I’m Victoria a multidisciplinary creative and junior project manager, currently based in Berlin but hoping to relocate to Amsterdam, that uses innovation, humour and craft to explore society’s biggest fears, questions and futures, with an ability to create innovative socially driven solutions. I have experience in project management, innovation research and event programming within academic institutions, design studios and cultural platforms. I graduated with an MA in Material Futures at Central Saint Martins in London in 2017. Over the past two years I have been working as a Graphic Designer and researcher for Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios, an experience design studio in London, and in Amsterdam as a junior project manager and researcher for the Sandberg Instituut’s 2017-2019 hosted programme, MA Design of Experiences. In September 2019, I decided to move to Berlin. While here, I have been working as the programme assistant for creative technology and digital art festival, Retune! Alongside this, I have been working as a freelance material designer and sustainability researcher.
Community Manager at Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios requires the production and activation of digital marketing. The role demands all online copywriting, covering social media handles for various tangents of the studio, correspondence and coordination with partners for synced information releases. It asks for pre-planned and structured concise content curation. Furthermore requests for the production of all online partner collaborations, which allows for the creation of communication-based design thinking. The role also asks for the production of all Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios visual needs.
After working in the cafe adjoining the South London Gallery for 2 years, I now coordinate catered events at the South London Gallery and The Habit bistro. This includes the Frieze fair, SLG private view opening, private hire, corporate seminars, weddings. My role requires event curation, event management, client correspondence, event production, creative solutions, production budgeting and money handling.
Material Futures is a two-year post-graduate degree at Central Saint Martins. It hails itself to be at the nexus of science and design, dedicated to exploring how we will live in the future through trans-disciplinary practice and expert collaboration. Through collaboration, risk-taking and blurring the boundaries between craft, science and technology we aim to look beyond existing disciplines to anticipate humans future needs, desires and challenges for the 21st century. Taking materiality as the starting point of the design process, literally, the things we can touch, feel, interact with and observe, Material Futures requests the students to integrate high and low technological materials and processes to respond to the environment around us.
BA Textile Design explores the three main textile design practices – print, knit and weave – alongside digital and non-traditional approaches to textile design, trend prediction and presentation.
The WESLDET (Walter Edmund Sykes Lunn Design Education Trust) MA Material Futures Scholarship of £11,100 is available to one student accepted on the two-year MA Material Futures course at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.