V E L A S Q U E Z
M I S H A
Experienced Photographer and Social Media Manager with a background in Fine Art and Project Management. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in Communication and Media Studies from University of California, Davis.
I CARE ABOUT
I care about people; I love getting to know why people are the way they are. I am interested in learning from all types of ideas, humor, thoughts, attitudes and views of life. I am passionate about communication and social theory. I am interested in reconstructing today's views on inclusion, efficiency and social expression as I believe these are social elements that are stepping stones to a greater humanity.
When I was 11 years old, I found my mom's old Canon AE-1 and fell in love with film photography. After studying alongside some great artists and professors, I have realized that art is something to live rather than appreciate or achieve.
I love the cooperative movement! I appreciate non hierarchical decision making and communities that value community. I think we can learn a lot from non profits and can harness passion to achieve greater goals.
CAREER & EDUCATION
Oroville, CA | 2011-2012
A.A. in Communication Studies
Graduated on the honor role with an overall GPA of 3.86
University of New South Whales
Sydney, Australia | Study Abroad
Completed a minor in Studio Art, emphasis in photography while studying abroad.
UNSW Australia is ranked 46th in the world, and is ranked among the global top 25 in the QS World University Rankings for Art and Design (2015).
Media Marketing Specialist
Holden QiGong | 2015-2016
Built ad campaigns, facilitated web design and brand development. Evaluated A/B testing for advertisements and landing pages using various analytic resources. Created and managed strategic advertising using social networking. Drafted marketing copy. Managed photo, graphic and video development.
Marketing Staff Photographer
Mount Hermon Conference Center | 2013-2014
Fulfilled project assignments by encompassing group vision and client expecations. Told stories through digital imagery. Incorporated company mission, values, and objectives to branding and marketing tasks. Worked alongside brilliant team members and brought ideas and thougts to life through teamwork and flexiblity. Cataloged and managed large amounts of data and administered new organizational systems.
Photography Desk Editor
The California Aggie | Management (2013-2015)
Verbally pitched weekly projects to associate staff member and clearly constructed big picture vision. Organized staff calendar, weekly meetings and client connections. Concisely summarized stories for image captions and online abstracts. Critiqued photographers and their assignments. Managed chaotic deadlines, anticipated for last minute changes and prepared alternative solutions.
The National Society of Leadership & Success
Society Program Member |2012-2016
Member of a leadership honor society dedicated to academic excellence. The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.
University of California, Davis
Davis, California | 2013-2015
Graduated with a B.A. in Communication and minored in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. Utilized the prestigious academic atmostphere to hone both the science and art of media marketing and large and small scale communication.
Independent Contractor | 2013-Present
Published Marketing, Event, and Fine Art Photographer. Work includes, website branding, advertisement, marketing print work, weddings, engagements, portrait sessions, and ceremonies. Responsible for managing all aspects of commercial photography business including marketing strategy, social media presence, and client satisfaction.
Photographer & Social Media Manager
Mount Hermon | 2017 - Present
Developed social marketing campaigns, promoted branding, created photo content and facilitated video and graphic production. Analyzed business performance metrics and reported weekly operations. Constructed brand's voice and interacted with followers.
Excellent communicator and public speaker
Highly organized and extremely administrative
Proficient in: Photoshop, Lightroom, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, iWork Suite
Experience with fast paced work flow and prioritized deadlines