Maria Brüder

Creative Assistant and Researcher

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Creative writer and research assistant with a background in producing costume design for film, commercials and television. Experienced in working for high profile clients to a variety of briefs across art, fashion and film.


  • MS Office
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Mac OS
  • Client Communications
  • Analysis and Research
  • Apple Keynote
  • Networkiing
  • Creative Writing
  • Visual Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BBC


    • Television
  • F


    • Office of Hikari

      Office of Hikari

      • Arts and Culture

    Work history


    Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Assisting Hikari Yokoyama in her work as a luxury brand consultant and art director for the New York-based private member’s club Spring Place. • Preparing research dossiers for briefs within art, fashion and film. • Drafting proposals for collaboration with artists, art non-profits and production companies. • Analyzing news, trends and upcoming designers for Spring Place’s cultural program. • Content research for social media promotion. • Assisting in the curation of a capsule collection for Topshop. • Maintenance of research documents and spreadsheets for the curatorial program at Spring Place.


    Personal Assistant

    Blink Productions

    Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Worked under costume designer Mr Gammon for ‘It’s Just Fashion’ international commercial for the brand Radox. • Created research packages for presentation to agency in response to given brief. • Liaising with international Fashion PR companies, including writing promotional copy. • Comprehensive administrative support. • Responsible for sourcing and use of couture collections worth over £100k. • Quickly gained a reputation for an outstanding ability to increase designer’s network of collaborating designers, through specifically targeted approaches and personal maintenance of client relationships.


    Costume Assistant


    May 2016 - Nov 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Costume Trainee for Holby City season 18. Costume Trainee for Horrible Histories season 7.


    Costume Designer


    Jul 2014 - Nov 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Freelance costume designer for a variety of clients including National Film and Television School, The London Film School, Medecins Sans Frontiers, Savvas Pictures and BFI/Creative England.



    Sep 2013 - Jan 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • London College of Fashion MA in Costume Design for Performance: Distinction



    University of Cambridge

    Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
    • Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Queens' College BA in the History of Art: 2.1