Oyinkansola Akande

MA Student



About me

Histroy of Design MA student at the Royal College of Art/ Victoria & Albert Museum


  • Academic Writing
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Event Coordination
  • Social Media
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Organisation
  • Wordpress

Work history



Syrup Magazine

Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writing articles in line with the feminist subject of the magazine



The Style HQ

Jan 2017
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Freelance
  • Writing articles in line with the remit and scope of the brand Conducting interviews



Europe & Me

Aug 2016
  • Belgium
  • Freelance
  • Maintain a column produced with the quarterly releases of the blog


Features Editor


Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Managing and hiring contributing writers Sub-editing articles Liasing and setting targets with editors-in-chief, Thandie and Kay Planning and conducting interviews for articles Organising events Attending events on behalf of the brand Managing social media presence Administrative work where required


Editorial Assistant


Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Managing schedule, including appointments in London and travel arrangments to the US, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain Researching art and design exhibitions at the aforementioned destinations Managing Tony’s contacts, incoming post, and monthly send-outs of magazine to keyeditorial and commercial contacts Categorising and cataloguing Tony’s library (around 2500 titles, across the disciplines of design, art, architecture, interiors, fashion, watches & jewellery and travel) Organising archive of old magazines and invitations Answering basic editorial and commercial enquiries Assisting Photoshoots for the Interiors Department Contributing to the lifestyle section of Wallpaper.com Invigilating a gallery exhibition for Koto Bolofo's photographic documentation of the John Pawson transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the Design Museum