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Viraj Vaz

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About me

Hi, I’m Viraj. I am an Advertising graduate with a passion for helping businesses and agencies gain recognition and remembrance through creative execution and idea generation using the latest design aesthetic, consumer research and digital marketing tactics.” “As an organised and highly creative individual, I champion brilliant marketing ideas that deliver first class results and the challenges of working within a dynamic and fast-paced working environment.”

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Digital
  • Art Direction/copywriting/creative/digital/build/campaigns
  • Digital Advertising
  • Brand Marketing
  • Charity Advertising
  • Charity Fundraising
  • Photography
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop

Work history

2016

Marketing and PR Intern

Dorset Blind Association

Oct 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Poole, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Curating all major marketing activity within the fundraising department. Managing all social media and online promotional platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. Worked closely within events department to organize and curate various fundraising events including movie premieres, classic car shows, and masquerade balls.

Education

2017

BA (Hons) Advertising

Bournemouth University

Sep 2013 - Nov 2017
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Expected to acquire a 2:1 in a BA (Hons) Advertising course at Bournemouth University. 4-year course including a 1-year placement (Marketing and PR at local charity). Subject areas / Units covered: Fundamentals of Advertising Communication and Research Skills Consumer Culture and Behaviour Contemporary Media and Popular Culture Emerging Global Themes Integration of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Academic and Professional Research Account Planning Brands and Brand Communications Creative Strategy and Analysis Digital Communication Strategies Media Planning Advertising Culture Advertising Innovation and Enterprise Consumer Futurising Social Communication Worked on several (live) briefs; D&AD, Chip Shop, RNLI, IKEA, WWF, Trussell Trust Dissertation: An Investigation into the valuation of digital clutter (Received award for Best Overall Paper)

2013

Diploma of the International Baccalaureate

Indus International School

Sep 2011 - May 2013
  • Bengaluru, India
  • Grade: 29 English HL Art HL Economics HL Biology SL Math SL French SL

Awards

2017

Best Overall Paper (Dissertation)

Bournemouth University

  • Received an award for Best Overall Paper during 7th Annual Promotional Communications Conference at Bournemouth University for submission and presentation of dissertation paper; An investigation into the valuation of digital clutter.

2017

Student Leadership Award - Level 2

Bournemouth University

  • Received level 2 Student Leadership Award for representation as Student Rep

2013

Young Achiever

Indus International School

  • Young Achievers Award in Music