AbOUT CAT's CREATIVES
My name is Catherine and I have a lot of creative skills to offer that are ideal for small businesses or individuals. I have a lifelong love for art and design along with education and career in Marketing. This is a sample of my personal hobbies and freelance work that I enjoy outside of my full time work. I started this freelance business a few years back to be able to do work for a former colleague and friend and today I have I've expanded my skills and enjoy earning extra income doing what I love on the side.
HOMETOWN / GILROY, CALIFORNIA | CURRENTly RESIDING IN MURRELLS INLET, SOUTH CAROLINA
I grew up in a rural town south of the Bay area of California called Gilroy. In 2005, I followed my family across the country where my parents found affordable retirement on the coast of South Carolina in Myrtle Beach. Today I enjoy what locals like to call "Inlet life" in the historic fishing town of Murrells Inlet.
Education / Coastal Carolina University
I graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2011 from Coastal Carolina University with my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Marketing
Work Experience / The Inlet Sports Lodge - Murrells Inlet, SC
I was fortunate to land a job in my field months after graduation. I started as a Concierge/Marketing Coordinator at a small luxurious and one-of-a-kind boutique resort in Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach, where my role grew over time to various hats as the Director of Marketing, Golf Packages and Group Sales. I was able to tap into my inner artistic side through stimulating in-house Graphic Design projects, and put my creative efforts to their best in Marketing. My success in growing our resort's Facebook following from under 2,000 to a fan base of over 11,000, and seeing concrete results from Facebook Advertising has left me with enthusiasm in the potential of social media marketing.
FREELANCE BACKGROUND/Web & Graphic Design
In 2016 I decided to take an online class to learn the basics of HTML web design. I realized soon after that this was a new untapped passion I wanted to continue to fully develop, so it led me on an 18 month journey where I completed almost a dozen 6 week intensive online courses including various levels of HTML5, CSS3 and Wordpress courses, and even some SEO. Today I enjoy practicing this freelance work outside of my full time work.
4 Fun & RANDOM FACTS About Me :)
- My hometown is known as the Garlic Capital, and has have a large Garlic Festival every July that has been featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network.
- My dream occupation today would be to travel, write, and take pictures for National Geographic.
- I have drove through or stopped in over half of the states in the U.S.
- I don't have a favorite color!