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Course Studied: BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Year of Graduation: 2017

Beyond the ideal location, I loved Ravensbourne’s focus on digital and creative media. I liked that it was geared for getting you set up for the working world whether it was how to freelance or how to create a good portfolio. For my course, I loved that it covered a bit of everything: fashion film, graphics, writing, trend research. It gave me a real opportunity to learn where my strengths and weaknesses were which helped a lot when it came to my final year.

We had all the resources (and people) available! Whether it's needing to collaborate with a motion graphics student to help with a film you’re making or needing a specific camera lens for a shoot you’re organising, everything is there and available if you need it. We were able to learn all of the Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Premiere Pro especially) which I’ll be forever grateful for.

We were taken to lots of exhibitions around London in the first two years. That was a real highlight for me, along with being able to attend talks at the Rave Lates with key people within the creative industry. I also made the best bunch of mates - it’s so nice for us to meet up now we’re working in all different areas of the fashion industry and reminisce of our time (or months on end in final year) in the library!

I left Ravensbourne with a portfolio and CV I was really proud of and the skills to go into an interview with confidence. By learning about all areas of the industry and collaborating with others, it was little things like knowing the right terminology, the process and who’s who that really helped when going into internships and jobs.

After graduation I worked for Skinnydip London as Marketing & Brand Partnerships assistant, working across everything from their collaborations, events, press and social media. I then joined Purple nearly a year ago where I’m now Talent & Brand Partnerships Coordinator. Our clients are really varied and include the likes of Paloma Faith and Laura Bailey to DJ Benji B. We concentrate mainly on their fashion press but also collaborate with brands on creative partnerships – every day is very different but it's fun to experience the hectic side (Fashion Week!) balanced out with working on a long-term commercial projects.

Make the most of being in London and use your spare time to intern your life away! Work across as many different areas of the industry as possible and try everything, work hard and be nice to everyone!

Ellie Burns

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