BioGet to know me a little more
Creative Professional specializing in branding, web design, and content marketing. Certified Techie. Digital Creator that educates, and inspires others by sharing my experiences.
Branding, Web Design, Content Creation, Communications, and Technology are my primary passions.
From my younger years up until now, I’ve always had a wide range of interests that typically revolve around nerding out on whatever I was passionate about and creating to my heart’s desire. Beginning as a self-taught artist drawing the cartoons I watched and other things around my house, then I drew my way through art school before finally ending up at University Preparatory Academy High School where I was introduced to independent learning, coding, and design.
I started my creative journey with nothing but a basic understanding of Photoshop and an open mind to learn new things. After switching from Applied Engineering to Media Arts & Technology as my college major, I structured my career and college experiences to gain a skill set that would serve me well in my future endeavors. The resulting coursework takes on many forms.
A multi-talented, passionate creative who never stops learning, and forever eager to advance my knowledge and skills whenever opportunities arise!
I’m handy with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Canva, can speak HTML, CSS, and WordPress pretty fluently, and also have a surface-level knowledge of PHP, Java, and After Effects, among other things. A large part of my education and knowledge is the result of my curiosity for learning more from all my experiences, rather than just from classroom lectures. That curiosity is the reason I’ve spent many years learning as much as I can about my passions: Branding, Web Design, Digital Marketing, and Tech.
Every day, I wake up with the drive to learn, grow as a person, build wealth, make a positive impact on the world, and inspire others in business and life!
My personal mission is, “…to make a positive impact on the world by educating and inspiring all those within my reach.”
My ultimate dream is to create a profitable personal brand that positions me as a digital creator and known subject matter expert that’s one of the go-to people for others in my field. To achieve this goal, I’m telling my story, sharing the journey of chasing my dreams, and helping others with what I learn by creating and sharing content through my blogs and social media accounts.
With my obsession to claim my name everywhere on the Internet, you can find me on most sites as “desimslaughter”.
If you’d like to stay up to date on what’s happening in my world, you can view my recent personal updates on my Facebook Page, see what’s happening with my career on LinkedIn, follow my daily thoughts and commentary on Twitter, and see the world through my eyes on Instagram.
With 20 years of work experience, fortunately, I’ve held many positions across a range of industries that make me adaptable to many roles.
My work experience includes:
15 years in the design field
Covering graphic design (print & digital), web design and development, brand design & strategy, mobile application development, UX/UI design, and more.
9 years in the marketing field
Including social media marketing, content marketing, digital campaigns, public relations and communications, event coordination, and marketing strategy.
5 years of programming
17 years in customer service
Covering technical support, call centers, client relations, sales, customer retention, fundraising, receptionists, account management, and others.
13 years in the food & beverage industry
Including serving, hosting, bartending, banquets, events, and catering.
5 years of clerical work
Including administrative assistance, personal assistance, executive assistance, and project management.
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