Searching for a full time role in a multidisciplinary creative agency within the arts, travel or food working on branding, experiential and events. My creative background has covered graphic design, illustration, fine art and photography over the last 9 years, skills which I now want to develop with a focused and diverse team and direct into a commercial environment. /// I am visually curious, culturally engaged and eager to learn. /// Communicative, positive, self-motivating and proactive. /// A keen collaborator, confident team player and equally self sufficient. /// Organised, flexible, excellent at time-management. /// I have strong photography, image editing skills and excellent attention to detail. /// I am intermediate in Adobe Photoshop and Indesign. A beginner with Illustrator and Lightroom. /// Experience with Mailchimp, Wix, Squarespace and Wordpress MY INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/zannymellor/?hl=enLocked Pro Plan feature
Initially an administrative role at this leading interior architecture studio, my creative background quickly saw me working across a range of activities. My core duties included layout and proofing of architectural presentations, managing holiday requests and assisting the studio manager with running the studio and IT issues. I saw a need for and built a management library to store and distribute the creative software licences, which has been a crucial contribution in the technical evolution of this fast growing company. Going beyond expectations of my role I offered creative skills by assisting the Marketing Coordinator in projects across graphic design, developing copy for pitches, extensive image editing, template reviews, liaising with printers, reviewing branding and some social media research and implementation. I was commissioned to photograph the senior staff portraits for the new website and was self sufficient throughout in location planning, street style shoot and light retouching. I also assisted a number of photographers on project construction sites to capture footage for marketing content, communicating the brief and assisting with styling. At the inception of new projects I have also creatively mind-mapped in client focus groups, working quickly and responsively to capture and display qualitative information and afterward create engaging graphs and visuals. This cross-disciplinary role has allowed me to exert both logic and creativity, learning to be adaptive to changing briefs, employing different skill sets, meticulous attention to detail and taking initiative.
My multidisciplinary art practice has evolved over 9 years within fine art, illustration, photography and graphic design making me visually literate across the creative industries. Highlights include showing work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Royal West of England Academy and London Transport Museum. I have worked on 25 painting commissions for private and public spaces such as the London Hilton Docklands Riverside Hotel and City University London and my artworks are held in private collections across the UK, Europe, UAE, South Africa and Australia. Design and illustration projects include identities for small brands, album artwork, promotional material and exhibition invites for the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, Sotheby’s International Realty and University of the West of England, Bristol. During a MA in Fine Art in 2015 I developed a critical approach to combining concept and material, refined my visual language and developed my research and writing skills. I also showed initiative and leadership by forming a small planning team for our graduate exhibition. Together we developed a fundraising strategy and promotional ideas, setting key dates and delegating tasks. I personally designed the invitation and two of us proofread the artist’s business cards, liaising with designers and printers for the catalogue production. I have developed a varied skill set from negotiating fees, developing relationships with curators and clients, projecting workflow, writing copy for artist statements, interviews and social media output. I design newsletters, exhibition invites and my personal website as well as extensive artwork photography and image editing, making me a holistic thinker able to consider a project from many angles.
Duties included managing correspondence, diary management, event planning and contact database management, updating the website, drafting newsletters in Mailchimp and graphic design projects for public demos and social media output. Working remotely meant communication was key as well as efficient file sharing through Google Drive and Dropbox, collaborating with diverse group of people from event and project managers, publishers, designers, media agents, food suppliers and journalists.
Working closely with an emerging artist to creatively advise, run the studio and exhibition programme. Responsibilities included research and development, liaisons with couriers, framers and clients, helping to draft residency and exhibition proposals, photographic documentation, extensive image editing and portfolio and archive management, graphic design, website and blog updates via Wordpress.