Sarah Nina

office administrator

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me


PROFILE: Creative thinker holding a masters in design and visual culture with experience in London and Lisbon, in both research and administrative roles; Keen eye for visuals with good organisational and time management skills, and an ability to work effectively with others in a variety of work environments. SOFTWARE - Advanced knowledge in operating systems both Windows and Mac - Proficiency using: Adobe CS Illustrator, In-Design; Microsoft Word, Excel - Xero and Harvest knowledge HOBBIES - Volunteer work, visiting cultural exhibitions, cinema and photography - Ballet dancing, swimming and tennis NB: all references, recommendation letters, full CV and portfolio are available upon request.



  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Management
  • Research
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Editorial Design

Work history


Office Administrator

Claridge Architects

Jan 2015 - Apr 2016
  • Claridge Architects (London, UK) is an award winning medium sized architecture practice established in 2004. Main activities and responsibilities: - Assisting with Projects: sites and building research, planning applications, archiving and filling; - Assisting with Marketing: Queens Park Design Distric (London Design Festival), and other events organiser, as part of creative team within office; - Assisting with Finance: preparing expenses timesheet, filing and archiving; - Assisting with Office Procedures, Office Policies, as also with Health & Safety; - Planning events for staff and meetings with clients, assisting with presentations; - PA role and administrative support to Directors and Head of Operations, organising personal diary and liaising with travel; - Liaising with external IT company for all staff computer/IT requirements; - Ensuring smooth day-to-day operations, coordinating facilities, project and office archiving.


Video Artist Residency

Olga Roriz’s Dance Company

Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Olga Roriz (Lisbon, Portugal) Project: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy is an independent non-profit video project that aims to reveal the persistence and time that dancers take until they reach the desired accuracy and expression, as also, to show the level of commitment that this art demands. As a first solo video experience, the main goal was to explore storytelling, framing and point of view.


Design Research Fellow

Foundation of Science and Technology

Apr 2012 - Oct 2013
  • FCT (Lisbon, Portugal) promotes the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in Portugal. Research Project: Design in Portugal (1960-1974): the actions, actors and repercussions of the Art, Industrial Architecture and Industrial Design Nuclei of the National Institute of Industrial Research (I.N.I.I.). Main activities and responsibilities: - Research in various libraries and archives about the relevant entities/individuals; - Systematic collection and classification of information about the actors and the activities related to the research topic and the construction of a database; - Administrative support and collaboration in the preparation of periodic reports; - Participation in scientific discussion of the topics covered and the dissemination activities undertaken.


Intern Cultural Producer

Carpe Diem Art Research

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
  • CPAR (Lisbon, Portugal) is a center for contemporary art with an exhibition program, educational program, workshops and guided tours. Main activities and responsibilities: - Working alongside the curatorial and design teams; - Set-up assistant for opening exhibition.


Intern Graphic Designer

Nerve Design

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010
  • Nerve Design (Lisbon, Portugal) is a studio that provides services in several areas of graphic design such as corporate identity, museology, product, multi-media, web, 3D and interiors. Main activities and responsibilities: - Assisting senior designers in projects of museography; - Artwork production.


Intern at the Education Service

Experimenta Design

Aug 2009 - Nov 2009
  • Experimenta Design (Lisbon, Portugal) is a knowledge production and project development unit working in design, architecture and design culture. Main activities and responsibilities: - Assisting Education Service Coordinator; - Organising the activities agenda, contacting schools and updating the database; - Managing weekly schedule for more than 100 assistants; - Tour guide for design exhibition in Berardo Collection, Modern & Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon; - Assisting with design conferences and opening exhibitions.



Design and Visual Cultural

Creative University, Lisbon, Portugal

Sep 2008 - Dec 2010
  • - Course Main Units: Plasticity of the Photographic Image / Photography and Identity / Research Methodologies - Thesis: From Art and Industrial Architecture Nuclei to Industrial Design Nuclei of the National Institute of Industrial Research


Graphic Design

Creative University, Lisbon, Portugal

Sep 2004 - May 2008
  • Design/ Marketing/ Advertising/ History of Art & Contemporary Art/ Film/ Photography