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Tori West

Editor of BRICKS MagazineLondon, United Kingdom
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Tori West

Editor of BRICKS MagazineLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a London-based editor, freelance writer and publisher. I'm mostly known for my publication BRICKS. I've previously written for Gurls Talk, Riposte Magazine and ELLE. My writing focuses on politics and feminist issues, emerging talent, fashion, art and identity. I am passionate about using my voice to challenge societal constructs and lift up marginalised communities. I'm motivated to support lesser-known talent and creatives. In 2017, I created Publish Cardiff, a one-day publishing event of talks and workshops with an aim to combat the lack of alternative education methods available in Wales for creatives; Dazed, Refinery 29 and British Vogue all hosted talks. Aside from publishing and writing, I also regularly lecture on the Fashion courses at the University of South Wales. I've also mentored for brands such as Depop and Melissa Shoes.
Projects
  • ELLE 'Girl From The Valleys' Tori West On Why We Need To Embrace Our Accents
    The founder of Bricks Magazine discusses the sound of social mobility (print and online)
  • Nylon: Interview with Girl Knew York, Ariana Grande's Tattoo Artist
    https://nylon.com/mira-mariah-ariana-grande-tattoo
  • BRICKS - Desmond is Amazing Cover
    Casting and production
  • BRICKS Launch Party
    Organised our BRICKS launch night at Lover Studios, maxed capacity in under 30-mins.
  • GURLS TALK - This Zine is Celebrating The Creative Womxn of Manchester
    From activists to Olympians, musicians to politicians, there is a long history of pioneering women who have helped shape Manchester’s culture. But with that being said, why do we only associate the Northern city’s popular culture with cisgendered men?
  • Riposte #10 - Forbidden Fruits - why don’t we talk about female masturbation?
    Riposte Magazine issue 10 article followed by a talk hosted by Nellie Eden at the Ace Hotel.
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Projects credited in
  • BRICKS magazine Issue 8 - Retouch work
    Did retouch work for the Dorian Electra cover, this being: detach image from blue screen/ colour grading/ general skin & clothing retouch
  • EDITORIAL | Amyl & The Sniffers for Bricks Magazine
    Cover story with Amyl & The Sniffers for Bricks Magazine. Photography: Zac Mahrouche Stylist: Ailsa Chaplin https://the-dots.com/projects/editorial-amyl-the-sniffers-for-bricks-magazine-416941/edit
  • BRICKS Magazine N.7 - The Rise Together Issue
    Selected spreads designed for "Are We The Last Generation?" BRICKS Magazine WORDS, INTERVIEWS & CASTING – Tori West CREATIVE DIRECTION – Joe Joiner PHOTOGRAPHY – Wendy Huynh 'GROOVY' TYPOGRAPHY – Lily Ellen Gale MAKEUP ARTISTS - Molly Sheridan, Scarlet Walker & Wendy Asumadu HAIR - Hirokazu Endo STYLIST - Léa Federmann Marsot STYLIST ASSISTANT – Avery Krafka PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS – Maddy Reid & Luke Smith
  • Fubar Radio Takeover
    including co-host Tori West and special guests Ruby Rare, The last skeptik and Dinah gold https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Xp1H7HRmQBXXc3j5edZYo?si=qDROPlQuSVSvFmkkNj88OA#upsell
  • Maya for BRICKS magazine
    Maya in London for Bricks.
  • Fresh Meat
    An editorial for Bricks Magazine's Fresh Meat Issue, showcasing fashion design talent from a number of recent graduates.
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Work history
    EditorBricks Magazine
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    - Manage all social media and marketing - Identify the most compelling visuals for print and online - Proofreading and copywriting - Writing and publishing articles/interviews - Coordinate the print schedule - Develop platform growth and social engagement - Coordinate contributor schedules - Asset development and design - Oversee all brand partnerships
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    EditorChime for Change
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Weekly meetings with the company's founder based on my research for the report - Working with Irregular on topics to be covered in the report's gender section - Identifying Gen Zs and commissioning them to create content (writers, interviewers etc) - Write the Editor's Letter for that section Report is sponsored and released in partnership with Gucci's Chime for Change initiative and is accessible for free viewing here: https://www.irregularlabs.com/gender
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Skills
  • Styling
  • Print Production
  • Content Creation
  • Commissioning
  • Editing Copy
  • Event Coordination
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Marketing
  • Mentoring
  • Public Speaking