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Creative Director Resume

Pikesville, MD

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Dedicated writer/editor with diverse experience in research, media outreach, social media, and consulting. Skilled in Chicago Manual of Style, AP Stylebook, APA Publication Manual, and GPO Manual while developing training and business documents, marketing materials, and other professional works. Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to relate to all levels of management and media. Proven success and expertise in:

  • Writing/Editing/Proofreading
  • Social Media
  • Technical Services
  • Logistical Services
  • Needs Analysis
  • Project Management

SOCIAL MEDIA KNOWLEDGE Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster, Xanga, Tagged, BlitzTime, Plaxo, Redditt, ZoomInfo, Spoke, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Meetup, Flickr

OPERATING SYSTEMS/SOFTWARE

PC: Windows 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista, Windows 7 MAC: Mac OSX, OSX Tiger, OSX Leopard, OSX Snow Leopard, Lion Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher Adobe: Acrobat, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Flash MAC Applications: Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iWeb, iPhoto, iMovie Other: WordPress, Skype, FileMaker Pro, WebEx, EndNote

EDUCATION

MS, Information Technology Computer Security Management Master Certificate, Visual Communications Digital 3-D Design BA, Communications Studies

AFFILIATIONS Associate Member, National Association of Black Journalists (2011-Present) Associate Member, Washington DC Grammy Chapter (April 2012-Present)

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Grammy365.com

PUBLISHED BLOGS

Aesthetic Elevation 2008-Present Information and entertainment blog that covers current news events, concerts, fashion, and in-depth interviews from creatives in music, fashion, television, and business.

EDITED WORKS

Brantley, A.P. and Brantley, R.L. (2011). The Strength to Change Companion: Personal Coaching Toward Renewal. Upperco, MD: Stewardship Living Publications

EDITED WORKS - CONTINUED

Brantley, A.P. and Brantley, R.L. (2009). Tea and Testimony. Upperco, MD: Stewardship Living Publications Brantley, A.P. and Brantley, R.L. (2008). Biblical Stewardship Living. Upperco, MD: Stewardship Living Publications. Brantley, A.P. and Brantley, R.L. (2008). Do The Truth: A Personal Primer to Marriage as Ministry. Upperco, MD: Stewardship Living Publications. Brantley, A.P. (2007). Why Be Bullied to Death? Upperco, MD: Stewardship Living Publications.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Confidential, LLC, Pikesville, MD 08/01- Present Creative Director

  • Work with writers, editors, proofreaders, designers and printers to ensure completion of proposals, contracts, reports, and books.
  • Perform public relations for select clients including media outreach and press coverage.
  • Design flyers and marketing collateral.
  • Write, edit, and proofread articles, blog posts, rsums, curricula vitae, brochures, flyers, proposals, web content, and books for various clients.
  • Manage administrative and research projects for several small businesses.
  • Advise clients on branding and identity system development.
  • Design and implement boilerplate notification letters for company downsizings, procedure manuals, training materials, and proposals for clients.
  • Provide transcription services for meetings, interviews, and conferences.

Confidential, Lutherville, MD 05/98 - 01/04 Office Coordinator - 2003-2004 Word Processing and Research Coordinator - 1999-2003 Acting Marketing Assistant - 1998 Receptionist - 1998

  • Provided career search and Internet training via WebEx for local and remote career transition candidates.
  • Facilitated client and career transition candidate orientation including in-house resources.
  • Instructed senior sales executives and consultants in research techniques using new company research database in order to increase office revenue.
  • Trained both local and regional administrative staff on candidate training orientations.
  • Transcribed letters, interviews, meetings, and reports from cassette and digital recordings.
  • Wrote, edited, designed and proofread identity systems, rsums, cover letters, executive biographies, and government applications (including KSAs) for career transition candidates.
  • Designed and implemented boilerplate notification letters for company downsizings, procedure manuals, training materials, and proposals for clients.
  • Created internal forms used for regional samples in administrative trainings.

FREELANCE WORK

Confidential, New York, NY 09/11 - Present Contributing Writer

  • Write music articles and blog posts covering independent, national and international recording artists.
  • Schedule face-to-face, online, or phone interviews with subjects.
  • Research information leads for forthcoming articles.

Confidential, New York, NY 05/10- 02/11 Contributing Writer

  • Write articles covering music, fashion, for digital magazine and forthcoming media site.
  • Schedule face-to-face, online, or phone interviews with subjects.
  • Research information leads for forthcoming articles.

Confidential, Baltimore, MD 03/10- 07/11 Freelance Writer

  • Write articles based on available subject matter.
  • Research, place calls, and send e-mails for scheduled interviews.

Confidential, Baltimore, MD 06/09- 7/10 Public Relations and Media Director

  • Write and distribute press releases for annual Baltimore Fashion Week and upcoming runway events to press and media outlets.
  • Research possible media outlets to report on Butterfly Productions events.
  • Design, write, proof, and edit various application forms, e-mails, and letters.
  • Create and maintain custom forms and databases.
  • Coordinate interviews with print and online media outlets.

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