Natalie Rickman

Graphic Designer and Digital Marketing Specialist

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsMarketer - Graphic Designer - Social Media Coordinator

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About me

A highly enthusiastic, passionate and organised creative. With a background in the arts, fashion, events and marketing, I have a wide cross section of interests that make me easily adaptable to change, extremely quick to learn new skills and thrive on any challenge thrown my way. Currently I am freelancing for various companies, undertaking roles in graphic design, digital marketing and web administration. I am always looking for new projects to not only showcase my skills but allow me to learn many more. Graphic design experience: I have been making graphics for over 10 years, first as a personal hobby and then on paid projects. As you can see from my portfolio, my skill set and experience is very diverse. I have worked with comedians at the Edinburgh Festival, theatre companies, restaurants, bakers, a fitness charity, a Chamber of Commerce, independent IT specialists, a craft market.... to name but a few. Marketing experience: With over five years experience in marketing roles, my skills include an ability to: - write engaging and creative copy for a multitude of marketing purposes, including press releases, adapting easily to in house styles and branding - write and deliver marketing, communications and social media plans and campaigns - use social media across multiple platforms with proven success at raising audience engagement and interaction - set up automated social media posting through Hootesuite and Buffer for better time management - use Google and Twitter analytics to measure trends, engagement levels and interaction - produce graphic design for marketing material and websites - use Wordpress and other website platforms, including SEO, editing posts, pages, widgets, banners, slideshows and some HTML coding - deliver email campaigns and newsletters through Mailchimp - thoroughly research target audiences and gain valuable market research through surveys and customer feedback - write and deliver concise reports with key headline results - excellently communicate via the written word, telephone conversation and face to face - work well with a team of others, large or small, recognising strengths in others and helping whenever I can

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Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Social Media
  • Copy Proofing
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Marketing
  • Campaign
  • Website Content
  • Video

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    Freelance

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      Mums on the Go

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        Wonderhill Market

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          Merton Chamber of COmmerce

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          Work history

          Currently

          Graphic Designer

          Freelance

          Jan 2013
          • Merton, London SW19 2ND, UK
          • Freelance
          • I offer graphic design to large and small businesses and start ups through my website Nattiedesign.com. Ongoing freelance graphic design work includes: - Silverfit Charity for the last 4 years, an over 45s fitness charity. I create flyers, banners, posters and e-invites for print and online use for each of their 'Silver' events in locations across London. - Saucy Restaurant in Tottenham Court Road, I have been working with them on their branding since June 2017. Including their menus, flyers, posters, labels, business cards and business plan - Lu-Ma Cafe in Wimbledon, I have recently taken on on-going work for them including Mailchimp template creation, flyer designs, graphics for social media and their website.

          2017

          Marketing Communications

          Merton Chamber of COmmerce

          Oct 2013 - Oct 2017
          • Merton, London SW19 2ND, UK
          • Full Time
          • Key Roles and responsibilities: - Responsible for the day to day co-ordination and delivery of the marketing plan, social media plan and several campaigns throughout the year - Copywriting for press releases, promotional material and website - Content delivery and management of both the website and all social media channels - serving as the outward 'voice' for the Chamber - Liaising with our 600 membership body, promoting of their events/offers/sharing their news on our website and social media - Monthly monitoring and evaluation through analytics reports - Production and distribution of 2 monthly e-newsletters via Mailchimp - Production of online surveys and collating their results in report form - Production of graphic design for marketing material (flyers, brochures, posters, banners, website) - Video production, filming and editing using Adobe Premiere Pro

          2014

          Marketing and Events Assistant

          Wonderhill Market

          Oct 2012 - Jan 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Jobs included: • Management of daily bookings for upcoming events via email • Maintaining excel spreadsheets of bookings for all events • Promoting upcoming events on social media channels and craft websites • Organising live music, each market had at least 2 live acts that I would arrange • Liaising with numerous prospective stall holders and small businesses to get involved in the events • Running the market on the day: setting up the space, liaising with the management of the venue, making sure the stallholders were okay and answering any questions that they had, talking with the general public and greeting them on arrival.

          2013

          Marketing and Events Assistant

          Mums on the Go

          Oct 2012 - Apr 2013
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Jobs included: • Writing monthly e-newsletter and sending out via Mailchimp • Social media • Designing flyers and other marketing material for the company as well as a logo, banners, and a website for business venture Windmill Market • I co-ran and helped organise the first Wimbledon Frost Fayre that was held in November 2012 as well as the monthly Windmill Market, coordinating 20-30 independent sellers each month from the local area

          Education

          2009

          (BA - Joint Honours) 2.1 Theatre and Performance with Professional and Creative Writing

          St. Mary's University College

          Sep 2006 - Jul 2009
          • Twickenham, United Kingdom
          • I had a fantastic three year experience at St. Mary's University where I learnt and explored many creative avenues. I combined my love of theatre and performance with creative and professional writing.

          2006

          Sep 2004 - Jul 2006
          • Esher, United Kingdom
          • Fashion and Textiles - A English Literature - B Theatre - C Performing Arts - C (AS)