Samantha Green

Director Verdigris - Event Design

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  • LocationBurnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Lighting
  • Prop Design
  • Event Design
  • Marketing
  • Merchadising
  • Prop Buying
  • Festivals and Events
  • Photo Shoot art Direction
  • Wedding Design
  • Consultations
  • Decoration
  • Installation Experiential Design
  • Venue Liaison
  • Window Dressing
  • Visual Styling

Work history

Currently

Director Verdigris Event Design

Verdigris

Dec 2013
  • Director of Verdigris - Event design and Styling for Parties, Weddings and Events

2016

Freelance

Event Bright, Planet Gold

Sep 2011 - Jan 2016
  • Experience building installation work helping with; construction of the Ice Palace in a Ballroom in Bloomsbury Square for a film company Christmas party, sewing and hanging a bespoke lining in a big top for Top Shop at London Fashion Week, OVO Christmas Party Installation at Motion Bristol, and Decoration of Hull University Event Space for a Ball.

2013

Project Manager, Administrator and Marketing

Incyte International

Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
  • Employed by the company to support a new initiative to grow the educational angle and find funding for a festival style event in Hull to raise the aspirations of young people in the community. This involved communication with the Director of Hull Kingston Rovers (Rugby Club) and the Head of a school (with whom Incyte work closely as School Improvement Partner). The role also entailed creating a platform for social media marketing, updating web content with the IT team, creating and sending mail outs and arranging training courses. Hull’s festival project instigated a week’s volunteer placement helping with fundraising applications for Swindon’s Children’s Festival run by Hannah Parry for the Mechanics Trust.

2012

Artist Installations Decorations

Sami Green Apricot Decor

Apr 2003 - Sep 2012
  • Artist’s titles under which a variety of installations have been created for a number of Festivals, Events, Galleries and Exhibitions. Including: Glastonbury Festival, Shambala, Guilfest, Boomtown Fair, Big Green Gathering, London Temporary Autonomous Art, Boomtown launch parties and Generator Club nights, dressing venues from 300 capacity rooms at clubs like Lakota, Bristol, to 2950 capacity big tops on festival sites. Gaining experience of a variety of types of structure including; domes, yurts, clearspan and canvass marquees, as well as a drive to provide high quality work on tough budgets. Boomtown and Glastonbury are still running contracts with as many as 4 venues per event and management responsibilities for running teams of up to 14 hand selected volunteers to enable completion of the builds, on schedule.

2012

Seamstress, Gardener and Admin Assistant

Karen Hughes Interiors

Jan 2007 - Jan 2012
  • Self Employed: 2007-2012 Soft Furnishing commissions and overflow for Karen Hughes Interiors, Hereford. Housekeeping, Farming, Administration and Gardening all of which increased ability to tackle new situations and improved emotional understanding. Most of the work incorporated an amount of caring for people that needed physical support.

2007

Seamstress

Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
  • Part time placement using the interior furnishing skills learnt whilst studying for City & Guilds qualification.

2006

Sales Assistant

Broadhurst Fabrics, Ludlow

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
  • : Sales Assistant and Window Dresser 2005-2006 Shop floor assistant, customer care, running home visits to measure and give advice on styles and fabrics for window dressing. Achieved a promotion to head of styling and displays covering windows and in store interior sets resulting in increased footfall and winning interest from the general public.

2005

Assistant Manager

Osmin Olives

Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
  • Osmin Olives, Leintwardine: 2003-2005 Worked closely with the Company Director to build a new business based on the model and food of The Real Olive Company, Bristol, as a franchise experiment. Trained in processing of produce and developing of recipes. Taking out stalls to Farmers Markets and Food Festivals. In 2004, designed and built a deli at ‘The Apple Tree’, Onibury serving light lunches and organising a sellout Tapas night for 20 covers.

2003

Sales Assistant & Display

Laura Ashley, Clifton, Bristol

Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
  • Laura Ashley, Clifton, Bristol: 2002-2003 Trained and worked within the home department in sales and customer advice, graduated to taking some responsibility within the store for setting up displays and devising better stock control systems to help smooth operation.

Education

2015

Wedding Floristry

Somerset Skills and Learning

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Introduction to flower arranging

2006

Level 2 Interior Soft Furnishing

Herefordshire College of Technology

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006
  • City and Guilds

2003

HND

Filton College of Art and Design

Aug 2001 - Jun 2003
  • Printmaking

2003

ONC Level 2

Filton College of Art and Design

Aug 2001 - Jun 2003
  • Stained Glass

2001

Foundation

University of the West of England, Bristol

Aug 2000 - May 2001
  • Art