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About me

I am honest and approachable with a positive attitude, These interpersonal skills allow me to liaise confidently and effectively with people and also mean that I can network successfully. I am happy to, and regularly call upon previous colleagues and professional networks for cultural partnerships or inquiries relating to new projects. I am confident in the face of a challenge, I am quick to learn new processes and adapt to new surroundings. I am flexible, familiar with and confident in organising then executing work in ever-changing, deadline driven environments. As well as running my first full marathon (Dundee) and reaching 14 000 feet on a mountaineering expedition in the Colorado Sangre de Cristo range this summer, I have contributed to a variety of events initiatives. This included joining the communications team for ‘TEDX Tottenham’ which will be held in November; working with an artist led community to create ‘Flowing Spirit’ festival in Berlin and event stewarding at Glastonbury Festival. These opportunities allow me to meet and share ideas with interesting people while gaining valuable experience community engagement practice.


  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Exhibition
  • Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Ideas Development

Work history


Touring Exhibitions Coordinator

Architecture Design Fashion, British Council

Aug 2014


Research Coordinator

Creative Skillset

May 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Creative Skillset operates a comprehensive, industry-endorsed programme of research about the industries and the training provision available to them. We are the leading specialists in providing research for the Creative Industries. Main research focus - mapping the UK textiles industry looking at its future, skills gaps and provision to inform creation of new apprenticeships.



Arabic Language

King’s College London

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015


    Social Media Marketing

    London College of Communication

    Aug 2014 - Aug 2014


      Design Critical Practice

      Goldsmiths College

      Aug 2011 - Aug 2012


        Service Design

        Tongji University

        Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


          Fashion Design and Product Design

          Nuova Accademia DI Belle ARTI

          Feb 2010 - Apr 2010


            Textile Design

            University of Dundee

            Aug 2007 - May 2011