Leila Collins

Events & PR in the Creative Industries

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Manager - Photographer - Artist

Projects

About me

A proactive and adaptable Masters student at the University of Oxford with a background in Media Communications at the University of the Arts London, seeking a position in line with my cross-disciplinary experience and interest in the creative industries. Benefitting from a multi-cultural as well as multilingual background and education, I am keen to associate with a company with a like-minded ethos.

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Skills

  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Exhibition
  • Live Event
  • Music Event
  • Film TV
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Fashion Photography
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Film Production and Editing
  • Music Management
  • Event Photography Video
  • Social Meda
  • SEO
  • Content Websites
  • Music
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Academia
  • Management
  • Entrepeneurship

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Oxfam

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      Museum of the History of Science

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        St Cross College, University of Oxford

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          Oxford Artistic & Practice-based Research Platform

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          Work history

          Currently

          Marketing Manager

          Venture Outs

          Mar 2017
          • Palo Alto, United States
          • Freelance
          • Brainstorming and researching content for forthcoming IOS and Android app and website. Managing promotional outputs on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc.

          2017

          Archives Assistant & Photographer

          Museum of the History of Science

          Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
          • Oxford, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Photographing inventory while simultaneously updating the museum's database, as well as digitising old film rolls and slides.

          2017

          Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
          • Oxford, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Working in a team to organise various events to supplement the social life at St Cross College, University of Oxford.

          2017

          Communications & Editorial Assistant

          Oxford Artistic & Practice-based Research Platform

          Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
          • Oxford, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Running all communications and marketing, as well as reaching out to potential contributors for OAR, an experimental and cross-disciplinary publication about practice based research.

          2017

          Events Manager & Editorial Assistant

          Industry Magazine

          Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
          • Oxford, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • In charge of planning, coordinating and running cross-disciplinary marketing events for Industry Magazine. Generating and editing creative content for the magazine.

          2017

          Main Gate Manager

          NVS Promotions

          Jul 2016 - Aug 2017
          • Pula, Croatia
          • Freelance
          • Supervising all activities at the events’ main entrance, such as ticketing, artist accreditation and troubleshooting. Working alongside ticketing partners Eventbrite and SeeTickets, and using associated software. Preparing the volunteer and staff rota pre-event and liaising cross-functionally with other departments of the event. Managing, briefing and training a team of up to 15 volunteers.

          2016

          Marketing Manager & Sales Assistant

          My Luxury Flights

          Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
          • Burlingame, CA, USA
          • Full Time
          • Conducting sales using CRM software (Salesforce) & customer services by supplying assistance to clients. Coordinating public relations & marketing via social media updates, campaigns and newsletter launch initiatives on SurveyMonkey for the 1000 person mailing list. Creating content & proof reading for the company website on Wordpress.

          2015

          Art Sales Assistant

          ArtSpan

          Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
          • San Francisco, United States
          • Freelance
          • Approaching potential buyers by initiating contacts and finalising sales at the ArtSpan launch event.

          2015

          Show Office Assistant

          Art Basel

          Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
          • San Mateo, United States
          • Freelance
          • Overseeing gallery & artist registration for over 50 international established galleries at ArtMiami’s West Coast fair. Processing work orders & client welcoming: assuring smooth communication, liaison and satisfaction for all exhibitors.

          2015

          Recruitment Consultant & Customer Services Assistant

          All Star Marketing

          Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
          • Fremont, United States
          • Full Time
          • Hiring and training independent internal sales staff and technical support staff. Managing sales by setting up accounts with clients and other outlets. Defining marketing strategy and orchestrating integrated marketing campaigns. Participating in business planning meetings.

          2015

          Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Researching and compiling of press contacts and publications databases, to secure partners and exposure. Organising and cataloguing physical inventory of the gallery collection and updating artist files in digital archives. Conducting administrative tasks and assistance with bookings, invoicing, data entry and social media updates.

          2014

          Venue Representative

          Oxfam

          Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Managing communication between the artists and the venue at Oxjam Dalston Takeover, a music festival for charity. Supervising and coordinating both the running order and ticket sales.

          2015

          Gallery Assistant

          Borough Road Gallery

          Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Welcoming visitors and providing information on current curations. Collecting feedback forms and mailing list contact information, simultaneously updating the database. Facilitating the management of a small team of volunteers for the coordination of various openings, talks and events.

          2014

          Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Dealing with office work and tasks such as data entry, social media, blog updates, email & phone correspondence. Gaining on-field experience filming and editing using Final Cut Pro on several on-going projects. Converting analogue video footage to digital format. Attending weekly office meetings, writing up the minutes and relating gathered information to the parties concerned.

          2014

          Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Initiating creative research for current projects. Optimising productivity of the 15 members of staff in the office by handling administrative duties such as bookings, data entry, spreadsheets, social media, email & phone correspondence, invoicing, filing and welcoming clients.

          2014

          Events, Music Management and Promoter

          dirty south.

          Sep 2013 - Nov 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Running a bi-monthly club night promoting up-and-coming as well as already established DJs and artists. Sourcing contacts and developing rapports with artists and venues. Negotiate booking fees with artist agents and concluding contracts. Promoting the events, using self-designed visuals on various online platforms. Writing all textual content such as artist biographies. Reaching out to various publications to secure features on upcoming events. Developing marketing strategies composed of newsletters, social media updates and interactive online competitions. Overseeing the budget planning and putting together post-event balance sheet.

          2014

          Contributor, Photographer and Promoter

          Gesture Magazine

          Sep 2013 - Nov 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Contributing text and images with music feature articles and fashion shoots. Creating promotional video material, documenting new event partnership with a London based club night. Facilitating promotion via social media outreach and branding assistance.

          Education

          2017

          MSc Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology

          University of Oxford

          Sep 2016 - Jul 2017
          • Oxford, United Kingdom

          2015

          Media Communications

          University Of The Arts London

          Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • First Class Honours Degree (Bachelor of the Arts)

          Awards

          2013

          Barbican Photography Award

          Barbican

          • Winner of the Barbican "Photographing your world" photography competition. http://blog.barbican.org.uk/2015/01/photographing-your-world/