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Rebecca Midgley

Rebecca Midgley

Founder of Rebecca Clare Designs; Marketer, Maker and Designer

After receiving my bachelors degree in English and the History of Art and Architecture I spent time living in Sydney, working as a curator of a gallery, London, working as a marketing executive and San Diego, designing and making my own jewellery. My passions include travelling, learning and creating!





Rebecca Clare Designs

Founder, Designer and Maker, Marketer and Brand Strategist

Eight years ago I fell in love... with silversmithing. Alas, after a passionate love affair that lasted only a year we broke up so I could pursue other interests and a 'proper job', but silversmithing and my love of designing and creating unique pieces of jewellery was always at the back of my mind.

For a long time I kept my dream of starting my own business bottled up, for fear of failing at something I so wanted to succeed at, but after moving to San Diego in 2015 and finding a beautiful (and affordable) studio I couldn't put it off any longer.

I am still learning but am loving every moment of it!

Let me know what you think...

'Work every damn day to be the highest possible expression of yourself.' Maxie McCoy


Graphic Designer

Since receiving training in InDesign and Photoshop I have been working as a freelance graphic designer for companies in the UK and US. Work has varied from complete brand development and stationary packages for start-ups to promotional material in line with brand guidelines for established companies.


The Student Housing Company

Marketing Executive and In-house Designer

My key roles included:

• Strategy, development and implementation of innovative B2C marketing plans.
• Managing relationships with creative agencies, suppliers & working effectively as part of a team.
• Proof reading, copy editing & commissioning content.
• Outsourcing of multiple campaign design projects including managing the creative process, budget and briefing.
• Designing & producing ATL and BTL marketing material.
• Implementing brand guidelines across the company.
• Coordination of events & local sponsorship.
• Undertaking competitor analysis & identifying key trends to promote sales.
• Streamlining lead-time efficiency by achieving Photoshop & InDesign qualifications.
• Raising brand awareness among targeted demographic.


Global Gallery

Manager & Curator

The gallery had a quick turnover of exhibitions, was used for external events & had long term rental studios.

My roles included:

• Marketing exhibitions through social media & direct contact.
• Drafting & distributing press releases & promotional material & creating newsletters, leading me to be efficient HTML coding.
• Sourcing & liaising with clients & sponsors & establishing working partnerships with media, businesses & universities.
• Maximising rapid invoicing & credit control.
• Negotiating & arranging contracts.
• Managing interns & casual staff.
• Managing exhibition openings & the creative & practical development of exhibitions.

During my time at Global Gallery I curated over 75 solo and group exhibitions.


Publishing Companies


Know Your Mobile Website & Bizarre Magazine: Dennis Publishing, London.
I was required to write daily reviews & press releases & add information to the CMS.

Legal Books department, Taylor & Francis Publishers, Oxford:
My roles here included cover image research to detailed briefs, managing the process of electronic Copyright applications, sourcing & contacting clients & assessing their suitability for projects. 


University of Reading

BA English Literature and History of Art & Architecture - Upper Second Class Honours

While studying I was Editor of The University of Reading's Creative Arts Anthology. This included working to reach print deadlines by chairing weekly meetings and setting deadlines for staff under my supervision.

I was also Vice Captain to the Ladies Hockey Team in my final year. Roles included running weekly training sessions and organising weekly social events.