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Katarina Mead

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About me

I am an organised and personable PA, with extensive experience in project work in creative industries. I am used to fast-moving and frequently changing environments and am welcoming of all challenges and opportunities to learn. Level headed and good-natured; I take pride in building strong working relationships with colleagues and clients.

Skills

  • Events
  • Administration
  • Email Handling
  • Office Management
  • PA
  • Computer/internet Savvy
  • Adobe MS Office Suites
  • Research and Knowledge Sharing
  • CMS Experience
  • Expense Timesheet Management
  • Meeting Scheduling
  • Product Merchandising
  • Diary Travel Managment
  • Presentation PPT Keynote Powerpoint
  • HR Recruitment

Work history

Currently

Personal Assistant

Farrells

Jul 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Personal assistant to four partners of an award winning architectural practice. Duties include extensive diary management, creating pitch and presentation material in InDesign and PPT, and research for business development.

2015

Personal Assistant

White Stuff

Oct 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Full Time
  • Organising busy diaries and correspondence for the Sales Director, Merchandising Director and Buying & Design Director, including inbox management Preparing documents and presentations for meetings Organising complex international travel and visas for Directors and their teams Part of the team designing and setting up company Intranet, and continual content updates. Attending and assisting at events for retail team – brand relaunch event, Area manager training and annual shop rewards initiatives. This was a nine month maternity cover contract.

2014

Product Team Assistant

Wrangler

Feb 2012 - Sep 2014
  • Full Time
  • Providing weekly sales analysis, reports and sales tools to the sales team across 11 regions creating a clear passage of information between the regions and EHQ Booking and managing models for key meetings, arranging and coordinating travel and accommodation for attendees to all events Travelling to support first-hand in local meetings and presentations, meeting customers and consumers and building key relationships Working collaboratively with sales director, local sales teams and key accounts to assess market needs, demands and opportunities in SMU product

2012

Assistant to the Sales Director

Lee

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012
  • Full Time
  • Maternity cover as assistant to Sales Director. Assisting with sales launch events - booking models, sound equipment, catering etc. Travel, diary and email management Weekly sales reporting and analysis.

2010

Assistant to Producer & VFX Supervisor

Framestore

Aug 2010 - Nov 2010
  • Full Time
  • Assisting the Producer and VFX Supervisor, mainly looking after their hectic and ever changing schedules, liaising with the film studios, organising travel and visas and personal administration. I left the position prematurely as my partner was relocated and I moved abroad with him.

2010

Assistant to the Production Director

Thames and Hudson

Jan 2008 - Aug 2010
  • Full Time
  • Providing PA support, composing correspondence, audio typing, managing travel and expenses, coordinating sales material for book fairs. Additional production support obtaining quotes for reproductions and prints, production scheduling, assessing digital image quality, logistics liaison, checking and correcting 4-colour print proofs, and checking plotter proofs.

Education

2005

Media Communications

Goldsmiths, University of London

Oct 2002 - Jun 2005
  • Received a 2:1 degree Specialised in photography and animation.

2002

Access to Media Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
  • Evening pre-degree course. Equivalent of A+ pass.