Work/Professional Experience

Editorial Stylist

Zulily

Seattle, Washington

Mar '14–Present

Create homepage imagery by designing lifestyle and fashion photoshoots utilizing a mutualism of lighting, composition, creativity, attention to detail, and time management, and collaboration with a team of photographers, assistants, and merchandisers.

Multimedia Artist

Surfnk8 Design

CA, HI, OR, UT, WA

Dec '09–Present

Freelance website production, photo styling, photography, modeling, acting, video editing, layout & design.

Local Manager

Cherry Hill Photo

Seattle, Washington

Oct '13–Dec '13

High-volume photographer. Conduct hiring, training, scheduling, manage staff and operations, create excellent product, oversee customer service and sales.

Web Builder

ADP Cobalt (Insight Global)

Seattle, Washington

Oct '12–Sept '13

Create and edit visual assets and code to build automotive dealership websites while keeping within GM and other OEM style guidelines.

Content Writer

PMA Media Group

Salt Lake City, Utah

Apr '12–Oct '12

Write educational and informational content, increasing traffic to websites using SEO principles. Collaborate with SEO department, demonstrating ability to work effectively on a creative team and independently.

Activity Leader

Metropolitan Family Service

Portland, Oregon

Feb '11–Feb '12

Developed leadership skills while coordinating and instructing after school educational activities for students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Created and implemented a ‘Junior Journalist’ class, helping students to learn essential storytelling skills by producing a newspaper.

Multimedia Intern

BYUH Campus News Center

Laie, Hawaii

Sep '08–Dec '09

Managed student staff and prepress processes, including proofreading, copy editing, writing headlines and captions, layout and design. Content management/layout using Joomla CMS, incorporating "new media" like Facebook, Twitter, blogging for increased communication with audiences. Enhanced Adobe CS & FinalCut Pro skills and abilities as a writer, copy editor, layout and graphic artist, digital photographer, photo editor, videographer, and video editor. Teaching assistant for communications courses.

Production Assistant

BYUH Print Services

Laie, Hawaii

Feb '08–Sep '08

Assistant to University Communications graphics department, managing customer content and proofing projects prior to print publication. Collaborate with creative team while improving multi-tasking and time management skills. Create original content for Drupal-based website, redesigning BYUH Print Services website, improving usability and design. Communicate daily with customers regarding projects, ensuring best-possible final production.

Copy Editor

BYUH Campus News Center

Laie, Hawaii

Sep '06–Apr '07

Contributed to creative team, playing a key role in ensuring correct editorial content for newspaper publication by proofreading, copy editing, writing headlines and cutlines, page layout and design.

Office Assistant

Triad Forwarders, Inc.

Torrance, California

Dec '03–Nov '04

Improved organizational skills while managing file systems and customer data.

Skills/Knowledge

Content management systems including Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal, HTML and CSS coding, multimedia production, print production, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Quark XPress, Flash animation, Final Cut Pro 7, video production, Microsoft Office.

Education

Honolulu, Hawaii McKinley Community School
State of Hawaii Substitute Teacher Certification 2008
Laie, Hawaii Brigham Young University–Hawaii
Bachelor of Arts 2007
Torrance, California El Camino College
Associate of Arts 2005

Publications & Awards

Kula Manu, BYU–Hawaii, artwork published 2009
Certificate of Award, BYU–Hawaii 2008
Student Photography Show, BYU–Hawaii 2007
Kula Manu, BYU–Hawaii, artworks published 2007
Kula Manu, BYU–Hawaii, essay published 2006
Student Art Exhibition, El Camino College 2003
Student Art Exhibition, El Camino College 2002