Vanessa Humphrey

Independent Consultant

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About me

 

I am a detail oriented, industrious, adaptive and forthcoming individual with a reliable, old-fashioned work ethic, who is eager to realize the values of an organisation whose vision is aligned with mine, and to maintain clients and contacts with integrity. With a particular fondness for writing compelling copy and photojournalism, I am socially astute, creative, analytically minded and endlessly inspired.

Skills

 

  • Travel Writing
  • Portrait Photography
  • Food Lifestyle Photography
  • Blog Writing
  • Luxury Sales
  • Luxury Customer Service
  • Literature Review
  • Pinterest

Work history

Currently

Consultant

Ride25

Apr 2016
  • Freelance
  • Ride25 invites corporate and consumer clients to experience the world through a series of spectacular cycling challenges between the UK and Australia, totalling 25 expertly designed bespoke routes. Handpicked to deliver a friendly and professional service, I am responsible for supporting cyclists with passion and energy throughout their tour and for helping them to create lifelong memories in extraordinary alpine surroundings. Responsible for representing the brand at all times, I am contracted per tour for public and bespoke corporate cycling events in an interchangeable and unpredictable role. The role demands strong communication and organizational skills, a real dedication to the team, and much independent thought and action in order to ensure the success of the whole operation. Participating corporate clients include Google, Liberty Global, and Sky.

2016

Photographer

The Gown

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
  • Belfast, UK
  • Freelance
  • Achievements include producing interesting copy and creating supporting photographic images for publication, across genres of academics, sport, lifestyle and politics in The Gown, the longest running independent student newspaper in the United Kingdom.

2016

Sales Consultant

Cruise Fashion Ltd.

Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
  • Belfast, UK
  • Full Time
  • Established in Edinburgh in 1981, Cruise is recognized as one of the UK’s leading independent luxury retailers, stocking iconic designer brands such as Gucci and Valentino. Achievements include: - Effectively evaluating the performance of brands and creating strategies to increase sales. - Skilfully marketing products in order to meet commission-driven sales targets. - Networking with PR experts and publications in order to generate mutual profits. - Delivering exceptional customer service and maintaining dedicated client relationships. - Establishing on-going relationships with prominent brands and designers. - Motivating colleagues to achieve personal sales targets via. excellent interpersonal skills. - Providing general administrative support, data inputting, and maintaining client records. - Managing the social media profile for several months, and producing copy for the lifestyle blog.

Education

2016

BA Joint Honours English Philosophy

Queen's University

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Belfast, UK
  • Major elements include: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophical Theology, Moral Theories, Logic, Human Nature, Law, Transcendentalism, Literature of 1850-1930, Renaissance Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Child Language Acquisition, and a 10,000 word dissertation.