Posted 09 October 2023

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

On Thursday 26th October, 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 10 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 26th October, from 5pm to 8pm BST. 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 16th October via the link below.

Who will be there?

Pia Young (she/her), senior project manager, Moving Brands
Pia originally studied media, communications and journalism with photography at London Metropolitan University. Before joining Moving Brands in April 2022 she worked for multiple creative agencies inclduing DBOX and icoDesign, and before that, worked in market research. Interested in film and photojournalism, Pia would love to eventually into film production.

Read more about Moving Brands here

Dominique Kistan (she/her), project manager, Human After All
Currently at design and communications agency, Human After All (HAA), Dominique helps clients in the tech and purpose sectors reach people, and make a difference with their messaging using empathy and reason. She’s also heavily involved with HAA’s Why Work in Design? initiative, which aims to educate and encourage aspiring creatives from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue careers in the industry. In the past, Dominique has also produced a podcast series about news and pop culture from the perspectives of a group of women from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.

Read more about Human After All here

Ellen Chng (she/her) Head of Operations, Pentland Brands
Ellen has more than 20 years of experience working in strategic and managerial positions within creative environments. As a project manager, she delivers marketing and digital initiatives that combine technology, media and craft. Prior to joining Pentland, she worked for beauty e-retailer Cult Beauty. Ellen grew up in Singapore and now lives in London.

Read more about Pentland Brands here

Lara Wahab (she/her), account director, Wieden+Kennedy
Lara joined Wieden+Kennedy nearly a decade ago, initially as PA [personal assistant] to the managing director before rising up the ranks to become an account director. She has worked on brands such as Three, Coca Cola, Lurpak and Camden Town Brewery. Lara is involved in the Account Management Masterclass training scheme and Ginger Beers, Wieden+Kennedy’s LGBTQIA+ affinity group. When not at work, Lara campaigns to raise awareness of kidney disease, having received a simultaneous kidney pancreas transplant in February 2022. She has written a play, They Cut You Open, inspired by this experience.

Read more about Wieden+Kennedy here

Yumna Matar
(she/her), project manager, Nice and Serious

Yumna graduated with a degree in both Integrated Marketing Communication and Graphic Design in 2017 from the American University in Cairo. Since then she’s been interested in design and creative project management and has worked as a graphic designer and project assistant at This is ABCD LTD. Since 2021, Yumna has worked at Nice and Serious with clients including B Corp, British Fashion Council and the World Health Organisation. Yumna’s focus is on managing projects across design, campaigns, branding, strategy and copywriting.

Read more about Nice and Serious here

Lily Mackley
(she/her), account manager and producer, Bond & Coyne

Lily originally studied history at Leicester University. Prior to joining Bond & Coyne, she worked for a number of companies in project and account management roles including at a digital sports and wellness platform, the commercial arm of the BBC and at BBC News. Today Lily works as part of the client relationships team at Bond & Coyne – bridging the gap between clients and the design team, and managing brand, campaign and digital projects from brief to delivery.

Read more about Bond & Coyne here

Sonny Borg (he/him), senior account manager, We Are Collider
Sonny started out studying events management at the University of Greenwich, and now delivers exciting experiential and event projects for global brands. For the last 5 years, Sonny has been with brand experience and experiential agency We Are Collider, leading creative and ambitious production projects in sectors such as gaming/esports, automotive, tech and more. Blending project management and client services, his experience sees him lead some of We Are Collider’s most exciting projects and client accounts.

Read more about We Are Collider here

Bryn Jones (he/him) senior project manager, Somewhere (Uniform)
After studying the history of architecture, Bryn eventually took this interest into working at creative agency, Somewhere. The team help global developers and architects better connect people and place through storytelling, creating brands, CGIs, films and immersive experiences. Bryn’s varied roles have seen him evolve into a senior project manager; managing a team of PM’s, who are planning, managing and assisting at every stage.

Read more about Uniform here

Adam Tiratsoo
senior producer, Scriberia
Having originally studied music technology at University of West London, today Adam specialises in creative production. Adam previously worked as an animation producer at Jelly London and Three Blind Mice Ltd for five years, before moving to Scriberia to be a senior producer in the illustration department. Adam says that his role is to “make sure the right people have the right information at the right time, and bring out the best in what they do.” Outside of work Adam is passionate about different bands and styles, and even composes his own tracks.

Read more about Scriberia here

Eliot Bromley (he/him), senior producer, DixonBaxi
Eliot studied education and psychology at University of Southampton. He started his career in a work experience placement at Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), and has now been in the industry for eight years. Growing up in Brighton, Eliot has always known that a creative career was the avenue he wanted to pursue professionally.

Read more about DixonBaxi here

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 16th October 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!