Resume

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Education

Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts, Arts and Humanities
Minor, French
August 2010 – December 2013

  • GPA: 3.93
  • Honors College
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

Web Developer
Throw the Dice and Play Nice
November 2014 – December 2014

  • WordPress theme customization and Blogger-to-WordPress content migration

Web Developer
Graffiti6
May 2014 – October 2014

  • Created new WordPress theme to promote Graffiti6’s new album, The Bridge
  • Created lyrics section using Livefyre Sidenotes to encourage fan interaction on social media
  • Created lyric video for single “The Bridge”
  • Wrote and copy-edited content for TommyD’s Wikipedia page

Web Developer
Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI
April 2014 – August 2014

  • Updated WordPress theme to improve homepage layout, add fresh color palette, improve navigation, and include responsive breakpoints

Social Media Consultant
Etienne Charles | East Lansing, MI
May 2013 – present

  • Developed social media promotion strategies for MSU jazz professor Etienne Charles’s new album, Creole Soul
  • Doubled Twitter following (2400 followers) and increased Facebook following by 40% (3200 likes)
  • Launched Instagram profile (900 followers)
  • Set up fan email newsletter (600 subscribers) and press kit for promoters using MailChimp

Website Owner
KurtTrowbridge.com
December 2012 – present

  • Developed personal website using WordPress
  • Created custom theme, focusing on responsive design and clean typography
  • Added Reviews custom post type and custom taxonomies for Artists and Record Labels
  • Wrote original content resulting in more than 22,000 lifetime pageviews

Writing Center Consultant
MSU Writing Center | East Lansing, MI
September 2013 – December 2013

  • Assisted fellow students with brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing writing across disciplines
  • Conducted interactive workshops for MSU classes
  • Wrote content for the Writing Center website

Web Developer
WDBM – Impact 89FM | East Lansing, MI
August 2013 – December 2013

  • Developed new Impact Sports website using WordPress Multisite

Website Coordinator
MSU Writing Center | East Lansing, MI
September 2012 – December 2013

  • Built custom WordPress theme for main Writing Center website
  • Helped implement and promote usage of staff website, which centralized Writing Center digital content
  • Implemented Google Analytics to gauge user interaction and content popularity
  • Improved website accessibility, sustainability, and efficiency

Website Owner
The Voice Internet Radio
January 2011 – January 2013

  • Built forum for music news and discussion using XenForo
  • Operated streaming internet radio station using SHOUTcast and Centova Cast
  • Wrote original forum content
  • Updated radio station playlist and rotation levels based on popularity and user requests
  • Developed themed radio programming blocks
  • Built relationships with forum members, radio content providers, and volunteer DJs
  • Promoted website on Twitter (1100 followers), Facebook (1100 followers), and Pinterest (600 repins)

Presentations

The Right to Copy: Cover Songs and Copyright on YouTube
East Lansing, MI
December 2013

  • Wrote research paper for RCAH 492 senior seminar, analyzing copyright law as it pertains to cover songs posted on YouTube

Hot Shots: Visual Voices of the Lansing Newcomers Soccer Team
East Lansing, MI
April 2013

  • Co-facilitated Photovoice project partnership between the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and Lansing’s Refugee Development Center as part of RCAH 292B coursework
  • Mentored group of 14 middle school-aged students to enact positive change in their community through participant photography

Writing Center Websites: Strategies for Development, Content, and Social Media
2013 East Central Writing Centers Association Conference | Clarion, PA
April 2013

  • Participated in panel presentation with members of the MSU Writing Center web content team
  • Discussed history and strategies behind the MSU Writing Center website, and how they incorporated and aided the multiple elements of the Writing Center

A Scientometric Study of Social Media Research
2012 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum | East Lansing, MI
April 2012

  • Conducted a meta-review analysis of social media literature as part of UGS 200H coursework
  • Reviewed research published in academic journals since 2005 pertaining to social media
  • Co-presented poster analyzing 525 relevant peer-reviewed, published journal articles

Honors & Activities

  • Pop Unmuted podcast co-host, 2014
  • MSU Fall 2013 Commencement Speaker
  • French Language, Literature and Culture in Tours study abroad program, Summer 2013
  • Photovoice project co-facilitator with Refugee Development Center’s Lansing Newcomers, 2013
  • MSU Jazz Orchestra, 2010 – 2013
  • MSU Welcome Team, 2011 – 2013
  • MSU Dean’s List, all semesters
  • MSU University Academic Appeal Board, 2012 – present
  • Jackson Community Relay For Life, 2001 – present
  • Student-run string group The String Reapers, 2012
  • Spartan Brass, 2010 – 2012
  • Evaluation committee member for Edgewood Scholars program, 2011
  • Blue Lake International Jazz Ensemble, 2008 & 2010
  • Eagle Scout, 2010

Skills & Proficiencies

  • HTML, CSS, PHP
  • WordPress development
  • French (DELF B2 certification)
  • Forum management systems (XenForo, vBulletin)
  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Blogging and creative writing
  • Trombone performance

Please also feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn for more information on my skills and experience or to discuss a potential employment opportunity. Thank you!

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