Mariel Richards

Mariel Richards

CEOLondon, United Kingdom
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Mariel Richards

Mariel Richards

CEOLondon, United Kingdom
Projects
  • Chosen Family - a gal-dem documentary series with Levi's & Queer Britain
    Chosen Family - a gal-dem documentary series with Levi's & Queer BritainIn June this year, gal-dem released 4 short films in partnership with Levi's for Queer Britain, the UK's first LGBTQI+ museum. The four films follow young QTIPOC artists as they connect their practice and work with people and places from Britain's queer history.
  • gal-dem's Summer of Sport
    gal-dem's Summer of SportNike approached us with a problem - they knew that women weren't engaging with sport at the rate they wanted, but both research and media channels weren't able to delve deeply into women of colour and non-binary people of colour communities to understand and address this. They wanted to develop 4 projects that dealt with Football, Running, and Netball, and encouraged young people and gal-dem's core audience of women and non-binary people of colour to engage both in watching and playing sports i
  • gal-dem x bumble - Loneliness storytelling
    gal-dem x bumble - Loneliness storytellingEarlier in the year, Bumble conducted a wide reaching research task to try and understand the trends and experiences that shape the way we form and experience friendships in the UK. From this, they found that 2 in 3 Britons admitted to feeling lonely regularly, but so few of us are ready to talk about this emotion. Bumble's research uncovered that a huge part of this is to do with the stigma and shame associated with loneliness. We wanted to combat this shame and help our shared audiences unpac
  • gal-dem birthday party (year 1)
    gal-dem birthday party (year 1)
  • Facebook Messenger for Business - EMEA Campaign
    Facebook Messenger for Business - EMEA CampaignWorked on regional strategy for Facebook Global Business Marketing's 2018 Messenger campaign, live across UK and France from October - December 2018 in Print, OOH, Digital, Social, and a content partnership negotiated with Thomson Reuters.
  • gal-dem 2nd birthday party - drinks sponsorship
    gal-dem 2nd birthday party - drinks sponsorship
Projects credited in
  • Rest and Reset
    Rest and ResetBeats approached gal-dem with a brief for the New Year, they wanted to re-brand the classic cliche of New Year, New You. Beats wanted a series of social content pieces rooted in giving back to the community and challenging digital fatigue as we entered another lockdown. We brainstormed about what the new message could be for 2021 to inspire and bring joy to people. We wanted to spin New Year's on its head - sometimes it’s not about the new, sometimes it's about finding space to honour and resp
  • The Ins and Outs of Consent
    The Ins and Outs of Consent‘The Ins and Outs of Consent’ a digital zine that delves deeper into the nuances and intersections of consent from multiple perspectives. Brought to you by gal-dem, The Face and BBC in response to and in praise of the ground-breaking series I May Destroy You, created by Bafta winner Michaela Coel. We worked with 6 expert contributors from our community to voice the grey areas left out of traditional and mainstream conversations around sex-education. The zine is split into 7 sections: Intro + A-
  • Listen Up!
    Listen Up!gal-dem teamed up with Jacaranda and Audible to bring you ‘Listen up’ an audiobook club celebrating new Black Authors. As part of Jacaranda’s Twentyin2020, which saw the publisher releasing 20 new books written by Black authors throughout 2020. Spanning over four months we developed an audio bookclub in which we created a space for a people to listen in, discuss, and learn from some of the most exciting new talent on the scene. Hosted by journalists and gal-dem editors, Kemi Alemoru, Charlie
  • This Black History Month 2020, meet 100 rising stars inspiring change
    This Black History Month 2020, meet 100 rising stars inspiring changeWe still have a long way to go when it comes to conquering the lack of diversity in all industries – which is why it is so important for us, as a platform, to use our force for good. True diversity at every level is the key to innovation and success, so we celebrate and promote Black talent throughout the year, including via our list of brilliant Black leaders. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, so we’re always looking to unearth more incredible rising stars to feature and promote, to h
  • Pride Never Stops with Gal-Dem
    Pride Never Stops with Gal-DemA zoom-hosted discussion with Kei, CEO & Co-Founder of AZ Magazine, and Trans Youth Worker Sabah Choudrey, interviewed by myself and two peers. Created in partnership with Converse London and Schuh. Video edited by Daisy Ifama.
  • BBC Body Positive: Mental Health artwork
    BBC Body Positive: Mental Health artworkArtwork Commissioned by BBC & Gal-dem for BBC's Body Positive Instagram. Illustrating the feeling and frustrations behind having a hidden illness.
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Work history
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    CEOgal-dem magazine
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Head of Brand Partnershipsgal-dem magazine
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition
  • Account Co-ordinator
  • Presenting
  • Client Services
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Photoshop
  • Academic Editing
  • Assistant Editing
  • Content Editing
Education
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    BA(Hons) Art History 2:1University of Cambridge
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    I completed my undergraduate in History of Art at Cambridge in 2013, achieving a 2:1 for my work in Surrealism and my dissertation, and a 1st in my work in Modernism, Postmodernism and after.
Awards
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    Financial Services Content AwardWorld Media Awards
    I submitted the winning entry for the World Media Awards Financial Services award in 2016, for the HSBC Expat partnership with BBC Worldwide on 'Expat State of Mind'