Who am I?

Josh Rafé Coles

A few years back I ‘fled’ the coastal area of Great Yarmouth to meet new people, set up camp in a new part of the world and chase my future ambitions. From the historic and ex-top class seaside holiday destination I moved to the very friendly and vibrant, North East.

It was at this point my studies opened me up to the delights of Sunderland. I have a First Class Honours Degree in Media Production (TV and Radio) and have completed my postgraduate studies on the Creative Industry Practice programme at the University of Sunderland.

Studying at Sunderland presented me with, at the time, one of the best opportunities available in my field. I became a leader at an award winning multi-platform media brand. 107 Spark FM (part of the Spark Sunderland brand) is the North East largest community media brand. Here I held various positions including Programme Controller (December 2010-October 2011). While I was involved and over its recent history it has won a plethora of regional, national awards as well as an international accolade for ‘Best Student Radio Station’ at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards in 2012.

I’m now honoured to be working with a talented bunch of creative artists who I collaborate with through the multi award-winning creative development partnership – Contrapunto.

I spend most of my “professional” time working in and studying the world of TV and online, with the aspiration of leading a team responsible for delivering a truly cross platform project to the media broadcast sector. My ultimate career goal is to become a Commissioner – one of the best places to involve a variety of talented creative practitioners to produce emotive and thought-provoking content.

When I’m not on the phone or tapping away on a keyboard to help arrange the next project or production you’ll find me in the local venue soaking up some tip top intimate comedy, or taking walks in the park, furnished with an autobiography in one hand and a flask of green tea in the other.

We live in a fast-paced digital led world. It’s just so exciting & ever expanding. It’s time to release our pockets of creativeness; to take our own individual ideas and make them flourish. I am always seeking to collaborate with new creative individuals and work on Media or PR projects; whether they are in their infancy or maturity.

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J =)

It’s time to shape our own future.