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I communicate things.
I fancy myself a communicator. My professional positions & freelance work have given me experience as a graphic designer, copywriter, marketing manager & social media specialist. I am an excellent all-hands-on-deck wearer-of-multiple-hats. If you have a marketing/creative position open in Seattle that you'd like to hire someone that is multi-functional for - I'd love to talk to you.
Designer & Copywriter
- Sep 2009 - Present (4 years 3 months)
Freelance Graphic Designer
September 2009 - Present
Small business/startup & church identity packages, promotional posters, document design, toy concept design & packaging design, web banners
Accomplishments: You can buy toys I designed on Amazon & at various Seattle-area stores.
December 2010 - Present
High-volume short SEO-based articles, web ad copy, long form blog copy (AdWord & SEO driven), product descriptions & packing copy
Accomplishments: There's a slight chance you've stumbled across some of my early copywriting when you accidentally clicked on one of those annoying online degree ads.
Social Media Specialist
- Restaurants Unlimited
- Apr 2013 - Nov 2013 (7 months)
Managed various social media channels for 22 brands in 48 locations, wrote marketing campaigns for social media, developed engaged community around brands, wrote marketing copy, designed social media posts, experience on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare, Instagram & Hootsuite
Accomplishments: Grew composite Facebook audience by approx. 30%, increased overall engagement rates on many pages by upwards of 60%, restructured operation of Facebook pages to encourage good content & engaged community, launched first social media campaigns that operated separate from overall marketing plans
*joined RUI as a contractor 2/13, hired FTE 4/13
- CrossPoint Churches
- Jun 2012 - Jun 2013 (1 year)
I work primarily in layout design intended for print.
Marketing Coordinator, Copywriter
- Electric Mirror, LLC
- Apr 2011 - May 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Copywriting: Project feature article long copy, product description copy, short ad copy, technical copy, press releases
Brand: Spent 14 months trying to wrangle branding into one cohesive unit - was mostly successful.
Design: Emailer design, product spec sheet design, collateral design, tradeshow booth design
Tradeshows: Tradeshow management (exhibitor side) from registration to debriefing after the show
Media Management: Developed photography assets management protocol, organized 10+ years of photography into cohesive filing system
Media Request Management: Handled all external and internal media requests (photography, document, copy)
Toy Designer & Copywriter
- Off The Wall Toys
- Oct 2010 - May 2012 (1 year 7 months)
Copywriting: Adword/SEO driven informational long copy, web banner short copy, toy "story" packaging copy
Design: Toy concept design, web banner design, toy packaging design
I really enjoy saying, "I am a toy designer." It's kind of my dream to be Tom Hanks in Big.
- Nov 2009 - Feb 2010 (3 months)
High-volume 250 word SEO driven technical copy
- BS Visual Communication Arts: Graphic Design
- 2005 - 2009
What did I do as a student at Liberty University? I went to a LOT of classes - gen ed as well as graphic design, photography, sculpture, theology & some other classes I took just for fun. I like learning. I also served on student leadership, maintained a job, and volunteered on some service opportunities here and there. My roommate & I used to like to rearrange the letters on the school of government's bulletin board to say silly things. I once hand stenciled & spray painted 22 football (uh, soccer) jerseys.
LU Juried Student Art Show 2009: Honorable Mention Graphic Design