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Laura Havlin

Editor, Writer, Content ConsultantLondon, United Kingdom
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Laura Havlin

Editor, Writer, Content ConsultantLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a London-based editor, editorial and content strategist, and NCTJ-qualified journalist working in the creative industries. I have worked on several start-ups, website and platform launches in this space. Portfolio: laurahavlin.com
Projects
  • The D&AD Digital Annual 2020
    D&AD launched the 58th D&AD Annual for free, in an exclusively digital format. Continuing to showcase the best creative work from across the design and advertising industry, the digital Annual offers additional interactive features that provide a deeper, more contextualised exploration of the best creative work produced in the last year. Following an exceptionally challenging year for the creative community, D&AD decided to publish the 58th Annual as a free digital platform in a move to transf
Work history
    Content Consultant / Editor-in-ChiefD&AD
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    As a content consultant / editor-in-chief, I reimagined the iconic D&AD Annual as a digital product for the first time in its 58-year history. From concept through to launch, I led on content and editorial strategy. My work included: • Developing an overall content strategy to turn the D&AD annual digital • Briefing Studio Dumbar, an innovative Rotterdam based digital design studio, on design and UX vision and requirements • Commissioning a suite of editorial content including: video interviews, written round-ups and reports • Commissioning and editing in-depth analysis and theme reports with insight agency Neighbourhood. This work analysed 1000+ winning entires to identify eight key themes with dedicated reports. • Developing social strategies for the launch moment and ongoing promotion • Organising digital archiving through the Web Archive/The British Library The first digital D&AD Annual is the most widely accessible in the association’s history, celebrating creative excellence represented in the professional awards, and also sharing learning and insights at a time many students are learning remotely. See it at: www.dandad.org/annual/2020
    Head of ContentVashi
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Applied editorial content background to a start-up brand context; leading the content and social team, part of an in-house creative brand team, in delivering a rebrand and website relaunch in line with the founder's vision.
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Producing
Education
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    Masters In JournalismUniversity of Central Lancashire
     - United Kingdom
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    BA(Hons) PhilosophyManchester University
     - Manchester, United Kingdom