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ALEX BENNETT
Digital Producer/Project Director

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I'm a dynamic and driven Producer, passionate about digital technology and the merging of art and design. Transforming from digital design and creative leadership to project management and creative and technical production, I have experience working across a wide range of integrated campaigns, experiential and online projects, small to large in scale and budget. I have solid experience in communications strategy, project management (agile and waterfall), financial oversight, client management and business and user requirements for creative, innovative and technical projects. I've worked with and managed large interdisciplinary teams.

I hold two degrees: Film and Interactive Multimedia. I've had extensive training in people management.



// Skills & Software

Production
• Project Management / Studio and Resource Management
• Project scoping, budgeting, planning and resourcing
• Wireframing, IA, UX and functional specs
• Digital Strategy + Marketing
• Client Management + New Business Development
• Content Management Systems including Wordpress, Drupal and Expression Engine
• Merlin, OmniPlan, OmniGraffle, MS Project, Basecamp, Excel, Red Mine, Assembla, Team Gantt

Platforms
• Print, web, tablet and mobile, social media, interactive and experiential, installations/events, film, animation and motion graphics

Design
• Print and digital design, flash animation, front-end web development, video editing
• Software: Adobe CS6 - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML, Flash, Actionscript 2.0, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After Effects

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// Experience

SENIOR DIGITAL PRODUCER / Digit / Brand Union
December 2013 – present

Projects: Responsive website build, brand films and animations, data visualisation, digital brand guidelines, digital strategy, digital communications, employee engagement
Clients: Advent International, Canon, CBRE, IHG, Maybourne Hotel Group, HSBC, Kabuto Noodles, Nestlé, Scarlets Rugby, Peclers, TNS, Vodafone

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SENIOR DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER / Story Worldwide
April 2013 – November 2013

Projects: Native app build, responsive website build, social media campaigns
Clients: Reckitt Benckiser, Toyota, Westfield


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DIGITAL PRODUCER / Field
October 2012 – March 2013 (contract)

• Project planning and oversight
• Create and manage proposals and pitches
• Develop existing and new business opportunities
• Manage project and agency press activity
• Develop the agency's digital offering

Projects: Interactive multimedia installation, native app build
Clients: The Creators Project / Vice, The British Library


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DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER / Glue Isobar
July 2012 – October 2012 (contract)

• Driving digital projects from brief to delivery, on time and on budget
• Running and tracking day-to-day lifecycle of digital projects
• Creative and technical scoping, creating and consolidating SoWs and proposals
• Project risk mitigation
• Source, liaise with and manage external suppliers
• Financial planning and oversight

Projects: Online comms, pitches, website builds, social media campaigns, digital out-of-home advertising
Clients: Akzo Nobel, Auto Trader, Google, Hiscox, Kellogg's, Toyota


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HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS / Elephant Family, Conservation Charity
September 2008 – June 2012

Managing a wide range of projects creatively and strategically including print, digital, mobile, social, event, internal and supporter communications working with external suppliers including Fallon, Home Made Digital, The Bright Place and Revolution Digital. Over almost four years with the charity, I strengthened my skills to move from Head of Design to Head of Communications.

• Digital Project Director of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt campaign
• Plan and deliver digital communications in support of marketing campaigns
• Manage multi-skilled digital teams and translate between skill sets
• Source, liaise with and manage suppliers including creative agencies, designers and developers
• Oversee timelines, schedules, resources and budgets
• Project managed company rebrand in 2010
• Manage and maintain company and campaign websites
• Part of the Senior Management Team

Achievements:
- Digital Campaign of the Week, Third Sector (2010): Elephant Parade petition video
- Innovation in Fundraising & Campaigning, Institute of Fundraising and Third Sector Excellence Awards (2010, 2011)

Key Projects:
www.thebigegghunt.co.uk | www.elephantfamily.org | www.jungle-city.org

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DIGITAL DESIGNER / Tate Gallery
March 2009 – May 2009 (contract)

I delivered an interactive educational web site for the Tate exhibition, ‘Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour 1950 to Today’. Targeting 13-21 year olds, the site provided an interactive experience of colour theory.

• Concept development and interface design
• Flash build including action script and timeline animation
• Project management and delivery

www.young.tate.org.uk/content/colour-saturation

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DIGITAL DESIGNER / Blackbridge Communications
February 2006 – September 2008

Working across a broad range of projects establishing a solid grounding of the web development process and understanding of digital production, visual design, interactivity and web standards.

• Creative concept development, print and digital design
• UX, IA, site maps, wireframes, analytics assessment
• HTML web build, CSS, Flash animation and Action Script
• Online advertising using third party ad servers
• Client facing, liaison with external suppliers, freelancers, agencies

Projects: Print and online advertising campaign design, website and microsite design and development, pitch design, video shoot and editing
Clients: Apple, BAA, First Counsel, Iceland Foods, News International, Olswang, Orange, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, S J Berwin, Sony, Warner Music


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// Education

• Graphic Design short course, Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London (2011)
• Diploma of Interactive Multimedia: DMIT, South Australia (2003-2004)
• Documentary Film Production, AFTRS (2002)
• Bachelor of Arts, Screen Studies: Flinders University, South Australia (1999-2001)

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(references on request)
SENIOR DIGITAL PRODUCER
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Technology and interaction design agency Digit, transforms brands and businesses with innovative applications, platforms, products and services. I've worked with the pioneering team here on brand films, animations, data visualisations and web builds.

Preview some of the work below:
(Kabuto Noodles TVC, CBRE microsite, Hubub platform, Selwyn's Seaweed website, Scarlets Rugby brand story, HSBC data vis, Vodafone animation, TNS website)

www.digitlondon.com

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SENIOR DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER
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Story Worldwide connects brands to customers by telling engaging and entertaining stories that audiences actually want to hear. I've worked on the delivery of a premium app for Westfield Leasing. Fully editable with a backend CMS, the app brings a mass of content to life in an engaging, interactive and visually stunning showcase. Available now from the App Store.

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A familiar brand in the world of car manufacturing, Toyota now trade not only in metals, but sugar. Continuing our storytelling journey, Toyota Tsusho Corporation came to life with a new brand identity and website.
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SENIOR DIGITAL PRODUCER
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Field is a studio for digital art and generative design, creating dynamic artworks for digital platforms ranging from audio-visual installations to immersive experiences for web and mobile. My work with Field involved project management and delivery of several digital online and experiential projects:

Energy Flow: an interactive iOS app and related assets including website, weekly blogs, short film docs, director's cuts video edits and press outreach.

Chorus: a data-driven digital wall installation at The British Library, London for the exhibition "Propaganda: Power and Persuasion", May to September 2013.

www.field.io


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DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER
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I project managed various digital projects at Glue, working with account, planning, creative and technical teams. Projects included: Auto Trader You Tube masthead, Google digital OOH placements, Dulux TVC and radio creative development, Kellogg's Facebook campaign.

www.glueisobar.com


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HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
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The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt saw over 200 giant egg sculptures hidden across London in what broke the Guinness World Record for the Biggest Egg Hunt. Londoners were sent into a hunting frenzy, as users were encouraged to find and 'collect' the eggs via a mass text messaging and social media campaign.

Overseeing the digital production of the campaign, I was responsible for the strategy, planning and production of the primary campaign website, auction site, mobile site and marketing collateral. Working with external creative agencies, we launched a dynamic and staggeringly popular digital campaign, engaging and converting a street audience to online, mobile and social media participation.

www.thebigegghunt.co.uk

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