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Kayleigh Watson

Freelance Writer and Illustrator

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About me

Telling stories with pictures and words. Journalist (music/culture). Content writer. Illustrator (loose outlines/ intense dot work) with a penchant for portraits.

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Skills

  • Editing
  • Digital
  • Blogging
  • Illustration
  • Pen Ink
  • Web Content
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Portraits
  • Copywriting

Work history

Currently

Marketing Intern

Born Music

Jul 2016
  • Freelance
  • • Determining content for website keeping in line with the Born Music brand. • Scheduling social media to maximise traffic. • Writing reviews, articles and Q+A. • Liaising with artist's PR to collaborate on website content. • Utilisation of Wordpress, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr for daily marketing and website maintenance. • Assisting Marketing Manager.

Currently

Freelance Illustrator

Kayleigh Watson Illustration

Jan 2016
  • Freelance
  • Freelance illustrator/small business owner. Style shifts between loose illustration and intense dot work with a proficiency in black and white imagery. Client consultation and generation of ideas resulting in a final piece that is in keeping with both client brief and my own branding.

2014

PR Intern

Alfie Bird’s

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Internship
  • Creating online content for promotional purposes, e.g.. blog posts, artist interviews. Creating and scheduling social media content to drive business and promote events on immediate calendar. Assisting PR manager.

2014

Contributing Writer

Renowned For Sound

May 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Freelance
  • Providing high calibre content; single/album/EP reviews and artist interviews.

2016

Blogger

Electragrrl Cheap Thrillers/ Clamour

Feb 2012 - Jan 2016
  • Freelance
  • Previously published as a creative outlet for personal interests spanning music, film, fashion, and think pieces. Music blogging activities, SEO and social media presence led to my being approached by editors of Renowned For Sound and Gigslutz as well as working with PRs to produce marketable content.

Education

2014

BA(Hons) English and Creative Writing

Birmingham City University

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
  • Joint analytical and creative writing modules