Jodie Belman

Event Manager

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


I'm a confident, passionate and driven young lady with high energy and a zest for life. I never do things half-heartedly, whatever I do, I give 100%, 100% of the time. I love a challenge, I thrive on building relationships and I pride myself on my honesty and commitment to people, jobs and dogs. I have recently returned from New York City, my home for 6 life-changing years. Here, I launched a live music event series called Sofar Sounds, hosting pop-up gigs in unusual spaces around the world. I built the movement single-handedly from the ground up, soon managing a team of 15 people. Together we built the #1 city of 150+ worldwide. For a living, my 5 year role in the Colour, Trend + Fashion Forecasting industry focused on sales and marketing. I managed over 100 cross-industry client accounts, developing strong and lasting relationships, many of whom will be friends for life! My time in The Big Apple blessed me with rich life experiences and the confidence to seek out more. It taught me to be proactive, strong-willed, devoted and sincere. It's true what they say, if you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere! Food is the way to my heart, music is the way to my soul and travel is the great love of my life.



  • Fashion
  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Exhibition
  • Festival
  • Live Event
  • Music Event
  • Account Manager
  • Presenting
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Creative Thinking
  • Relationship Management

Work history


Creative Director

SOFAR Sounds

Mar 2010 - Jun 2015
  • Sofar Sounds is the worlds largest live music discovery community; curating secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces around the world. Bringing the magic back to live music by supporting up and coming artists. I was instrumental in growing the movement and its community in the UK and North and South America, launching New York City in March of 2010.


Senior Trend Consultant

ESP Trendlab

Feb 2010 - Mar 2015
  • ESP Trendlab is a trend research + consulting agency, located in New York City, that detects and analyzes cutting-edge design trends for over 1000 leadership brands worldwide. From design and lifestyle to consumer mindsets and socio-cultural movements, ESP's intelligence blends strategic-level thinking with the newest core aesthetics. During my 5+ years in this role, I managed over 100 cross-industry client accounts; everyone from Calvin Klein, DKNY, Nike and Target to Samsung, Apple and Godiva. I focussed heavily on building new business whilst maintaining and nurturing current accounts.


Operations Assistant


Jul 2009 - Feb 2010
  • innovision is a full-service event company creating engaging live experiences that bring people closer to brands and messages. They deliver their services across the live, digital and social landscape creating unique and iconic experiences. During my time here, I supported the logistics, research, creative and production departments for upcoming events including work with Red Bull, The BBC and The London Eye.



Performing and Visual Arts

Birmingham University

Aug 2001 - Jun 2004