An Interview with Rianna Low – Indie Oxford Marketing & Admin Assistant

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Rianna joined us in December and we’re already reaping the benefits of her talents and positivity! She brings with her a wealth of communications, marketing and graphic design experience which means we can do even more to support and promote independent businesses in Oxfordshire this year.

Rianna Low

Tell me a bit about yourself!

I love learning! From new skills, to random facts… you’ll usually find me buried in books, watching documentaries or searching for answers/tutorials on the internet. As a creative person, I’m always searching for ways to enhance and improve in my work and build a broader professional skill set; I recently completed my Master’s Degree in Visual Communication, which was fantastic and really enabled me to explore new ways of thinking, both technically as well as academically. I love problem solving and coming up with unique solutions and ideas! That’s one of the reasons I love being a freelancer and being able to work for lots of different companies – it’s keeps things fresh and exciting but also allows you to develop unique relationships, particularly as I work with a lot of smaller businesses and organisations.

What attracted you to working with us at Independent Oxford?

I love all things one of a kind: businesses, products, narratives and even buildings (so Oxford indies really tick all the boxes!) I truly believe that independent businesses offer so much more than just the products they sell; the atmosphere they create and the stories they have to tell are equally unique, so I was really excited to work with a company that wants to celebrate and promote that.

Mamma Mia Oxford

What skills do you bring to the team that will help Independent Oxford promote indies even more in 2018?

I believe my skill set is broad and dynamic, which I think will be great for Independent Oxford going forward. I have a wealth of experience in marketing and design and as mentioned, I also love problem solving and idea generating, so hopefully that is something that will also come in handy!

Why do you believe it’s really important to support indie businesses?

I believe without indies the world would be a very dull place!

Multinationals, of course, pose a big threat to small businesses but indies really do give the consumer more than just a product, so we need to be promoting and supporting all these amazing little jems!

IScream Oxford

Which are your favourite indies in Oxford?

I am a huge foodie (especially when it comes to Italian food), so Mamma Mia’s and IScream satisfy all of my sweet and savoury needs on the Italian front! I also love all the uniqueness that The Covered Market has to offer and as a film buff, I think Ultimate Picture Palace is great!

Ultimate Picture Palace Oxford

We’re really excited to have Rianna on board! If you have any questions for her, you can email her here or leave a comment below.

Love, Rosie


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