ABOUT

I am a multi-disciplinary Designer and BA Design graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London. I have experience in object and spatial design, graphic design, food-based design, creative writing and admin. 



At the moment my practice involves playing around with food and language. But don’t worry, I don’t talk with my mouth full.



                                      

General


I approach all my work with individuality, resourcefulness, and rigour. I take pride in my problem-solving skills and adaptability which makes me a highly efficient team member. I have experience in fast-paced administrative environments and within council-led initiatives that work to support small businesses, all of which have relied heavily on organisational skills, effective time management and a unique hands-on approach to marketing strategies. My utilisation of social media channels within my design practice helps me facilitate community engagement within my work, as well as encourage virtual interaction. With my experience within a variety of creative industries that rely heavily on collaboration and communication and a multi-disciplinary approach, I am very eager to take these skills and expand upon them.


Education


Goldsmiths, University of London

BA Design (First Class Honours) 2017-2020


Leeds College of Art

Art Foundation (Merit) 2016-2017


Twyford CofE High School

A Levels : Graphics, History, Philosophy (B,B,B) 2014-2016


SKILLS


Software & Technical

Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro
Apple: Pages, Keynote, Procreate
Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint
Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest
Woodwork, Metalwork, Ceramics
3D Prototyping/Modelling
Tufting, Sewing
Photography

General

Great verbal and written communication
Extremely reliable and adaptable
Quick and eager to acquire apply new skills
Strong team member and leader
Native English Speaker with basic Italian and Spanish
5 years of working within customer service


REFERENCES


Supa Model Management

Chitra Paliandi - Art Director: c.paliandi@gmail.com


Something & Son

Abdullah Elias: abdul@somethingandson.com


Nick Johnstone Literary Coaching

Nick Johnstone: nrjohnstone@googlemail.com


The Lumiere Sisters, Burlesque group

Angelika May: angelikamariamay@gmail.com



WORK EXPERIENCE


WORK EXPERIENCE

Supa Model Management, Apprentice / Assistant, 2021


Completing administrative tasks such as operating the phone line, timetabling, liaising with high-end clients and jobs, booking travel and accommodation. This has involved around 150 email correspondence per day.

Taking digitals and videos of the models to send to clients for prospective Jobs. Selecting images from shoots to curate model books that would attract clientele from the appropriate markets.

Curating and uploading social media posts for Supa's Instagram to engage followers and provoke interactions.

Gathering appropriate documentation for our model's Visa applications to set them up for work abroad.

Dealing with extremely time-sensitive work efficiently and methodically, such as organising last-minute overseas travel and collating and distributing shoot details whilst consistently maintaining the highest level of organisation for my peers and the ease of our clientele and models.

Level headed problem-solving. For example, contacting models and agencies overseas when issues arise and efficiently outsourcing tasks to solve such problems. This includes cancellation of flights, short-notice changes in shoot dates/dropouts and issues on set. This consequently leads to re-arranging and timetabling jobs and approaching it in such a way that keeps everyone at ease and reassured with the success of the planning.


Hey, Look, Something is Happening, 2020

(Goldsmiths BA Design *Virtual* Degree Show)

Social Media curator and co-ordinator, 2020

@heylooksomethingishappening

heylooksomethingishappening.com


Feature on Goldsmiths Design Blog:

https://goldsmithsdesignblog.com/2020/06/20/hey-look- something-is-happening-maya-marangi/


Something and Son Design Internship, 2019

Tomorrow’s Market, a council-led initiative that helps start-ups grow their businesses through street market trading.


Assisting in visits to potential market locations, observing and  assessing the location prospects on how best they may suit the Tomorrows Market vendors.

Photographing traders in Leather Lane for        promotional use.

Editing images and video for the Website and Instagram.

Designing graphics to promote the traders on the Tomorrows  Market social media channels.


Peckham Palms, an Afrocentric retail space that works to support businesses led by black women.


Creating a style guide for the Peckham Palms Cafe.

Developing previous design work to better unite and solidify the cafe brand identity.

Liaising with the cafe manager to create marketing material for  Instagram.

Designing and planning the interior decoration of a beauty  supply store within the retail centre.

Designing the supply store layout on Google Sketchup, selecting the appropriate furniture, organising the layout of the space, and general handiwork.
Co-operating as part of a team to ensure targets were met and  tasks were completed.


Nick Johnstone Literary Coaching, 2020 - Present

Illustrative work for an invoice identity.


Illustrative work for Andy Cato, The Real Food Fight


The Lumiere Sisters, 2019

Promotional photography for a Burlesque Event.