Work & CV
Work & CV
Communications Design Manager
September 2019 - Present
I've recently joined the team at Initiative London working as the Communications DesignManager on the Converse account, supporting the iconic 111 year old brand and its audience across all paid, owned and earned communications channels.
Media Planning & Buying Manager
OCTOBER 2016 - SEPTEMBER 2019
I joined the7stars media agency in October 2016 in a role that combines the disciplines of Media Planning and Buying as well as client facing duties in Account Management, working in the team that looks after Suzuki, Twinings, Silver Spoon, James Villa Holidays, The i newspaper and Froneri Ice Creams (Cadbury, Oreo, Nuii, Extreme, Maxibon, Fab, Movenpick).
As part of the internal creative project team, I make use of my prior experience with the writing, Final Cut and the Adobe Creative Suite for a range of internal and external communications including video content, campaign visualisations and both creative and data driven media responses for new business and client pitches.
It’s Nice That, London
APRIL 2016 - September 2016
Between April and September I worked as a writer and the Editorial Assistant at It’s Nice That, researching and writing news and work features about creative work of visual artists and agencies, for the website and the biannual publication, Printed Pages. I also worked alongside the project management team completing copywriting duties, and assisting in the smooth running of social media at their annual symposium, Here London.
During my (extended) placement, I successfully pitched and wrote 135 stories across news, work, regulars and features, as well as fulfilling numerous copywriting duties, photographic and digital duties. My stories were frequently amongst the most read and most wide-reaching across the website and social media platforms.
Freelance Graphic Designer
The Centre for Investigative Journalism
2010 - 2016
I worked as freelance Graphic Designer attached to the Centre for Investigative Journalism, completing a number of visual assignments such as posters, leaflets and videos for the purpose of raising awareness of the CIJ’s work, promoting its summer school, courses and media events and compiling educational handbooks for training journalists in investigative skills relating to new media.
Creative Consultant, Contributor
May 2014 - September 2015
Creative Consultant and Editor for the start-up art, culture and social issues publication, vsnotebook. As a key member of both the creative and editorial team, charged with the overall design and direction of the publication both online and predominantly its eventual print counterpart. As aan editor, I managed a number of section editors (Art & Culture, Screen and Social Issues) as well as a number of other key contributors and writers.