Lily Watts

History of Art Graduate

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About me

 

Recent History of Art graduate with a 2:1 Honours degree from the University of Edinburgh, with experience working in art, fashion, publishing and PR. I've recently completed internships with Moschino and GQ Style Magazine and I am now looking for a grad scheme position or internship.

Skills

 

  • Comprehensive Computer Skills Using Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Personable and Courteous Nature
  • Efficient with the Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Highly Organised
  • French
  • Ability to Produce Exciting and Concise Pieces of Writing
  • Analytical Writing
  • Administration Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence

Work history

2016

Public Relations

Moschino

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • In charge of sample requests and returns for Moschino, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, under the management of Aeffe UK. This role required exceptional organisational skills in order to effectively monitor the location of each sample, which in turn enabled the efficient running of the office and ensured the credibility of the company name. Responsibilities also required an excellent office, email and phone manner, which helped to form relationships with magazine editors and celebrity stylists, and consequently built media coverage for the brands.

2016

Fashion Stylist

GQ Style Magazine

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • Assisted Junior Fashion Editor Sophie Clark in the ‘Trends’ segment of the magazine. Credited for this role five times in total in the September 2016 issue. This role entailed: organising and packing the clothes and kit for the shoot, helping Sophie style the models and create different ‘looks’, and efficiently returning all of the samples to their PR team on time. Joined during the period directly before the biannual magazine’s publication, which meant I had to quickly grasp the inner workings of commercial publishing, how to work efficiently and effectively in a heightened office environment, and the importance of time management.

2015

Assistant Curator

Arusha Gallery

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Internship
  • Involved in the curation and execution of the exhibition installation The Art and Interiors Show, featuring Pad Lifestyle and Lair Interiors, at SWG3’s White Gallery in Glasgow. Worked for the marketing team assisting in promotional duties such as designing and distributing flyers, as well as orchestrating social media campaigns. In conjunction with this, I also updated the mailing list and liaised with prospective buyers at each weekly exhibition opening.

2015

Front of House

Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Paris, France
  • Internship
  • Aided the running of the summer art instillation: Pop Up Yoga. Key responsibilities included: collecting and accounting for the installations’ finances, opening and closing of the gallery, interacting with clients and instructors alike and positively representing the face of the gallery. Alongside the PR team I constructed and translated the exhibition’s press release, from French to English, and helped to design the gallery’s social media page and blog.

Education

2016

History Art History

Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • University of Edinburgh History of Art MA (Hons) 2:1 - under the school of Edinburgh College of Art