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madeline maurer (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Los Angeles, California, US

Work Preferences

RemoteIn-PersonHybrid

Open to roles

Co-opShort Term ContractLong Term EmployeeInternship

About Me

#actuallyautistic

I have half of a studio art degree, I stopped partially because of unmet needs/mental health struggles. Which lead me to working for myself and helping with a good friends start up. Now that I am I have necessary needs met I look forward to going back to school for graphic design once I gain residency in California. I find it important to recognize that my disabilities or whatever you want to call them are only labeled as such because I deviate from what capitalism views as profitable. I don’t say that to bash capitalism, in fact excluding the fact that I am viewed as faulty, I have great appreciation for fierce competition capitalism holds. My favorite part of capitalism is marketing and branding, I find it fascinating the aural quality that a brand holds. Wether personal or professional marketing done right is nonverbal communication, doesn’t get more autistic then that.

Ideal Workplace Values

Aware that my “differences” hold important value, interested in the perspective my unique mind brings to the table as opposed to a token autistic or simply a diversity hire.


My Badges

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

My brain is constantly taking in data and categorizing this produces a unique map where if ive interacted with something (object, piece of information) it is in there and i have a physical memory. Over the years I have learned to understand peoples expectations through micro expressions and tone shifts which makes me very predictive to needs, often before they are even aware. My ears pick up on everything which can have its shortcomings related to sensory input but its very useful in delivering desires.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

Active ListeningStrategic ThinkingCreativityCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Closed CaptioningSend Questions in AdvanceAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra TimeConcise InstructionsWritten ChecklistsWritten InstructionsQuiet / Individual WorkspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetdepends on other variables

Experience

Check out my work

Worked for 3 months from Aug 2022 to Nov 2022

Executive Assistant - American Film Market

* Attended to the daily needs of the head of registration and technology * Managed company wide customer service presence utilizing multiple interfaces for 5k attendees, buyers and sponsors, many of which were high profile. * Responsible for processing sales, finalizing orders and distributing invoices using EBMS software. * Oversaw an onsite registration team of 6 at an event in which 1 Billion in deals are sealed yearly

SalesAccounts ReceivableCustomer ServiceElectronic Business Using EXtensible Markup Language (EbXML)
Worked for 1 years, 0 months from Aug 2021 to Jul 2022

Social Media Manager - Lucky Dry Goods

(@luckydrygoods) * Responsible for managing the company's social media accounts, namely an instagram with 60k+ followers that boasted all the apparel on sale from both an e-store and physical location. * Worked closely with owners to devise marketing tactics that combat the changing landscape of social media by posting trending content via Instagram reels and targeted Pinterest posts. * Fostered personalized engagement with both long term and new customer audiences (garnering both direct & assisted sales using compelling on trend narratives) * Designed campaigns across multimedia channels that catered to a "Gen Z" customer base whose purchasing trends are constantly in flux (generated a 15% increase in sales revenue FY 2022)

SalesMarketingSocial MediaKnowledge of CampaignsMultimediaKnowledge of Purchasing ProcessesKnowledge of Clothing
Worked for 1 years, 9 months from Nov 2019 to Jul 2021

Social Media AND Marketing Representative - Draba

(@draba) * Initiated a social media presence that grew from 0 to 15k followers in about 1.5 years by creating and posting original content, helping the founder run ads, devising marketing strategies that targeted specific customer profiles * Wrote grants-achieving a 10k investment from NC IDEA in spring 2021 * Assisted in raising 22k via kickstarter * Identified and reached out to relevant local influencers, facilitated giveaways, produced physical and digital branding material, organized and executed proposals to produce media kits for local businesses Core Competencies & Skills * Studied Studio Art at Appalachian State University * Owns a small business selling vintage clothing + graphic design goods * Software Skills: Working knowledge of Procreate, Canva, MS Suite, Photoshop, Mailchimp, Wordpress, Google Suite * Critical thinker with a remarkable ability for unconventional problem solving * Excellent communication skills which prioritize empathy without sacrificing efficiency

WordPressSalesGoogle SuiteMarketingAdobe PhotoshopSocial MediaGraphic DesignCustomer Relationship ManagementBrand ManagementPrioritization of RequirementsStrategies of MarketingMailchimpCritical ThinkingCommunication SkillsReceptivityProblem Solving

Education and Credentials

Attending since null

Appalachian State

Bachelor's degree - Fiber Arts