Writer and Communications Student
Based in Australia
I currently reside in Perth, Western Australia but originally I come from the UK from a town called Preston. Before living in England I lived on a small country off the coast of Spain called Gibraltar. I left the UK on my 8th birthday (Mum is to never book our flights again), as my family believed that it was the right decision to improve all of our lives and go abroad, and I have never looked back since.
As far as my hobbies go I enjoy the casual video game and like anything that involves technology. In fact I’m well known for dropping an iPhone on live TV, but that’s another story. I have been writing articles since I was 12 years old and have done so on an almost daily basis since that age.
I recently completed my Bachelors Degree in Communications at Edith Cowan University, majoring in Journalism and Creative Services. Back in 2014 I also completed my Diploma in Mass Communication at Central Institute of Training (CIT).
In the past I have written for an online magazine and have done a few sports blogs on top of assisting in moderating, and articles for sports statistic website 'Dream Stats'. On top of University I also work Part-Time 24 hours a week at Target and write for tech site 'Pocket Full of Apps'. I also spent six months in the UK completing an Internship at DICE Medical Communications. My goal is to establish a career in Journalism, PR or Advertising.
My Current Employment
Retail Department Store
May 2012 - Present
Originally worked in just Kitchen and Electrical. Now a Homewares staff member working 4 shifts a week.
Pocket Full of Apps
Mobile News Website
May 2015 - Present
Write reviews and articles on a weekly basis for Pocketfullofapps.com
Fantasy Football Blog
February 2018 - Present
I contribute articles to Dreamteamtalk.com. DT Talk is arguably the countries leading AFL (Australian Football) Fantasy blog.
Writing and Designing.
I am available for freelance writing, designing and general enquiries regarding anything from advertising, promoting, and tracking your business both on and offline including getting the website and email set-up and running, and google campaigns.
My Previous Employment
Medical Communications - UK
August 2016 - February 2017
Completed an internship at DICE Medical Communications, based in the United Kingdom. Worked on design, applications, testing, admin and more.
Writer and Reviewer
Reviewed applications on a daily basis. Covered the latest iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) related news and events. Interviewed application developers.
Wrote for the online magazine which had a published application which is still available on the App Store.
Writer and Reviewer
Reviewed applications on a daily basis. Covered the latest iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) related news and events. Interviewed application developers..
Kitchen Staff and Register
Was my first job. Was trained in all areas and my daily jobs would include cleaning, making food, drive thru service and front register.
Resigned from employment.
Moderator and Writer
2013 - Present
Moderated for AFL statistics website including monitoring substitutions and injuries of players. Also managed the leagues and moderate users of the websites chat features.
Work I have volunteered to do
Critics Choice Judge
Judged a huge array of Independent games and applications for PC and Mobile for Casual Connect US, August 2015.
Testing unfinished and unpublished applications made for the App Store in conjunction with indie developers, all the way through to well known publishers including Chillingo, Com2Us, Godzilab, FullFat and more.
School, College and University education
Edith Cowan University
Bachelor of Communications. Major in Journalism and Creative Services
Completed my Bachelor in 2017, Majoring in both Journalism and Creative Services
Central Institute of Technology
Diploma of Mass Communication
Completed my Diploma in Mass Communication. Areas of study included; Media and Communication, Media Journalism, Reading, Screen studies, Conducting interviews, Shooting a wide range of Television content, Creating user Interfaces, Writing narration and current affairs material, Recording sound on location and Capturing photographic images.
West Coast Institute of Training
Certificate III and IV in Multimedia
Studied multimedia. Explored how to make animation, multimedia content and enhanced my ability to write narratives for film, tv, animation and books. Did not graduate
Examples of some of the articles and projects I have worked on
In September, 2016 I worked with Phone Case manufacturer Tech21 to promote their new line of iPhone 7 cases. To do this we went down to the Covent Garden Apple store in London and made a promotional video. This involved interview with media organisations, and the video was edited and placed on the Tech21 Facebook page.
What it's like to go 'viral'
What it's like to go viral is an article I wrote after I became a viral sensation for dropping my phone live on TV. I was sick of the media using incorrect information and using quotes I did not say, as such I wrote an article myself.
News Show Production
Produced a News Show
I worked as a producer on a news show for my Diploma. I had to produce the show which included writing scripts, choosing actors, designing the set, writing a run-down and much more.
One of many pictures I have taken
Throughout my Diploma I also had to produce a range of photos going from shooting them through to editing and publishing them.
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