I am a writer, editor and content specialist with a masters in writing from Royal College of Art. My work spans nonfiction, journalism, criticism, branding and communications. The breadth of my writing and editorial experience across the arts—from academia to communications and brand building—has equipped me with skills in writing, editing, research, pitching and commissioning; along with a highly driven and self-starting approach. As a brand specialist, I have produced digital content, branded content and media releases for institutions including UAL, LCF and RCA and brands such as Marta Jakubowski, NEOUS, Concentric Circles theatre company's Arts Council funded project; and Alpha Industries. These roles involve disseminating brand messaging through a multi-channel approach, from social media captions to direct mail-out/newsletter and website content. As a freelance creative-critical and academic writer, I have work held in the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and published in MAP magazine, PIN-UP Magazine and various anthologies. I have sought out opportunities to gain relevant communications skills, from branding to messaging, editing, SEO optimisation, commissioning content and working to deadline. I am adept at using content management systems including Terminal4, Square Space, Wordpress; and communications tools such as Mailchimp, Eventbrite and Zoom. I understand the rapid growth and change in the digital sector and how social media has become an information channel. Thus, I have experience in disseminating messaging via social media; as well as employing social media scheduling and analysing audience engagement and retention. For Concentric Circles theatre company, it meant establishing a presence and building an audience; devising social media content series, which involved a ‘backstage’ meet the cast series of videos. I am a strategic and lateral thinker—innovating new content ideas and opportunities. In my role at LCF, I established content partnerships with London-based radio station NTS and Google Arts & Culture, in order to reach new audiences, both prospective students and the public. The breadth of my experience demonstrates my agility and a highly driven and self-starting attitude, alongside a genuine enthusiasm for the arts and third sector. I have done project-based work for most of my professional career, including project management and assistance, and enjoy seeing things through to completion.
Writer and Communications specialistRosie Higham-Stainton
London, United KingdomFreelance
I am a communications specialist for arts and design organisations. Recently, I helped Concentric Circles successfully bid for Arts Council funding and oversaw the communications strategy for their six month project involving public participation and professional actors. I also write for luxury shoe brand NEOUS, giving me an insight into the commercial sector, and for Devotion—a series of writing workshops co-organised with poet Sophie Robinson. I shape a brand’s tone of voice and messaging through copy, for emails, newsletter, social media, websites and press releases. Previous clients include Marta Jakubowski, Roberta Einer, Wax London, Alpha Industries, Object Studio, By Human. I began my career as communication specialist for UAL and LCF alongside being a fashion writer for print and online publications, including Dazed Digital, LOVE magazine, CR Fashion Book, Jungle Magazine, Rollacoaster, Pigeons & Peacocks and produced content for online brands such as SSENSE and NEOUS. Since my MA at RCA, I have focused my creative-critical writing on women’s creative practice and my academic work is held in the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College, alongside publishing features and essays in PIN-UP Magazine (New York), MAP Magazine (Glasgow), NOIT, Ache magazine, StillPoint literary journal and the anthology Field Work: New Nature Writing from East Anglia, Cusp: Feminist Writing on Bodies, Myth & Magic (Jan 2020) and the next issue of Parisian magazine Skirt Chronicles.
Writing tutor/facilitatorRosie Higham-Stainton
London, United KingdomFreelance
I devised and co-facilitated writing workshops for the School of Design at RCA, to engage students in articulating their own practices. This involved lesson planning, sourcing reference materials, plotting out activity and the facilitation of the workshops. Most recently, I have co-organised and assisted the Devotion writing workshops with poet Dr Sophie Robinson, facilitating the event on Zoom with up to 90 participants at one time.
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- Branded Content
- Content Production
- Critical Writing
- Cultural Criticism
- Art Criticism