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www.rickieandlaura.co.uk I am a recent advertising graduate from the University of Central Lancashire. My creative partner is Rickie Marsden and we have completed two placements and some freelance work since graduating. We are currently looking for work.
At Trigger Creatives we work on responsive social briefs reacting to current news in real time for brands such as Branston, Fosters and O2.
During our 3 week placement at CheethamBell JWT we got to experience a completely different environment and approach than we had previously. Being able to follow the process of a pitch was something I found both interesting and motivating, as well as working on other brands such as Dreams, Carey Olsen and John West.
Working with my creative partner Rickie Marsden, during our placement at TBWA I have learnt so many things. From picking up on what a client is looking for in a solution to learning more about the roles each person within the agency plays, I have gained skills that I couldn't have got anywhere but an agency environment. We were also asked to stay on for an extra week so were there for three weeks in total.
As a student representative it was my job, along with another student rep, to collect the opinions and feedback from our coursemates on the and deliver them to the course leaders, other course reps, the student liaison officer and the Dean of the school, to help improve the course and university.
As assistant tour sec it was my responsibility to help ensure the smooth running of the club's Easter tour. This involved designing kits, collecting money, promoting the tour, and communicating with the tour company and reps both before the trip and whilst there.
Heavily focused on conceptual thinking and the ideas behind a solution, over the past three years on the course I have developed a varied skill set. From writing my own briefs to art directing the final solution, I have explored a wide range of media including script writing, digital and print.