Julia Howe

Julia Howe

Senior Talent ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Julia Howe

Julia Howe

Senior Talent ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Having started at Contact Creatives in early 2020, I've scouted and brought on over 800 models, photographers and HMUAs. I've grown from an intern to Senior Talent Manager running a team of 5, and have been involved as the company grew from 8 internal team members, to 40. I love to bring innovation and to focus on areas like building community, and supporting diverse creative disciplines. I am passionate about working at a pioneering talent service and working on perfecting techniques for running large pools of happy talent. I also have an extensive background in fashion photography and journalism have worked with magazines like Dazed, i-D, Vice, Indie, Vogue &c. and exhibited work at Tate Modern, Royal Academy of Art, ICA and more. Piers would say I'm ambitious, driven, efficient and a fast learner - and I pride myself on being a big people person. I love nothing more than interacting with creatives, clients and getting partnerships going. I've acquired 60+ partner agents over my time at Contact. I have strong knowledge in driving growth and engagement on socials, all Google software, Zendesk, Slack, Miro, Quicksight, Intercom, Mediaslide and Notion. Credentials: I began my career journey in Berlin where I studied Photography & Film. I started scouting, photographing and working with magazines, brands and models out there. I returned to London in 2018 to complete an MA with Distinction from London College of Fashion. Alongside my MA I worked freelance - scouting, partnering and photographing for modelling agencies across London, such as Anti Agency, Select & IMM, and continuing my fashion journalism and holding exhibitions and publishing visual work.
  • Burberry Festive Campaign
    Burberry Festive CampaignCasting
  • Boy, Interrupted
    Boy, InterruptedA feature in Hero Magazine with an interview about this project which was a selection of stills and a short film - exhibited in Amsterdam.
  • Casting for Contact Creatives
    Casting for Contact CreativesA few of the 1000 creatives I've worked to acquire over at Contact Creatives. I value each and every one of them, and care about their progression. �
Projects credited in
  • Not Just Another Store Mens Campaign SS21
    Not Just Another Store Mens Campaign SS21
  • Burberry "Festive"
    Burberry "Festive"Client: @Burberry Prod co: @riffrafffilms Dir: @the_megaforce DOP: @katearizmendi Prod Designer: @marcopuigfilm SFX: @machineshopsfx http://www.machineshop.co.uk/view-project/610/ . . . #machineshopspotlight #wemadethis #machineshopsfx #sfx #sfxworkshop #machineshop #specialeffects #specialeffectsuk #specialeffectsworkshop #atmospherics #rain #wind #snow #fire #pyrotechnics #rigs #models #burberry #festive #christmas
Work history
    Senior Talent ManagerContact creatives
    London, United KingdomFull Time
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Events Production
  • Project Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Client Acquisition
  • PR Strategy
  • Talent Scouting
  • Talent Acquisition
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    Master of ArtsLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    I gained a Masters with Distinction from LCF in Photography & Fashion Cultures, for my thesis on 'Post Tech Radicalism'. I exhibited this project at the University of Lisbon where I held a lecture and panel talk, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and spoke at an ICA event. The abridged thesis was published in Curated by Girls and exhibited finally at Sassoon Gallery in Camden.
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Applied Science Europe btk - College of Art &Design
     - Berlin, Germany
    I received the top award for my completion of this BA with Honours that I received from the BTK school of art in Berlin. I learned all forms of photography and lots about media and messaging here. My final project focused on womens' bodies in art and culture as well as beauty ideals through the ages - it culminated in a photo series, a short film and sculptural pieces.
    Coventry University Online logo
    Coventry University Online logo
    Emotional Intelligence at WorkCoventry University Online
    This course was important to me in furthering my understanding of diverse needs of employees - both people I am managing, and piers, and upwards. I am always looking to strengthen my wisdom and preparedness for workplace dynamics. I want to be a leader people respect and trust.
    Team Leadership SkillsUniversity of East Anglia
    This was an online course I took to prepare and optimise my performance as a manager of a growing team.