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Catherine Donnelly

Catherine Donnelly

Seattle, WA

Impressive Handshaker | Digital Media Expert | Aspiring Global Crisis Communications and Branding Extraordinaire


Lee County Parks and Recreation

Volunteer Art Teacher Assistant

The mission of Lee County Parks and Recreation is to enhance the quality of life and foster a sense of community by providing a broad variety of leisure, recreation, and cultural activities and services to the people of Lee County.

- Introduced and developed artistic skills for children ages 3 to 12.
- Worked closely and collaborated with lead art teacher to plan and implement class curriculum.
- Provided instruction by which students could develop and appreciate aesthetic concepts.
- Planned and hosted art exhibitions designed to showcase students' work.
- Assured smooth flow of work and lesson progress by maintaining class control.

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V For Viral

Public Relations Assistant

Based in Istanbul, V for Viral is an award-winning digital marketing agency that specializes in creating viral campaigns. Working with brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut and Schwarzkopf, V for Viral triggers social interaction and activates brands in a digital space.

- Provided proactive client service support to Account Executives.
- Assisted with pitch development, communication strategy and project implementation.
- Conducted industry research and actively participated in brainstorms.
- Contributed and reviewed content for events and client deliverables.
- Explored digital and social communication trends in a developing nation.



Digital Content, Media & Public Relations Intern

Located in Berlin and Seoul, Platoon Kunsthalle is a creative agency and a communication consultancy that specializes in energizing cultural movements and community events. With a global community of more than 6,000 artists, Platoon creates a sustainable relationship between brands and the creative subculture.

- Drove brand influence and continued growth through strategic management of all digital and social media platforms.
- Developed copy for a global campaign for Hugo Boss.
- Assisted Marketing Executives and Design Directors with communications for events and global campaigns.
- Developed media lists and cultivated media relationships.
- Crafted, edited and translated copy in German and English for both digital and print publication.
- Consistently met deadlines while executing core PR tasks and managing multiple projects.
- Spearheaded communications and social media engagement for events.
- Developed content and interviewed artists.
- Wrote press material and engaging articles for company website.
- Acted as agency liaison, facilitating collaboration across multiple global teams.

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Creative Agent

Assisted with the creative direction and logistics for the Golden Dinner, a two month project of transforming abandoned factory buildings throughout Berlin into visually stimulating, luxury spaces for upscale dining.

- Crafted, edited and translated communication and marketing material in German to English for both digital and print production.
- Organized logistics, created production schedule and purchased supplies.
- Drafted correspondence and maintained guest lists.
- Reached out to local artists and scheduled entertainment.
- Provided general office management support and performed administrative functions.


Farmers Insurance

Client Service Representative

The Paul Thompson Agency of Farmers Insurance Group provides personalized professional customer service by assisting clients in developing plans to meet their unique insurance and financial needs.

- Initiated a strategic and personal approach to client management.
- Provided sales support and developed marketing communications.
- Interfaced with clients and responded to their needs.
- Prepared client reports and analyzed communication data.
- Coordinated marketing material and executed communication campaigns.
- Spearheaded agency-wide transition to paperless files.
- Organized agency files, resolved discrepancies, and provided daily client and agency administrative support.

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Two In The Shirt

Marketing Intern

With a cult following and roots in underground hip-hop, Two in the Shirt is a concept based apparel retailer that continues to have a strong influence with up and coming music artists.

- Provided multi-level support to supervisors with events and project management.
- Monitored and facilitated campaign engagement over social media channels.
- Analyzed financial data and prepared presentations on social media performance and ROI.
- Conducted market research and analysis, developing recommendations and actionable ideas for leadership team.
- Gained working knowledge of social media marketing, online networking, e-commerce and supply chain operations.


Bliss Soaps

Executive Assistant

A favorite among Seattleites, Bliss Soaps is a locally-owned soap boutique that specializes in crafting handmade soaps, cleansers and cosmetics while providing outstanding customer service.

- Screened a high volume of calls and answered internal and external inquiries.
- Maintained CEO's calendar, organized meetings and coordinated calls.
- Effectively managed CEO’s personal affairs, including errands, appointment scheduling and travel arrangements.
- Provided administrative support and assisted with ad-hoc reports projects as needed.

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University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Germanics

University of Washington Foster School of Business

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Business Administration - Marketing, Certificate of International Studies in Business (German)