Beth Sawdon Portfolio


Welcome to my professional portfolio of creative work.

I completed my undergraduate study at York St John University in 2020, finishing with First Class Honours in Film Studies and Media. Prior to University, I have completed studies in Counselling with the CPCAB up to Level 3, as well as A-Levels in Psychology, English Language and Literature, IT and Photography. Before starting my creative journey, I worked in cinema, fashion retail and pharmacy as well as a variety of volunteering work in mental health, animal care and environmental sustainability.

I realised my passion for film at an early age, but only decided to study it professionally at the age of 20. During my studies, I set up my own personal blog to showcase my passion for cinema and to write film reviews. I also set up an Instagram account dedicated to film and my growing collection of cinematic merchandise, which enabled me to branch out and network with like-minded film fans and writers. I wrote a couple of ad-hoc pieces for Hi-Def Ninja during my first year of undergraduate study which allowed me to develop my writing skills and knowledge of SEO with the assistance of the website’s editor. This then led me to discover The Film Magazine, run and edited by previous graduates of York St John and York University. Since 2018, I have been writing occasional articles for The Film Magazine and receiving immense amounts of support from fellow writers and readers.

In October 2019, I gained a Marketing role with UK-based software company, GoHire, in which I have co-created and managed content for social media channels, blogs and newsletters as well as develop partnerships with other companies and like-minded business owners. Being able to write B2B content for SMEs has widened my understanding of brand and tone and developed my ability to follow a given brief as well as generate interesting ideas when marketing a company or product. My knowledge of marketing has grown immensely since joining GoHire and with the invaluable insight of working with a close-knit team, I have learnt about marketing strategy, branding tools and components along with experience of managing a small team.

Over the past three years, I have assisted with and taken the lead on a variety of personal and professional creative projects; opening my eyes to new industries and information as well as developing my overall skill sets.

If you’d like to discuss my work further, feel free to connect with me on Linkedin.