Seattle

catherineblakesmith@gmail.com

Resume

Project manager for website design and working one-on-one with clients. I have seven years experience in strategic planning, volunteer management, and collaborating on innovative, detail-driven interdisciplinary projects.

Education

Web Projects

Professional Experience

Artistic Experience

Skills

Tools

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Education

Web Projects

  • New Design – NW Theatre – Developed WordPress website dedicated to reviewing Seattle-area performance and art by creating wireframes, designing information architecture, and providing education and resources for the client to maintain the website independently.
  • Redesign – RST (Ready, Set, Transfer!) – Project managed the redesign for RST–-a nationally-funded program for academic transfer students–-at the Seattle Colleges District level, selected and edited photos, and copyedited content about the academy and scholarship using a Drupal8 content management system.
  • App/Website – Mind Your Time App – “Mind Your Time” is a customized, data-driven, mobile tool to monitor freelancing, studying, and volunteering. Theoretical app design for “User Centered Web Design” class.
  • Redesign – Seayoung Yim – Redesigned professional WordPress site through a comprehensive client process for Seayoung Yim, an award-winning playwright and activist for social and racial justice.
  • See more projects in my Portfolio.

Professional Experience

Account Manager – September 2019 to Present

At efelle creative, I work with a team of designers and developers to complete custom website design projects and implement ongoing marketing services for an array of clients.

Artistic Director – July 2016 to November 2019

At Annex Theatre, I provided organizational artistic leadership for a consensus-based democratic collective and supported more than 25 world-premiere productions, as well as increased grant and individual donor fundraising by ~200% over 1.5 years.

Production Manager – December 2012 – November 2019

Provided information and facilitated communications for production teams and Annex Theatre staff, digitally and in-person.

Membership & Communications Specialist – January 2016 – April 2017

At Theatre Puget Sound, I created a database to track 1500 members and 100 organizations and advocated for accessibility and empowerment in theatre through social media/online newsletter communications and responsive, artist-focused programming.

Artistic Experience

Curator – January 2015 to Present

Producer of Seattle’s longest-running variety show, Spin the Bottle, striving to achieve inclusion and equality in production and performance.

Director – January 2013 to Present

Responsible for leading rehearsals and dramaturgical development with emerging and established local playwrights of world-premiere plays.

Directors Lab North – 2019

Joined a cohort of independent directors and theatre artists for a week-long “series of workshops, readings, rehearsals, investigations, roundtable discussions, shared sessions and master classes with Master Directors from around Canada and the world.”

Graphic Designer

Design and create assets for events, clients, and projects including printed posters and postcards, social media campaigns, logos, and online newsletters.

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Client Consultation
  • Copy Editing
  • Public Communications
  • Marketing Campaign Coordination
  • Social Media Management
  • UI Design
  • Wireframing
  • Graphic Design
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Contextual Research
  • Event Planning

Tools

  • HTML5/Bootstrap
  • CSS/Sass
  • PHP
  • jQuery/JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • Google Apps
  • Apple iWork
  • Microsoft Office & 365
  • WordPress
  • Wix
  • Drupal 8
  • Squarespace
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign