JASON ATEN | Creative Director & Marketing Strategist

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

STUDIO TEN CREATIVE / CREATIVE DIRECTOR 3/2012 - Present

Provide creative direction and leadership to a boutique creative agency, focused on helping innovative organizations focus on their brand.  Created content marketing and brand development campaigns, as well as social marketing strategies for businesses, churches, and local non-profits.

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH / CREATIVE DIRECTOR  8/2010 - 3/2012

Oversee the creative development for both communications and marketing, as well as all worship (creative) design.  Provided leadership for over 45 volunteers on a weekly basis, including scheduling, training, accountability and performance.  Developed innovative message concepts as well as all creative arts and communication elements (print, website, social media, graphics, media production).

JASON ATEN PHOTOGRAPHY / PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHER 6/2007 - Present

Wedding & Lifestyle photographer, capturing real, photojournalistic style images of weddings, families, high school seniors, and professional headshots.  The success of this business lead to industry-leading workshops and speaking engagements.

FEDEX OFFICE (KINKOS) / FIELD ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE 10/2005 - 6/2007

Managed and expanded an existing geographic territory of mid-cap business accounts within the San Jose, CA and Lansing, MI areas.  Grew and developed new business for print and managed document services.  Consistent top-performer, achieving new and existing customer sales performance growth.

CHAMPS SPORTING GOODS / ASST RETAIL STORE MANAGER 5/2004 - 10/2005

Achieved consistent performance to plan for large mall-based retail sporting goods store.  Provided support to the store Manager by overseeing scheduling and training of employees, cash controls, inventory management, and reporting systems


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

BETHEL COLLEGE / MISHAWAKA, IN / Major: Psychology 


EXPERTISE/SKILLS

SEO and Google Analytics

Social media strategy

Marketing

Web content development

Copywriting

Corporate blogging

Project management

Layout design

Photo editing

Market research


Advanced compentencies in computer design software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Mac OS, Final Cut Pro, MS Office, CRMs including SalesForce, Zoho, Base and Hubspot, and social media management software (HootSuite, Sprout Social).