Rashmi Shankar

MA Media & Communications candidate

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Highly motivated communication design graduate with 3+ years' experience working with one of India's leading travel publications. Enjoy writing, shoot production and storytelling on social media; currently a master's candidate exploring academic writing, poetry and museums in London.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Production
  • Social Media Management
  • Photography
  • Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Hospitality
  • Research
  • Proofreading

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Autograph

    Autograph

    • Photography
  • u

    urban food festival

    • Events
  • Growth & Grace Collective

    Growth & Grace Collective

    • Non Creative Industries
  • W

    Wasabi sushi & bento

    Work history

    Currently

    Visitor Assistant

    Autograph

    Mar 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • - Opening and supervising the galleries - Actively engaging with visitors to gather information and enhance their experience

    Currently

    Visual Researcher

    on the mend

    Nov 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • - Handling fundraising and outreach - Social media planning and management (including handling Facebook and Twitter)

    2019

    Nov 2018 - Jan 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • - Working in the hot food section - Responsibilities included opening and closing, display, cleaning and upkeep, making salad and sauces, maintaining and updating food safety records, and other ad hoc tasks

    2018

    Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • - Customer-facing position at a weekend pop-up market - Tasks included setting up and dismantling, making and serving drinks, engaging with customers, handling payments

    2018

    Junior Photo Editor

    Condé Nast Traveller India

    Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
    • Mumbai, India
    • Full Time
    • - Production and shoot planning; scouting talent and handling logistics, invoicing and budgeting - Photo research and visual storytelling - Curating the brand's Instagram - Writing for the magazine and website

    2017

    Editorial Assistant

    Condé Nast Traveller India

    Jun 2015 - Jun 2017
    • Mumbai, India
    • Full Time
    • - Fact-checking and proof-reading - Assisting with photo shoots, styling and coordination - Event management and social media coverage - Coordinating with and hiring interns

    2015

    Backstage Assistant and Stall Manager

    ilk

    Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
    • Mumbai, India
    • Internship
    • - Intern for the brand at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 - Helping set up the stall and displaying garments - Interacting with customers and presenting the brand + collection - Assisting backstage before the show with look changes, accessories and management

    2015

    Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
    • Mumbai, India
    • Internship
    • - Coming up with story ideas - Fact-checking and research for stories - Administrative tasks like organising, printing and coordination; management and archiving of previous issues

    2014

    Assistant

    Sathya Saran

    Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
    • Mumbai, India
    • Internship
    • - Assisting with a book she was working on, documenting the journey of one of India's biggest branded retail organisations for internal circulation - Tasks included notetaking during interviews, transcribing audio, writing, and coordinating with staff for material required - Created content (product descriptions) for Sidewalks of the World, a specialty art and collectibles store in Mumbai

    Education

    Currently

    MA Media Communications and Critical Practice

    University Of The Arts London

    Sep 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Units include contemporary media analysis; media theories; collaborative practice; media and the economy; mobility; professional industry practice. Currently working on a thesis for my final major project. - Course Representative - Actively involved in university projects, including Liberate the Curriculum, an exercise that sought to diversify reading lists - Organized Sonic Futures, a conference in April that explores the formation of identity in global cities via hip hop and gardening. Set up and handled Twitter coverage on the day - Worked with the students’ union to coordinate student elections in January and February, and regularly work with ArtsTemps, UAL's internal recruitment agency

    2015

    Bachelor of Design (Fashion Communication)

    National institute of fashion technology Mumbai

    Jun 2011 - May 2015
    • Mumbai, India
    • - Subjects included a mix of theory (professional practice, systems thinking, introduction to art history), practice (graphic design, photography, journalism, branding) and technical skills (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) - Long-term projects included studying Zardosi, an age-old embroidery technique; exploring how online retail platforms differentiate themselves, and conducting research on the need for a travel resource exclusively for women

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