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I am an energetic, creative and adaptable individual with an impetus for Contemporary Arts, particularly an enthusiasm for Communication design, where I believe my academic determination and organizational skills that I have gained whilst at university will guide me through the first steps of my career. I believe my creative skills and analytical approach that I have developed from studying the arts and humanities would be best utilised in Communication roles. I have been credited on my reliability, my strong communication skills and inventive nature. I'm enthusiastic about the potential in social media and confident on various software programs, both PC & Mac(excel,word,Photoshop, inDesign, FileMaker, PowerPoint etc). I am looking for work that is both challenging and creative - where my ability to think analytically is sharpened. Working amicably in a company that understands the importance of effectively making a social impact, no matter how difficult it may seem. Naturally, I work extremely well under pressure, energetically meeting tight deadlines. Working abroad, or traveling for the company is a bonus!
Supervising different stages of the production process for the brand’s presentation at Paris fashion week, collaborating with Puma SE. Strategically planning both the pre-production and on production halves of the presentation, starting in London and then traveled out to put the show together. • Contributing important creative ideas in production difficulties, taking on the producer’s responsibilities to develop the final draft and decisions, meticulously. • Responsibilities involved making the executive decision to book and communicate the vision with; models, venue, technical equipment, MUAs, photographers etc. whilst managing a tight budget. • Acting decisively under pressure, ensuring deadlines are met, which involved keeping individuals motivated and focused. The project was a freelance role - I played a very hands on role, interface with clients and buyers amid the show. Basic admin work, i.e budget spreadsheet, call out sheet, taking phone calls, e-mails. Working with set design in order to assure a successful show, which included sourcing video and visual footage for the presentation, that fit the brief. (Videos of presentation are available on request).
• Aided in varied administrative tasks for outreach and recruitment activities where I demonstrated an intensive focus on the tasks at hand. Ability to work independently, showing initiative - often doing jobs outside of my title but not my ability. • Assisted with on-campus events run by central departments and academic schools as I was highlighted to have an affectionate nature. The role aided in my time management and problem-solving skills from working campus visit days, UCAS days and subject specific taster days. A demonstrating of my excellent interpersonal skills. • Supported extended learning (summer schools), mentoring small groups of school or university students where I established a high sense of planning and initiative. This meant planning, presentations and leading academic and non-academic workshops (interview practice, essay writing tips, moving away from home and subject specific catch-up)
Whilst working for Standon Calling I underwent training in order to work effectively on both manual services and box office services, responsible to the Festival Director via Festival manager and Festival Coordinators. The position allowed me to flourish as a creative thinker, using my initiative to solve problems quickly and effectively. Overall working with a creative team to successfully produce a festival was utterly rewarding. Some of the tasks I undertook involved: • Managing and conducting volunteers depending on appropriate department - excellent communication skills. • Researching and sourcing information with quick results and response - controlling all forms of social media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. • General Promotor's office duties and admin, including preparing delegate packs and papers, diary management etc. • Liaising with external supplier - notably, Artist Liaison, face-to-face communication with artists, making sure daily acts were checked in. • Working within the accreditation office on site, excellent customer skills and service.
I gained work experience in the Marketing and Advertisement department of the Newspaper where I saw first hand the weekly activities of the advertisement team. Thinking ambitiously and creatively, developing previous ideas in order to bring them to there full potential. Whilst there I was allocated as an assistant for a project that sought to update ‘Guardian Soulmates’, using marketing strategies as well as creative brainstorming in meetings and post-forums, the project developed my analytical skills in a hectic, social media sphere. I was given the opportunity to write a film critique for the Education Department - demonstrating self-motivation, setting and achieving personal goals.
Working in a fast paced environment across various locations and departments effectively at Festival No.6. •Distribute passes to stakeholders on arrival to accreditation lists on approved applications and access levels indicated on accreditation lists. •Maintained and managed the brand development via website and Press members. •Comfortably dealing with problematic situations, confidently approaching and communicating with event directors and managers for various administrative tasks and jobs. •Informing individual contractors of their weekly responsibilities, tasks and health and safety. Gained beneficial event experience, particularly within a dynamic team.
The festival is a luxury cultivation of entertainment, music and arts. Heavily based on communication and team based tasks - strategically taking information and turning it into a feasible plan. Whilst working at the festival I was a part of a team that provided a high level of customer service in the Box Office, informing over 20,000 customers as well as supervising a small team of volunteers. Other tasks included: • Dealing with large payments and online confirmations for festival workshops (Chef tables –Raymond Blanc, Oxford Theatre Company, Battersea Arts Centre) • Instantaneously updating customer information over a computerized information database (Excel) - reliable level of communication skills to deliver information in a way that is easily understood. • Professionally handling customer complaints, handling and logging items in the Lost and Found office - excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
Assistant to Collection Manger, main duties involved; gathering and analysing information, researching collection, developing a strong understanding and use of collection and achieve programming through Excel and other programs (UCL & Natural History Museum Format). Whilst there I was apart of a project with an end goal of effectively handing over the Whitstable half of the Museum to the local community - to be entirely run by volunteers from Whitstable. The project was successful. Other tasks involved: • Arranging and learning about the galleries artefacts for floor space and educational purposes. • Framing and handling fragile objects in order to classify data, artefacts dating back to 1801. • General Office duties, organising paper work, logging and client inquiries and meetings. • Working on Gallery event days, organising different exhibitions set-ups and paperwork • Amicably seeing to customers, bestowing them with accurate knowledge of the museum's content.
(High) Upper Second Class 2:1 During my studies I completed an Avant-gardist long-essay centered on the sensory and cognitive perception of writers and artists where I achieved a 78% (high First Class). I had to be extremely self-motivated, setting my own deadlines weekly with regards to research, which involved making appointments with relevant scholars and visiting appropriate exhibitions to aid my studies. Alongside this my studies have assisted in my interpersonal strength, where presentations to large audiences were weekly and team critiques were compulsory. Forward planning was vital as well as carefully paced delivery, which finely sharpened my communication skills as well as developing my leadership and team involvement. Other focuses for study include: • Gender politics, transnationally • Phenomenology and sexuality • Semiotics and Semantics, Meta-linguistics
Art: Art and Design: A*, English Literature: B, Media: Communications, Research and Production: A AS: Photography: A* (having work submitted into local competitions)
An entirely student run and organised project to help elevate and applaud young and talented student films in Canterbury. It's first year, coated with ambition and success. I worked in both the Press and Communications Department.
Whilst studying Art A-level my work was selected to be apart of the junior exhibition.