Posted 06 February 2023

Sign up for our next Meet & Greet to hear all about working in project management

On Thursday 23rd February, we’ll be hosting our next Meet & Greet networking event! This time, we’ll be focusing on the world of project management. This is a chance to meet a range of industry experts working in this field, learn more about their roles and ask questions. So if you’re a UK-based creative in the first year of your career and curious about this pocket of industry, be sure to sign up.

So you’re curious about working in project management but don’t know where to start. What does it mean to be a project manager in the creative industry? What roles are available for entry-level talent, and what kinds of skills might you need to work in this area? If you’d like to know the answer to any of these questions, you’ll want to register for our next networking event, Meet & Greet.

From junior production managers to creative, senior and account directors, we’re inviting 11 industry professionals to shed light on the opportunities out there, share insight into their roles and offer advice for anyone looking to follow a similar path.

So whether you’re a student, a grad or simply in the first year of your career journey, this is a chance to meet industry professionals, connect with fellow emerging attendees and ultimately learn more about what it’s like to work in project management in the creative industry.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 23rd February, from 5pm to 8pm GMT. There are only a limited number of places available, so make sure you sign up to register your interest.

After a short panel discussion with our industry experts, you’ll be put into breakout rooms of three attendees and one industry expert, where you’ll get the chance to ask questions, receive advice and find out more about their role. This will then rotate, so you get to meet several industry experts throughout the evening.

Please note that while you do not need a portfolio to register, we do ask that you submit a question for our industry experts when you apply, along with a short line about why you’d like to attend. Simply register your interest by 11:59pm on 13th February via the link below.

Who will be there?

Hatty Middleton, account director, OMSE
Hatty’s career began in advertising at Y&R before she moved to Havas Creative, where she gained experience managing large internal teams and third party partners on multimedia and complex projects. She is passionate about creating inclusive, encouraging and positive spaces within creative businesses.

Emily Spicer, director of creative production, Scriberia
After graduating, Emily worked at The Public Gallery in West Bromwich, Grafitti4Hire in Birmingham and Aston College, before landing a position at Scriberia, where she has remained for ten years. She has worked her way up from administrator to director of creative production.

Felix Jude West, head of production, Found
With over 10 years of production experience working across a variety of live-action and animation projects, Felix runs the production department at Found. Overseeing all projects and managing a client base that includes Google, Ericsson and Sky, he’s leading on development of the studio’s production process.

Darrel-Kirk Lambert, junior production manager, Channel 4
Darrel-Kirk’s project specialities are digital productions, factual television and high-end television, having previously worked in production for ITV and Daisybeck Studios. At Channel 4, Darrel-Kirk supports and empower teams to produce their best work through creative problem solving.

Katie Barney, film and animation producer, Nice and Serious
Katie holds an MA in film studies from the University of Sussex, specialising in documentary cinema. Since then, she has worked in video, producing content for insight and marketing, as well as on digital campaigns. In 2022, Katie took on her role at Nice and Serious, focusing on social and environmentally-focused projects.

Emma Sundvall, senior account manager, Continuous
After graduating with a BA in english and creative writing from Goldsmiths, Emma began her project management career at London-based agency Ergo. As senior account manager at Continuous, she looks after strategy and branding projects for a roster of international clients.

Kim Michael Bowles, project director, Anomaly
Kim began his career considering the pursuit of graphic design, before forming a passion for project management – where he could be close to creative work, but also understand how the agency and structure operates. He has worked on projects for the likes of Burberry, Diesel and Paco Rabanne.

Diya Hofman, head of project management, BBC Creative
Diya Hofman leads project management at BBC Creative and has been in the industry for over 10 years. After graduating with a degree in photography from Falmouth University, she worked in various production roles before directing creative projects for the likes of adam&eveDDB, Mother London and McCann.

Kevin Katende, project manager, Team X
Having studied advertising and marketing at Coventry University, Kevin begun his career as an apprentice with Ogilvy before moving into the world of project management. He has been working for Team X, the global communications and marketing agency for Mercedes-Benz, for the past 10 months.

Adam Cheong-MacLeod, project manager, Anyways Creative
With a background in music, Adam begun his career as a sound designer and account manager. He spent time in Amsterdam as an account manager and creative strategist. His work at Anyways involves connecting with a range of clients including Adobe, Coca-Cola, Sonos, Google and Samsung.

Row Trevellyan, business lead, Revolt
Row has 10 years of experience in client services and project management. In the last two years, her position as business lead at Revolt has seen her leading projects with some of the largest global corporations, including Mars Incorporated and PepsiCo.

How to apply

This session is open to students, grads, or those within the first year of a creative career. You’re only eligible to register if you are:

• Within the first year of your career
• Based in the UK
• Aged 18 and over

Please note that while you do not need a portfolio to register, we do ask that you submit a question for our industry experts when you apply, along with a short line about why you’d like to attend. Simply register your interest by 11:59pm on 13th February via the link below.

Please note

Registering for this event does not guarantee a place. Those invited to attend will be emailed a week before the event, and will be asked to pay a £5 deposit. This is to confirm your attendance and will be refunded after the session.

We hope to see you there!