Seattle

catherineblakesmith@gmail.com

Resume

Project manager for website design and working one-on-one with clients. I have seven years experience in strategic planning, volunteer management, and collaborating on innovative, detail-driven interdisciplinary projects.

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Education

Recent Web Projects

  • New Design – NW Theatre – Developed WordPress website dedicated to reviewing Seattle-area performance and art by creating wireframes, designing information architecture, and providing education and resources for the client to maintain the website independently.
  • Redesign – RST (Ready, Set, Transfer!) – Project managed the redesign for RST–-a nationally-funded program for academic transfer students–-at the Seattle Colleges District level, selected and edited photos, and copyedited content about the academy and scholarship using a Drupal8 content management system.
  • App/Website – Mind Your Time App – “Mind Your Time” is a customized, data-driven, mobile tool to monitor freelancing, studying, and volunteering. Theoretical app design for “User Centered Web Design” class.
  • Redesign – Seayoung Yim – Redesigned professional WordPress site through a comprehensive client process for Seayoung Yim, an award-winning playwright and activist for social and racial justice.

Professional Experience

Artistic Director – July 2016 to present

Provide organizational artistic leadership for a consensus-based democratic collective and support 25 world-premiere productions. Increased grant and individual donor fundraising by ~200% over 1.5 years.

Office Assistant – September 2017 to January 2019

Supported students, faculty, program managers, and department Deans at Seattle Central College STEM-BAE and South Seattle College Academic Transfer departments.

Production Manager

Provided information and facilitated communications for production teams and Annex Theatre staff, digitally and in-person.

Membership & Communications Specialist

Created a database to track 1500 members and 100 organizations and advocated for accessibility and empowerment in theatre through social media/online newsletter communications and responsive, artist-focused programming.

Artistic Experience

Curator – January 2015 to Present

Producer of Seattle’s longest-running variety show, Spin the Bottle, striving to achieve inclusion and equality in production and performance.

Director – January 2013 to Present

Responsible for leading rehearsals and dramaturgical development with emerging and established local playwrights of world-premiere plays.

Graphic Designer

Design and create assets for events, clients, and projects including printed posters and postcards, social media campaigns, logos, and online newsletters.

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Client Consultation
  • Copy Editing
  • Public Communications
  • Marketing Campaign Coordination
  • Social Media Management
  • UI Design
  • Wireframing
  • Graphic Design
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Contextual Research
  • Event Planning

Tools

  • HTML5/Bootstrap
  • CSS/Sass
  • PHP
  • jQuery/JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • Google Apps
  • Apple iWork
  • Microsoft Office & 365
  • WordPress
  • Wix
  • Drupal 8
  • Squarespace
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Contact

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