I had a huge passion for Fine Art at school and considered moving onto a Foundation Art Course when a teacher suggested History of Art at Warwick. This helped me develop valuable writing skills as well as exploring Philosophy and Psychology which I have been able to apply throughout my career.
At University I was part of various sports teams and enjoyed organising sports events which led to my first graduate job with a snowsports events travel company. Being part of a small growing team meant that I gained a huge variety of experience in sales, marketing and project management, it also unveiled my desire to work in marketing for a sports brand. At 24, I interned my way around some of the best PR companies in London, getting a feel of Agency life and the kinds of brands that suited me. I pursued my goals to work in the sports industry and worked at an Agency with Quiksilver and Roxy, launching their first female athleisure collection and global events. Following this I moved to work at Exposure PR on the global brand Nike aswell as Jameson Whiskey and a small luxury gym chain in London, Third Space.
Working on Nike means there is never a dull moment, I work across small, focused projects to large scale campaigns – essentially trying to bridge the gap between lifestyle/streetwear and running. This summer we worked on a campaign LONDON’S FASTEST which had 1,000 under 25s to run a ‘borderless’ 5km in London, the most rewarding part of this is seeing the confidence grow in young people when they realise their body has achieved something they never thought was possible. Some weeks I’m in LA hosting media at a Film Premiere and the next I might be in a recording studio in North London, I really enjoy the challenging and unexpected work, interesting people and general culture that this job has offered me.
Anne-Marie Bradley is a BACP Senior accredited counsellor working in the Counselling and Mental Health team at UAL. She has worked at UAL for many years and has a lot of experience of counselling students on a wide range of issues. She works at Chelsea and LCC and has a particular interest in resilience and helping students to recognise and build on their resilience and confidence. She has offered similar workshops to todays in past years.
She also regularly co-delivers with Academic Affairs workshops on how to be at ease with presentations.
Anne-Marie is speaking at Life after UAL: How to be Resilient.
Caroline Jackman is a Talent Development Manager with the Crafts Council. Having worked with artists and makers for 20 years, she understands makers needs.
Caroline is a highly experienced arts project manager with an exciting varied career involving running galleries; being a selector and curator of contemporary visual art exhibitions; being an advisor for Public Art commissioning and an advisor for open studio organisations.
Carolyn is the Founder of Creative Entrepreneurs, a movement that brings together – for the first time in one place – the resources, role models and networks creative people need to turn their ideas into successful businesses. Carolyn was previously MD of Time Warner International, London, including responsibility for the Time Warner brand and those of its group companies HBO, Warner Bros., CNN and TIME Inc. She has been named by WIRED Magazine as one of the Top 10 women ‘Digital Power Brokers’ and by BIMA as one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs shaping the future of Britain’s digital industry.
Carolyn is speaking at Business Planning Basics.
Chloe graduated from Chelsea College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design and currently works in the Artists’ Services Team at DACS. The Services Team manage DACS membership across the Artist’s Resale Right, Copyright Licensing, Artimage and Payback services, delivering support in dealing with reproduction requests through to the collection of royalties from secondary sales of art work on the UK art market.
Chloe has an excellent working knowledge of artists intellectual property rights and regularly deals with both artists and artists estates in their practical application.
After I completed my studies at school, I attended the Fashion Retail Academy, studying an array of topics under the fashion umbrella from fashion illustration and design to marketing and public relations.
Shortly after my time at the Fashion Retail Academy, I started working for Reiss as a Visual Merchandiser and got more involved with events, moving onto working with some of the top production companies in the industry, assisting on projects such as The British Fashion Awards, The H&M Design awards and the AW16 Alexander McQueen show. During this time I was fascinated by the planning and marketing aspect of the industry and shortly after began interning with the menswear team of Marks and Spencer’s PR department. This lead on to further internships with respected PR agencies, magazines and newspapers.
Finally, after persevering with many unpaid internships and work placements, I secured myself a role at Exposure. Since being with the company, I have worked on flagship accounts such as Uniqlo, Converse and Zalando in addition to working on the LFWM’s shows for designers such as Christopher Raeburn and Liam Hodges. Gaining a breadth of knowledge from many different perspectives has been the foundation to my understanding of the fashion industry and has allowed me to excel within my chosen career. I’m very grateful for the wonderful accounts I’m lucky to be working on, the incredible projects I’ve been part of and the irreplaceable team support I’ve had from my colleagues.
Hannah Breslin is an artist, educator and researcher, currently working as an Employability Practitioner at UAL. With a background in fine art and performance she has extensive experience of applying to, and judging applications for, a range of creative opportunities. Hannah combines her practice-based knowledge with her teaching and research interests to support UAL students and graduates to uncover their full potential.
