Media Planner and buyer,
October 2016 - Present
Client facing planning, buying and account management role in advertising, working in a client team who look after the i newspaper, Suzuki, Mentholatum, Hoseasons, Superbreak, LateRooms and Gumtree.
As part of a project team, I make use of my prior experience with the writing, Final Cut and the Adobe Creative Suite on a number of internal and external communications for Suzuki, Nintendo and upcoming pitches. I work across Print, Outdoor, Cinema and Radio and cross-channel integration strategies.
I lead a permanent project team, co-ordinating the Week of the Stars internal and external social media video content project, rounding up the work, awards and social occasions the7stars team has been involved in every week.
May 2016 — Present (Paid Internship)
From May - September 2016 I undertook an extended 10-week paid placement at It’s Nice That splitting my time between features, news and editorial writing, research and delivery for creative industries news site It’s Nice That (and their publication Printed Pages).
Account Management intern
March — April 2016 (PAID INTERNSHIP)
Four week internship focussed on assisting with the management of accounts within planning for B2B marketing.
Graphic Designer, Curator
MARCH — APRIL 2016 (Freelance)
Graphic Designer attached to the Centre for Investigative Journalism, completing a number of visual assignments. Curating, branding and organising London Investigative Film Festival.
Holland & Barrett
September — December 2015
July — August 2015
Creative Consultant, Editor
June 2014 — September 2015
Creative Consultant and Senior Editorial role for the start-up art, culture and social issues publication, vsnotebook. Writing articles, branding and designed website and visual communication
Design & Branding, Assistant Organiser – 2014
MISFITS Runner – 2012
Art Department Assistant – 2011
Graphic Design Assistant – 2010
Intern – 2010
I accepted an offer for direct second year entry at University of Exeter to resume study of my degree in Anthropology, with the additional option to add a co-major in Film to my programme whilst continuing my study of the Japanese language.
This uniquely tailored programme of seemingly disparate yet complementary majors and minors has given me access to a wider selection of interesting modules allowing me to further embrace my multi-disciplinary interests and intense work ethic. Consideration of literature and fine art in multidisciplinary English/Film modules has helped to further widen my purview and critical discussion, contextualising Film as part of an older narrative tradition, embedded in and forged from culture, both at the hands of the filmmakers, through appropriation and in the eye of the viewer. I studied Urban Anthropology, Globalisation, Diaspora and Childhood specifically to consider themes in creative media, investigating cross-cultural concerns present in the fabric of societal consciousness.
• Living Cities: Migration and Identity Politics
• Cinescapes: Time, Space and Identity
• Current Debates in Anthropology
• Egyptian Style: Ancient Egyptian Art
• Intermediate Japanese I & II
• Diasporic Cinemas
• Cultures of Race, Ethnicity and Racism
• Social Philosophy
• Cityscapes in Literature and Film
• Independent Study Dissertation
• Super 8 Film Shooting, Editing and Processing
• Black & White Super 8 Film Processing
• 16mm Toning & Tinting
• Experimental Enthnography
I attended the University of Southampton for a time studying various modes of Graphic Art: Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography and Motion Graphics. Specialising largely in collage and film photography, I was able to bring in elements of Fine Art and my previous anthropological study to inform the themes and execution of my work.
University of Kent
The course engaged in the study of human culture and evolution, allowing for the in-depth consideration of categorisation, ceremony, belief and trade systems, our development through physical and cultural evolution, as well as analysing the value of visual anthropological work, such as ethnographic photography and film. Aside from furthering my academic writing skills, I took modules in the study of the Japanese language at elementary level, and a practical anthropological skills module in data computing skills and more the use of cameras and video editing software to produce a short interview discussing the topic of idiomatic language phenomena and mistranslation.
• Introduction to Social Anthropology
• Foundations of Biological Anthropology
• Skills for Anthropology and Conservation
• Anthropological Photography (extra-curricular)
• Thinkers and Theories
• Elementary Japanese I
• Elementary Japanese II
• Elementary Spanish (extra-curricular)