Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - Present

Brand Asset Manager

ICP - International Advertising Implementation, Production & Management

Liasing with agencies, procurement champions, brand managers and art directors.

Creating new taxonomy and ensuring that the taxonomy structure is up to date.

Sending out and managing the SmartBrand terms & conditions signing process.Ensuring that hard copy contracts are forwarded to the Diageo legal team for upload to the corporate library.

Identifying trends & patterns from the support tracker

Regularly reviewing the issues coming from users.

Setting up appropriate user group for agency, based on approval from Diageo contact.

Working with agencies to enable upload of master files to SmartBrand with an approved CUA.

Working with the local marketing & procurement champions to identify issues with agencies, training requirements and ensuring projects are promoted to fulfilment in SmartApprove.

Monitoring the agencies IP compliance contracts then updating on SmartBrand databaseArchiving backlogs of expired brand assets

Reporting SmartBrand bugs & issues on to the JIRA reporting system and tracking resolution.

On a monthly basis, to provide a suite of reports eg support tracker emails by hub & market.

Apr 2007 - Aug 2010

Training Co-ordinator/Brand Asset Manager

RedLetter Design

Co-ordinating webex training for users.

Liasing with agencies, procurement champions, brand managers and art directors.

Creating new taxonomy and ensuring that the taxonomy structure is up to date.

Sending out and managing the SmartBrand terms & conditions signing process.Ensuring that hard copy contracts are forwarded to the Diageo legal team for upload to the corporate library.

Setting up appropriate user group for agency, based on approval from Diageo contact.

Reporting SmartBrand bugs & issues on to the JIRA reporting system and tracking resolution.

Education

Education
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003

BA Hons Multimedia Communication

Wolverhampton University
Sep 1999 - Jul 2001

BTEC National Diploma Media Communication

Hammersmith College

Summary

Highly creative, an excellent communicator knowledgeable about different design and production processes.

Proficient in prioritizing and completing tasks in a timely manner, yet flexible to multitask when necessary.

Enjoys learning new programs and processes. I am a  team player who is attentive to detail and able to work in a fast paced environment.  Particularly interested in creative brand identity, fashion and social cultural trends. Keen interested in photography, motion and graphic design.

Interest

Photography: using my SLR camera to take portraits, landscape etc.

New Media: researching and documenting.

Music: going to festival to listen to jazz, reggae, alternative music etc.

Traveling: going round the world to visit exotic places like Cuba, Thailand, Barbados etc

Reading: creative magazines like creative Review, Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop

Freelance Experience

Four Front Films

I worked on a short film called 'Stick With Me' my position was 1st A.D which mean't that I was

managing the entire crew for the days shoot and was responsible for general organisation and discipline on set.

Attending all pre-production meeting and 'scheduling the filming timetable and ensuring that the production sticks to the schedule.

Black Chilli Productions http://www.blackchilli.org

I started freelancing for Black Chilli Productions in 1998, I've worked as a production assistant on various projects.

My key role was to communicate effectively with the director, producers, and crew members. Getting involved in casting actors, editing, and documenting the project by taking stills.

Skills

Skills

Creative Experience

Proficient in using content management systems Confident in using a Mac or PC Solid communication skills Knowledge of using Adobe Software package e.g. Adobe Photoshop Ability to translate various concepts to designers Researching and creating mock ups Experience in commerical usage rights Proven experience in organising photography and video shoots Competency in using a SLR digital camera and producing creative imagery. Knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Adobe Affect Affects Capable of managing specific projects through the post production Ability to operate in a dynamic working environment, handling multiple tasks and deadlines Strong ability to build working relationships with other departments