Vanessa Maria
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Vanessa Maria

Music & Mental Health | DJ -Digital Marketer -Broadcaster - Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Vanessa Maria

Music & Mental Health | DJ -Digital Marketer -Broadcaster - Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I champion music and mental health as a DJ, Project Manager at Mix-Nights, Co-Founder of 'No Boundaries' and former Mental Health Representative at Bristol University. Following on from a Psychology degree, I successfully led campaigns around student mental health and executively produced an award-winning documentary. Having worked in TV and Radio at the BBC, I merge my work in media with activism, combining my love for music with her drive to advocate around well-being. I first made my mark in music on 1020 radio, where I began using my platform to share my love for underground Trap, Rap and Drill. In the club, my sets showcase sounds from around the world, infusing high-energy Baile Funk rhythms with everything from Afro-Trap to Hard Drum. Having worked with the BBC, BBC 1xtra, Rinse FM, VICE, Channel 4, gal-dem, Mixcloud, Boiler room, Notion magazine, Foundation FM, Eric Festival, 1020 Radio, Pirate Studios and Creative Access, I am dedicated to mental health advocacy in music, media and beyond. @nessamariaw on all social media platforms
Projects
  • Reebook 'Create Your Own Legacy' Content Design Project
    Reebook 'Create Your Own Legacy' Content Design ProjectA response to Rebooks "create your own legacy" brief where we had to create a short 90-second film on an iPhone. Film summary: Life is like a long walk, you never know where your journey may lead you. Our legacy is what we leave behind, it's the path we've created for the next generation to follow
  • Level Up w/ Vanessa Maria - Radio
    Level Up w/ Vanessa Maria - Radio10twenty is a Worldwide music platform broadcasting from Bristol. I hosted my own show "Level up w/ Vanessa Maria".  Skills: Sourcing new music/ organising music programming/ working under pressure and strict deadlines during live radio/ organising guest interviews
  • When Wellbeing Is White
    When Wellbeing Is WhiteFrom Vanessa Maria Wilson (Executive Producer) and Pierre Amiral Niyongira (Director) comes the film ‘When Well-being is White: The Mental Health of Black Students’. The documentary explores the experiences of black students at Bristol University and shines a light on some of the wellbeing issues that students have faced. The University of Bristol’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey (2018) found that BME student’s biggest barrier for accessing support for emotional or mental health problems wa
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Projects credited in
  • 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
  • Agents of Change
    Agents of ChangeOverview To create a poster and social media content about a curated event for emerging and innovative creatives. Problem Many posters promoting creative events look similar and have the ability to look more arts and craft like. The aim is to create a poster that stands out and screams emerging. Solution Using 2 tones helped create a minimalistic colour palette whilst still standing out. Using handwritten text has the tendency to feel outdated and childish but this gives insight into a creativ
Work history
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    Digital Marketing InternSony Music UK
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Digital Marketing at Black Butter Records
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    Project ManagerSaffron Records
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    I project manage Mix Nights, which is a nine week course, consisting of eight sessions of two hour evening classes, where our DJ mentors teach the basics of mixing on either vinyl or CDJs. Skills: - Marketing & Brand Management - Time management - Reliable & efficient program delivery
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Skills
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Admin Support
  • Brand Management
  • Time Management
  • German
  • Interviewing
  • Leadership
  • Creative Programming
  • Ideas Development
Education
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    Bachelor DegreeUniversity of Bristol
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
    2:1 Psychology Bachelor Degree
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    A LevelsCambridge Heath Sixth From
     - London, United Kingdom
    Art, Psychology, English Lit, German (A*/A*/ A / A)
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Awards
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    Most Important Young Person in UK MusicSludge Magazine
    Was interviewed by Sludge magazine and named one of the most important young people in music! https://www.sludge.online/q-a-with-vanessa-wilson
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    Alternative Power 100 Music ListShe Said So
    So honoured to have made the shesaid.so and Native Instruments #AltList2020 amongst so many women bosses in music!
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