Elle Styler

Journalism, Communications and creative writing specialist

What do a novel and a marketing campaign have in common? A story. I am developing parallel careers in both Communications and Entertainment to support my writing habit.

When I’m not at work doing graphic design and copywriting, you’ll find me in lectures studying to be a TV writer and novelist at Oxford University.

Education

University of oxford

Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing

October 2019 to present

Planning to specialize in writing for Film and Television.

 

Adam Lindsay, BBC Journalist

Media Law Training

October 2018

I learned the basics of libel law and UK journalist codes of conduct.

University of oxford

Certificate of Higher Education in Creative Writing

October 2016 to December 2018

I specialized in writing Young Adult fiction

Bishop Carroll high School

Alberta High School Diploma

September 2011 to June 2014

BCHS is one of eight self-directed learning schools in Canada. The flexible program allowed me to run my own business while I studied.

 

Professional Experience

Freelance

Writer and Graphic Designer

October 2019 to present

Writing and/or editing articles and reviews as commissioned. Responding to design briefs and creating graphics for print and digital media.

Current projects include writing articles and reviews for PKWG brand management.

Previous clients: Open Cosmos as a Communications Consultant.

open cosmos

Communications Intern

June 2019 to September 2019

Responsible for the design, writing, and development of marketing materials and internal collateral using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. Running the social media channels. Assisting with the writing and editing of press releases and marketing campaigns.

Phenotype magazine

Editorial Designer

November 2017 to August 2019

 I took on the redesign of the magazine while working as a section editor and have since become the sole layout/creative lead.

University of oxford, chemistry teaching lab

Teaching Lab Administrator

April 2019 to June 2019

Working on a 12 week contract, I provided administrative support and reception cover during the teaching term. I helped with student enquires, managing timetables, marking, and did occasional PA work for the CTL directors.

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, PHYSICS DEPARTMENT 

Project Assistant

July 2018 to December 2018

I joined the NQIT (Networked Quantum Information Technologies) grant to help with administration, but also took on finance and communications tasks in light of team vacancies. Often working outside of scope, I designed the promotional materials for the Quantum Tech showcase in London.

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, AFRICAN STUDIES CENTRE

Academic Administrator

June 2018 to August 2018

I co-managed the day-to day running of the MSc during the exams and dissertation period. Tasks I’m most proud of were rewriting the student handbook, organizing content for a new website, and putting together the annual newsletter.

styler design group

Social and Graphic Designer

May 2015 to December 2018

Creating social media content and graphics according to project briefs. Planning and executing photo shoots as needed.

I was on the publicity campaign for Masterchef Canada contestant, Miranda Wasstrom who placed in the Top 5. The network asked us to promote her in anticipation of getting her own show (which she turned down to have a baby).

lassco bar and dining

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

May 2015 to December 2017

I co-managed the day-to day running of the MSc during the exams and dissertation period. Tasks I’m most proud of were rewriting the student handbook, organizing content for a new website, and putting together the annual newsletter.
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” Elle brought her creativity to the team and expressed it professionally. Her social media posts provided a new angle to our campaign with eye-catching posts for a millennial audience…” 

– Suzanne collins, bid & partnership MANAGER at open cosmos

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