CREATIVE DIRECTOR // Direction - Production - Architecture

CV

 

PROFILE

I am a Creative Director working across the fields of Architecture, Film, Production and Design. In June 2016 I graduated with a distinction from the MA Architecture course at the Royal College of Art in London, validating me as a Part II Architect after 7 years of education and professional practice during which I spent 6 months in Chile working for social housing design studio ELEMENTAL, graduated from the BSc Architecture course at the Bartlett School of Architecture with a First Class Honours Degree and discovered filmmaking as the medium that best encompassed my interests in production design and spatial planning.

Since graduating I have been working as a freelance Creative Director, developing film and design content for emerging brands looking to expand their online presence, made several documentaries about nightlife spaces in the cities, the most recent of which was included as part of the British Film Institute’s FLARE 2016 Festival, and I have designed and produced several large scale events in London.

EDUCATION

Royal College of Art, School of Architecture September 2014 - June 2016

Distinction

Part II MA Architecture

 

University College London, The Bartlett September 2009 - June 2012

1st Class Honours

Part I BSc Architecture

 

Westminster School September 2007 - July 2009

(4) A Grade A-Levels

Advanced Physics, History of Art, Art, French

 

Immanuel College September 2002 - July 2007

(6) A* Grade GSCE

(6) A Grade GCSE

WORK EXPERIENCE

Douek Design Ltd. July 2016 - current

Freelance Creative Director

After graduating from my MA Architecture course at the RCA, I began working with brands such as Face Gym in London who commissioned me to utilise my design and filmmaking skills to generate social media content for their growing followings. As a freelance Creative Director, I can work across multiple disciplines including Architecture and Production to provide creative services for a range of clients.

 

Amin Taha Architects, Clerkenwell, London

Part I Architectural Assistant. August 2013 - May 2016

As a Part I Architectural Assistant I worked on a range of projects at various Work Stages from concept design to planning.  small scale office refurbishment to large scale luxury residential schemes,  including the curation and installation of practice exhibition in Bulgaria. Last 3 months spent starting and completing tender package a 6 unit residential new build in East London.
 

ELEMENTAL, Santiago de Chile

Architectural Assistant September 2012 - Feb 2013

Architectural Assistant working on several social housing projects across South America. Work experience included technical drawing, advanced visualization and the design and provision of construction manuals for local residents

 

Urban Lime, Angel, London June 2010 - June 2011

Freelance CAD Services

 

Zaha Hadid, Clerkenwell, London June 2010 - August 2010

Model Maker

 

Foster + Partners, Battersea, London

Part-time Architectural Assistant July 2007 - February 2009

 

SKILLS

CAD Software

Microstation (2D & 3D) - Advanced

SketchUp - Advanced

Rhinoceros - Intermediate

AutoCad - Intermediate

 

Production Software

Photoshop - Advanced

Illustrator - Advanced

InDesign - Advanced

 

Animation / Rendering Software

Microstation Animation - Advanced

Premiere pro - Advanced

3Ds Max - Intermediate

After Effects - Intermediate

 

Languages

Spanish & French - Intermediate

Hebrew - Beginner

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Helen Hamlyn Award for Inclusivity, 2016

Short Listed

 

Dissertation Distinction, 2016

 

Ladies, Gentlemen and Beautiful Wotevers, 2015

Short Documentary Film screened on BFI player as part of Flare Festival 2016

 

Architecture Student Body Representative, 2015

Royal College of Art

 

West London School of Architecture Award, 2015

First Year Royal College of Art Design Thesis

 

Dean’s List, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, 2012

 

CONFERENCES & PUBLICATIONS

Online Documentary, INTO January 2017

LA NIGHTS

 

Writer, HUCK Magazine December 2016

 

Writer, i-D Magazine November 2016

 

Contributor to A Gendered Profession November 2016

Chapter entitled ‘The Eradication of London’s Gay Pubs’

 

Queer Performance Now! - One Day Conference August 2016

Lecturer and panelist

 

Soho in Our Minds - One Day Conference April 2016

Lecturer and panelist

 

Fringe Film Festival October 2015

Lecturer and panelist