A still from La Roux's International Woman of Leisure, directed by Nova Dando.
Online Event

Upgrade Yourself: Process | Visual Communication & Content Creation

with Nova Dando

Thu 10 Dec
13.00 - 14.30

Join creative director and film-maker Nova Dando as she walks us through career highlights (and lo-fi moments). Dando will discuss juggling a packed schedule, working processes and offer practical insights and tips for you to apply yourself.

In this process-led workshop Nova will bring her multidisciplinary talents as a creative director, filmmaker, photographer and video editor to engage you. 

Nova will draw on her vast experience working collaboratively and negotiating with high-profile clients and share tips for writing professional briefs and delivering impactful projects across multiple platforms. Her style and flair for good design is always apparent, and you may just get closer to tuning your own visual language. 

This is a first come, first chance opportunity, so you'll need to register and express your interest. We are offering a small group of participants (up to 30 people) the opportunity to join Nova’s session. All you need is decent Wi-Fi, a comfy chair, pen, and paper, and to allow for 90-minutes.

In this session Nova will be discussing and sharing her ideas and insights around many topics including:

  • Image making and how to hone your visual eye
  • Working for big brands on their campaigns creating many assets for their main campaign and social media
  • The role of creator and collaborator
  • How lo-fi and little budgets can boost your creativity, leading to bigger projects sooner than you think
  • Career path and how to make it as a creative
  • Being a 360-creative working on integrated campaigns 
  • Tech skills and programs to learn 

About the speaker

Director & creative Nova Dando works with commercial clients across several categories including fashion, beauty, music, and technology. Nova works with brands at all stages of the campaign process from idea conception, creative strategy, art direction, leading large-scale shoots to postproduction and client liaison. Nova creates content for multi-platform campaigns utilising TV, digital and social media.

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Upgrade Yourself: Process

We bring participants together in small groups to meet innovative creative industry thinkers and doers (either individuals, collectives, or organisations). We encourage everyone in the room to contribute to the session, allowing for deeper engagement, which could be conversational, bitesize prototyping and/or creative play, alongside a Somerset House Producer.

Led by members of the Somerset House creative community and external partners, these digital sessions primarily aimed at people aged 18-25 are for those looking for access routes into the Creative Industries and the Cultural Sector.