Aug 2011 - Aug 2014
  • The Design BA ?course ?at Goldsmiths University of London?n ?allow?ed ?me to develop strong design thinking while exploring ?my own creative focus. ?The course? encourage?d me? to act through design to effect change, propose new visions of the future, and engage with sustainability.

2011

A* Fine A Design, B English, B AS Level History of Art

Uppingham School

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011
  • A Levels