Sam Roberts
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Sam Roberts

Project Manager & ProducerBarcelona, Spain
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Sam Roberts

Project Manager & ProducerBarcelona, Spain
About me
I am an independent, organised, and versatile project manager and producer. I collaborate with creative professionals to deliver outputs including events, publications, installations, and learning experiences. I am just as comfortable producing a global online conference as ghost writing a technical book, or providing personal effectiveness coaching. I thrive on autonomy, enjoy bringing order to chaos, and relish the challenge of new projects and experiences. These have been abundant while running my own business where, in addition to the core products and services, I have been responsible for everything from sales to social media, customer service to content management. I love seeing a plan come together, and being at the heart of making it happen.
Projects
  • BLAG (Better Letters Magazine)
    BLAG (Better Letters Magazine)Editing and publishing a print and online magazine focused on all things sign painting. More at bl.ag.
  • Barcelona Letterheads
    Barcelona LetterheadsLeading team to delivery a sign painting event in Barcelona, working mainly in Spanish.
  • Ghost Signs: A London Story
    Ghost Signs: A London StoryResearching and writing the definitive ghost signs book, with London as a case study. Book page at https://ghostsigns.co.uk/book
  • Sign Painting
    Sign PaintingGhost writing and project coordination for the Sign Painting book, a practical guide to tools, materials and techniques, published by Laurence King in 2021.
  • The Showcards Book
    The Showcards BookI ghost wrote, edited, and published this collection of hand-painted promotional showcards used to advertise Mike Meyer's sign painting workshops.
  • Lockdown Letterheads
    Lockdown LetterheadsI led and hosted a non-stop 24-hour zoom event bringing together sign painters and those from related disciplines to share skills, knowledge and time together in the early part of the pandemic. Over 1,000 people participated from 54 countries, and there's more on the project at bl.ag/lockdown.
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Projects credited in
  • Man With a Brush
    Man With a BrushShort Documentary about legendary American sign painter Mike Meyer, presented on Nowness. Shot on Location in Mazeppa, Boise, Burbank & Los Angeles, USA.
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    Director and Executive ProducerBetter Letters
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I founded Better Letters in the context of my interest in traditional sign painting. I have built a global following, championing the craft through a range of commercial and voluntary activities, and, in doing so: • Grew the business to over £250,000 in revenue over five years. • Inspired over 3,000 people globally via the core workshops product. • Produced, as agent, scores of pieces of commercial lettering and sign work, with one collection awarded by the Type Directors Club. • Authored a comprehensive practical guide to sign painting, first published in 2021 and now in its second edition. • Gained over 250 paid subscribers within six months of launching the world’s only sign painting magazine in print, now on issue two.
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    Director and Chief Tour GuideGhostsigns
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Ghostsigns encompasses my typically voluntary projects in the realm of fading hand-painted signs. I am now considered to be something of an authority on the topic and, with my various initiatives, have: • Authored the definitive contemporary book on ghost signs, raising over £33,000 from backers on Kickstarter to get it published. • Earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for my three London walking tours, which I then adapted for online delivery. • Collaborated with academics around the world to edit the only scholarly book to be published on the topic of ghost signs. • Built an online photographic archive of over 1,000 locations in the UK, crowdsourced via hundreds of volunteer contributors.
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Skills
  • Project Management
  • Writing
  • Publishing
  • Production Management
  • Event Management
  • Research
  • Research Projects
  • Events Production
  • Project Delivery
  • Author
Education
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    Prince 2 Foundation and PractitionerAssociation for Project Management (APM)
     - London, United Kingdom
    London South Bank University logo
    London South Bank University logo
    MSc Human Resources ManagementLondon South Bank University
     - London, United Kingdom
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Awards
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    Type Directors ClubType Directors Club New York (TDC)
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    National Training AwardUK Skills