Lucy Corkish

You can hire me to write, edit or translate, assist with an exhibition or teach an art class.

Rates and references available upon request.

Professional experience

February 2020-Present

Freelance work including writing, copywriting and translation, assisting with exhibitions, teaching and modelling for life drawing classes — London

May 2018-January 2020

Magazines Manager — Stack Magazines, London

  • Copywriting and editing for the site and promotional material
  • Assisting the editor with planning, email interviews and captions
  • Maintaining relationships with global publishers and distributors
  • Managing the shop including buying, marketing and strategy
  • Planning and producing events with and for publishers
  • Using Photoshop, Indesign, Shopify, Wordpress and Mailchimp to create and upload content

September 2015-May 2018; February 2020-Present

Production Assistant — London

  • Running, assisting, dressing and producing for shoots and events
  • Employers include: Spring Studios, Condé Nast, LFW

October 2016-June 2017

Language Instructor — Babylangues, Paris

  • Teaching languages to children through immersion and activities

Internships

February-July 2016

Young Producer — Rich Mix, London

  • Producing and marketing events for local young people

June-July 2015

Public Relations Assistant — The Dovetail Agency, London

  • Copywriting for social media, advertising, websites and press releases

September-October 2011

Photographer's Assistant — Photofarm inc., Windsor

  • Assisting photographers with running and digital processing and retouching

Education

September 2020-July 2021

MA History of Art — The Courtauld Institute of Art

  • Documenting Fashion: Modernity, Films and Image in America and Europe, 1920-1960 with Rebecca Arnold

September 2014-July 2018

BA French (First-class honours) — Queen Mary University of London

  • Key areas of study: French communication, translation, linguistics, Italian (A2), art history, literature, cinema
  • Year abroad in Paris, including study at Université Paris-Sorbonne: Translation for media (Infocom), translation for law, journalism and art history
  • First-class dissertation: Defining the ‘female gaze’ in French photography (modern to contemporary)
  • Activities and societies: Head of QM Visual Arts Collective, Secretary of Underground Music Society, weekly radio show on Quest, Translator for university magazine (French), Travel Editor for L’Hex magazine (French), French debating club, Disco for Change Society, Amnesty International

Courses

January 2020-Present

Foundation HTML, CSS + Javascript; Visual Design + Branding; Digital Project Management and Wordpress — Superhi

  • Building varied and responsive websites
  • Foundations of visual design and design history
  • Managing multiple projects efficiently

January 2020

How to make infographics — The Slow Journalism Company, London

  • Collecting data, finding a story and creating effective infographics

December 2019

How to Organise an Exhibition — V&A Museum, London

  • Developing a concept and curating an exhibition
  • Organisation, budget and design considerations for large-scale exhibitions
  • Visitor experience analysis, events programmes and commercial considerations

September-December 2019

Throwing — Rochester Square, London

  • Basics of throwing on the wheel and dip glazing

January-April 2019

Pottery (Adult learning) — Strode's College, Egham

  • Traditional and contemporary methods of construction, decoration and glazing
  • Taking projects from concept to finished product

Writing

Print

Online

Exhibitions

May 2020

Camden Square Community Art Walk — London

  • Organised and promoted a socially-distanced community art exhibition during UK lockdown

March 2018

QM VAC 2018 ExhibitionHundred Years Gallery, London

February 2016

QM VAC 2016 Exhibition5th Base Gallery, London

  • Part of the curatorial team for the second annual QM Visual Arts Collective Exhibition

Skills

  • Languages: English (native); French (C2); Italian (A2); Spanish (A1)

  • Computing: Photoshop; InDesign; CMS; Mailchimp; Shopify; HTML; CSS; Javascript