Professional Experience

Freelance / Writer, Designer strategy, Tutor

Sept 2016 - Present

Jan 2015 - Sept 2016

Contagious Communications / Staff Writer

 

Contagious exists as an early warning system, keeping clients and the wider world up to  speed with developments in technology, and shifts in marketing and consumer trends. As part of the editorial team I worked across Contagious Magazine, the daily intelligence resource Contagious I/O and in-house consultancy ‘Insider'. Key responsibilities included:

  • Co-authoring the end-of-year trend review Most Contagious, leading research to highlight the past year’s most directional themes, topics and campaigns.
  • Writing articles for Contagious, the award winning quarterly magazine about innovation, consumer trends, design and technology.
  • Curating and writing weekly articles for Contagious I/O, exploring the strategy and insight behind successful advertising and marketing.
 

Dec 2012 - Dec 2014

Contagious Communications / Writer, Researcher

 
  • Managed submissions, sourcing strategically-led stories from all continents through extensive PR & marketing contacts in agencies globally.
  • Conducted strategic pitch research for agencies, producing content and reports for a wide range of clients.
 

April 2016 - Oct 2016

Oct - Dec 2012

July 2012

Reach Out Academy, Northumberland Park Community School / Mentor (Volunteer)

McCann London / Junior Planner

Intellect Ltd. (Independent Visual Arts Publisher) / Publishing Assistant

Other: University of Bristol Students' Union, LexisNexis Butterworths, AMG Asian Media and Marketing Group, White Stuff


Education

2016 - 2018

 

2009 - 2012

Royal College of Art, Imperial College London

Innovation Design Engineering MA/MSc

University of Bristol

Economics and Politics BSc (1st Class Honours)

1995 -2009

Brighton and Hove High School (BHHS)


Learning

Feb 2016

Jan 2016

Jun 2015

Mar 2015

Oct 2014

May 2014

Feb 2014

Feb 2014

Jul 2013

Jul 2013

Aug 2012

Jun 2009

Jun 2008

Takram Academy

The Great British Diversity Experiment

Kaplan

Institute of Greenwood Carving

Udemy

Amazing If

Divadani

Institute of Greenwood Carving

PMA Media Training

Decoded

Society for Editors and Proofreaders

World Challenge

Nottingham University, Ningbo, China


Skills

 

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Editorial / Copy-editing / Proofreading

References available on request