Experience
 

Lighting Loft |  Graphic Designer & Social Media Strategist
 

*manage digital and print marketing via email newsletters, social media,
  targeted advertising and cold calls, resulting in 200% increase in consulting &      design service sales

 

(Sept '18 - present)

*Develop new Facebook and Instagram strategy with engaging content improving    click paths toward the Lighting Loft website

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*Author 15+ lighting installation guides used by contractors for 4000 to 7000 sq.ft.      residential & commercial construction projects
 

*Render ~$900k lighting layouts and custom fixtures for luxury homes
  and commercial buildings

 

SOUP arts gallery | Director & Founder
 

(Jan '16 - present)

*Founded 501c3 springboard and incubator for creative entrepreneurs 
  and managed 18 student volunteers

 

*Lead all aspects of operations including volunteer training and                                      development of growth strategies from multiple revenue streams--
  such as grant funding, retail, venue attendance, and facility event rental

 

*Direct and schedule over 80+ promotional artist videos, written interviews and                    photography sessions
 

*Serve as media spokesperson and partner with local and national press
 

Florida State University | Sculpture Lab Technician
 

(Jan '15 - May '18)

*Founded 501c3 springboard and incubator for creative entrepreneurs 
  and managed 18 student volunteers

 

*Oversaw laboratory work schedules and communicated with FSU Art Department          faculty to improve facility procedures
 

*Documented information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books

Education
 

Master of Fine Arts: 2D & 3D Design

Florida State University, Tallahassee Florida
 

('15 - '18)

Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota
 

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ceramics

('10 - '15)

Skills
 

Proposal Writing

Technical Writing

Social Media Marketing

Editing

Project Management

Project Lifecycles

Story-boarding

Project lifecycles

Research

Tools
 

Illustrator

Photoshop

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Excel

Mailchimp

Hootsuite

Slack

InDesign

Sketch

SketchUp

AutoCAD

Acrobat Pro

Honors
 

*Full tuition scholarship, Florida State University,
  Master of Fine Arts program

*2018 Outstanding student achievement award in contemporary
sculpture [Honorable Mention], International Sculpture Center

*MFA Award, Florida State University
 (awarded to the top student of the department)

*"Ashton Bird's SOUP experimental Redefines Art Galleries"
  COCA, Tallahassee Arts

*"Top Art Exhibits & Events in Philly this November"
  UWISHUNU

*"FANTASY is an exercise in imagination..."
  ARTSATL

*South Dakota Artist Career Development Grant, 
  South Dakota Department of Tourism

 

Volunteer Experience
 

Museum of Design Atlanta

High Museum of Art

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Alliance Theater, Atlanta

Atlanta Contemporary

Trees Atlanta!

Cat Family Records