Graduate Profile – Daniel Blyden

Daniel Blyden

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“My career ambition can be summarised are to become a reputable Creative Strategist/Director working to manage and lead/innovate changes in society through digital media and technology.”

Daniel never misses an opportunity to apply his skills and expertise in order to persistently cultivate his professional growth. He has interned in various marketing and communications roles including Tomorrow People Marketing Consultancy, The Future Melting Pot and presently works at Aston University.

Within months of leaving university, he has tendered for, won and successfully delivered a commission for digital Birmingham’s Say Hello Campaign under his own company YEP Media Ltd, working with some of Birmingham’s flagship Arts organisations. He also freelances as a graphic designer/media producer for variety of clients.

Daniel is equally passionate about applying his creative media skills and strategic leadership qualities to the community and voluntary sector. He acts as communications director at Aston-Newtown Seventh-day Adventist church where he is a member and has voluntarily created and managed a social media strategy for the newly established Chanel-Lee Smile Foundation.

Daniel is also passionate about guiding young people with their career development particularly youth who are creatively inclined thus spearheading the OneShot project under Birmingham Leadership Foundation’s 100 Young Leaders programme. He is also very keen to tackle intergenerational issues particularly in the African Caribbean Community, thus he led a sparkling project called the Lost Links along with the UpRising Leadership Programme funded by Unltd.

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