Carina B.

  • Joined November 2016

I am a German with a Greencard who founded her own business at 21, received my BS in communications at 25. I am a creative businesswoman.

  • Richmond, VA, United States
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Carina B.
Richmond, VA, United States



Design Social Media Marketing Email Content



I went from working for one of Germany's biggest newspapers to founding my own business in the US. I regularly work with international publications and editors, create editorial work and InDesign documents. I am bilingual, driven and a team player.

Work history

Freelance Journalist + Photojournalist
You will find writing samples, as well as some of my published work on my ePortfolio. Some of my design + PR work can be found there as well.
Owner, Photographer, Editor, Social Media Expert
I am the owner, photographer, editor, social media expert and PR specialist at Michael and Carina Photography.



Thomas Nelson Community College
Associates Degree
Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Science (major: professional communication)




Elementary proficiency


Native or bilingual proficiency


Native or bilingual proficiency


brand strategy communications blogging content creation customer segmentation design digital media editorial email journalism


Facebook Google Analytics iMovie InDesign Instagram Issuu Photoshop Pinterest Powerpoint Storify Twitter YouTube Yoast Wordpress Facebook Advertising


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours and evenings


  • Can work 35hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Consumer Products Entertainment Events Fashion Health & Wellness Media PR & Communications Photography Travel

What I read

BBC, Huffington Post, Southern Weddings, Harper's Bazaar. photography books (Luminous Portrait by E. Messina for example), National Geographic

Side projects

I work with international blogs + magazines to get my photography work featured. I write articles for these submissions as well. I also host photography workshops for photographers from all around the world, and create presentations for that.

Ideal team

Small team, self-driven, highly motivated but open-minded. I work best under a democratic or laissez-faire management style, however, I pride myself at being both a strong leader or a good follower when necessary. Creative + open-minded clients are ideal.