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Emma Lily Curran Portfolio of work and Curriculum Vitae

EMMA LILY CURRAN DESIGNER& JOURNALIST n 21 Musgrave Avenue, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4BP n n 07828446041

I am an enthusiastic individual with superb communication skills and a self motivated, driven character. I have excellent time management, computer literacy and organisational skills. I am an ambitious and well organised journalist and creative designer, with a strong flair for innovative writing and design. Dedicating time, skill, and passion into a career in print and online publishing has allowed me to evolve a wide range of skills from photography to working confidently on both Apple Macs and PCs. Taking on the role as art director for HYPE Magazine has helped me improve and enhance dexterity in design, subbing and working to publishing deadlines. Software

Skills Summary

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InDesign/ Photoshop / Dreamweaver/ Flash/ Lightroom (CS3 up to CS5) Microsoft Office/ Excel/ PowerPoint

6 years of Customer service experience, including face to face and telephone. Reception and general admin experience Use of in house databases. Competent management skills Able to strategically plan, develop and deliver successful engagement projects and programmes. Keen eye for detail; with the ability to identify improvements and develop creative solutions to procedures and work practices. Excellent communication, relationship building and networking skills. Results- driven with the ability to meet set targets in a pressurised environment. Strong organisational and multitasking skills; able to plan and prioritise workload accordingly.

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Journalism skills


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Branding & marketing News, feature & online writing Sub-editing Fast paced projects & working to tight deadlines Liaising with the editor Strong team work & leadership skills Communicating and working well with clients

September 2011- October 2012 HYPE Magazine

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Photo & image retouching Conducting & overseeing photo shoots Magazine design & production Poster, flier & newsletter design Website Design & SEO Writing online blogs & for a variety of audiences Digital Photography

Junior Art Director •

Organisation of the design team

Creation of templates and house style

Distribution of pages and deadlines

Working towards deadlines

Communicating and working professionally with the editor

Page layout and design, from front cover to creating graphics

Working in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

Creating design at a professional standard, ready for print

Editing other designers pages where needed

June 2011- September 2012 Pulse Magazine for Empire Cinema’s


July- September 2010 The Centre for Mental Health London

June 2010 Pmpgenesis London 2007- 2009 Bobbi Brown Estee Lauder Companies Tunbridge Wells

Art Designer •

Page layout and design, from front cover to creating graphics

Working to print deadlines

Communicating and working professionally with the editor

Working in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

Creating design at a professional standard, ready for print

Receptionist •

Working closely with the general public

Organising diaries and appointments

Inputting data into relevant software

Writing press release’s for the charity

Helping with in-house events

Administrator •

Organising the in-house database

Creating and sending documentation to clients

Working confidently in Microsoft Excel

Make- Up Artist •

Working with the general public daily

Handling of money, daily cashing up and stock taking

Achieving high sales targets to an exceptional level

Performing skin- care and make-up treatments, with an extensive knowledge in the products sold


2009-2012 2005-2006

Management of in house database for customers.

BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing

Southampton Solent University

Beauty Therapy - NVQ Level 3 London College of Beauty Therapy


Beauty Therapy- NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing- NVQ Level 2 Theatrical Make up - VTCT Level 3 Wigmaking - VTCT Level 3 Sussex Downs College, Lewes



9 GCSE’s including Maths and English Sackville Community College

I have a strong interest in film and arts and enjoy experimenting outdoors with my SLR camera, this has enabled me to be creative and inventive in my spare time, I also enjoy drawing, painting, baking, reading and playing a number of sports.


Examples of design and layout...

Examples of Photography


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