Julie has consulted to numerous businesses, large and small, as well as non-profits.
In the field of communications, Julie advises on strategy and project management, including internal and external communications, and public relations. Her areas of expertise include assessment of stakeholder and media relationships, reputation management, strategic communications planning, creating appropriate structures and processes for managing the media, advisory on language, tone and positioning, media training, and reactive and crisis communications.
In the field of art, and drawing on her strong network of artists, curators, gallerists and academics, Julie advises on the African contemporary art landscape, including sourcing and acquiring new art and commissions. She also advises on how to position current and new art projects to the public and media to build external engagement.
Julie is the founder and director of Guns & Rain; one of Africa’s first online art galleries.
Previously, Julie was Head of Google's Communications where she made a significant impact on internet access and internet education for Africans.
Julie holds degrees in Development Studies and Social Anthropology. Her research has been published in multiple academic journals in the fields of Anthropology, History and Political Ecology. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Art History.