Art Department, Creative Business Development, Lindsey Lyons Studio, Los Angeles
September 2015–Present

·      Event planning, community engagement, and strategy – highlighted work at lindseylyons.com/portfolio

·      Assist prop stylist and art director on sets that include MTV Movie & TV Awards 2017, Wells Fargo commercial,
        Star Wars for Hasbro photo shoot, and a forthcoming short film

·      Curated exhibition of six Los Angeles-based painters in a pop-up studio in the Arts District

·      Exhibit abstract paintings and sculptures and create commissioned works with art consultants

·      Sales of auction-level paintings for Eleanor Harwood Gallery during artMRKT art fair in San Francisco

Manager, Alumni Relations & Gala Events, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
November 2013–August 2015

·      Secured gala sponsorships up to $25,000, established partnerships with supporters including Juxtapoz, 7x7,
        and Sightglass Coffee, and increased net income by 106% and gross income by 65% in first year managing the gala

·      Liaised with alumni, students, Board Members, President, external vendors, creative agency, and PR firms

·      Wrote and edited copy and contributed to visual content for online, print, and email marketing campaigns  

·      Amplified alumni engagement through events and launched website page to promote alumni-founded ventures

Social Media Specialist (Contract), shopkick, Silicon Valley
May–October 2013

·      Owned shopping app shopkick’s social media presence and organically grew followers by 1,400% on Pinterest,
        500% on Instagram, 17% on Twitter, and 16% on Facebook

·      Built relationships with bloggers and collaborated with partners including Target, Old Navy, and OREO

·      Crafted social content and strategy with JCPenney’s social media team for national partnership launch

·      Created social-only campaigns including national contests and sweepstakes on all social channels

Manager, Alumni Relations, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
January 2008–April 2013

·      Cultivated relationships with 17,000 art, architecture, design, and writing alumni

·      Organized events across the country and collaborated with Communications on alumni marketing plan

·      Wrote email marketing campaigns, managed alumni website content, and scouted newsworthy content

·      Fostered growth of regional and international alumni networks by launching social media presence

Assistant, Designer Apparel, Neiman Marcus, San Francisco
October 2006–December 2007

·      Rookie of the Year 2007 for Neiman Marcus San Francisco

·      Assisted sales specialist with $1 million/year boutique business and utilized national store network for client needs

·      Organized apparel and accessories with visual merchandising and learned trends from international brand team visits

Marketing & Partnerships Intern, Microsoft Windows Live Spaces, Seattle, WA
June–August 2006

·      Interned for Microsoft’s Global Marketing Manager on projects surrounding the launch of Windows Live Spaces,
        a social network with 120 million users in 50 global markets that year and served as a Spaces Ambassador at events

·      Facilitated creation of UNICEF and UN profiles on Spaces and assisted with Film Your Issue event at the United Nations

EDUCATION                        ­           

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA                                                                                  MFA, Fine Arts, 2013
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA                                                                                            BA, Art & Social Change, 2006