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Miglena Minkova

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About me

My career interests are inspired by the opportunity to be part of a collaborative team, working on innovation-driven research and development projects in sectors such as information management, technology, visual analytics and digital media. I am motivated by the challenges of client-focused work, the diversity of user and market research applied across different sectors, and the formulation and implementation of solutions with tangible impact. My academic and work experience in design and information services has contributed to the development and application of a strong set of analytical, critical and lateral thinking skills, as well as various research and data wrangling techniques. I am skilled in abductive reasoning, synthesis and evaluation of new information and the communication of results and insights into complex problems. Along with the ability to conduct research and organise large amounts of information effectively, I have a keen interest in the development of information products which pose contingency challenges and facilitate new business and communication models, with a particular focus on qualitative research and creative use of data. Currently, I aim to combine my interests and skills gained through working in the public sector, and further extend my experience in a business environment. Ideally the type of work I am seeking involves working for a creative/digital/technology consultancy on a number of projects, with qualitative user and market research aspect.


  • Information Design
  • XML
  • Design Thinking
  • Acquisitions
  • Qualitative Research
  • Research and Critical Thinking
  • Database Queen
  • Media Communication
  • Html CSS
  • Speculative Design
  • Metadata
  • Data Handling
  • Semantic Code
  • Digitization
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop/premiere Pro/after

Work history


Collections Assistant

University of the Arts London, Library Resources and Systems

Jun 2015
  • Participating in acquisitions, metadata creation and control, subscription, licensing, recording, maintenance of, and provision of access to print and online information resources for six university college libraries.


Aug 2012 - Mar 2014
  • Delivering quality customer service to different levels of library users, advising on the use of print and online information resources, assisting the Collections Development and Special Collections Manager with the creation of subject-specific library resources and small scale development projects.


Help Desk Assitant

Rushmans Event Management

May 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Providing information and first point of contact for media and journalists covering the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2012. Communication and client relations - liaising with internal and external information and service providers such as TFL, GLA, VisitBritain, etc.; referring queries and requests to the correct parties.


Design & Marketing Consultant

Accidental Festival

Apr 2011 - Apr 2011
  • Working on the identity and programme, for print and online promotion, and marketing of the Accidental festival, organized and produced by second year students on the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice: Performance Arts course at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


May 2010 - Jun 2010
  • Assisting with web content migration, text, image and video editing.


Graphic Designer


Apr 2010 - May 2015
  • Informed by my research interest into collaborative, networked and generative strategies for content creation and information sharing, I aim to produce digital and tangible objects as visual representations, with particular emphasis on playfulness, ethics, social responsibility and dynamic agency.


Studio Assitant

Bodo Sperlein: Product Design Consultancy

Jan 2009 - Mar 2012
  • Supporting the daily running of the studio by delivering excellent customer service, handling email and written communication and organizing logistics. Organisation and time management – successfully worked with manufacturers and exhibition organizers for several international shows: Maison et Object, Tent London, ect.; handled press loans and requests; compiled press clippings. Design research – prepared client presentations and designs for copyright registration; advised on the design and layout of current website, and all of the brand’s print and online promotional materials; performed image research; helped identify possible collaborations, manufacturing methods and suppliers.



MA Digital Libraries and Information Services

University of Boras, Sweden

Aug 2013 - May 2015
  • Management for Digital Libraries, Users and Information Activities in Digital Environments, Interaction Design: Usability and Interaction in Digital Environments, Technology for Digital Libraries, Digitization of Cultural Heritage Material


First Class BA Graphic Design

University of the Arts, London

Jul 2009 - May 2012
  • Graphic Design


Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

University of the Arts, London

Jul 2008 - May 2009
  • Graphic Design