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nDash Writer Profile for Jennie Velasco

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Copywriter & Digital Content Specialist

About Me

A bi-lingual graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg with 15 years of experience in the entertainment, fashion, and beauty industries. As a long-time manager and leader, I have acquired the knowledge necessary to delegate tasks, maintain organization and thoughtful efficiency with a portfolio of work. I have worked on several freelance projects that have allowed me apply those skills into retail, photo shoots, online digital content, fashion shows, and other acclaimed productions both locally and abroad. (Please see attached resume for professional experience) Along with my time at the Art Institute, I am also a graduate of Empire Beauty School with a state-issued license to practice in Illinois, and a graduate of William Rainey Harper College. Also to be noted is effective time spent at Columbia College Chicago. I continue to be ambitious in becoming a well-rounded and efficient leader in my current position. And if your company is looking for a visionary, insightful, forward-thinking manager, I would be an interested candidate to speak with you to discuss the value that my strengths, and experience can bring to your company. 


To view more of my work, please visit: www.jenniejovelasco.wix.com/portfolio

Industries I Write About

Lifestyle

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My Writing Samples

Halfstack Magazine- Fall Issue 2017

This is HSM's full fall issue where I contributed to the full Music Musts columns and shared a small piece in our "Dear Chicago" column.

https://issuu.com/halfstackmag/docs/hsm-fall2017-issue

The Mythology of Luis Sahagun

This was and article that I contributed to HSM's Spring issue, it was important to me that this feature be presented on my personal blog because of the importance of this artist and his work.

http://www.artandsol.city/2017/03/16/the-mythology-of-luis-sahagun/

Experience

Editor in Chief

Art / Entertainment / Media / Latin Culture / Chicago Events Content and website creator of a lifestyle blog consisting of art, entertainment and Latin culture centrally focused in Chicago. Constructed and self taught wordpress and coding to create a custom layout with simple navigation. Utilizing social media, Google analytics for current and trending topics relevant to the content of the site to gain unique impressions and subscribers. Spearheaded the creative direction of any and all use of visual imagery along with edits done with Adobe tools (inDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom).

Company: Art and Sol

I worked there from 7/2016 until now

Global Merchandising Allocation Analyst

Control inventories at store and cluster level by department/class/ subclass/SKU to ensure the company/ departments/ stores meet and exceed sales and profit plans. Provide analysis to the buying and planning team on product categories and make recommendations on assortments and allocation processes.

Company: Claire's Inc.

I worked there from 10/2015 until 3/2017

Senior Editor of Art, Entertainment, and Culture

Art / Entertainment / Culture / Lifestyle / Fashion Considerate set styling and planning including hair, makeup, and wardrobe. Collaborate in creative direction with Editor-in-chief to create content, scenery, and wardrobe arrangement. Light hair duties for photo shoots. Pursue and create content for quarterly online magazine Organize event attendance and interviews for online blog. Media editing Content copyrighting Conduct interviews with media personalities, celebrities, performers and designers for the magazine Representing Halfstack at industry, media and community events Utilize social media for the benefit of increasing exposure to the Halfstack blog with use of subject content and Chicago events. Content can consist of opinion based writings, short essays, and creative works.

Company: HALFSTACK MAGAZINE

I worked there from 3/2015 until now

Administrative Director/Media Relations Coordinator

-Designed media and marketing copy for promotional use -Lead and organized teams for large events -Assisted in production of annual showcase -Worked collaboratively with the Executive Director to create production and marketing plans for annual showcase, workshops and other related events -Served as a main contact for all prospective services and other opportunities for the company.

Company: Hip Hop ConnXion

I worked there from 3/2007 until now

Intern

Assisted in creating marketing content for various events with Anna Hovet. Content included: website copy (merchandise descriptions) and social media marketing. Helped organize and merchandise fall inventory. Created trend and inspiration boards that included color palettes and textures to help with her Spring collection. Collaborated with her in creating a small business plan for her potential brick and mortar.

Company: Anna Hovet Designs

I worked there from 9/2014 until 1/2015

Creative Director

Planning marketing content for the business including “welcome” packets for new models that receive contracts with the agency. Collaborating with clients to organize details for their events to distribute to models. Frequent behind the scenes work in photo shoots and fashion shows including: casting calls, backstage management, styling, and dressing. Maintain client relations as well as obtain potential clients within the fashion network.

Company: My Dreams Models

I worked there from 8/2014 until 1/2015

Content I Write