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Zsofia Szendrei

Event Designer and Production ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Zsofia Szendrei

Event Designer and Production ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
My creative training started in a nursery school in Tokyo and continued to shape under radiant (albeit slightly smog-diffused) sunsets in Jakarta, later infusing with the teachings of landscapes of early-naughties Hungary. Then back to Japan, it's good to touch base sometimes. I eventually found myself in glorious Scotland and then decided to take a plunge into another global and metropolitan hive: London. And here I am now, until the next home calls... Having grown up travelling across the globe has shaped me to become the curious and friendly creature I am, with an inherently positive and helpful nature. I seek to pick up new and different skills through any situation I find myself in! Now to more serious talk, I am also a creative thinker from an Arts and Design background, with a high-achieving mindset and a team-oriented, collaborative approach. Experience from different environments* has given me strong stakeholder liaison skills as well as crucial administrative and social media knowledge to complement my operational knowledge of events management. This allows me to contribute with a holistic, hands-on and committed enthusiasm. I am most interested in Immersive Events, Experiential Brand Activation, Environmental Sustainability, Intersectional Feminism and Community Development through the Arts. *Theatre, Performance Arts, Puppetry, Events, Hospitality & the Service Industry (we all know there is nothing more humbling than training and dedication in dealing with people's foods).
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Projects credited in
  • FINDING ARTEMISIA / Un-Heroic Traditions DocumentaryA film created by Julia Schmitz that charts the creation of a series of new artworks by Fine Artist Luisa-Maria MacCormack (founder of the Big Art Herstory Project www.bigartherstoryproject.com). The large-scale drawings are inspired by the works of Artemisia Gentileschi, and the process of creating them is closely collaborative, with Artist and model being equally engaged and vital in the works from beginning to end. Thanks are due to Esther Bunting for her unwavering bravery, creativity and a
  • FINDING ARTEMISIA // UN-Heroic TraditionsA brand new solo exhibition by Luisa-Maria MacCormack showing new works that explore our complex history of gender-based violence.
  • IPSE Awards 2019 HighltightsCatch the highlights from our IPSE Awards 2019. Celebrating the diversity, talent and social impact across all industries within the vibrant world of freelancing has never been more memorable.
  • HauntologyMy audiovisual live show and eponymous studio album, conceived during MA Popular Music Studies at Goldsmiths University and now continuing its journey to Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Deriving inspiration from the theoretical concept of "Hauntology" (a "longing for lost futures"), Lynchian cinematic aesthetics, synthesis of acoustic and electronic sounds and an underlying conceptual framework depicting a journey through dream-states & alternate lifetimes, the project was created with a view to pus
  • IPSE Awards 2019 Winners announced!Former judge on Sky One’s 'Sing: Ultimate A Cappella', Rachel Mason, has been crowned Freelancer of the Year 2019. The Freelancer Awards by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) are an annual event to celebrate the best of the UK’s 4.8 million freelancers and self-employed.
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Work history
    Marketing and Production CoordinatorMimbre Acrobats
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Creative Stage DirectorMonelise Music
    Edinburgh, United KingdomFreelance
    Creative Stage Direction for Monelise Music's Edinburgh Fringe show, Hauntology. The show held between 13th-18th August, celebrates the debut of Monelise Music's album Hauntology. Responsibilities include: Creative Concept Design, Choreography and Direction, Lighting and Projection Design, Props and Wardrobe Sourcing, Costume Design and Making, Production Consultation, Coordination and Management.
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Skills
  • Event Design
  • Event Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Costume Design
  • Set Design
  • Set Styling
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Creative Development
  • Creative Concept
Education
    MA Events and Experience ManagementGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Graduated with a Disctinction. The MA Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is a truly unique course that focuses on creative and cultural industry events experiences. It highlights the creativity and versatility required of events managers. Combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience this degree is specifically aimed at enabling events practitioners and creatives to run innovative events in an ever-changing environment.
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    Introduction to Acting TrainingRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    A credit-rated short course gave the chance to explore professional training and qualifications in acting. It gave an introduction to the foundations of realistic-acting, movement, speech, and breathwork. Rigorous training from the Conservatoire's educational body.
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