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Katharine Holmes

Victoria, V9Z 1K8, Canada

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite

Wordpress

Social Media

Customer Service

About

I graduated from Malaspina University-College's Graphic Design program in 1996. For 11 years, from 2000–2011, I was Senior Designer with IdeaZone.ca, a position in which I developed both print and web projects for local companies, using the Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress. As an active member of the Victoria Social Media community for the past four years, I am an avid Twitter user, and I have helped organize five WordCamps and four Social Media Camps in Victoria. I am also City Manager for City Mom Now Victoria, a “a network of hyper-local online magazines for discerning urbanite moms who love exploring their cities,” for which I write articles, recruit contributors, and connect with the local parents on Twitter, and Facebook.

Education

Malaspina University College

Graphic Design Diploma , Graphic Design Diploma

April 1996 - April 1996

Cowichan Secondary School

July 1992 - July 1992

Experience

Brand Ambassador – Cadbury's Bicycle Factory

Yummy Mummy Club

May 2013 - June 2013

Cadbury's Bicycle Factory gets bicycles to children in Ghana so that they can attend school. My role was sharing these articles through Twitter and Facebook.

Social Media
City Leader

City Mom Now Victoria

July 2012 - June 2013

As City Manager for City Mom Now Victoria, a “a network of hyper-local online magazines for discerning urbanite moms who love exploring their cities,” for which I write articles, recruit contributors, and connect with the local parents on Twitter, and Facebook.

Author
Social Media
Assistant Manager

Rocky Mountain Soap

November 2011 - June 2013

"We only use 100% natural ingredients, the finest essential oils, real grains, berries, and other sources that Mother Nature provides." – from the Rocky Mountain Soap website. My role is to help people purchase natural products based on their needs, which are determined by asking questions. Suggestions are based on their answers. I am also responsible for opening and closing the store (often on my own), and using the till. Additionally, I have administrative responsibilities: placing product orders, receiving invoices into the computer, payroll, bank deposits, and help with scheduling.

Customer Service
Administration
Editor and Community Manager

Foodie.ca , Victoria, BC

October 2010 - June 2013

Foodie.ca has 25 authors from across Canada writing for it. It’s my job to promote Foodie.ca through Twitter, Facebook, and other social channels, and liaise with the bloggers.

Writing
Promotion
Author Recruitment
Promotions, Graphic Design and Community Manager

Social Media Camp Victoria , Victoria, BC

October 2010 - June 2013

A key member of the organizing committee, overseeing all web and print design needs. Social media promotion management and speaker recruitment.

Promotions
Graphic Design
Community Manager
Receptionist

CHEK Media Group , Victoria, BC

October 2010 - March 2011

Part-time receptionist. My duties included dealing with the public, directing incoming e-mails, answering telephone calls, and other administrative duties.

Reception
Administration
Payroll
Senior Creative

IdeaZone.ca

August 2000 - December 2011

Graphic designer for print, web, and social media presence, including promotional material for WordCamp Victoria, Social Media Camp Victoria, a regular newsletter for Gordon Head Residents Association, Dave Wheaton newspaper ads, and the YourCanada.ca website.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Production Assistant

Greenheart Publications

June 1999 - November 2000

Development of in-house print advertisements and page layouts for Coastal Grower Magazine and Cottage Magazine. Also worked on other projects such as the Victoria Dining Guide.

InDesign
Photoshop
Typesetter

Flynn Printing , Victoria, BC

March 1998 - April 1999

Worked on varied projects including memorial cards for Sands Funeral Home, Saanich Parks and Recreation’s Active Living Guide and Youth Activity Calendar, and promotional material for the University of Victoria Vikes.

Typesetting
Graphic Design

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

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