Laura Ruiz

Freelance Photographer & Illustrator

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About me

 

Hi! I am a graduate in Multimedia Production and Fine Arts, and I specialise in photography, video and art. My goal is to land a junior/entry-level job position at a production company. I have experience at office management that I can apply as well! I speak English (fluent), Spanish (native), French (advanced) and German (basic).

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Retouching
  • Editing
  • Camera Operation
  • Design
  • Digital Video
  • Director of Photography
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German

Work history

Currently

Freelance Illustrator

The Cream of Teas, Starbucks, Cut It Out Wall Stickers, Private Commissions

Mar 2015
  • Because of my Fine Arts background, I often do commissions as Illustrator. Some examples are: - Sketch Artist for The Cream of Teas, a company that designs and manufactures original crockery. - Chalkboard Artist at coffee-shops such as Starbucks (UK). - Cover Book Illustrator.

Currently

Photographer

Bach to Baby

Mar 2015
  • Bach to Baby is a company that produces classical music concerts for children and their parents. My duties involve photographing these concerts (performers, public, venue...), selecting/editing the images and creating beautiful albums of photos that are uploaded in the website that same day. These pictures can be purchased in the website and also serve as promotion for the company.

Currently

Freelance Events Photographer

The Upcoming

Feb 2015
  • This is a contributor position at The Upcoming, a cultural online magazine. I specialise in concert photography at popular venues such as KOKO London or O2.

Currently

Store Shift Supervisor

Starbucks

Mar 2014
  • Running shifts, leading a team, training new employees, achieving business targets and making decisions that impact in the store operations. Ensuring health & safety. Delivering excellent customer service. Performing administrative tasks (payrolls, labour scheduling, weekly rotas, orders, reports). Setting up seasonal promotions and supporting community events.

2011

Director’s Assistant in an Art Gallery

Laura Mars Berlin

Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
  • Managing the gallery archive, press files, database, websites and shipping; handling and stocking artworks, dealing with clients and artists in a daily basis, welcoming visitors, researching, writing, photographing, helping to organise the exhibitions and preparing promotional material.

2011

Audiovisual Technician

Alfasom/musicaviva, Barcelona

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
  • Work experience placement at an events production company that offers technical services in the areas of video, sound and light.

Education

2015

Intensive Cinematrography Workshop

Sitges

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • This was a 2 months practical course in Cinematography for Film and Video. I learnt how to load, use and work with traditional film cameras (16 and 35 mm) and RED One. I received intensive practical training in how a professional camera and lightning departments work in a set. The course also taught me how to plan and take decisions to achieve the appropriate lightning for a certain scene, action, movie genre and location. We worked with all kind of lightning equipment and we visited the local film processing, visual effects and post-production studios.

2015

2 Days Runner Training for Film and TV Drama

The Production Guild, London

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • 2 days training in all the requirements to work as runner in the UK Film and TV industries.

2010

Fine Arts

University of Barcelona

Aug 2005 - May 2010

    2010

    Audiovisual Multimedia and Shows Production

    Barcelona

    Aug 2007 - May 2010
    • 3 years HND focusing in film, video and TV production, scriptwriting, post-production, web programming, 3D design and animation.