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Richard Parson

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationRochester, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSalesperson - Marketer - Art Director


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About me

Specialising in Art Direction as well as Creative Marketing and Branding, my work features heavily the influences of the past and how they have shaped the world we live in today. My Illustration and graphics portfolio is expanding through a freelance capacity and commissions and quotes are welcome. Communications Co-ordinator for the City of Rochester Association of Businesses, Board-member of the Friends of the Guildhall Museums, and Promotional-Consultant to the Rochester City Centre Forum, I'm based between the Historic City of Rochester and London.


  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Fine Art
  • Digital Artist
  • Design
  • Temporary Displays
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Heritage

Work history


Communications & Promotions Secretary

Friends of the Guildhall Museums

May 2014
  • As Communications Secretary I oversee all the print and digital communication with our members, as well as help with tours of the museum site and behind-the-scenes. I assist in most of the events program and keep members up to date with the calendar. I mainly oversee the brand management and all promotional material. I created and manage the website along with social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. I designed and regularly send tailored email-updates to our members, and design and produce all the physical printed material we use for promotion and membership forms. I am currently working on a photo-series with a revered photographer to create large-format prints of items from the museums collections.


Store Supervisor

Fieldstaff Antiques

Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
  • I have served as store supervisor and acting manager for a well respected antique store in Rochester for the past few years. I saw to the shop's general running as well as customer service, and learned as much about social and art history as I could to better understand the trade. With a passion for gentleman's fashion, I found an appreciation for vintage tailoring and regularly excel in finding men the appropriate vintage look for events such as The Tweed Run, Goodwood Revival, and other revival events.



BA(Hons) Fashion Media Promotion

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2012 - May 2015
  • Art & Creative Direction. Heritage Project Management.


Fashion Promotion Communication

Southampton Solent University

Aug 2011 - May 2012
  • Diploma in Higher Education - Fashion Promotion & Communication.


Foundation Diploma in Art Design

University for the Creative Arts

May 2010 - Apr 2011
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design with a specialism in Visual Communication & Fashion Promotion.


English Literature, Fine Philosophy, Illustration, Performing Arts (theatre Direction

Rainham Mark Grammar School

Aug 2008 - May 2010
  • A Level Study at Rainham Mark Grammar School. A-Level Philosophy A-Level Fine Art A-Level Performing Arts (Production Design & Direction) AS-Level English Literature AS-Level Illustration (Extended Project) AS-Level Independent Financial Studies (IFS)



Rainham Mark Grammar School

Aug 2003 - May 2008
  • GCSE English Literature GCSE English Language GCSE Art & Design GCSE Music GCSE Mathematics GCSE Religious Studies GCSE Triple Science Awards GCSE Physical Education GCSE German Diploma in Digital Application



Medway Leisure, Culture & Tourism Heritage Project Award

  • Nominee for the Heritage Project Category for involvement with the Friends of the Guildhall Museums. Award Pending