Medeia Cohan

Co Founder & Chief Creative Officer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I help companies reach their goals and realise their visions through creativity, a vast network, boundless energy and some good old fashion hard work. I make great things happen for cool clients..

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Presenting
  • Business Development
  • Customer Services
  • Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Communications
  • Client Management
  • Creative Thinking
  • Crisis Management
  • Programme Development
  • Starting a Business
  • Idea Concept Development

Work history

Currently

CO Founder & Director

The Hatch Factory

Jan 2016
  • The Hatch Factory makes awesome things happen for a wide range of interesting clients. Our philosophy is simple: find like minded clients, listen to them (this is the important step) and tailor make great solutions, design unique programmes, develop streamlined strategies or establish mutually beneficial partnerships. Whatever they need, done to the best of our ability. No bullshit, no dark arts, no hidden fees. Just good old hard work brought to you by a clever pair of Doozers.

Currently

Creative Director

School for Creative Startups

Jun 2011
  • Co-founded, designed and developed School for Creative Startups, a year long creative business course and extensive support programme to aid in the education and success of aspiring creative entrepreneurs (inclusive of craft, music, food, fashion, tech and more).

2011

Acting Head of Alumni Relations

University Of The Arts London

Jul 2010 - Jul 2011
  • Charged with the overall care of University of the Arts London's alumni programme. UAL is Europe's largest specialist art and design university, comprised of six world-renowned Colleges, offering hundreds of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Development of overall strategy; liaising with heads of colleges; management of staff team; creation and execution of major University wide alumni events; coordinating focused college and international events; re-design of alumni community website; oversee annual fund and managing hi profile alumni relations.

2011

Mar 2009 - Jul 2011
  • Management of University Art Collection, the Arts Gallery and major collectors group; curation and programming of Collection and Gallery exhibitions; acquisitions of new works; public programming for exhibitions and events; developing and maintaining relationships with international artists; collectors and curators; management of staff team; commissions and projects for corporate clients; developed and managed board of advisors; established sponsorships and partnerships; University spokesperson on emerging arts

2009

Mar 2006 - Mar 2009
  • Administrator of University Art Collection; administrative support for exhibitions and projects; clerk to Arts Gallery, Collection Committees, and collectors group; assistance with exhibition curation and installation; gallery database maintenance; coordinate internal and external loans

2005

Gallery Associate

Gallery on the Green

Feb 2005 - Sep 2005
  • Administration and project support; gallery database maintenance; curatorial assistance; liaison with artists and designers; provide sales and customer service; arranging framing and transportation of artworks; coordinattion of special events

2005

Marketing & Membership Assistant

Berkshire Museum

May 2004 - Feb 2005
  • Co-ordination of all membership transactions; manage membership database through Raisers Edge software; train and manage visitor service personnel; assist with publicly and promotion of all museum events and exhibitions; Oversee corporate and donor membership benefits

2004

Publicist & Events Manager

Medeia Cohan Communications

May 2001 - Jan 2004
  • Established diverse client base in the entertainment and culinary sectors across the Bay Area for whom we helped communicate brands and raise profiles through press coverage and partnerships; designed and managed a range of bespoke events in response to briefs with the remit of profile raising and revenue generating; developed promotional and press strategies; creation of press kits; utilised vast network to get stories places and generate coverage.

2001

Publicist

Glodow Nead PR

May 2000 - Jun 2001
  • Provide publicity and public relations services to lifestyle clientele including hotels, restaurants, wineries and creative brands. Develop public relations strategy and planning; write press materials; provide media training; manage events and client appearances, coordinate press schedule; Utilise vast network to get stories placed and raise client profile across a range of media.

Education

2006

Museum Gallery Management

City University

Aug 2005 - Jul 2006

    1999

    Communications

    Boston University

    Oct 1995 - Oct 1999
    • Major in Public Relations Minor in Sports Marketing

    Awards

    2014

    2014 London Design Awards: Gold, Event Experience

    London Design Awards

    • This award celebrates creative and innovative design for an event. Consideration given to originality, creativity; theming; audience connection and engagement and how the event created a seamless experience for the visitor and helped to reinforce the program's core message http://londondesignawards.co.uk/lon14/entry_details.asp?ID=13572&Category_ID=5935