Kevin King

Founder & Director

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About me

 

I help teams communicate original, adventurous and meaningful ideas. I have over 10 years experience working with culture shaping brands and valuable experience running my own business.

Skills

 

  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Event
  • Account Management
  • Brand Management
  • Business Development
  • Market Research
  • Pitching
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Creative Direction
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Html
  • CSS
  • Booking and Negotiating
  • Partnerships

Work history

Currently

Founder & Director

Secret 7''

Sep 2011
  • Full Time
  • Secret 7” combines music and art for a good cause - in five years it has raised over £170,000 for various charities. I developed the concept and produce the project each year. Secret 7" has produced one-of-a-kind records by 35 incredible musicians; including John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, The Cure, Elton John, Black Sabbath & Public Enemy. Over 3,500 visual artists have contributed original artwork for their tracks; including Anish Kapoor, Peter Blake, Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley, Yoko Ono, Paul Smith, Gilbert & George, Jake & Dinos Chapman and David Shrigley. Each year the 700 unique records that are exhibited have all sold out with people queuing for over 36 hours to have first pick. In 2015 the project expanded to a month long show at Somerset House and attracted over 22,000 visitors. Alongside the extended exhibition I programme a series of events; including talks, workshops, film screenings and giving the public the chance to record a performance live to vinyl. I've established and managed four well aligned partnerships with Universal Music, Monotype, Sonos and WeTransfer to support the growth of the project.

2014

Freelance Art Director

INT Works

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Freelance
  • INT Works is the sister company to the popular publishing platform It’s Nice That. My role in the creative agency was to come up with new ideas and manage the creative direction. My time was largely spent working on a large Nike project directed at established musicians, in which I briefed a range of talent from architects to digital interaction designers.

2013

Creative Producer

Universal Music UK

Jan 2012 - Oct 2013
  • Full Time
  • I was positioned in the central digital team, reporting to the Director of Digital. My role was to use insights to develop and deliver propositions around key innovation areas for the company on a project basis. I worked with large digital services such as Google and YouTube, agencies like Made By Many and helped develop new propositions and content with LoveLive, David Lloyd and Classic FM.

2011

Senior Insight Executive

Universal Music UK

Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
  • Full Time
  • I assisted all areas of the company by using consumer insight and trends to inform strategy and innovate. I worked on qualitative and quantitative research projects; regularly commissioning agencies to assist. One of the largest projects I managed was an online community who we regularly questioned and built our own demographics of music fans from. I developed and managed an initiative to run ideation sessions across the business around questions set by the Chairman.

Education

2008

Cultural History

The University Of Liverpool

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
  • Liverpool, UK
  • Pass with merit

2006

History BA

The University Of Liverpool

Sep 2003 - Sep 2006
  • First class