Stacey Olika

Stacey Olika

Creative Diversity Coordinator and Digital DesignerBristol, United Kingdom
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Stacey Olika

Stacey Olika

Creative Diversity Coordinator and Digital DesignerBristol, United Kingdom
About me
Stacey is a passionate and driven multidisciplinary designer and creative diversity strategist who is passionate about social design with the intent to change a mindset and diversity and inclusion across the creative industry. Stacey jumped straight into freelancing after graduating and within a few years built a multidisciplinary creative freelance brand and her clientele using her marketing and networking skills to stand out amongst many. She has been named one of Bristol’s Most Influential creatives under 24 in 2017 and 2019, Most Influential Women in Bristol 2021, and nominated for a RISE Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 award as well as VOSCUR for Young Community Leader 2019. As of late 2021, she was featured in GUAP Mags Blacklist 2021 in collaboration with Adidas and Chivas Regal.
Projects
  • Channel 4 Inclusion Festival
    Channel 4 Inclusion FestivalChannel 4's annual Inclusion festival: The festival will have a wide range of impactful names, from poet, author, and broadcaster Lemn Sissay OBE to sports legend Ade Adepitan. They will also be joined by Spice Girl Melanie Brown who will discuss who the TV industry needs to have more people of colour on screen but also avoid being tokenistic. Plus there will be exclusive interviews with Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon, ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall, and BBC Director-General Tim D
  • Vogue Challenge EXTended
    Vogue Challenge EXTendedThese images were taken in my bedroom during the first lockdown and inspired by the Vogue challenge, I recreated my own front cover using these images to embrace blackness along with headlines that touch on an educational and informative topic as well as an article to highlight the African diaspora. the majority in the western world but also brings the conversation. After the challenge was over, I created a piece that focused on embracing self-love and the impact that comes with the journey.
  • Why Are We Not Here
    Why Are We Not HereRole: Curator Commissioned by Rising Arts Agency and Testspace at Spike Island to co-curate an exhibition that was triggered by the Multiverse Summit, art critics, The White Pube who delivered a hard hitting provocation to all artist-led spaces within the UK, challenging their complacency and unacknowledged racial bias. Urging artist-led spaces to tackle institutional racism and the lack of presence of people of colour within the arts at all levels. This was launched at Spike Islands Open Stu
  • Speak Your Truth
    Speak Your TruthThe first lockdown proved to be a moment that feels like a lifetime ago but had a huge impact on our new lifestyle as well as our mental health. For mental health awareness week 2020, I curated a series of Instagram live interviews with creative professionals in the industry to talk about the impact of the pandemic on our mental health, as well as what it means to make it as a creative. As part of the series, I createda eye-catching social media graphics to engage the audience and showcase the
  • Saffron Zine
    Saffron ZineCommissioned by Saffron to design their first ever zine that aims to inspire and empower young Black girls and marginalised genders, the first edition of the Saffron ‘Zine shines a light on six Black industry professionals – Xana, TAAHLIAH, Leslie Gaston-Bird, Josette Joseph, Geaola Oluwakemi Adeyemi aka Princess Trium, and Zakia Sewell – documenting their perspectives, insights, and eclectic careers as DJs, producers, artists and sound engineers. Also commissioned to design the front cover of
  • No Boundaries
    No BoundariesThe goal was to create the brand identity for No Boundaries in a way that makes them stand out in the market of creative platforms. No Boundaries is all about not being the same as everybody else and showcasing boundless talent that the UK has to offer
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Projects credited in
  • Channel 4's Random Acts
    Channel 4's Random ActsIn 2016 Channel 4 relaunched its short film platform Random Acts, both online and with its own TV show presented by Eric Wareheim. I worked in a very small team headed by Pegah Farahmand to create a new identity and website, curate the digital platform, establish brand partnerships and create a social presence. We also set up a ‘First Acts’ category which enables young aspiring directors to access funding & mentorship to create their first short.
Work history
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    Creative Diversity Coordinator, Nations & RegionsChannel 4
    Bristol, United KingdomFull Time
    Leading and supporting on strategic plans to increase representation on and off-screen. Working closely with independent production companies and commissioning teams.
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    Board MemberRising Arts Agency
    Bristol, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Web Design
Education
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    Graphic DesignUniversity of the West of England
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
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    Foundation Degree in Graphic Design and Interactive MultimediaCity of Bristol College
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Influential Women in BristolBristol Post
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    Influential Creative in Bristol under 24Rife Magazine
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