A highly motivated and creatively minded individual who thrives in a fast paced environment; I am currently looking for an exciting opportunity working within the field of marketing.
Professionally I have gained a breadth of experience in varied creative roles, providing me with organisational, budgetary and procurement skills, a confident and courteous approach to communication and a proven track record in seeing a successful marketing campaign from conception to completion with outstanding results (enhanced by strong design capabilities).
Initially graduating from the University of Leeds with a BA in Performance Design (2:1 hons), whilst gaining extracurricular experience as a costume designer, a fascination with film led me to study an MA in Film and Media Production (Merit). During this time I wrote and directed three short films, self-shooting and editing two of these, gaining invaluable experience operating a digital SLR. I have strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite packages, attained through seven years experience working within visual media and design-focused roles, these include (but are not limited to) Photoshop (Advanced), Premiere (Advanced), InDesign (Intermediate) and Lightroom (Intermediate). I am also fully proficient in Microsoft packages including word and excel.
Shortly after graduating, whilst working freelance in creative art department based roles, my ongoing dedication to writing lead to my receiving of funding for a short fantasy-drama screenplay, 'The Princess Under the Stairs', a piece selected for development as part of Creative Englands iShorts scheme, which supports emerging British filmmakers.
Currently employed within the role of marketing manager for a property development company, I am eager to explore an alternative sector. With a passion for arts, entertainment and culture proven, in part, by my previous experience working within film and theatre, the role of Marketing Officer within the field of leisure, culture and tourism is an extraordinarily desirable prospect to me.
In my free time I enjoy a range of hobbies including hiking, visiting the theatre, creative writing, food photography and travelling both locally and internationally. I am a fan of science fiction and fantasy cinema, have a deep passion for the literary works of J G Ballard and am currently heading the organization of a charity ball in aid of Womankind Worldwide, an organisation offering aid and empowerment to female survivors of abuse and violence internationally, a cause that is very close to my heart.