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About Me

Thinker, Creative Doer
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• Social Media Content
• Book design
• Catalog design
• Magazine design
• Brochure design
• Ad design
• Web site art direction
• WordPress websites
• Photo illustration
• Custom photography
• Basic writing
• Basic copy editing

My husband often calls me Ra-Ha-Na. (He thinks he's pretty funny. And he really is!) In actuality, my name is so much easier to pronounce. Raina. (Like the weather.)

I guess you could say I am the queen (rein) of the castle (last name)! In truth, my beagle doggie, Ginger is the true queen of the castle. (Seriously, she owns three down comforters and often still steals mine.)

I started working in the last great days of newspaper production, while in college. The smell of rubber cement and toxic chemicals permeated the mid-century building. The older guys set up mechanicals with Photostats and Exacto knives. I was hooked.

And the rest is history.

I signed up to be a graphic designer. I've worked in small ad agencies, newspapers, b-to-b publications, in-house departments, and for book publishers. Add in some retail and customer service for a change of pace. And now, I am focusing on online content creation.

I'm looking to expand more into marketing, online content creation, writing, and non-profit work. (Preferably as a remote worker.)

  • Residence USA
  • Address Kansas City Area
  • E-Mail me @ rhanacastle.com
  • Freelance Available
  • Job Opportunities Available

Would prefer remote work. Will consider on-site work in the Kansas City area. 

Resume

10+ Years of Experience

Strengths

Empathetic

Insightful

Budget Savvy

Resourceful

Innovative

Flexible

Out of the Box Thinker


• Social Media Content
• Book design
• Catalog design
• Magazine design
• Brochure design
• Ad design
• Web site art direction
• WordPress websites
• Photo illustration
• Custom photography
• Basic writing
• Basic copy editing

Recent Training

Kansas City Art Institute

Multi-Media Classes

Kansas City Digital Summit 2019

3-Day Training Conference

Education

University

Drury University, Springfield, Mo

Liberal Arts, Communication, Graphic Design, Business Minor

Experience

September 2018 - April 2020

Communications Specialist

If Not for Grace Ministries

Develop and post all of the ministry's organic social media. Maintain all email communication with constituents. Maintain Etapestry database, often working closely with the board and bookkeeping. Generate and execute ideas for development and community awareness. Update and maintain basic office technology. Working on updating the brand.

September 2014 - September 2017

Social Media Moderator

Groupon

Provided support for all social media channels. Moderated user-generated content for each social community. Resolved customer issues on social pages and via Zendesk. Identified potential damaging issues. Collaborated with other departments to report trends and to improve customer experiences. Also worked as technical support for Breadcrumb and Getaways.

2000-Present

Freelance Design

Rhana Castle Studios

Amazon Publishing / Createspace / Visual Ingenuity / How High the Moon Publishing / JSB Design LLC / Scooter Suits / Victorian Trading Co. / Zero Design / Drury University / Ingram’s Magazine / Kansas City Corporate Challenge / O’Sullivan Furniture / Bass Pro Shops catalog design department / Ozark Mountain Visitor

Other

Vance Publishing / Winntech / Penton Media

General Skills

Graphic Design

Editing

Writing

Social Media Content Creation

Software Skills

Photoshop

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Illustrator

Basic Video Editing

Microsoft Word & PP

HipChat

Slack

Dropbox

Google Admin

Wordpress

Squarespace

Canva

Hootsuite

Sprinklr

Database Skills

Etapestry

Salesforce


Personal set up: MacBook Pro

Have worked in Windows Environments

Recent Works

Design
Fall Gala Concept and Theme
Fall Gala Concept and Theme
When You’re Ready Series
When You’re Ready Series
Summer Mood Series
Summer Mood Series
Skip a Sip Development Campaign
Skip a Sip Development Campaign
Audit Report
Audit Report
Interior Book Design
Interior Book Design

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