Resume / Experiences

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Freelance Editor / Writer / Curator: Brit + Co.                                                             New York, NY        2013 – Present
Curate and create content for San Francisco based DIY lifestyle blog / e-commerce website focusing on all aspects of teaching and inspiring creativity in women. Topics include: DIY / Technology / Fashion / Recipes / Health.

Social Media Strategist & Manager / Content Creator / Copywriter                 New York / NY        2013 – Present

Work closely with each client to create strategies that will elevate their brands / products to the next level. Focus is on branding, content strategy & creation, and copy writing for website and social media efforts. Importance placed on social media strategies & management that ensures audience growth and participation. Act as voice of company via social media platforms for clients who find it a challenge to keep their customers engaged.

Freelance Event Production: Villain                                                                                Brooklyn / NY        2011 – Present

Work with specialized event planning company focusing on high end niche clients with high volume needs on their marketing & PR efforts. Act as lead production coordinator on various projects which involve scheduling, organizing activities / outings and hosting international groups of 20 – 40 people in boutique settings. Versatile projects call for utilizing varied skill sets in order to attain goals and create successful events.

Designer/Personal Assistant: Villain                                                                          Brooklyn / NY      2009 – 2010

Responsible for both internal & external design for specialized event planning company as well as creating visual content for high profile clients on a per project basis. Main areas of focus include concept design, branding, retouching, compositing and color specialization. Act as personal assistant to CEO of the company as needed.

Curator: Maxwell’s                                                                                                           Hoboken / NJ      2006 – 2008

Manage all aspects of monthly art show production in historic music venue. Curate themes to feature strengths of highly talented artist pool, maintaining high level of work fitting to a venue with such extensive history. Act as mentor to artists through their process in order to achieve highest level of artistic output. Organize and oversee all details of event planning, marketing, and social media presence to ensure high turnouts and successful opening nights.

Freelance Designer: Curious Pictures                                                                         New York / NY      2004 – 2006

Work on various children’s animated television productions including: Disney’s “Little Einsteins” and “Go Baby” / Nickelodeon’s “Wonder Pets” / Cartoon Pizza’s “Pinky Dinky Doo”. Main skills applied throughout all productions include background design, image retouching, color specialist, and layout artist. Use of Photoshop, Flash and traditional painting skills utilized in order to design and prepare scenes for animators to work and interact with.

Art Director / Painter / Compositor: Bill Plympton Studio                                    New York / NY      1998 – 2003

Manage and oversee 2 year production of animated feature film “Hair High” painted traditionally by hand on acetate. Work on feature films, short films, and commercial projects as production assistant and painter. Skills utilized include: color mixing & design, cel painting, pencil testing and film checking. Use Flash skills to composite digital projects for independent and commercial projects. Digital clients include: Wilson Tennis and Woodstock Film Festival.

EDUCATION

SUNY Empire State College, New York, NY
Arts Management

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Printmaking

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Illustration / Animation

COMPUTER SKILLS

Photoshop / Illustrator / Flash / iWork / Microsoft Office

TRADITIONAL SKILLS

Art Direction / Illustration / Character Design / Background Design / Color Design /
Branding / Social Media Strategy & Management / Copywriting / Curating / Project Management /               Proficient in Portuguese / Fluent in Spanish / Proficiently Fluent in Creativity