Karina So

Art Director

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSoftware Engineer - Creative Director - UX Designer
  • James Childs
  • Daniela Puddu
  • Anna Dewhurst
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About me

An aspiring "content creative" - the intentionally ambiguous term proven by my Mechatronics & Robotics degree, and varied experience in creative strategy, production, styling, photography, UX/UI design and web & software development... I like to keep busy.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Film
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Content
  • Copywriting
  • Blogs
  • Print
  • Creative
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Media
  • Popular Culture
  • Photoshop
  • Editorial Styling

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  • Livity

    Livity

    • Marketing
  • F

    Freelance

    • Sky

      Sky

      • TV
    • P

      Pop Brixton

      Work history

      Currently

      UX Designer

      Sky

      Oct 2018
      • Leeds, United Kingdom
      • Internship

      Currently

      Design Intern

      Livity

      Aug 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Developing design thinking, creative coding, marketing, PR, project management, presentation and public speaking skills through training sessions and live briefs for brands such as Netflix, Facebook and London Design Festival. - Attended a private Q&A with directors at Condé Nast, including Brad Purohit and Vanessa Kingori - Attended a design thinking workshop by Nirish Shakya at NOW TV - Organised and managed a youth fashion show for the Brixton Design Trail - Wrote copy and managed the analytics for the Digify Twitter account - Gained certification for Google's Fundamentals of Digital Marketing - On 6-month secondment to Sky's Digital department as a UX/UI designer from 10/2018 - 03/2019

      Currently

      Features Writer

      The Native

      Jul 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Researching, consulting on and writing feature articles on the wider Afrobeat musical landscape outside its main epicentres, Nigeria and Ghana

      Currently

      Fashion Stylist

      Freelance

      Jun 2015
      • Manchester, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Styling and consulting creatively on both editorial and commercial projects within the United Kingdom.

      2018

      Backstage Dresser

      Chanel Joan Elkayam

      Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
      • Milan, Italy
      • Freelance
      • Assisted the key stylist Leighanne Mrockza and dressed the models backstage for Chanel Joan Elkayam's AW19 collection at Milan Fashion Week.

      2017

      Backstage Dresser

      Chanel Joan Elkayam

      Feb 2017 - Feb 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Assisted the key stylist Leighanne Mrockza and dressed the models backstage for Chanel Joan Elkayam's AW18 collection at London Fashion Week.

      2016

      Social Media Intern

      Chanel Joan Elkayam

      Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
      • Manchester, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • I art directed and designed press invitations and social media advertising material for the designer's SS17 collection at her New York Fashion Week debut. I introduced MailChimp to the PR team's workflow for more efficient communications and guest management. I managed the brand's Facebook and Instagram pages, and consulted on the runway beauty and styling. I also assisted the design team on occasion with simple tailoring work.

      2016

      Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
      • Leeds, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • 1 of 3 interns selected to co-design the control system for a fully automated calf-feeding machine for TMF Milk Feeders using LabVIEW and Python. Managed the initial software development stages of a silo measurement system using LabVIEW.

      2014

      Software Intern

      Sky

      Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Assisted with the development of a file sharing website for Sky Recruitment working in an Agile environment. Designed the homepage wireframe and assisted with the UI design using CSS. Assisted with test-driven development for session timeouts and random password generation. Attended a training session on mobile app development for iOS using Xcode 6.

      Education

      Currently

      MEng Mechatronics & Robotics

      University of Leeds

      Sep 2013
      • Leeds, United Kingdom