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Elizabeth Ganshirt, Strategic Marketing Professional

Proficient:  InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud, Bluebeam, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Basic html and css, Dreamweaver, Go Daddy, SquareSpace, MailChimp, Cosential / Unanet, Salesforce, Teams, Google Meets, Zoom, Trello, Buffer, Fetch, Tonic 

Marketing + Operations Administrator, Myefski Architects, Chicago, August 2022 - July 2023

Wrote proposals and qualifications, maintained client and consultant relationships, updated CRM database, ran reports, corrected data, drafted and scheduled social media posts, newsletters and email campaigns, drafted award submittals and design competitions, reconciled expenses for the marketing and event budgets, maintained two websites, assisted with the Kompas Fellows internship program, assisted with proposal that won a significant retail client

Marketing Coordinator, Senga Architects,

Chicago, February 2022 - August 2022

Built teams of architects, engineers and other consultants to bid for public and private projects, prepared proposals, qualification packs and interview materials, trained an intern to assist with CRM maintenance, social media, email campaigns and proposal automation, won a three year college contract and expanded an ongoing project for Chicago Public Schools

Technology District 161, Technology Department

Flossmoor, November 2016 - February 2022

Taught technology and device etiquette, assisted in the STEAM Lab, provided technical support for families on Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom and other academic programs, updated and distributed iPads, Chromebooks, MacBooks and other devices, maintained printers, 3D printers, copiers, laminators, and security cameras

Founder, Clever Betsy Artist’s Co-Op,

Homewood, January 2008 – November 2016

Designed one of a kind jewelry, paper crafts and textile orders that contained upcycled materials, Sold online, at two boutiques and at numerous farmer’s markets and craft fairs, represented 14 artists by 2016

Senior Account Manager, CG Life Communications, Chicago, March 2005 – January 2008

Developed copy and graphics for highly technical content, negotiated best possible ad rates with international publications, doubled billable hours with my client over three years by developing a strategy to revamp the client’s website, add trade shows and translate technical material into easy to understand booklets, team won the 2007 MarCom Gold Award for the “Ask Us” Campaign created with Dow Chemical Company’s Biocides Division

Marketing Coordinator, SmithGroup Architects, Chicago, October 2002 - March 2005

Completed “go/no go process to determine which work to pursue. Built teams to bid for work, organized technical information into easy to understand graphics for proposals and interview boards, completed government forms, helped win high profile urban planning and landscape architecture projects like Northerly Island’s Framework Plan.

Print-Editorial Journalism BS, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana - 1998

Web Design Certification, Computer Systems Institute, Chicago - 2001

Notary, State of Illinois

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