Zsofia Szendrei

Event Designer and Production Manager

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

Side Hustles

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).

Skills

  • Event Design
  • Event Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Costume Design
  • Set Design
  • Set Styling
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Creative Development
  • Creative Concept

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Wonderland Agency

    Wonderland Agency

    • Events
  • IPSE

    IPSE

    • Social Enterprise
  • Mimbre Acrobats

    Mimbre Acrobats

    • Performing Arts
  • The Big Art Herstory Project

    The Big Art Herstory Project

    • Arts and Culture

Work history

Currently

Marketing and Production Coordinator

Mimbre Acrobats

Nov 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Currently

Creative Stage Director

Monelise Music

Jun 2019
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2019

Event Designer

IPSE

Jul 2019 - Nov 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Events Designer for the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.

2019

Event Coordiantor

IPSE

Mar 2019 - Jul 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Events Coordinator Internship for the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed. Assisting IPSE's Marketing Team and answering to the Events and Community Lead in the day to day running of the company's events programming, in the execution of IPSE's annual freelance Awards selection process and Ceremony, as well as playing a key role in helping to organise IPSE's yearly, flagship event, National Freelancers Day.

2019

Production Assistant

Mimbre Acrobats

Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
  • Paris, France
  • Freelance
  • Mimbre Acrobats' Production Assistant on Dior's Dream Parade. Devised for Dior's Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture collection at Paris Fashion Week 2019 and commissioned by Maria Crazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior women's collection. Director: Lina Johansson Assistant Choreographer: Mélissa Colello The traditional circus tent setting was designed by Shona Heath and Bureau Betak.

2018

Event Manager

Wonderland Agency

Sep 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Event Manager facilitating UCL Fresher's Week enabled by Wonderland Agency. Overseeing and running activations and a welcome event at one of the 14 allocated sites on the UCL campus. Responsibilities included: reporting to the Wonderland Senior Producer, running activities and welcome event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives. Furthermore, overseeing installation and de-installation. Along with the coordination of all operations, following the master production schedule. The role required: independent thinking and proactive Event Management. As well as awareness of Health & Safety, ensuring standards were maintained onsite at all times. It also involved daily liaison with suppliers, site and area managers, brand/accommodation ambassadors and other on-site personnel. Finally, it required ensuring the smooth running of the event, troubleshooting and being a point of contact in case of an emergency.

2018

Production Assistant

Mimbre Acrobats

Jul 2018 - Dec 2018
  • Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Production assistant on the site-specific, interactive performance of Fierce Sisters, a commission by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Duties include: assisting the production's director Lina Johansson and the production designer, Loren Elstein. Further responsibilities include: production management (from design to realisation, sourcing and site overview), running of the budget & actuals for the set design, producing schedules (along with overseeing Trello and Google calendar), assisting with social media, as well as production and design research and acting as a point of contact for cast.

2019

Production Assistant

Mimbre Acrobats

Jul 2018 - Nov 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Production assistant with Mimbre Acrobats on a freelance basis, assisting the Mimbre creative team with production management.

2018

Marketing and Communications Intern

Mimbre Acrobats

Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Assisting the Marketing & Communications Manager with the implementation of Mimbre’s audience development strategy. Along with other administrative duties, such as helping with online communications, including social media and activities relating to the promotion of their touring show, The Exploded Circus.

2018

Creative Marketing Intern

Hungarian Cultural Centre London

Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Assisting the small team at the Balassi Institute on their different projects. Tasks included event ushering and photography, event-relevant industry contact and/or project research, copywriting, drafting of emails, newsletters, press releases and other documents and communications.

2019

Event Manager

Vix3ns Events

Feb 2018 - Jan 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Co-founder of Vix3ns Events, an events company with the mission to support female & femmes artists and performers gain fair representation in their field. I am the Social Media Content Coordinator and Creative Director. Further responsibilities include all aspects of event design and management, including artist liaison, fundraising, and production concept research & sourcing and venue dressing, along with the maintenance of business & project evaluations and the running of schedules, budgets & actuals.

2018

Events Facilitator and Social Media Coordinator

Mar Dixon

Nov 2017 - Nov 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Social Media Coordinator, Collaborator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Events Operation Assistant on various projects with Mar Dixon. As an assistant to Mar Dixon and as a collaborator I am able to challenge myself by holding many responsibilities and working independently. I am also able to, not only, continue my work as a social media coordinator and event manager, but also to manage and train volunteers for the events. An example of most recent collaborations: @52CitizenScientist, global #CitizenScienceDay (April 14, 2018), #LoveTheatreDay Un-conference (November 7, 2018) and the global online and offline event #LoveTheatreDay (November 14, 2018).

Education

2018

MA Events and Experience Management

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
  • 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.

2015

Introduction to Acting Training

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
  • 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.

2014

BA (Hons) Arts & Design: Performance Costume

Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • The programme teaches costume making and design. The curriculum includes life drawing, textiles, millinery, set design, model making and puppetry. As a student I was able to explore innovative, individual and adaptable projects to become a highly skilled designer and maker.