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Zara Bosman

Advertising Copywriter and Journalist, D&AD New Blood ShiftLondon, United Kingdom
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Zara Bosman

Advertising Copywriter and Journalist, D&AD New Blood ShiftLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A creative and innovative storyteller with a knack for finding the sweet spot where the commercial and creative meet. I’ve worked at top agencies in London and South Africa, been selected for advertising scholarships, interviewed Nobel-prize nominees and have poetry in an anthology at The British Library.
Projects
  • Unheard Of - Poetry, Prose and PhotographyDoes Unheard Of represent the unknown, the disregarded, the undervalued? Or is the Unheard Of that which exists on the peripheries of our reality - myths, legends, curios yet to be uncovered? Can Unheard Of be found in a picture, or within the written word. Or will the Unheard Of remain as such, and so become ever fleeting? Approach those that are curious and find out for yourselves.
  • Choose Your Own Xmas Adventure (Topshop)Top 20 finalist for the Pinterest open brief: Re-imagining Christmas with The Dots x Pinterest
  • Hysteria 6An annual women's only poetry competition. By women, for women. Publication in new anthology featured at The British Library, as a top ten winner.
  • Victoria's Secret Shame (SCA scholarship entry video, finalist)Response to SCA scholarship brief to bring attention to something that matters to us in the form of a 2 minute video.
  • @PoemsForMyDogA concept instagram account where I write regular poems for and about my dog #dogsoflockdown
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Work history
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    Freelance CopywriterFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Copywriting: I write advertising copy as well as journalism features. I love seeing a campaign through from its inception to the finished product and am finely tuned to the nuances of meaning and phrasing. Experience collaborating with designers and photographers as well as working on award entries and campaign conceptualisation for blue chip clients. Research: I write in-depth stories based on thorough research. I’ve also acted as assistant editor on two books and helped convert a seminal book of art to web format, so I know my Manets from my Monets. Interview Skills: I’m an experienced interviewer, having interviewed everyone from tech superstars to Nobel Prize nominees. I have a knack for drawing out even the most reticent interview subjects
    Creative InternIris
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    Worked on briefs for Suzuki, Lyle's and Starbucks, among others. Assisted on film shoots and voice-over recording sessions.
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Skills
  • Arts Journalism
  • Literary Journalism
  • Advertising Content
  • Content Writing
  • Editing
  • Poetry
  • Concept
Education
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    BA(Hons) Creative WritingThe Open University
    London, United Kingdom
    Activities & Societies: Student Tutor, 2020
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    Diploma in Journalism (1st year pass)Varsity College
     - Cape Town, South Africa
    Activities & Societies: Member of the Peer Academic Support System (PASS), writer and editor of the college magazine.
Awards
    The Dots x Pinterest: Reimagining Christmas campaign open briefPinterest
    Selected out of hundreds of creatives as a top 20 finalist for an advert I conceptualised for Topshop in partnership with Pinterest and The Dots
    SCA Merit-based Scholarship (Finalist)School of Communication Arts
    A finalist in The SCA's annual Merit-based scholarship competition.
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