Simon Westgate

Freelance Creative

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About me

 

As photographic specialist with experience in numerous disciplines, I have worked on a number of projects ranging from simple briefs to high profile productions. Returning to study as a mature student from 2011 to 2014, I took on a number of responsibilities and roles at the University of Westminster, including Course Representative and held positions with steering and evaluation committees, ensuring that I helped enable the best possible student experience for my cohort. I have a wide range of experience having worked with major events such as Glastonbury, Clients such as Secret Cinema and curated several shows including one for a newly discovered archive of Pink Floyd images. I am currently looking for work in several sectors including creative, educational and editorial positions. Examples of my work can be found at bythelightdivided.com or for more in depth information please contact me directly.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Art Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Fine Art
  • Blogs
  • Digital Artist
  • Creative
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Freelance Creative

Simon Westgate

Sep 2015
  • Commisioned and personal projects In this role I have been solely responsible for the creation and delivery of images, artworks and media in response to client briefs or self started projects. In addition to the creative needs of being a self employed artist it is also essential that I have had the skills necessary to maintain a solid business, including but not limited to; marketing, accounting, client liaison, project management and research. Although my main focus has recently been on the Photobook as a medium, I have continued to take work for a range of clients including: portraits, production stills, travel photography, conceptual works, sculptural installations, video shorts and creative design work.

2014

Visiting Lecturer

University of Westminter

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Visiting Lecturer Shortly after graduating I was appointed to deliver a workshop as a visiting lecturer on using an online blog as a creative student. The course had recently made a move from an internal system to allowing the student the choice between Tumblr and Wordpress as a means to present their workbooks for marking. Meant as a compliment to physical workbooks the blog would stay with them during their time at the university and grow into a strong online presence of research and works. The workshop was delivered to a group of students with a mixed level of understanding of online blogging platforms.

2014

Student Intern & Facilitator

Broad Vision

Jan 2012 - May 2014
  • Student Facilitator/Intern I have been a member of the Broad Vision project for three years and have been heavily involved in the creation and delivery of several seminars, workshops and exhibitions. While working under the project lead I have also had input into the formation of the publications, public facing communications, curriculum design and student engagement. I have recently built and delivered a new bespoke wordpress website for the project that will enable future expansion and a further opportunity to showcase student work.

Education

2014

BA Photographic Arts (hons

University of Westminster

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014

    2002

    ACC Contemporary Music

    West Herts College

    Aug 2000 - May 2002

      2000

      BTEC Media Studies

      Stanmore College

      Aug 1998 - May 2000