Valentina Egoavil Medina
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Valentina Egoavil Medina

Writer, Editor & Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Valentina Egoavil Medina

Writer, Editor & Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Writer, Editor and Creative Director who specialises in editorial content, print and online publishing, copywriting, sub-editing and communication strategies ______________________________________________ Founder, editor-in-chief and creative director of award-winning Suspira Magazine, co-founder at Dreadful Press as well as proofreader and literary consultant for Sabat Magazine. In 2020 I was invited to be part of the jury for D&AD’s Magazine and Newspaper Design Award 2020, whilst in March 2019 I was asked to speak about the journey and success of Suspira Magazine at EDCH Salon – The Idea-Conference for Editorial Design, Visual Storytelling and Digital Content in Munich. In addition to that I’ve been a guest speaker at London College of Fashion, London College of Communication and Leeds Arts University. Suspira Magazine was launched in March 2018, with the first issue being shortlisted for Magazine of the Year and Cover of the Year, and winning Launch of the Year at the Stack Awards 2018. Since graduating with Distinction from London College of Fashion in 2016 with an MA in Fashion Journalism, I’ve worked as a writer and communications professional, delivering high-quality journalistic pieces and content strategies for a series of publications and organisations including Crack Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Tate Modern, The W Project, Refinery29, AKOU Studios and many more.
Projects
  • Suspira Magazine
    Suspira MagazineEncapsulating multitudes of the macabre and horrors of the human psyche, Suspira dissects sinister subjects through a feminine lens. Each themed issue explores an archetype of fear and fascination. We fear what we don’t know, this much is true. So we create otherworldly creatures to project onto and make sense of our own dread. Sometimes monsters are very real indeed. In the Monster Issue of Suspira we face fears and uncover the truths and misconceptions behind the monstrous. The Monster Iss
  • The W Project
    The W ProjectAs Social Media Editor and Managing Editor of The W Project, an initiative to showcase and champion women in the creative industries, I increased exposure of up and coming talent as well as key players in the creative industry through engaging copy, interviews and relevant media. Their website is no longer active but you can find some examples on IG @wproject. Some highlights of my work include an interview series with Caryn Franklin for Refinery29 and I coordinated Women in Art Symposium at T
  • Tate Modern Women in Art Symposium with W Project
    Tate Modern Women in Art Symposium with W ProjectAn evening of insight and conversation with three curatorial visionaries who shared honest accounts of their inspiring journeys, including Tate Modern director and curator of 30 years, Frances Morris joined by the future of curation Cairo Clarke and Caroline Simionescu-Marin. Co-hosted by Leyla Tahir, Kusheda Mensah and Loren Platt
Projects credited in
  • Stack Awards 2018
    Stack Awards 2018Celebrating the best of independent publishing
Work history
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    Proofreader and Literary ConsultantSabat Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Proofreading and editing of written pieces for print and online use. • Advising on visual and written content.
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    Head of CommunicationsAKOU
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Created an engaging, tailored Branding and Content Strategy for consultancy and tech company AKOU Studios, including style guides for employees, internal and external communication models, website structure and online content and social media blueprint.
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Editing Copy
  • Branding Identity
  • Content Strategies
  • Social Media
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Popular Culture
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Editorial Layout
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Creative Direction
  • Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Article Writing
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Event Curation
  • Competitor Research
  • Creative Research
  • Team Management
  • Proofreading
Education
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    Masters of Arts (MA), in Fashion JournalismLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
    Stack Magazines logo
    Stack Magazines logo
    Launch of the YearStack Magazines
    Suspira Magazine I: The Monster Issue won Launch of the Year at the Stack Awards 2018 https://www.stackmagazines.com/current-affairs/stack-awards-2018-winners-event-party/