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Claire H.

  • Digital Designer
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer, Blog Writer & Social Media Specialist at KTSW 89.9
  • Digital Media Intern at SXSW

Education

Texas State University, Bachelor of Science – BS, Digital Media Innovation

Background

Summary

I’m a digital media professional specializing in graphic and web design. I’m skilled with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Bootstrap, HTML/CSS, and a bit of Javascript. I also have experience writing and editing blog content. I received my Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Innovation from Texas State University and have spent the last year building my portfolio through freelance projects and contract work. Currently, I am working full-time on contract with a company but will be available again come February 2020. My next goal is to find a long-term, full-time position with an organization I love! Please feel free to reach out, say hello, and share any ideas you have for working together!

Experience

  • Digital Designer

    Freelance Graphic and Web Design

    May 2018 – Present(1 year 5 months)Pensacola, Florida Area

    – Help transform businesses by designing unique, attractive brand identities and optimizing digital presence – Construct clients’ ideas from conception to delivery, including logos, websites, social media imagery, print and digital ads, landing pages, event materials and more – Consult businesses on website design and maintenance best practices

  • Graphic Designer, Blog Writer & Social Media Specialist

    KTSW 89.9

    September 2017 – May 2018(8 months)San Marcos, TX

    – Translated team members’ design requests into various digital and print formats – Authored over 30 blog posts, accompanied by original media – Earned the “Best Social Media Post” award for harnessing the most engagement of any post in the Fall 2017 semester

  • Digital Media Intern

    SXSW

    November 2017 – April 2018(5 months)Austin, Texas Area

    – Developed and executed blog and social media campaigns, researched the latest trends and copy-edited marketing content – Standardized images for use in digital channels such as social media and blog posts – Conducted a comprehensive SEO audit of every page on the WordPress site – Composed several blog posts covering topics such as schedule highlights and registration help – Promoted a large-scale event by curating compelling content for both Instagram and Twitter – Boosted Instagram follower count by 21% over the course of three months with the help of my colleagues – Designed ads and digital marketing strategies targeted at particular audiences based on trends in the programming

  • Digital Marketing Assistant

    Waste Connections, Inc.

    June 2017 – August 2017(2 months)The Woodlands, TX

    – Improved the functionality of over 75 different websites by making sure their contact forms were up-to-date and reaching the right people, as well as other basic website maintenance tasks and data collection – Assisted in their merge with another company by using Photoshop to change out the logos in the images they used on the web and social media – Optimized Google AdWords campaigns to ensure they were using their advertising budget in the most effective ways

Education

  • Texas State University

    Bachelor of Science – BS, Digital Media Innovation

    2014 – 2018

Skills & Expertise

  • Graphic Design
  • JavaScript
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress Design
  • Time Management
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office
  • Marketing
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Indesign CC
  • Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Problem Solving
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Print Design
  • Web Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blogging
  • Blog Marketing
  • Writing

Certifications

  • Preventing Workplace Harrassment

    Emtrain, License

    June 2017

  • Hootsuite Platform Certification

    Hootsuite, License 10756449

    May 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Top Undergraduate Student Award | Digital Media Innovation

    Texas State University

    May 2018

    Selected as the #1 student graduating with a Digital Media Innovation degree at Texas State University in spring 2018.

  • SXSW 2018 Intern MVP

    SXSW

    April 2018

    Chosen as the top intern from more than 100 interns across all departments of SXSW.