I'm a creative professional with over 13 years experience working within the Events Industry. My objective is to create amazing events with talented people bringing fun and energy to everything that I do. In my previous role I worked for nearly 8 years creating large scale events for creatives within the Design, Advertising and Tech industry. Having worked in-house at D&AD was responsible for the delivery of the D&AD Festivals and Awards Ceremonies which push on 4,000+ attendees per day, Award Shows for 800+ with crazy numbers of awards announced and experience of working in large (110k sq/ft) and challenging venues. Over the years I have worked with brands such as Adobe, Microsoft, Shutterstock as headline and sub sponsors to see through activations at the D&AD Festival. And also have a background in Music Festivals and high production events gaining lots of logistical experience of working with suppliers at all levels. In my previous role I particularly enjoyed leading on the D&AD Festival and Awards Ceremony, this includes producing the onscreen visuals, sourcing entertainment/speakers, briefing relevant stakeholders & creative agencies right through to delivery. Being used to working long hours over the course of each event I prove that I cope well in potentially stressful situations and try to pass on my calm demeanour to all of my team. I have a proven track record for successfully building relationships with suppliers, clients, sponsors and colleagues whilst managing and working as part of a team, some of whom are listed below: Unilever, Google, YouTube, Wetransfer, Diageo, Vice, DCM, Warner Music, Platinum Rye, Angell Sound, Media Monks, Campaign, Stack Magazine, The Mill, WPP, Ace Hotel Shoreditch, Grey London, Outlook & Dimensions Festivals. On a personal level I love to see guests interacting and enjoying themselves at events that I have produced seeing and feeling the reactions of attendees. KEY SKILLS -Event Production -Live Stage Show Production -Project Management -Health & Safety knowledge -Visual/On Screen Production -Print and Environmental Graphic Production -Strong industry contacts -Adobe: In-design, Illustrator, Photoshop -Microsoft: Word, Excel -Google Drive -Keynote -Salesforce -Sketch up - basic knowledge -First Aid Qualified -Clean Driving LicenseLocked Pro Plan feature
Responsible for delivering a programme of International B2B events.
Senior Manager of the Events & Special Projects Team, scoping and realising projects and events based on D&AD's vision. The Events Team manages a comprehensive and diverse programme for the company as a whole. Raising funds, awareness and promoting the work of D&AD, through Exhibitions, Lectures, Conferences, Training, Workshops & Award Ceremonies. Operating beyond the requisites of a traditional Events Manager my experience includes management of international, multi faceted projects across all mediums. Drawing on my diverse experience I feel that I am an invaluable in realising the vision and needs of D&AD's wider team. Responsible for: • Project Management: Scoping and visualising projects, setting out roles and responsibilities, budgets, external communications, deliver and evaluate. • Providing leadership, motivation & direction to the events team: appraisals & status updates. • International Events: Scoping, visualising, sourcing partners and sponsors, marketing plans, travel and accommodation, delivery. • Curating additional exhibitions for sponsor specific events outside of the D&AD remit. • Working with sponsors to deliver mutually beneficial contra deals., with gifts in kind and managing the expectations of our sponsors. • Creative concept development and writing creative briefs for third party collaborators. • Sourcing and managing the full catering services for events. • Curating the D&AD Presidents Lecture series for audiences between 500 – 900 guests. Previous speakers have included: David Bailey, Sir John Hegarty, Stefan Xiberras, Peter Saville, Jamie Pearlman, Tony Kaye, Bob Gill, Sir Alan Parker, Pecha Kucha, Neville Brody, Dentsu, Alex Taylor, The North Kingdom and Sir Paul Smith. • Recruitment and management of casual events staff. • Budget creation, budget pacing, procurement. Negotiating with suppliers to deliver projects on budget and on time. • All logistical and operational elements of D&AD events. • Health & Safety documentation and Risk Assessments for all events. • Project plans for environmental and printed installations. • Producer for the on screen elements of D&AD Events working closely with creative agencies, post production houses and production companies. • Sourcing entertainment and high quality AV and technical equipment. • Writing scripts and liaising with presenters. • Sustainability procedure and effective reporting. • Developing and delivering team building events for internal use.
General office management duties and arranging flights, accommodation and meetings in the UK & USA for the company CEO.
General Administration and co-ordinating of Early Years events and conferences. Including meeting and PA co-ordination for the Early Years Team.
I am annually contracted to form part of the core onsite crew, managing a small team of people. Duties include: contacting and liaising with managers prior to the Festival, gathering requirements and planning movement across the festival site from the central Lorry Park (Bone Yard). Onsite inventory and stock control, radio distribution, delivery management.
Festival Decor Manager & Assistant. Part of the onsite Festival Decor team, Big Chill Festival/ Green Man Festival / Various Freelance projects. I was annually contracted to manage a small team of people dressing and decorating sponsored bars and general festival areas, working alongside the Logistical Manager and De?cor Director. Sponsors included: Sailor Jerry, Amstel, Fetzer Wines, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Kingfisher and Brothers Cider.