At Lewis Moberly I am building on my roles and responsibilities at jkr as well as Project Management which involves receiving scheduling artwork requests from the account management team, compiling artwork schedules and distributing on a weekly basis, with further updates as required. I liaise direct with internal teams at Lewis Moberly or clients on project timings and assist account management with client project cost estimates. I work with the Adobe Suite daily and have mid-weight knowledge of the programs. I work with a variety and have good knowledge of print processes, techniques, substrates and finishes.
I managed the Mars Inc: Confectionary and Food accounts as well as working on a range of brands from food to cigarettes. I have worked on global re-designs as well as small quantity productions. I became the ‘go to’ member of the team for all projects that require sourcing or a creative solution. My main role involved managing and facilitating the implementation of the design through to production. I provided production consultation to both clients and the teams internally at jkr. The role involved having a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational skills, forming and sustaining excellent relationships with clients, printers, reprographic agencies, and the people around me. My day to day involved: -Checking and despatch of artwork files to clients and suppliers -Determining relevant print specs and material specs for artwork -Ordering external colour prints -Managing mock up requests -Advising client on final production -Sourcing new and innovative materials and solutions -Sourcing new suppliers and creating new relationships.
BLONSTEIN, EVENT PRODUCTION, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Jun 2012 – July 2013 I gained a 2 week work experience placement in June 2012, between finishing my Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and starting my Degree in Fine Art. I made such an impact that I was offered a Freelance Position within the company, and subsequently I did not take up my university place. On a day to day basis, I assisted all levels of the Production Team within a wide Client Portfolio, as well as being Office Manager. My key responsibilities covered an extensive range of tasks: Pre Production: Organising and Scheduling Recces; Pitching; Initial design and conceptualism; Sponsorship Proposals; Arranging Catering, Hotels and Flights; Raising Purchase Orders, Scheduling Delivery and Collections to and from Site; Sourcing Props/Materials; Collating and producing Contact Sheets; Signage; Model Casting; Logistics - Creating and Organising Schedules; Collating Quotes; Venue/Location Scouting; Negotiating costs with Suppliers; Dealing with Insurance and collating figures of the Supplier’s Replacement Values. On-Site Execution: Backstage Manager; Front of House Manager; Delegating jobs to Interns; Assisting the Art Director; Ensuring Schedules are kept to; Organising and Overseeing the Delivery of Crew Catering; Talent & Artist Liason; Setting up Production Office; Being a Main Contact for Deliveries and Collection, Talent and Suppliers. Post Event: Chasing, Managing, and Entering figures into the Payment Schedule; Social Media – Updating Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr; Assisting in Wrapping the Budget; Collating all Press on the Event.
Working on live briefs for Hula Hoops, Renault, Buxton and Nestle Carnation, I generated ideas for new, and current products as well as campaigns under the theme for the Queens Jubilee. I thrived on the spontaneity of the job, the highly creative environment, and the confidence required to put your ideas forward. The work I produced was considered to be of high quality and formed part of a pitch to the client.
I worked in several departments- the Fashion department, the Events Team, and within the Creatives. I was exposed to a variety of different tasks within the company, such as sourcing rare goods, graphic design, drawing up story boards, promotional events, and supplying clothing. This was a great starting point in realizing my future career paths and potential.
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