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gianna r.

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  • Joined July 2016

Storyteller shaping brands through engaging stories. 10 years experience in photography, writing, design and creative branding.

  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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gianna r.
Santa Cruz, CA, United States



Marketing Design Content Social Media



I’m a storyteller with a concentration in photography, writing, design and creative branding. Formally trained in marketing and studio art, I weave 9 years of experience in editorial, advertising and lifestyle photography with passion for outdoors.

Work history

Creative Manager
Design vibrant visual branding for 7 branches of Channel Islands YMCA Spearhead overhaul of photography library and design templates. Create new workflow between branches and Association - Manage Plotter printer work orders, print schedule and supplies
PR + Communications manager
Drove content sharing and aggregation for outdoor lifestyle publication, developed brand voice on social media Spearheaded stockist reachout and print expansion Designed media deck, launched creative agency expansion and pitches
BLANK digital capture and retouch
Producer and digital tech
Managed logistics + confidentiality of high profile fashion and editorial shoots, scheduled project delivery, maintained client relationships, assumed full responsibility across gear rental companies & courier services. Provided digital image manipulation


Gianna Keiko Rankart

Brand identity, design, and product, portrait + lifestyle photography.



CUNY Hunter College
BFA Studio Art/ Photography + Ceramics
University of Georgia
BBA Marketing and Film Studies



branding content creation editorial visual communications digital media design community


Asana InDesign Wordpress Instagram Facebook Constant Contact Mailchimp Trello


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours and weekends


  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year


Industries I love

Consumer Products Health & Wellness Photography Travel

What I read

The Skimm, Pema Chodron, Flipboard, A Well Traveled Woman

Side projects

music videos, fine jewelry styling and lookbooks, copywriting

Ideal team

I thrive working with small to medium sized teams with clear direction and division of labour. I like deadlines and expectations, I'm a bit of a perfectionist.