Nichola Daunton
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Nichola Daunton

Copywriter and IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Nichola Daunton

Copywriter and IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
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.
Projects
  • Possible Futures Group Exhibition: July 1st - 18th 2021
    Possible Futures Group Exhibition: July 1st - 18th 2021Three of my digital collages were selected for this curated exhibition as part of the E17 Art Trail. My work was also featured in the poster art for the exhibition.
  • Caviar Magazine: Editorial Illustration 2021
    Caviar Magazine: Editorial Illustration 2021A double-page spread of two analog football collages, featured in the portfolio pages of French football magazine, Caviar.
  • Popshot Magazine: Editorial Illustration 2019
    Popshot Magazine: Editorial Illustration 2019A double-page illustration for a short story in the illustrated magazine of new writing. This mixed media illustration uses broken glass, watercolours and analog collage materials to bring the story to life.
Work history
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    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.
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    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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Skills
  • Project Management
  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Feature Writer
  • Freelance Writing
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Assistant Editor
Education
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    MA Playwriting and DramaturgyUniversity of Glasgow
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
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    MA(hons) English LiteratureUniversity of Glasgow
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom