founder resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary

Innovative, customer-centric, and results-driven professional with more than 9 years of technical writing, strategic planning, contract management, advertising, marketing, and communications experience for today’s top media companies and customers on the Forbes 500 list. Partners with product engineers and communications professionals to develop product guides, highlighting step-by-step navigation, features, and value. Specializes in developing technical communications that can be easily understood by executives, employees, and internal & external stakeholders/partners. Proficient in UX design for digital skilling, microsite development, copywriting, and the use of social media platforms. Internationally certified in digital content and coding & design from the University of Leeds & Institute of Coding. Skilled in scoping, planning, executing against contract goals and milestones. Self-motivated, meticulous, and fosters creative team collaboration.

  • Adobe Software (InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro)
  • Technical Writing
  • Website Development (Squarespace, WordPress)
  • User Experience Design (Figma & Sketch)
  • Coding And Design
  • Creative Team Collaboration
  • International Marketing Experience
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr)
  • Strategic Planning & Communications
  • Creating Digital Content
  • Copywriting and editing (blogs and press releases)
  • Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
  • Advertising campaigns
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote, Outlook)
Work History
01/2020 to Current Founder | City, STATE,
  • A creative agency that has produced meaningful user experiences through visual and written content both with established companies as well as start-ups and greenfield projects.
  • Led development of user guides with simplified instructions and easily understood by a wide range of consumers.
  • Organize technical material to research and complete writing tasks.
  • Utilize exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills to produce engaging and error-free content.
  • Strategize creative content plans to deliver value to target audiences in alignment with product goals.
  • Identify and successfully capitalize on opportunities to create, improve and share important content, understanding that technology can be used to accelerate change.
  • Aid clients in conducting user testing and developing prototypes thus being able to convey technical details to an audience with little to no technical background.
  • Integrate art, photography, and text by working closely with creative leadership team.
  • Work with graphic artists, post-production team members, and other specialists to produce captivating and successful content.
  • Proofread, edit, and evaluate final copy to verify content aligned with established guidelines.
  • Responsible for deploying reliable solutions, driving value, and building relationships that result in customer loyalty and satisfaction.
  • Creative and art direction through development of color palettes, logo design, and striking imagery.
  • Developed a keen understanding of customers’ common business needs and challenges and help identify technology usage patterns that address their needs.
04/2019 to 08/2019 Fashion Market & Accessories Director Hearst: Town&Country Magazine | City, STATE,
  • Created and incorporated products from important brands within the pages of the magazine or online.
  • Built concepts around one product and then created multiple pages of content, to highlight that one item. Often helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution.
  • Responsible for layout of each magazine page: image size, orientation, color, content, placement in accordance with other products on-page.
  • Used Microsoft Office programs, Adobe, and digital media platforms to design and enhance layouts. Able to train non-technical users on new and existing software and demonstrate industry-leading practices on each platform.
  • Met with advertisers and potential clients in order to help increase advertising revenue for the company.
  • Developed realistic production timelines for my staff to meet established communications deadlines based on scope of project assignments by strategically incorporating partnership needs with that of the customer.
  • Proficient in creating and writing monthly/weekly online posts, blogs, articles, and editorial pages for T&C as well as the Hearst Fashion Hub.
  • Designed and developed these communication and promotional pieces through Adobe Acrobat, InCopy, InDesign, and Hearst's own digital development platform.
01/2014 to 08/2019 Associate Market Editor Hearst: Town&Country Magazine | City, STATE,
  • Developed communication strategies to effectively keep internal and external partners, such as LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), well informed and within budget.
  • Converted ideas and demands into concrete tasks.
  • Designed and developed promotional materials for display at awards ceremonies, weekly meetings, and annual summits.
  • Built and maintained effective working relationships with product teams, communications staff, public relations, agencies, and sales representatives for multi-million dollar corporations.
  • Tasked with monthly and weekly deadlines to ensure project plans and magazine stories met established deadlines.
  • Responded to investors' questions, concerns, and presented them with reports as needed.
  • Online contributor: researched topics and curated content in line with T&C demographics; wrote articles, produced shop-the-look posts, and managed social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
  • Generated new ideas with limited direction and varied customer needs.
  • Developed design deliverables that elevated, differentiated, and functioned on-brand and on-strategy.
  • Built and maintained positive business relationships with customers while applying interpersonal and communication skills to advocate for the company in advertising revenue negotiations.
Expected in 08/2020 Certification: Creating Digital Content | University of Leeds And Institute of Coding, Leeds, UK, GPA:

Expected in 07/2020 Certification: An Introduction To Coding And Design | University of Leeds & Institute of Coding , Leeds, UK, GPA:

Expected in 04/2020 Cert.: The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing | GOOGLE Digital Garage, , GPA:

Expected in 12/2019 Certification: User Experience Design | Future Learn - Accenture , , GPA:

Expected in 05/2012 Bachelor of Arts | Advertising & Interior Design Howard University - J.H.J School of Communications, Washington, D.C. , GPA:

Graduated Cum Laude, Dean's list

  • SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design) March 2020 – May 2020. Juror for senior & graduate students' senior thesis review.
  • Liberty Fairs + LA Men's Market July 2021 - August 2021. Brand consultant for menswear trade shows in Miami & LA.

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School Attended

  • University of Leeds And Institute of Coding
  • University of Leeds & Institute of Coding
  • GOOGLE Digital Garage
  • Future Learn - Accenture
  • Howard University - J.H.J School of Communications

Job Titles Held:

  • Founder
  • Fashion Market & Accessories Director
  • Associate Market Editor


  • Certification: Creating Digital Content
  • Certification: An Introduction To Coding And Design
  • Cert.: The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
  • Certification: User Experience Design
  • Bachelor of Arts

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