Lola Stephen
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Lola Stephen

Graphic Designer and PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Lola Stephen
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Lola Stephen

Graphic Designer and PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Based in London and originally from Dundee, I am a graphic designer, photographer, and writer who specialises in areas across the music industry. I currently operate freelance, and across my own projects; both of which being Love Letters Zine and Never Heard Of Ya. NHOY: Never Heard Of Ya is a London-based promotions company ran by myself and Harley Cassidy, two kindred spirits united by a desire to bolster the underground. Initially a DJ duo, we decided to breach into the world of live music last year with our first gig taking place on the sweatiest day of 2019, in a cramped record store, with the ever theatrical Walt Disco performing a stripped back set. Fast forward to present day and we have established ourselves as tastemakers in London and beyond, bringing exciting artists from around the UK to the capital. These have been some of the nation’s most promising new talents with the likes of Mellah, Hotel Lux, Meggie Brown, Julia Bardo, Gently Tender and more playing our shows. We also host a weekly radio show on Boogaloo which serves as an extension of our ethos, where no genre is sidelined. Featuring a mass of indie, dance, punk, psychedelia, rap and every other traverse of sound, it’s a guaranteed two hours of thrilling discovery. I co-curate lineups, co-present the radio show, take photos of bands, and do all the graphic design for Never Heard Of Ya which you can see on our Instagram @weneverheardofya. Love Letters Zine: Love Letters is an annual independent publication dedicated to women and non-binary people in music. Love Letters exists to celebrate the people in music who’ve inspired and impacted our own lives and work through the medium of a love letter and is greatly influenced by original DIY fanzines. We also aim to create a space for important conversations in music, covering topics such as representation, diversity, and working within the industry. To date we’ve featured artists such as Girlpool, Nilüfer Yanya, Julia Jacklin, Arlo Parks, Sinead O’Brien, Hinds, SOAK, and lots more. Our website is www.loveletterszine.com for more of an idea of what we do, and we’re @loveletterszine on insta. I am the Editor-In-Chief, graphic designer, and social media manager for Love Letters Zine.
Projects
  • ST.MARTiiNS Jazzboy Single Artwork
    ST.MARTiiNS Jazzboy Single ArtworkImage and artwork for ST.MARTiiNS single Jazzboy released November 2018. Photograph taken of my dear friend Soraya in Lisbon, July 2018.
  • ST.MARTiiNS Photographs - Press etc.
    ST.MARTiiNS Photographs - Press etc.Photographs used in press and on social media for ST.MARTiiNS.
  • Love Letters Zine Issue #001
    Love Letters Zine Issue #001Love Letters Zine is an independent, printed publication dedicated to femme/non-binary people in music.  Issue #001 was launched in February 2018 and features musicians such as Julia Jacklin, Body Type, IV League, Stonefield, Hyclass, Calmly, Jennifer Aslett (San Cisco/Gunns), Demon Days, Your Girl Pho and more. Love Letters exists to celebrate the people in music who have inspired and impacted our own lives and work, and is greatly influenced by original DIY fan zines. We also aim to create a s
  • Love Letters Zine Website
    Love Letters Zine WebsiteLove Letters Zine is an independent, printed publication dedicated to femme/non-binary people in music.  Issue #001 was launched in February 2018 and features musicians such as Julia Jacklin, Body Type, IV League, Stonefield, Hyclass, Calmly, Jennifer Aslett (San Cisco/Gunns), Demon Days, Your Girl Pho and more. Love Letters exists to celebrate the people in music who have inspired and impacted our own lives and work, and is greatly influenced by original DIY fan zines. We also aim to create a s
  • ST.MARTiiNS 'Ur So Pretty' Artwork
    ST.MARTiiNS 'Ur So Pretty' ArtworkPhotograph and artwork for ST.MARTiiNS latest single 'Ur So Pretty'.
  • Walt Disco Photographs
    Walt Disco PhotographsImages for Glasgow based four-piece, Walt Disco. For use on social media, web, and press.
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Projects credited in
  • Love Letters Zine Issue #3
    Love Letters Zine Issue #3Graphic & Illustration for London-based magazine Love Letters Issue 3.
  • Lola Kirke for Love Letters Zine
    Lola Kirke for Love Letters Zine
Work history
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    Co-FounderNever Heard Of Ya
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Co-founder, booker, photographer, radio host, and graphic designer for Never Heard Of Ya.
    V&A Dundee logo
    V&A Dundee logo
    Visitor AssistantV&A Dundee
    Dundee, United KingdomFull Time
    Visitor Assistant for the brand new V&A Museum in Dundee, Scotland. Main role is to answer all customer queries regarding the museum, and to book tickets for opening events and exhibitions. Job also sees administrative work and research for Operations Department, helping to get the museum ready for opening 15th September.
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Skills
  • Social Media
  • Booking Musicians
  • Musician
  • Event Organisation
  • Copywriting
  • Music Artwork
  • Band Photography
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Arts Journalism
  • Digital Management