Kevin Arulrajah

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  • LocationSurbiton, United Kingdom

About me

 

Currently undertaking my final year at UCA Epsom, Fashion Marketing and Management, I am seeking job opportunities to continue my learning within the Fashion Industry following graduation this Summer. University and work placements have provided invaluable experience enabling myself to further develop my skills and knowledge within the fashion marketing and management industry; focusing on all aspects such as trend forecasting, branding, PR and merchandising. Gaining profound experience within high profile companies such as Dazed and Confused Magazine, I was able to work within fast paced environments under high pressure to strict deadlines. Solely marketing and developing innovative brand ideas and products, exploring all aspects of marketing and management from concept development, research and trend forecast; University has enable me to challenge myself to excel, commit and succeed to produce high standards of work to which I intend to continue in the fashion industry.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Art Direction
  • Client Services
  • Design
  • Events PR
  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop

Work history

2015

Advertising Intern

Dazed Media

May 2015 - Aug 2015
  • White Label is Dazed Group's in-house integrated creative service. White Label specialises in premium fashion and lifestyle communications. My responsibilities consisted of compiling business intelligence reports, marketing reports and innovation reports. Constantly undertaking competitive research and background research for clients. Working with well orientated team, i was able to gain valuable research skills. From working with the art director to DAZED’s creative strategist, I gained positive feedback throughout.

2015

PR & Marketing Intern

Sewn Agency

Mar 2015 - May 2015
  • Sewn Agency is a small, dynamic sales and PR agency representing a diverse collection of mid to high end fashion brands based in the heart of Shoreditch. The agency deals with various brands such as Libertine- Libetine, Rascals’ and Sunpocket. My roles consists of compiling PR reports and PR proposals for clients. As well taking on tasks such as sample management and managing stylist appointments. I was also given the opportunity to gain management skills, managing the other interns while my superior was away. I was also responsible for gaining coverage for brands such as Sunpocket and Garment Project.

2014

Sales Showroom Intern

Orla Kiely

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Working with an energetic and well organised team, I was given Various responsibilities to undertake. From assisting clients to ensuring we had all the correct samples in the showroom. I also had to go over invoices to ensure they were no errors with any sale made. Also assisting with London fashion week.

2014

PR & Marketing Intern

A Number of Names

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Working as part of an enthusiastic team within a creative, sales driven and fast paced fashion environment. Responsible for handling press returns, ensuring all social media platforms are up to date and assisting with press reports for high-end street wear brands such as Billionaire Boys Club and A Bathing Ape. Also taking on tasks such as sorting samples and arranging line sheets for the sales team. I was also given the opportunity to assist photographer Dexter Navy for his first exhibition "36".

Education

2016

Fashion Management and Marketing

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
  • Study various aspects of the fashion industry such as trend forecasting, fashion merchandising & buying, branding, promotion and product development

Awards

2016

2:1 Degree

Higher Education

  • Achieved a 2:1 for my degree at University for the Creative Arts