Hi I'm Joan!
I'm a communications professional, artist, designer and public art enthusiast.
Creative media and design project management, video production for YouTube, live-streaming, social media management, copywriting, educational writing and infographic development. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and Premiere Pro.
Ventana Wildlife Society / Communications Coordinator
August 2020 - Present - Monterey, CA
-Manage in-house creative projects for all formats (video, photo, design, graphic, print)
-Provide digital media to all departments and act as liaison for digital media to the press
-Troubleshoot design issues for marketing staff using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
-Use Adobe Premiere Pro and Illustrator to create inspirational and educational media for marketing campaigns
-Manage storyboards, filming, editing and distribution of promotional media, especially video
-Schedule, design feedback and approval deadlines across departments for executive staff using Gantt charts and shared calendars
-Develop social media engagement strategy for all platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Email). Provide monthly KPI reports to ED/BOD.
-Sourced and designed a new way to broadcast live virtual events using open source broadcasting software (OBS)
-Manage digital and print campaigns using Adobe Creative Cloud
-Provide actionable feedback to designers to ensure that digital and print campaigns provide consistent visual messaging and adhere to style guides
-Create organization style guide for visual media and written content
-Manage digital assets for organization including incoming videos, photos and notes from biologists, outreach educators, and non-lead ammunition specialists
Carmel Youth Center / Grant Writer
May 2018 - April 2021 - Carmel, CA
Managed foundation relations between the CYC and current/future grantors. I managed the grant process from start to finish by researching prospective foundations, creating relationships with foundation committees , writing narrative content and project budgets for applications and writing post-grant reporting.
Chrysler Museum of Art / Staff Team Leader
January 2013 - November 2017 - Norfolk, VAI provided copy and visual media for the education and development departments for use in educational displays, museum artifact displays, art class brochures, and other interpretive materials for public consumption. I also taught public art classes for the museum.
City of Norfolk - Public Arts Grant / Project Management
May 2015 - September 2016 - Norfolk, VA
Council for the Arts Grant Awardee. Managed the engineering, fabrication, and installation of permanent outdoor sculptures in the City of Norfolk. My involvement included managing the project in collaboration with three other designers from design to point of fabrication, to final installation.
Virginia Commonwealth University / Bachelor of Fine Arts
August 2007 - May 2012, Richmond, VA
Major in Craft / Material Studies with a Minor in International Studies
Monterey Peninsula College / Communication Studies
April 2020 - December 2020 - Monterey, CA
Completed courses in Speech Communication, Mass Communication and Statistics.