©2018 by Beth Bowman.

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Experience
Freelance graphic designer

March 2018 - Present

I am currently working as a freelance graphic designer, creating work for a range of clients. I have recently produced exhibition guides for an art collective and designed menus for an independent coffee shop.

intern @ hey girl magazine

August 2017

Hey Girl is a Brighton based publication aimed at showcasing creatives across a range of sectors. With a key focus on body positivity, the magazine aims to be inclusive & inspirational. During my time with the magazine, I assisted with market research, looking at how Hey Girl can progress as a brand & increase its reach. I have also designed flyers to target specific groups of creatives, with the aim of finding individuals to be featured in the upcoming Scent issue.

intern @ Marina London

July 2017

During my time with the brand, I assisted with the closing of their Pop Up 'The Basics Store'. This involved organising stock & packaging pieces to be returned to the various brands involved. I also spent some time with the brand at their office, assisting with stock levels & packaging clients orders. It was really interesting to see behind the scenes of a high end fashion brand; seeing how their pieces progress from design ideas to consumer purchases. I was also able to gain a further understanding of the benefits of pop up stores, seeing how it can effect other the brands & their consumers. 

Workshop Co-ordinator @ Nottingham Contemporary

March 2017

As a continuation of a university based Zine project, I was part of a small team asked to organise an event at Nottingham Contemporary in conjunction with the gallery based Collabor8 initiative & Dizzy Ink. The event was centred around teaching participants about the existence of various subcultures around the world; looking a their history, prominence & aesthetic. Each of our chosen subcultures were materialised in collaborative risograph printed zines.

The process of planning the workshop required us to consider budgets & time constraints, ensuring that each participant experienced an inclusive & engaging session. Running the workshop itself was an incredibly interesting experience, as we were able to watch as each zine came together, providing guidance on the featured subcultures & making process. 

Fashion & Beauty Editor @ Platform Magazine

September 2016 - June 2017

Curing the second year of my degree I was the Fashion & Beauty editor of Platform Magazine, which is my universities student publication. The role entailed providing content ideas for the section’s writers, editing & scheduling the articles on the Wordpress site & running the section’s Instagram account. We were continuously Platform’s most active section, posting three articles a week, maintaining a constant schedule. I found it really interesting being able to curate the section with content & imagery that is appealing to our primary audience of NTU students. I introduced the idea of long form articles to provide readers with more informative & in depth pieces. To ensure that I maintained a continuous posting schedule, I scheduled posts for up to a month in advance, with some small adjustments being made at short notice to fit in time specific pieces.

Contributor @ Intern247

December 2016 - Present

I am writing articles for Intern247 which is a website/blog dedicated to all things interns. During the summer I was interviewed by Hannah, the site's founder, about my personal experiences of interning throughout uni. Following this, Hannah was looking for contributors, & I thought it would be a great opportunity to write for like-minded interns & creatives. My first article about the value of creative degrees is live now.

Stylist @ G&B Hair

December 2016

I was responsible for the styling & art direction at the salon's Christmas event. This involved curating & sourcing the clothing, as well as being responsible for the model's make up on the night. We are also in talks about my  involvement in developing & improving their online presence across various social media platforms.

Social Media Intern @ The lifestyle & Fashion Agency

June 2016 - September 2016

During my time with the agency, I was able to experience a variety of aspects of independent Fashion PR. It was incredibly interesting to understand exactly how the industry works on a more personal level; from learning industry jargon, to understanding how brands gain coverage in magazines, my
time with LFA has provided me with a range of transferable & industry specific skills. I was responsible for taking & sourcing imagery for the social media accounts of both LFA & various clients, as well as writing blog content covering a variety of subject areas for the LFA Journal. A highlight of my time with LFA was being given the opportunity to plan, source, shoot & edit two product shoots for a new client. Being given complete responsibility was really exciting & seeing the shoot come together so well was such a rewarding experience. Following this, I was asked to reshoot the entirety of the agency's website, which can be seen online now.

Graphic Designer @ NTU degree show

October 2017 - June 2018

I have recently finished working as the Graphic Designer for the Fashion Communication & Promotion degree show at NTU. I was responsible for creating the visual brand identity of the show, producing alldigital and printed materials including the logo, marketing content and student postcards (see portfolio).

Content Creator @ Liz Parry PR

October 2016 - January 2016

I undertook a freelance internship with Liz Parry during my first few months of university. My primary role was to provide written content for the newly launched blog on the agency's website. The content was required to feature at least one agency client so as to act as a form of promotion. The experience was interesting, as I learnt how to adapt my writing style to fit with an existing brand voice.

contributor @ Sunday Girl Magazine

September 2015

Sunday Girl is an independent publication aimed at educated young women, who want to read about more than the gossip of celebrity culture. Their online blog is no longer accessible, but as a publication they accept contributions from writers & photographers. After pitching my article idea, I then interviewed Jaz O’hara who is the founder of The World Wide Tribe (an organisation dedicated to helping refugees all over the world) about her time working at the Calais Jungle. After forming this into an article, it was then published on SundayGirl.com.