Rianna Patterson

Rianna Patterson

Illustrator, Photographer & Founder of Dominica Dementia FoundationUnited Kingdom
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Rianna Patterson

Rianna Patterson

Illustrator, Photographer & Founder of Dominica Dementia FoundationUnited Kingdom
About me
I am the founder of Dominica Dementia Foundation, we are the only Dementia Foundation in Dominica and the only foundation in the Caribbean. I was awarded by the Queens Young Leaders award by Her Majesty the Queen in 2017 at Buckingham Palace. I also spoke on BBC1 with Prince Harry about the work I do in Dominica in Buckingham Palace. I am a past TEDX speaker, I spoke at the University of Kent. I was also awarded the Youth in Volunteerism and Professional Development award by the National Youth Council of Dominica in 2017. I have been featured on Comic Relief Media Platforms as part of the Queens Young Leaders Programme. I also blog about my thoughts on Medium sometimes. I have a youtube channel called Rianna Extras where I vlog & do chatty videos about my life :3
    KYANADid a lovely shoot for my cousin Kyana :)
  • Dementia:The Island Journey Crowdfunding Trailer
    Dementia:The Island Journey Crowdfunding TrailerThis feature film (60 mins) will focus on dementia, culture, and my personal journey in creating an impact in the lives of older people in the Caribbean with a focus on Dominica. I want to highlight aging and living well in a cultural context. I believe that media is a powerful tool that can have an effect on our beliefs and perspectives, one being mental health and ageism. I would like to highlight and celebrate the elderly, create a realistic as well as a positive approach to older people in t
  • Curious.
    Curious.Took a few portraits during a photography course at the University of Kent
  • The Model Workshop
    The Model WorkshopA day of confidence building and sistership ran by the Model Workshop
  • Kent Caribbean Union x Jinhao Xie
    Kent Caribbean Union x Jinhao XieThis was a "Caribbean Cupid" event hosted by Kent Caribbean Union for Valentine's day last year. Jin is a poet, recited a few of his love poems for attendees.
  • Shots for Anna
    Shots for AnnaFelt like doing a shoot to build my portfolio.. you know what creatives do already. Did this with my friend :) It was also her birthday coming up so It was like a birthday shoot
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Work history
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    Production AssistantChocolate Films
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Development AssistantKMTV
     - United KingdomInternship
    Responsibilities include shooting and Editing footage to present on KMTV. We were responsible for creating a 30-minute programme to broadcast both online and on TV. This improved my communication and interview skills as we went into the community to interview the public on various topics such as garbage disposal and mental health.
  • Planning
  • Content Planning
  • Content Creator
  • Web Analytics
  • Web Designer
  • Pubic Speaking
    BSc PsychologyUniversity of Kent
     - United Kingdom