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Melody S.

Average rate
$90/hour
  • Joined September 2019

I'm a highly-motivated PR strategist and creative professional who lives to create the next big idea for my clients.

  • Leawood, KS
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Melody S.
Leawood, KS

Services

Categories

Public Relations Marketing Copywriting Social Media Design

Experience

Summary

I'm an innovative PR & marketing specialist with a passion for branding and an eye for design. I’ve helped to craft print and digital campaigns for Disney, magazines, film festivals, beauty and style brands, nonprofit organizations and many more.

Work history

The Walt Disney Company
Communication Specialist
Forged and maintained strategic partnerships with Walt Disney World Resort leadership that streamlined design and production. Designed, edited and delivered educational and creative collateral for Disney Parks & Resorts operations read by 175k+ guests.
Tri-Coastal Enterprises
Graphic Designer & Marketing Specialist
Designed aesthetic magazine layouts and marketing copy for luxury homebuilders across the Southeast market. Collaborated with two executives in the conception and development of a website that featured builder clients.
Platform Magazine
Writer & Editor
Facilitated digital, print and web design creation for an online PR industry publication. Researched and analyzed strategy while conducting interviews with industry professionals. Composed and edited relevant blog posts and articles for publishing.
Black Warrior Film Festival
Social Media Manager
Conceptualized and brought to fruition digital marketing strategies through social media and team collaboration efforts. Influenced awareness of film festival-sponsored events and relevant topics within the film industry via Instagram.
Creative Campus
Marketing/PR
Developed strategic event marketing initiatives that achieved promotional objectives and community engagement. Utilized public relations and social media outreach to drive campaign success.

Portfolio

Walt Disney World Resort portfolio

My portfolio of collateral I helped to create for The Walt Disney Company: ranging from park maps, to festival passports to resort recreation calendars. The portfolio is divided into my design work, strategy work, and copywriting work.

Travel in Style Blog

I'm the creative director behind Travel in Style, an online publication for millennial women looking for their next weekend getaway. The travel guides on my website are a good representation of both my writing and photography skills.

Education

Accreditations

The University of Alabama
Bachelor of Arts Communication, PR and psychology double major, emphasis in digital communication

Skills

Languages

Spanish

Elementary proficiency

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

branding content creation copywriting editing graphic design marketing strategy social media management visual communications digital media photo editing

Tools

Hootsuite Illustrator InDesign Photoshop Google Analytics Instagram Mailchimp Pinterest Wordpress Yoast Squarespace Facebook Advertising

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing PR & Communications Photography Travel

What I read

Travel and fashion publications (blogs and magazines), PR Daily, AdWeek, historical fiction books and other literary works for fun.

Side projects

I'm the creative director of my online travel publication for millennial women, Travel in Style. I publish destination guides, travel tips and outfit inspiration for women who want to spend their weekends exploring new places.

Ideal team

I love working one-on-one and with small teams for a more personal approach to creating campaigns.