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They call me the triple threat – an empathetic self-starter with experience in communications, graphic design, and content strategy. These disciplines work together in a versatile co-op of marketing insight, aesthetic sensibility, and personal authenticity. Through observation, research, and intuition I produce content that connects with people. I don’t just tell a story, I find the universal truth and, through multiple access points, help people discover that truth for themselves.

A powerful growth mindset paired with a formidable work ethic drive me to do my best work every time. While outcomes are critical, I spend a lot of time reflecting on processes to identify where I can improve.
My job isn’t just to make things, but to make things better. Learning about and applying emerging technologies to my workflow not only increases capacity and quality, but also frees up time (and energy) to think strategically. Maximizing the design and productivity tools I use every day gives me as much satisfaction as meeting a tight deadline or producing a killer design.

Experience

George Mason University | University Career Services | Fairfax, VA
02/2017 – current: Marketing Communications Coordinator
– Planning and producing multichannel campaigns
– Providing marketing support for 90+ annual events
– Contracting vendors for signage and SWAG
– Supervising student employees

Arlington Arts Center | Arlington, VA
10/2014 – 02/2017: Marketing Manager
08/2013 – 10/2014: Marketing and Admin Coordinator
06/2013 – 08/2013: Marketing and Development Intern
– Managed all marketing, branding, and social media
– Managed donor database and coordinated direct mail campaigns
– Supported events and programming
– Supervised interns and volunteers

George Mason University | College of Visual and Performing Arts | Office of Development  | Fairfax, VA
05/2012 – 09/2012: Development Intern
– Wrote copy for performing arts center signage
– Assisted with coordination of annual gala and silent auction

George Mason University | University Life | Office of Technology Integration | Fairfax, VA
08/2011 – 05/2012: Graduate Assistant
– Co-designed the 2011 University Life Annual Report
– Edited digital video projects for 30+ divisional units

The Wilson Post | Lebanon, TN
02/2005 – 11/2005: Primary Staff Reporter/Photographer
– Wrote dozens of local news articles per week
– Photographed local civic and commercial events
– Liaised directly with local officials including the mayor, sheriff, and planning commissioners

The Settler | Student Newspaper | Volunteer State Community College | Gallatin, TN
01/2004 – 01/2005: Editor-in-Chief
05/2003 – 01/2004: Assistant Editor
01/2003 – 05/2003: Office Manager
– Led a staff of 15 writers, photographers, and designers
– Wrote, and edited copy for news, features, and editorials
– Directed digital production and layout
– Developed annual publication calendar
– Coordinated budgeting and governance

Core Competencies

     – Content strategy, production, and curation
     – Graphic design, web publishing, and publication layout
     – Campaign development and brand management
     – Email marketing, blog writing, and social media

Technical Skills

Expert
     – Mac OS X and Windows 10
     – Microsoft Office 365
     – Adobe InDesign
     – Adobe Illustrator
     – Adobe Photoshop
     – Adobe Acrobat Pro

Proficient
     – HTML
     – Drupal
     – Hootsuite
     – WordPress
     – Emma
     – Constant Contact
     – Jira

Competent
     – Google Analytics
     – Adobe Premiere Pro
     – Adobe Premiere Rush
     – Adobe After Effects
     – Adobe Dreamweaver

Education

George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Master of Arts, Arts Management

University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art

Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin TN
Associates of Science, Communications

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