- London, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
Writer by day, writer by night, my life has been a storybook of steps to follow my dream âï¿½ï¿½ to make a living from what I love. With such dedication to the arts, Iâï¿½ï¿½vemore...Writer by day, writer by night, my life has been a storybook of steps to follow my dream âï¿½ï¿½ to make a living from what I love. With such dedication to the arts, Iâï¿½ï¿½ve been writing books, plays and articles for a number of years âï¿½ï¿½ naturally leading me into a career where I can express these talents.
First and foremost, however, I am a creative person; the kind of right-brained enthusiast that sees from the angles that others donâï¿½ï¿½t. Itâï¿½ï¿½s why, when I discovered what a creative team in advertising did, I put all my energy into getting my foot in the door.
I started by rearranging my course at university so that I could fit a new module into it âï¿½ï¿½ one where I self-taught myself the basics of the advertising industry. I researched all the great creatives and got work experience at some fantastic London agencies.
The work experience fuelled my ambition even further âï¿½ï¿½ testing me with late nights and strict deadlines, which I happily lapped up, adapting to each new environment with a personable attitude and willingness to dive in head first.
Area Covered: London
Work Experience Summary: Alphabet advertising (Copywriter) 08/08 âï¿½ï¿½ 03/10: The experience Iâï¿½ï¿½ve picked up at Alphabet has been an invaluable introduction to the advertising industry. Working in a creative team is something that Iâï¿½ï¿½ve grown very fond of, and have learnt a lot about different thought processes, tone of voice and brand identity. However, working by myself is something that Iâï¿½ï¿½m also very comfortable with âï¿½ï¿½ whether itâï¿½ï¿½s proof reading documents, writing long copy or presenting ideas. As a niche-based agency, many of our clients were from the finance industry (AEGON Asset Management, Experian, Santander Private Banking, QBE). We did, however, work on a variety of other clients such as the charities Plan International and The Dyslexia SpLD Trust, the student ski specialist âï¿½ï¿½Wastelandâï¿½ï¿½, The London Transport Museum and EA Games. Aside from developing my conceptual thinking, Alphabet has drummed into me the importance of attention to detail and exceptional written English âï¿½ï¿½ which I have been perfecting for the last two years.
High-Point Communications âï¿½ï¿½ 03/08 âï¿½ï¿½ 07/08: From day one on this placement, I was involved in brainstorming sessions, writing creative briefs, designing and finalising adverts, as well as helping with the recruitment advertising for companies such as âï¿½ï¿½Harper Collinsâï¿½ï¿½, âï¿½ï¿½Pinsent Masonsâï¿½ï¿½ and âï¿½ï¿½Park resortsâï¿½ï¿½. High-Point taught me the basics of account handling that will be particularly useful throughout my career.
The Truth Agency âï¿½ï¿½ 03/08 âï¿½ï¿½ 07/08: This agency provided me with a creative placement, assisting the teams with their busy workload. I worked on new creative concepts for consumer brands such as âï¿½ï¿½Sure Girlâï¿½ï¿½, âï¿½ï¿½Kiaâï¿½ï¿½ and âï¿½ï¿½Antica Sambucaâï¿½ï¿½.
Rise âï¿½ï¿½ 03/08 âï¿½ï¿½ 07/08: Rise is primarily involved in the advertising and marketing for âï¿½ï¿½J D Wetherspoonsâï¿½ï¿½. My involvement included working alongside the designers and proof reading all documents before they were sent to press.
Face On Magazine (Freelance journalist) 07/09 âï¿½ï¿½ present.
Education Summary: Central St. Martins University 01/10 âï¿½ï¿½ 03/10: Short Course âï¿½ï¿½ Developing Your Creativity
Direct Marketing Association September 2009: The âï¿½ï¿½Sharpen Upâï¿½ï¿½ Copywriting Workshop
Middlesex University 09/05 âï¿½ï¿½ 06/08: BA (hons) Drama and Theatre arts âï¿½ï¿½ 2:1
Brockenhurst College 09/02 âï¿½ï¿½ 06/04: A Levels: English language and literature, Performance Studies, Photography. AS Level: Media Studies
The Mountbatten School and Language College 09/97 âï¿½ï¿½ 06/02: 10 GCSEâï¿½ï¿½s from A*âï¿½ï¿½B