Mike Coley

Studio Manager

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


Arts loving, culinary novice with experience working in creative studios and offices throughout the UK. I'm interested in bringing my positive attitude to an inspiring, new role.



  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Word
  • Adobe MS Office Suites
  • Database Administration
  • Studio Managemenet

Work history


Agency Assistant

Central Illustration Agency

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Fielded inquries from clients and press on all platforms and made sure workload was passed over to relevant department or artist. Monitored the schedule of work for artists. Devised daily content for company websites, edited where necessary and schedule for publishing. Advised on social media protocol and furthered CIA's progression in new fields such as Twitter, Instagram etc High level of Adobe and Microsoft suite use.


Studio Manager

The Future Mapping Company

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
  • First point of contact for all customers. Sourcing creative solutions for packaging, framing and shipping. Over 100 orders per day. Manage deadlines internally and with suppliers. Constructed Invoices, chased on overdue payments, used packages such as Sage. Looked after more creative aspects such as developing a brand identity over social media, monitoring insights and creating bold content. Put together press releases and sent out to international press. MS Office, Photoshop, Indesign, Gorkana and Sage


Office Manager

Margaret London

Jan 2015 - May 2015
  • First point of contact for all new clients, passing over inquiries to relevant department heads. Researched suppliers, producers and freelancers. IT support with configuring emails, managing Dropbox and migrating to Google Drive. All basic administration duties. Managed intern staff and creative freelancers. Took control of introductions and starter paperwork and monitored individuals throughout the stay of their employment. I aided the Finance Director in preparing accounts and used systems such as Sage. Filed all invoices and updated on budgets.


Art Direction

Urban Outfitters

Jul 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Compiled a series of colouring books for Urban Outfitters USA. Researched international arts talent, contracted and commissioned individual artwork and edited into books. Sourced shipping possibilities and saw the deliver of over 15,000 books. Research. Art Direction. Negotiation. Contracts. Exports. Sales


Studio Manager

Go Entertain

Nov 2011 - Jul 2014
  • Co-ordinated the release schedule of over 10,000 new DVD releases. Clients such as The History Channel, Sky Arts and Man UTD FC. Fostered relationships with producers and clients. Uploaded listings onto website, affiliate websites such as Amazon. Quality control of imagery, working with design team in creating online suitable artwork. Catalogued current programming list, updating spreadsheets. Presented insights to team on possible future releases after lengthy market research. Constructed press campaigns for certain campaigns and used Gorkana to send and monitor progress. Prepared quarterly accounts. Worked with freelancers regularly.



Film with English Literature

University of Warwick

Sep 2006 - Jun 2009