Marion Bergin

Freelance Creative Director/Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Starting my career in fashion buying for House of Fraser, I moved on to launch my own fashion label Bitching and Junkfood which I ran for six years together with my best friend and business partner. I started the brand from a warehouse in Hackney Wick with £5K and scaled it to a global label stocked in over 50 countries worldwide. Key stockists included Topshop, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and a whole host of concept stores including Hong Kong's On Peddar and Lane Crawford. I headed up the creative direction, e-commerce and entire digital presence from social media to blog. We counted Rihanna, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding as well as a whole host of other female performers amongst our fans. As the business scaled I felt increasingly removed from creative so we decided to sell the brand and I went on to pursue a freelance career in my true passions - creative direction/direction and photography. I now work with a whole host of brands consulting broadly on all things creative. I have an extensive network of creative contacts across all fields that I pull in on jobs as required and I excel at identifying the best creatives to collaborate with. I direct music videos, have just started to direct TV commercials and am in development on my first documentary short. I'm also shooting fashion photography again.

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Skills

  • Direction
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Styling
  • Production
  • Content Creation
  • Social Media
  • Branding
  • Business Mentoring
  • Creative Network

Companies I’ve worked with

  • House of Fraser

    House of Fraser

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • The Nice Things

    The Nice Things

    • Design
  • K

    Kojac fashion accessories

    • B

      Bitching and Junkfood

      Work history

      Currently

      Jul 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I started The Nice Things bringing my fashion and lifestyle work under one umbrella brand suited to the nature of the work. My previous fashion brand and work in music videos have a very different aesthetic that so I separated this out work into something that visually represented the values I stand for. The Nice Things consults, strategises and produces on all areas of creative for digital brands.

      Currently

      Director/Photographer

      Marion Bergin

      Jan 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • I work as a freelance director and photographer across the fashion, music and lifestyle industries.

      2015

      MD/Creative Director

      Bitching and Junkfood

      Jan 2009 - Nov 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I ran and creative directed this niche fashion label with my best friend and business partner. More info in bio!

      2015

      Senior Jewellery designer

      Kojac fashion accessories

      Sep 2007 - Nov 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I headed up the jewellery design team designing for a whole host of UK high-street stores.

      2007

      Jewellery Buyer

      House of Fraser

      Sep 2005 - Sep 2007
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I bought all the collections for HOF jewellery and hair accessories department. This included concessions like Swarovski, Thomas Sabo and Link of London, high end brands like Dior, Dolce Gabanna and Lanvin as well as contemporary labels like Les Nereides, Lola Rose and Azuni.

      Education

      Currently

      BA(Hons) Italian and History of Art

      Trinity College Dublin

      Sep 2000
      • Dublin, Ireland
      • An arts degree at any Trinity university is 4 rather than 3 years meaning that you major in one subject. I majored in History of Art completing a full masters length thesis on The Etiquette of Dress in Victorian Art - I know at that point that I wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry so I steered my final year of education in that direction. At uni I read Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo in Italian and in History of Art I specialised in 19th century realism as well as renaissance and baroque art.