Mischa Smith

Fashion Journalism Lecturer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I'm a social media savvy, London-based freelance writer who has featured in a number of publications including: Geist, thepop.com, Noctis and Monolith. Currently a Sessional Lecturer in Fashion Journalism at UCA, I deliver lectures on fashion history, digital media and the foundations of journalism. I am also the founder of online zine, MIRAGE: an exploration into the mystifying realm of mythology and spirituality, fantasy and delusion.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Research
  • Styling
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Interviewing
  • Creative Arts Education

Work history

Currently

Fashion Journalism Lecturer

University for the Creative Arts

Sep 2014
  • • Delivering lectures on catwalk reporting, interviewing, building an online presence and the foundations of journalism. • Maintaining a current and culturally relevant reading list. • Leading the year 1 zine project. • Marking student work. • Aiding the running of Graduate Fashion Week.

2016

Picture Editor

Style Writers

May 2014 - Mar 2016
  • • Sourcing images for upcoming HarperCollins publication Style Writers. • Liaising with research teams at Getty, Shutterstock and Corbis. • Updating the boilerplate and making stylistic changes to the manuscript.

2015

Press Assitant

Wavey Garms

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • • Produced press releases and pitch proposals for future projects. • Managed the Twitter handle and selected fitting imagery for Instagram. • Assisted the organisation of the WG launch party filmed by Channel 4.

2014

Studio Assistant

I HEART STUDIOS

May 2014 - Jul 2014
  • 3 month placement dealing with luxury brands as part of the Harrods Stock Team. • Grew site traffic by producing engaging, tightly written content on the I Heart blog. • Worked alongside photographers and stylists to ensure products adhered to the Harrods’ house style. • Prepped garments for shoots. • Recorded and ensured stock was secure.

2014

PA to Fashion Journalism Course Leader

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • • Assisted on an exclusive transatlantic blogging project with Parsons NY. • Created the Cultural Calendar: a schedule of exhibitions, internships and overseas excursions for students. • Liaised with industry professionals and award-winning journalists as part of our Guest Speaker programme.

Education

2016

PGCE

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2014 - Mar 2016
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education

2013

Fashion Journalism

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2010 - May 2013
  • BA Hons Fashion Journalism

2010

Fashion and Textiles

North Devon School of Art

Aug 2009 - Apr 2010
  • Foundation Diploma Art and Design

Awards

2015

Graduate Certificate in Creative Arts Education

2011

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