Curriculum Vitae

Professional Summary

  • I am flexible, adaptable and have now amassed a variety of skills through my education, hobbies and by moving to a new country on the other side of the world.

  • I am an extremely passionate person with the energy to undertake multiple tasks and the confidence to pull them off. 

  • I am able to take direction, give direction and collaborate within theatre, film, journalism and photography.

  • I am exceptionally organised, able to undertake multiple projects and ensure they are completed for a set deadline. 

  • I am able to organise and conduct interviews with notable figures, having interviewed designer Kansai Yamamoto, creator/environmentalist Yukino Goya and fashion photographer Josh Olins.

Skills

 Editing     Public Speaking    Adobe Photoshop 
 Research    Teamwork   Writing    Creative Initiatives

 Leadership    Photography   Detail Oriented    Basic Japanese 

Work Experience

2019-Now

Freelance Artist

Working as a freelance photographer, journalist and actor to expand my experiences and skills throughout covid. I have been creating headshots for actors, interviewed artist for publication in Japan and started working on film productions. I have also acted in a handful of student films before my training at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Alongside this I have taken jobs as a children's drama teacher, assisted backstage for theatre and waitressed at Cafe Kitsune in London.

Highlight: Performing Shakespeare at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

2018-2019

Style and Beauty Editor - AJET CONNECT Magazine

Working to create two articles a month aimed towards foreign residents based on style and beauty within Japan. Wrote, edited and researched content each month including reviews, tips, personal experiences and interviews.

Highlight: Interviewing designer Kansai Yamamoto to discuss his life and career.

2017-2019

Assistant Language Teacher - JET

Working in Kanagawa Prefecture to assist with English Language lessons in over 15 high schools and special education schools. I have also checked and edited important documents for correct English. I created seminars and presentations on a variety of education topics to deliver to teachers at various stages of their careers. 

Highlight: Getting 80 Japanese teachers to dance like penguins during a confidence seminar.

August, 2015

Work Experience - The Sunday Times, Style Magazine

Working 2 weeks at the Style Magazine office. Roles included researching daily news for potential stories, contacting fashion houses about products via phone and email, transcribing interviews, arranging collection and drop off of products, taking care of and organising products for photoshoots. 

Highlight: Communicating with big brands to organise products for shoots.

2014-2015

Society President - FECCLES (Falmouth and Exeter Cornwall Campus Light Entertainment Society)

Ensuring the smooth running of the society, delegating roles, running drama/improv workshops, ensuring members wellbeing, running meetings, overseeing productions, mediating problems and creating a fun, positive and safe environment for everyone.

Highlight: Seeing the society accomplish 3 productions successfully.

June-July, 2013

Photography Assistant - Prodoto: Commercial Photography

Working alongside photographers to assist in lighting set-up, product organisation, styling products for shoot and styling models to ensure that the correct outfit was being worn and was presented well.

Highlight: Working with models and creating a friendly rapport.

Education

2021

The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Foundation Acting Course

2013-2016

Falmouth University

BA (Hons) Fashion Photography

2011-2013

North Halifax Grammar School

A-Levels in:

  • Photography

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Critical Thinking

Interests

I have so much energy and so much enthusiasm for so many things that I have amassed quite the list of hobbies throughout my life so far. I love to sing, having sung in choirs, brass bands and given solo recitals; I have even dipped a toe into the world of cabaret burlesque. I have also been very active having taken horse riding, gymnastics, athletics, swimming and sailing lessons. Most recently I have taken kung fu and MMA lessons. Whilst living in Japan I also learnt some Bachata.

I have a great love for travel and have visited over 15 different countries including the U.S.A, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Norway and Kenya.

My more lethargic hobbies include reading (fantasy is my favourite) and keeping up with all the Marvel movies.