Melissa Frateantonio

Melissa Frateantonio

Freelance Photographer, Graphic Designer and IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Melissa Frateantonio

Melissa Frateantonio

Freelance Photographer, Graphic Designer and IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A creative, curious and enthusiastic go-getter with a plethora of extra-curricular experience in graphic design and art. Personable, proactive and distinctly detail-oriented, as evidenced by independently establishing a freelance graphic design business alongside studies.
Projects
  • INVADES: Horse Racing Photography
    INVADES: Horse Racing PhotographyINVADES' mission is to change how young people experience live sport. I was commissioned to photograph their horse racing event for Durham University students in 2019. https://www.invades.co.uk/
  • OPAQUE Clubnights
    OPAQUE ClubnightsOPAQUE started in Durham, UK as a student club night, inviting students' favourite DJs to perform. It has now held an event in London and looks to continue expanding. Over the years as a student at Durham, I have been able to capture OPAQUE and enjoy the music of some brilliant DJs, including Mendel, ESA, Dan Shake, Lucid, and more.
  • Tarantella Bookings Branding
    Tarantella Bookings BrandingI was commissioned by a university friend to create some graphics for an international DJ booking agency for up and coming DJs, and came up with this!
  • Tour Poster: Jake de Glanville
    Tour Poster: Jake de GlanvilleI was commissioned by an up and coming DJ to create their tour poster, and came up with this!
  • Durham Gin Society
    Durham Gin Society2020 designs for Durham Gin Society's event marketing campaigns and event photography.
  • The Silk Farm Retreat
    The Silk Farm RetreatI was asked to go and take photographs for The Silk Farm Retreat in Provence, France, last summer. These lifestyle photos have been used on their Facebook and Instagram pages to market and promote the retreat's luxury services. I decided to guide the photos by some themes, which categorise the photos below. https://www.thesilkfarmretreat.com/
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Work history
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    MenteeCreative Mentor Network
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Selected to be part of CMN's competitive Break the Wall 21 programme, a 16-week mentorship scheme which helps young people to access the creative industry. Working with a mentor in the film industry to learn, gain opportunities and network.
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    MenteeArts Emergency
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Selected from 200+ applicants to be one of 60 mentees for 1 year. The scheme supports young people from ethnically-diverse, lower socioeconomic backgrounds to work in the creative industry. Secured work experience at Kode Media.
Skills
  • Event Organisation
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Detail Oriented
  • Dedicated
  • Critical Analysis
  • Drawing
  • Branding Design
  • Academic Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Data Graphics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Article Writing
Education
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    2D Animation FundamentalsBCE Creative
    London, United Kingdom
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    MArts GeographyUniversity of Durham
     - Durham, United Kingdom
    Awarded top MArts student on the Integrated Masters Geography course. Master's thesis (84%) on queer films, archives, and queer affirmation deemed publishable. Undergraduate dissertation nominated for the Royal Geographic Society's Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group Dissertation Award. Awarded Loveday Scholarship from University College in 2018. Skills include: social research (qualitative and quantitative) skills, research dissemination skills, strong verbal and written communication, oral presentation skills, academic and critical writing. Topics of interest : art spaces and galleries, creative methods, queer theory, critical race studies.
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Awards
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    Top MArts Geography StudentUniversity of Durham
    Awarded Top MArts student on the Integrated Masters Geography course for achieving the highest average grade in my cohort.