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Shady Kimzey

Creative Projects & Education

I shine when I am working in collaborative environments, I love connecting with people. Technology is a close friend of mine and I am always reading, writing, and creating. With a mix of both formal and experiential learning, I find fresh ideas, perspectives, and solutions.

Recent Experience

DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy

September 4, 2018 - Present

Events & Digital Media Coordinator

  • Coordinated special events and promoted events across campus.

  • Assisted visiting speakers with travel arrangements, reserved space and catering services, and provided logistical support during events.

  • Promoted events by designing and producing event calendars, flyers, posters and signage, using social media, posting notices to event calendars, and coordinating promotional giveaways.

  • Posted event-related content across all digital platforms (website, social media).

  • Monitored traffic on social networks and assisted with creation of analytics reports to monitor the effectiveness and reach of the Center’s online media.

  • Experimented with new forms of online content, identified and connected with student communities online.

Tools used: Adobe Illustrator, Canva, Wordpress, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Paperless Post, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Freelance, Graphic Design

November 2017 - August 2018

Graphic Designer & Educator

  • Created and facilitated Intro to Design: Adobe Illustrator workshop at WonderRoot

  • Facilitated accessible workshops on art, design, pop culture, and skill-sharing to community members and artists through Aritsts Helping Artists program

  • Created logos for organizations, personal projects, and artists

  • Designed themed posters for printing at the Activist Screenprint Studio

  • Published and promoted two zines and a book

  • Created line design-printed clothing for Summer, Fall, and Winter 2019

  • Built five websites for various clients and projects

  • Created an experimental online learning space through Instagram

  • Donated over two hundred dollars from design work to causes

Tools used: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Screenprinting, Wix, Wordpress, Canva, GSuite, Microsoft Suite, Squarespace

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst

MA SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION, Focus: Media & Youth in Schools

Graduated May 2017

Appalachian State University

BA COMMUNICATIONS - PUBLIC RELATIONS, Focus: Non-Profit Management

Graduated December 2014

Awards: Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges Award, 2013 Community Impact Student Award, Commitment to Justice Award, Level 1 Award, The Patrick Holder Award, Domestic Co-Leaders of the Year Award

You can find my work

at The MOthership in Durham on Geer STreet

Or request my portfolio by email