Umisha Gheewala

Filmmaker and Designer

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

I am currently making a career transition from Design into Filmmaking. I have been a Designer for over 6 years now and I have successfully created several visual communications for big and small clients. Having recently moved into Producing and Editing videos, I have found that using this medium has been the most powerful and emotive tool to tell stories in engaging, creative and meaningful ways. I am particularly keen to continue work in the creative filmmaking and the documentary field where I can help to humanise people's experiences and share unique perspectives.

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  • Digital Design
  • UI Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Directing Film
  • Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Documentary Film
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Video

Work history


Filmmaker and Designer

Various Freelancing Jobs

Jul 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Part of the social media, research and editing teams for a documentary about the exploitation of female Moroccan strawberry pickers in Southern Spain - in progress • Filmed a Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Art) group who help slum children in Uganda for a short documentary - in progress • Scheduled and conducted several video interviews for Auro Foundation in Uganda for a charity video • Produced, conducted research and operated camera for a promotion video about a Socialist Boxing Group - Reading Red Corner • Conducted interviews and produced a short video for London’s largest environment protest - Extinction Rebellion • Produced and edited a short doc about an elderly Match-Maker • Hired to be a runner for 1. The film trailer of the Indian Mythology - The Rise of Dharma and, 2. A film about the London Underground Techno scene. Assisted with costume, lighting and sound. • Produced several personal videos documenting travel experiences • Designed marketing collateral for an Ethical Fashion project - Environmental Justice Foundation • Assisted Swedish street photographer/videographer • Provided photography stills for a school in India - Nirvana Trust • In pre-production stage for a short doc about music for the disabled


Marketing Communications and Design


Jun 2019 - Apr 2010
  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Worked with the creative team to develop the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Microsoft brand ambassador booklet • Organised, filed and catalogued image, video and audio libraries. • Worked with charities such as NSPCC, Help the Aged and CEOP to deliver events and awareness campaigns


Mid-Level Digital Designer

Three UK

Jan 2017 - Oct 2018
  • Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Helped evolve Wuntu’s brand identity and re-designed the app • Responsible for all app imagery and photography guidelines • Scheduled interviews and assisted to set up audio/video equipment for employee interviews as part of a HR internal film • Project managed and improved the end-to-end design process


Mid-Level Graphic Designer

VSO International

Aug 2013 - Oct 2015
  • Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Worked in the design team to produce over 200 projects including social media assets, website banners and annual reports • Involved with the development of VSO’s brand guidelines • Chose and used photography for designing marketing collateral • Worked on several successful campaigns including; Brand awareness, Ebola fundraiser and celebration of 50 years in Nepal


Brand and Research Strategist

Albion Communication - Digital Agency

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Provided several pieces of research for senior brand strategists to develop pitch winning insights for brands such as Lego and Zoopla • Conducted an end-to-end ethnographic research project on young mothers and their dietary habits from their homes to reveal their relationship with sugar in order to help inform brand strategies • Produced several Vox pops and audio recordings for client pitches • Designed mocks ups for apps, websites and digital banners • Researched and prepared photos, video, audio and information required for videos productions


Marketing Manager


Jul 2011 - Dec 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Handled the end-to-end marketing process for over 40 conferences and exhibitions in Europe and US. This also included managing budgets and coordinating schedules for speakers/delegates



Documentary Filmmaking Course


Aug 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Short Course - Documentary Filmmaking


International Reporting

One World Media

May 2019 - May 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Short Course - International reporting


Making a Radio Documentary

UCL - Open City University

Apr 2019 - Apr 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Making a Radio Documentary - Short Course


Film and Storytelling

UCL Open city

Feb 2019 - Feb 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • FIlm and Storytelling - Short course


Graphic Design and Photography

May 2015 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Graphic Design and Photography


BA (Hons) Business and Psychology

Aston University

Aug 2007 - May 2010
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • BA (Hons) Business and Psychology