The Work I've Done

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I'm a social media strategist with 10 years of experience working on a wide variety of notable brands. Here's a portfolio of my work, including some of the memorable social media campaigns that I've been a part of as well as my favorite creative endeavors.

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A minimalist poster of Baymax quotes from Disney's Big Hero 6 - 2014 . Baymax was a total cutie! Disney Love, Disney Magic, The Big Hero, Film Manga, Film Disney, Disney Art, Punk Disney, Fandoms, Minimalist Poster
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Hello, I am Baymax

A poster I designed based on Disney's Big Hero 6 has been repinned over 38K times so far since I uploaded it last year.

Toy Story ~ Minimal Movie Poster by Steve Retka Disney Movie Posters, Best Movie Posters, Minimal Movie Posters, Minimal Poster, Movie Poster Art, Poster S, Film Posters, Pixar Movies, Disney Movies
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Minimalist Posters

I love graphic design and I love Disney movies, which means this series of minimalist Disney movie posters I designed was inevitable.

Toro is the world’s most trusted name in lawn care products a top brand in turf maintenance for many of the courses around the country. But despite bein…

Teeing Off With Toro Golf

Toro is the world’s most trusted name in lawn care products a top brand in turf maintenance for many of the 15,000 courses around the country. But despite being a key player in the golf market, Toro had no way of speaking to this niche audience directly. We launched @ToroGolf on Twitter to speak with the active Twitter community of golf course superintendents.

A concept design I created for a client report with an emphasis on design. The numbers presented in the report are merely placeholders.

Design-centric Analytics Reporting

A concept design I created for a client report with an emphasis on design. The numbers presented in the report are merely placeholders.

Infographic Resume examples for inspiration. Use these samples as an inspirational template to create your own personal Infographic Resume.

The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job

A resume infographic I created, which was published in the 2015 book "The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job" by Hannah Morgan.

Photography is a major passion of mine, and here is a collection of my photos. Social Media Strategist, My Photos, How To Memorize Things, Bench, Passion, Creative, Photography, Collection, Photograph
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Photography is a major passion of mine, and here is a collection of my photos.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting An Algorithm

What To Expect When You’re Expecting An Algorithm

What To Expect When You're Expecting An Algorithm: A Medium article I wrote about the digital marketing implications of the Instagram algorithm announcement and the recently implemented Twitter algorithm.

Periscope’s real-time content lab featured in Star Tribune Social Media Strategist, How To Memorize Things, James Harden, Ads, Content, Star, Digital, Conference, Snapchat
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Ad agencies create real-time content labs and other digital-focused spaces

It was great being a part of Trolli's James Harden Beard Press Conference on Snapchat. The project was recently featured in the Star Tribune.

A mobile app design concept I made for maurices, a women's retailer and former client. The app features the ability to view outfits and collections, and add individual items to a wish list or digital closet. Social Media Strategist, Mobile App Design, Homescreen, How To Memorize Things, Retail, How To Get, Behance, Concept, Collections

Retail Store App Design

A mobile app design concept I made for maurices, a women's retailer and former client. The app features the ability to view outfits and collections, and add individual items to a wish list or digital closet.

A 2014 blog post I wrote on LinkedIn titled "Facebook & The Kobayashi Maru" about the importance of reevaluating your approach to Facebook in light of the drop in organic reach was viewed 1.4K times and generated a lot of conversation.

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A 2014 blog post I wrote on LinkedIn titled "Facebook & The Kobayashi Maru" about the importance of reevaluating your approach to Facebook in light of the drop in organic reach was viewed 1.4K times and generated a lot of conversation.

A presentation about social media analytics, given at the University of Minnesota Ad Club in Social Media Strategist, Social Media Analytics, University Of Minnesota, How To Memorize Things, Campaign, Presentation, Management, Club, Marketing

Measuring Up: Fantastic Analytics and Where to Find Them

A presentation about social media analytics, given at the University of Minnesota Ad Club in 2014.

Michelina’s is a nationally-distributed frozen food company based in Minneapolis that had no social media presence before Our goal was to launch the bran… Social Media Strategist, Food Company, Minneapolis, Macaroni And Cheese, Connect, Goal, How To Memorize Things, Frozen, Campaign

Michelina's Brings Mama Michelina to Twitter

Michelina’s is a nationally-distributed frozen food company based in Minneapolis that had no social media presence before 2013. Our goal was to launch the brand online and connect with fans. Click to read more about the campaign.

 Bubble World's Largest Bubble Bath

Mr. Bubble World's Largest Bubble Bath

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mr. Bubble bath brand, we launched @MrBubble on Twitter and coordinated a “World’s Largest Bubble Bath” on June 11, 2011 at the Waterpark of America. Click to read more about the campaign.