John Furno
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John Furno

Partnerships Manager at General AssemblyLondon, United Kingdom
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John Furno

Partnerships Manager at General AssemblyLondon, United Kingdom
About me
John is an Australian wanderer who can’t function without coffee. Dabbling in design, he has overcome his quarter life crisis where he is now working as Partnerships Manager for tech education company General Assembly London. There, he helps to organise and curate events by using his experience in both customer service and the creative industry. On the side, John is also the creator of LGBT publication & community A Bundle of Sticks- a chance for like-minded people to share their stories and hardships, letting them be heard to support and inspire others who feel frightened and scared to come out of the closet. Before making the big move to London, John gained his experience in publication for sexual diversity magazine Archer, LGBT role model for The Reach Foundation, graphic designer for Snap Fitness, Watch & Grow and Oracle Creative Media, as well as lastly developing leadership skills as a supervisor for retail companies New Look and Kmart Australia.
Projects
  • A Bundle of Sticks | Issue Two
    A Bundle of Sticks | Issue TwoA Bundle of Sticks is a chance for the queer community to share their coming out stories to help and inspire others. Through the strength of Issue One these stories are helping to open up the minds of the world that believe it is our choice to be queer and guiding others who feel afraid. Letting them know it’s ok and it does get better.
  • A Bundle of Sticks | Issue One
    A Bundle of Sticks | Issue OneA chance for like-minded people to share their stories and hardships, letting them be heard to support and inspire others who feel frightened and scared to come out of the closet.
Projects credited in
  • Workshops On Demand [Free Downloadable Resources for Creatives]
    Workshops On Demand [Free Downloadable Resources for Creatives]Since going online, we wanted to create a series of workshops and events that are easily accessibile, free and downloadable.
  • Panel Host @ General Assembly
    Panel Host @ General AssemblyBACKGROUND Growth & Grace aim to connect, inspire and empower individuals to be their best selves. Whether you’re looking for your next career path, seek the knowledge of others or simply want a supportive community in an often hostile environment, Growth & Grace are there to support you. General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. BRIEF Host an intimate four women panel to discuss all things getting to know your worth.
  • Panellist @ General Assembly + Enterprise Nation
    Panellist @ General Assembly + Enterprise NationBACKGROUND General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specialising in today’s most in-demand skills. BRIEF Be on a panel about failure as a female founder hosted by General Assembly, Enterprise Nation + G&G. IDEAP Present my personal experiences of my failures and my journey to overcome them. Reflecting on co-founding the Growth & Grace Collective, work-life balance, mentorship and the importance of support networks.
  • Event Host @ General Assembly
    Event Host @ General AssemblyBACKGROUND General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specialising in today’s most in-demand skills. BRIEF Host a workshop for the General Assembly on being a multi-hyphenate. IDEA Planned, curated and facilitated an interactive session on being a multi-hyphenate, how to create a personal narrative and how to pivot to your strengths and embed them into your career.
  • Event Host @ General Assembly
    Event Host @ General AssemblyBACKGROUND General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. BRIEF Host an intimate fireside conversation for General Assembly with Enterprise Nation on prioritisation, burnout and productivity. Joined by Luan Wise. IDEA Curated and led the event to focus on the different processes each speaker used to ensure they remained focused and accountable. Facilitated an engaging dialogue with key lessons learnt and best practises as t
  • Panelist @ General Assembly
    Panelist @ General AssemblyBACKGROUND General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. BRIEF Be a panellist on General Assembly's session with Enterprise Nation on Life Lessons from Female Founders. IDEA Present my experiences of having a full-time job and balancing various side-hustles and G&G. Reflecting on female entrepreneurship, lifting up others and the importance of diversity within work culture.
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Work history
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    MarketingGeneral Assembly
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Responsible for high quality audience growth and partnerships through execution of local digital marketing campaigns and events programming across creative, technology and digital industries.
Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising
  • Public Speaking
  • Events Planning
  • Partnerships
  • Marketing
Education
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    Advanced Diploma Graphic DesignTractor Design School
     - Melbourne, Australia