I am a dreamer, a generator of ideas (especially past midnight), a strategic creative mind and a compulsive perfectionist rehabilitating through wabi-sabi. I create handmade collages, take photographs, write and constantly push myself to learn new, scary skills. At this moment, I am learning how to make engaging podcasts, how to work with sound and how to build up a business that leaves plenty of room for experimentation. I am actively looking for freelance collage work and full-time work in media production: online radio/podcasting, and online/independently printed magazines. Here are links to my work accounts: PORTFOLIO: cargocollective.com/mariamikulina WORK DIARY: medium.com/@mariamikulina And here are my social media accounts: INSTA (personal): instagram.com/m_mikulina INSTA (art blog): instagram.com/c_o_n_t_e_x_t TWITTER (personal): twitter.com/m_mikulinaLocked Pro Plan feature
I transcribed and translated feature interviews (English to Russian), wrote TV show reviews for the website, researched for editorial features and prepared interview questions.
I conducted and translated an interview for the feature “TV’s real life Hunger Games" in Jan.-Mar. 2017 Issue #27 (Example in the Projects or at slow-journalism.com/back-issue/26-jan-mar-2017)
Studied CHILD.ORG course in charity (more information on charityapprentice.org).
Shot a video of Digital Magazine Awards 2016 (currently at their home page digitalmagazineawards.com). Video available here: vimeo.com/194807929
I represented LCC students at college committees, provided student feedback for the Student Union and debated issues concerning student experience at the SU committees.
I put together publishing + PR team and worked on a strategy for a print launch. Instagram: @unsettled_mag The magazine continued on as a UAL SU society (currently at unsettledmagazine.com).
I provided support to my course by solving student/staff miscommunications and representing student interests on course committees.
I developed student radio society at UAL, facilitated legal and financial support, recruited students across various courses at UAL, built teams, organised radio shows and events, and solved problems.
For this project, I researched up-and-coming fashion designers who incorporate sustainability and innovation into their practice. I wrote small features about them and arranged publishing consent for Karpi TV website. (see examples in my Projects) Kapti TV has since been closed.
Course representative and LCC student representative
I did a diagnostic pathway, studying Graphic Design, Fashion Design (Womenswear) and Performance, Design and Practice (PDP) for a month each. I then majored in PDP, creating costume and stage design concepts. My graduation work was a sculpture analysis of Wagner's 'Das Rheingold'.
What a bliss! A month of studying in the heart of Paris, exploring its architecture, art history and culture. Primary focus of the course was on experimentation, observation and expressive drawing. Ah, and I also studied French. This course has since been re-named to Explorations in Drawing.
This course was an absolute pleasure! I learned: - how to make architectural plans of existing buildings - how to design a building that fits existing environment (sides, floor plans, cross section and landscape) - visualising (painting and drawing) - pitching to a client - re-designing existing space in a team I also tried Milbenkäse. Google it.
What can I say... What an honour. And well done, me!