About

Hello.

My name is JoAnn and I am a marketer, designer and aspiring pop star. I am currently the Communications and Marketing Assistant at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Prior to joining the staff at LMCC, I assisted with publicity for NYC-based cultural organizations including The Moth, the International Center for Photography and Abrons Arts Center. I hold a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor in Graphic Design from Ithaca College.

I was born in Silver Spring, MD at the ripe age of zero. I love reading Pride and Prejudice fanfiction, reimagining public spaces and roaming the streets on trash day in search of free furniture.

I am passionate in my intent for using my skills to create positive social impact. I'm especially interested in the intersection of socially engaged art, systems thinking and new media. I hope to further connect the public to activism, art and story through digital strategy and design.

SKILLS

Social Media Management

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumblr and more. Ready to talk about meaningful engagement and analytics. Google Analytics and Hootsuite certified.

Content Strategy

It’s not just about how you use social media, TV, radio and print advertisements. It’s also about when and why. #MediumIsTheMessage #ContentIsKing

Media Outreach

From creating media lists to writing a press release, I have experience working with journalists to help spread your message.

Graphic Design

I can arrange words, pictures, shapes, and images together using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and my own two hands. Print is not dead!

Project Management

I love collaborating with a team to accomplish goals. Talk to me on Trello, Asana or Slack.

Web Design/Development

I made this website and helped design a couple others. HTML, CSS, JS and Wordpress. Proficiency in searching Google and Stack Overflow.

Portfolio

The COOPERation Inc

Freelance Media Relations Assistant, New York City

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services

Marketing Intern, Ithaca, NY

Creative Time

Marketing and Communications Intern, New York City

Tompkins County Public Library

Art Exhibit Assistant, Ithaca, NY

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Design and Media Intern, New York City

Luna Fiber Studio

Client for Public Relations Lab Fall 2017, Trumansburg, NY

Print Design

Posters, booklets, zines

Illustration

Doodles, etc.

Branding

Logos, fonts, identities

Office Hours, Ithaca College Television

Transmedia Producer

Digital Rage

Video Game Development, Digital Art

"Art and Artifact" - Student Film

Production Designer

Contact

Feel free to contact me for writing samples, freelance projects and your honest opinion about Jeff Koons.

Currently based in Brooklyn, NY

hello@joanncastillo.me

joanncastillo.me