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Currently working on temporary assignments across London in both administrative and reception roles, within different organisations and industries.
Over 4 months gained full-time, paid marketing, design, content and projects experience at a high-growth, design-focused LED lightbulb start-up. Key responsibilities included: - proposing and planning a "Tala Art Exhibition" combining old stock with emerging artists working with sustainable materials and lighting; - devising and implementing social media strategies to help brand communicate through content; writing blogs for website; curating bespoke website content; - assisting in the planning and preparation for events at London Design Festival (logistics, studio assistance, communication, marketing); - providing studio assistance including project management, events, studio maintenance, day-to-day tasks and studio assistance; - supporting the ops and marketing teams on photoshoots; practical assistance on shoots and design trips.
Over 6 months in a part time role I gained communication, administrative, social media and strategy experience at one of Scotland’s leading commercial contemporary art galleries. Key responsibilities included: - providing administrative gallery support including working on databases; updating artists’ CVs and contributing to the gallery’s website; - the development and execution of new social media strategies, including analysing competitor approaches; - providing practical gallery support including assistance with art work handling and packaging; preparation for exhibitions; assistance with the storage and categorisation of art work; attending artists’ studio visits; - interacting with clients and discussing exhibitions with members of public.
Provided creative and commercial support for a dynamic FMCG start-up. Responsibilities included: - assisting with the design, build and operation of “pop up” merchandising stalls at festival venues across the UK; - raising brand awareness and selling the product direct to consumers; - contributing to and developing social media - organising photoshoots to create content
Gained key experience in administration and communication through managing a portfolio of short term lettings for family run property business.
Gained work experience at a boutique London literary agency. Responsibilities included: - reviewing a range of literary works (including manuscripts, proposals) to determine quality of writing and publishing potential; - contributing to the company’s website including a short blog piece reflecting an insight into working for a literary agency and tips for authors to get noticed; - assisting in the production of critiques and feedback on the works to be delivered to authors.
Gained valuable organisational experience at one of the longest established fine art and antiques auction houses in the United Kingdom. Responsibilities included: - contributed to various research projects to support different departments; - cataloguing art works and providing administrative and inventory support; - assisting with the organisation and delivery of viewings and auctions.
Gained work experience as a Communications Assistant at an international law firm in London. Responsibilities included supporting on public relations and staff communications; researching global legal issues and analysing market trends on legal graduate recruitment.
Master of Science in Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism. My Masters focused on the disparate ways that modern and contemporary art is produced, displayed and disseminated through curators and cultural platforms. It specifically explored the changing dialogue between those making art and those communicating its stories - as highlighted by my dissertation: The Magazine: A Manipulative, Multivalent and Malleable Space.
Master of Arts with Honours History of Art