Niki Ferguson

Freelance Visual Artist and Photographer

Level
Junior
Location
Worcester, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I love to be creative in all areas of my life, pushing me to be hard-working, vivacious and conscientious. I live off new challenges and I can offer a fresh creative eye, filled to the brim with enthusiasm and good work ethos. I graduated in Contemporary Fine Art at City of Glasgow College in 2013. Soon after I moved to Birmingham for three years where I worked in varies positions such as a family photographer, studio assistant for a small creative business and volunteer at an artist run space where I also helped to co-deliver interactive children's workshops. I'm a people person and love collaborating ideas - it's where I flourish and feel my happiest. I've had a growing interest in film and TV for many years now so to gain some experience I worked in and around London as an extra which offered fantastic insights into the everyday operations of a set. Being hands on and 'thinking outside the box' sparks my ideas. My work has been published in Urban Outfitters store magazine, 'SHEET' and I've showcased work in Creative Debuts groups exhibitions in London. At the moment i currently reside in Bratislava but will relocate for the right job. I tutor part time offering support in subjects such as art, history and geography and also worked as a proofreader for LET'S CEE film festival in Vienna. I'm looking for an internship that would be the ideal stepping stone for my creative career and the ability to learn and grow as an artist is invaluable.

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Skills

  • Creative Arts
  • Abstract Art
  • Fine Art
  • Contemporary art
  • Artistic Expression
  • Photography
  • Art Assistant
  • Conceptual art
  • Editing
  • Sculpture Design

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Freelance

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      Pixifoto

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        Eastside Projects

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          Let's Cee Film Festival

          Work history

          Currently

          Teacher

          Freelance

          Sep 2017
          • Bratislava, Slovakia
          • Freelance
          • When I first moved to Bratislava I was studying English TEFL course to teach English as a foreign language however I found it wasn't for me. Even though I liked teaching, I wanted to focus on English speaking clients therefore I tutor part time helping high school students with general subjects such as art, English, history and geography.

          Currently

          Feb 2017
          • Vienna, Austria
          • Freelance
          • I volunteered as a proofreader for LET'S CEE film festival in Vienna and oversaw and corrected any grammar issues, punctuation and style of language used in scripts, that would be featured as short films during the festival and analysed the festival programme before it distributed. I still keep in contact with an organiser who I will be doing more proofreading for.

          2017

          Apr 2017 - Aug 2017
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I loved being part of Birmingham's leading artist run space, organised by local creatives. My duties included assisting at event nights; setting up delicate artwork as well as de-installing and operating front of house functions. One of the most fulfilling aspects of the job was helping to co-deliver interactive family workshops for children - encouraging them to engage in creative outlets; designing, presenting, exploring, problem solving and 'thinking outside the box' (this position was paid). There was more amazing opportunities awaiting but sadly I relocated to Slovakia with my partner for his job.

          2017

          Brand Ambassador

          Freelance

          Feb 2017 - Aug 2017
          • Birmingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I've worked on productions in the UK, covering film, TV and online media as a background extra / model. During this time I continued to work in events & promotions sector, delivering first class brand awareness, hostessing and managing small teams.

          2016

          Creative Associate

          SCP Paper Goods and Gifts

          Oct 2015 - Feb 2016
          • Lichfield, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Processed customer orders while working to strict deadlines. Designed personalised templates in PS for mugs and cards. Operated post-production; packing, dispatching. Lastly, I regularly updated social media while promoting new products. The manager of this business was terminated from notonthehighstreet.com therefore they lost a massive customer outreach and decided it was best to shut down. Resulting in redundancy.

          2015

          Photographer

          Pixifoto

          Jan 2015 - Oct 2015
          • Coventry, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • I created memorable digital portfolios for families and parents-to-be in a fun, relaxed environment showing patience, confidence and good organisation skills and adaptability. Supervising the studio on single cover days. In store and public promotion of the company’s image, products and offers. Administrative duties: Telesales, client orders, deliveries, acquisitions, cashing up and customer complaints. I left to work at SCP Paper Goods and Gifts.

          Education

          2013

          Aug 2011 - May 2013
          • Glasgow, United Kingdom
          • HND, B HNC, A Developmental Drawing. Art and Design Context. Introduction to Digital Art Form. Conceptual Process. 2D Practice. 3D Practice. Painting. Sculpture. Life Drawing. Printmaking. Photography. A graded unit.

          2008

          Aug 2007 - May 2008
          • Glasgow, United Kingdom
          • Part time course while I was in high school. Introduction to fast fashion, brand awareness, creative thinking and business. SQA equivalent to Higher B grade