Nichola Daunton is an illustrator and collage artist based in East London. Her collage career began at the age of 9, when she came second in a church collage competition (winning a Milky Way and a £2.50 book token). Today, she creates bold, colourful and imaginative illustrations, using a range of techniques including digital and analog collage, drawing, watercolour and photography. Nichola has been published in a number of arts magazines, including Popshot: The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing and Caviar Magazine. Nichola is also a freelance copywriter, with over 6 years experience crafting copy, features and unique content. She has worked for charities, magazines and websites including: Scope, Disability Horizons, Hotels.com and CultureCritic.
Copywriter and IllustratorSelf Employed
London, United KingdomFreelance
A multi-skilled creative, with years of experience crafting copy, features and unique content. Talented photographer and illustration artist with knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Project manager with experience overseeing £100k+ budgets and writing funding bids. Excellent team player with the confidence to work independently.
Environmental Engagement ManagerCastlehaven Community Association
- London, United KingdomFull Time
Castlehaven Community Association is a 4-acre site in the heart of Camden Town, comprising a nursery, community centre and 3 acres of parkland. It’s mission is to respond to the needs of local residents and help people to improve their lives. - Devised and ran over 100 creative workshops, including 12 for Camden and Islington NHS Trust - Managed events, including CSR days with HS2, Deutsche Bank and Scottish Power - Wrote successful funding reports, and won funding from The Mayor of London, Postcode Lottery Trust, The City Bridge Trust and Groundwork. Managed budgets of £125k+ efficiently and concisely - Created copy for brochures, leaflets and press releases, adapting work to different audiences, eg: older people, under-18s, corporate groups and funding bodies. - Created a weekly newsletter using Mailchimp, with a open rate average of 47% per week - Managed a team of over 20 volunteers, helping people to upskill and progress to further education and paid work - Implemented a longterm strategy, securing funding for the next 3 years
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- Project Management
- Feature Writer
- Freelance Writing
- Editorial Illustration
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Assistant Editor