Leah Douglas

Media & Communication

Personal statement

Leah here!

I am a soon to be graduate in my final year of studying media and communications and specialising in journalism. Although I specialise in journalism, I have accumulated an array of skills over my years of study through designing magazine content, forming news articles, using industry software and gaining experience in my field. I have created PR content for an up and coming pop artist and help increase her following by using social media strategies. I am skilled in Adobe inDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and I'm forever trying to grow my skills in other software. My course has allowed me to develop as a journalist surrounding fashion and allow me to apply skills to make a fashion magazine top to toe from designing each page to writing the content to accompany it.

I have gained experience within the journalism, events and marketing field over the years by writing for an online news website at British American Group and publishing numerous articles with them. I also have experience in events and marketing where I led events to do with the Mayor of the West Midlands and also for Warwick University whilst also designing marketing content for clients within events.

Working for Benefit Cosmetics over the years has also helped me with marketing products and taking lead on social media accounts to report on daily sales achievements and team events taking place on our counter. I am always coming up with innovative ways of exceeding sales, advertising makeup masterclasses on the brands social media is just one of many.

This role and given my experience within industry placements has helped me to vision myself in a marketing / design role as my passion in marketing and my creativity with design would coincide collaboratively with each other. However in saying this, I am looking to grow my skills in all areas of the field and would be happy growing as a media creative.

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