Account Planner, Sept 2010 - Present
Develop strategy, perform research, and write briefs.
Print Production Specialist, Sept. 2006 - Sept. 2008
Worked side by side with clients to create personalized layouts for direct mail, brochures, business cards, and books; prepared files for print, and color corrected images.
Literary Review and Synergia: Lewis & Clark’s journals of student poetry and prose
Editor-in-Chief, Sept. 2001 - Sept. 2005
Responsible for all aspects of the publications, including promotion, recruitment of staff and submissions, staff management, content and layout, editorial decision-making, printing, budget, and distribution.
Marketing Assistant, Sept. 2003 - Dec. 2003, Summer 2004
Assisted the promotions department by maintaining distributor relationships, fact checking articles, updating short clips for the web site, and writing detailed descriptions about Arts and Entertainment for the web site.
The Marin Independent Journal
Reporter, Summer 2000
Interviewed and wrote feature articles about notable members of the community on a weekly basis; accepted a paid freelance job after the internship.
Awards and Affiliations
Bronze Medal, Interactive Campaign Category, Academy of Art University Spring Show, 2010
Account Planner of the Year, Academy of Art University Spring Show, 2009
Gold Medal, Creative Brief Category, Academy of Art University Spring Show, 2009
Silver Medal, Creative Brief Category, Academy of Art University Show, 2009
Third Place Editorial Prize presented by the Northern California Press Women, 2001.
Lewis & Clark College, BA, English, May 2005
Academy of Art University, Fall 2008-Present, Graduate School of Advertising, emphasis on Account Planning.
In addition to the jobs listed above, I’ve been a barista on and off for ten years. Although I hope I never have to work in service again, I don’t regret a minute of it.
Serving people is both humbling and empowering at the same time. People look down upon you and you learn what it’s like to be pigeonholed. At the same time, since you’re behind the counter, you get to make and enforce the rules. Most importantly, it taught me how to deal with anybody at anytime. No matter what.
My other interests include spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors, reading (fiction and non), fraternizing with my peers, and people-watching. My most passionate hobby is adding to my ever-growing collection of thrift-store art.
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