Hannah will be speaking at Writing Successful Applications.
Heather Corcoran leads outreach for Kickstarter in the UK and Europe, with a focus on the Design & Technology communities. Based in London, she works closely with innovators, creators, and makers who use Kickstarter to bring new products to life.
Heather is speaking at How to Crowdfund.
Imogen delivers one-to-one business coaching and manages two of Cockpit Arts strategic programmes; the Creative Employment Programme and the Creative Careers programme. She has in-depth knowledge of UK contemporary craft businesses and over the past five years has supported hundreds of makers on their professional development.
Imogen will be speaking at Setting Up a Designer Maker Studio.
Karen has responsibility for delivering the London Creative Network programme at SPACE. She has 20 years’ experience working within the arts and education sector where she has have devised and led professional development programmes for artists and learning programmes for galleries.
She has worked within both the commercial and public gallery sector, led workshops and created resources for schools, community groups and university students and has simultaneously maintained her career as a visual artist.
Marina is the educational tool of the designer Felipe Petik Pasqualotto. In multiple platforms, Felipe seeks to integrate the knowledge absorbed in his Gender and Sexuality Specialization studies (UERJ|Brazil) into Design – or vice-versa. Winner of the first contest for LGBT entrepreneurship in Brazil (NESsT) his work explores the impacts of narratives about sex, gender and sexuality in consumption practices
ArrestedArt make dreams come true, by working with founders to make start-ups happen: gaining clarity, focus and finance within 12 weeks. I have a professional background in consumer electronics, telecommunications and manufacture, but the companies I’ve owned have been Arts Retail and Consultancy based as well as Electronics for the renewable energy market. I work with business start-ups of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines and have spent 15 years working with creative graduates.
Mark is speaking at You’re Special: Your USP. Your Pitch: Defining How You Are Special.
Patricia took over The Design Trust, an online business school for designers and makers, in 2011. She has 14 years experience in giving creative and cultural business advice and is a regular columnist for The Design Doctor.
Patricia is speaking at Time Management for Creatives and The Most Common Costing and Pricing Mistakes.
Pip Jamieson is the Founder & CEO of The Dots – a LinkedIn challenger designed around the networking needs of creators.
Born out of a passion to make the creative industries more productive, open and diverse, Pip launched the platform in the UK in 2014.
An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or you hate it) Pip was named by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 100 Disruptive Entrepreneurs innovating in their respective fields (2017). Pip is on a mission to connect 1 million creators and freelancers to commercial opportunities by 2018. She lives on a houseboat with her husband in Kings Cross, London.
Pip is speaking at Checklist your way to a dream job.
Roxanne is a Creative Rights Specialist with over 15 years experience, working internationally within the cultural heritage sector and creative industries.
Having worked at the V&A and at a pan-European level for digital platform Europeana Foundation, she has cultivated relationships with artists, designers and institutions to digitise and license content for cultural and commercial exchange.
She has recently joined UAL as Intellectual Property Lecturer and enjoys using her practice-based knowledge to empower creatives, innovators and changemakers starting out in enterprise.
Journalist, trend forecaster, futures philosopher. Obsessed with uncovering patterns across socio-cultural phenomena. Always cynically optimistic. Believes the only structure of the internet that should never change is the worshipping of cats!
Simon is a qualified solicitor who previously worked in private practice as a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer. Simon is the Head of Legal at DACS and often provides advice to DACS’s members on the protection and enforcement of copyright and associated rights.’
Sophie currently works within Exposure Digital as Social Marketing Manager, with a focus on creating social content and influencer partnerships for brands. She graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA Hons in Fashion Communication and Promotion, after which she completed various internships within PR and digital teams before choosing to pursue her interest in the digital world.
She has since gained agency experience working for a variety of fashion and lifestyle clients and also in-house at Michael Kors and Victoria Beckham, in each case within the digital teams running their social channels and developing innovative digital campaigns.
Song Eng trained as an architect at the University of Cambridge and London Metropolitan University.
Throughout design school, he noticed a consistent lack of quality in the portfolios available. Song founded Newport Works to design modern and durable solutions for creatives to carry and present their work. Newport Works was launched via Kickstarter through a successful campaign that was funded in its first 15 hours and was 250% funded by the end of the campaign. He is now working on fulfilling his Kickstarter orders and developing new products based on the creative community’s feedback. Find out more at www.newport.works
Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award nominated Senior Writer at women’s site, The Pool and co-author of upcoming book ‘Slay in Your Lane’.
For the last year Rachel has worked on the London Creative Network programme at SPACE. Prior to this she worked as a Grants Manager for a UK based charity. She has worked on grant programmes in both London and Melbourne including four years at Arts Council England. Rachel has a MA in History of Film and a BA in Fine Art (painting).