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Polina Vdovina

Interior Design Graduate
Portfolio website
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cHMJW2nN45fvbIwPYPu6PHYJ4p9wF7G3/view?usp=sharing
About

I am a highly driven, creative and sociable interior designer. Originally from Russia, I have spent over 10 years living and studying in the U.K. While working as a financial analyst in a residential construction and property developing company during the pandemic, I found a fascination with interior design and architecture, leading me to return to London to complete a Professional Diploma course. In free time, I enjoy sports, especially yoga and tennis and I have run my first half-marathon in 2020. I am also a big lover of art and try not to miss any major exhibitions, my favourite styles are Impressionism, Post- Impressionism and Avant-garde. I pride myself in being brave and always being ready to take risks and chase adrenaline, I have jumped with a parachute, bungy jumped three times and raced on an F1 track

Previous Brands
Green Group
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Work Experience
Economic Analyst
Sep ‘20 - Sep ‘21
Green Group

• Trained as a financial analyst in the region's leading construction and property development company, which specialises in building detached, semi-detached, townhouses and apartment buildings of up to 4 stores high, developing secured living communities with their own infrastructures featuring parks, sports facilities, schools and kindergartens. • Reviewed monthly, quarterly and annual budget performance reports, ensuring departments and agencies operated within allocated budgets and investigated excessive expenses. • Helped to prepare annual budgets of up to £12m with meticulous attention to detail. • Performed monthly detailed cost/price analysis at the time of high price volatility in the construction market. Analysed the market and negotiated price changes with the sales and marketing teams and executives. • Provided administrative support to senior analysts and department professionals, improving efficiency and productivity.

Fashion Buyer
Jan ‘19 - Sep ‘20
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• Curated brand portfolio, reached out to new brands and negotiated terms of partnership. Some of the brands I worked with include Zimmerman, Nanushka, WOS and Lesyanebo. • Selected collections in person in show rooms and when necessary online during the pandemic. • Negotiated contract and purchase terms with suppliers. • Sought feedback from customers to adjust future orders.

SMM Manager
Jan ‘18 - Sep ‘20
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• Managed Instagram and Facebook accounts for a women's fashion retail store. • Upheld best working practices through continued dedication to high-quality, timely content. • Organised and saw through photo and video shoots, worked with models, photographers, makeup and hair artists to create professional and compelling content. • Monitored trends to keep content relevant and engaging. • Organised events to promote client loyalty and improve sales. For example, I organised and run a birthday party of the store, came up with a concept and decorations, curated the guest list, sent out invites, arranged a DJ performance, organised catering and invited a photographer and a videographer to capture the event. As a result of the evening, the store made half a month's average in sales and attracted a new array of clients.

Assistant to Head of Marketing
May ‘18 - Sep ‘18
Green Group

• Brainstormed ideas with the PR team to come up with fresh, interesting and engaging marketing strategies. • Put together budgets up to 500,000 rubles for PR campaigns and presented them to senior stakeholders. • Performed monthly market research, by investigating prices and marketing strategies of competitors. • Wrote engaging, entertaining and informative media scripts for different uses. • Coordinated placements for television and radio, social media and print publication advertisements.

Languages
Russian - Native
Spanish - Basic
English - Fluent
Location Preference
To be discussed
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Education & Training
The Interior Design School
‘21 - ‘22
Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Professional Diploma in Interior Design
The University of Edinburgh
‘17 - ‘21
MA International Relations and International Law
Master of Arts
Clayesmore School
‘12 - ‘17
A Levels & GCSEs
A Levels, Economics, Maths, History, Spanish