Shawn H. Nichols Photography LLC
Oct 2015 – Present | Seattle, Washington
(425)-919-7555 | shawnhnichols@gmail
Digital content producer specializing in photography and original digital art. Extensive experience creating marketing collateral including websites, logos and original branding identities for a wide variety of companies and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dedicated professional offering a proven record of conceptualizing, designing, writing and developing custom photography, videography, and social media solutions to exceed client objectives within deadline-driven scenarios.
PHOTOGRAPHY ￨ SOCIAL MEDIA ￨ MARKETING ￨ COLLATERAL DESIGN ￨ WEB DESIGN ￨ PROJECT MANAGEMENT | GRAPHIC DESIGN ￨ TEAM BUILDING ￨ SALES ￨ NETWORKING STRATEGIC PLANNING / ANALYSIS | MULTI-PROJECT MANAGEMENT ￨ ADVERTISING ￨ EVENT COORDINATION | VENDOR RELATIONS ￨ COMMUNICATIONS | CLIENT NEEDS ANALYSIS / ASSESSMENT
Shawn H. Nichols Photography LLC, Creative Director/Owner Oct 2015- present
Develop and maintain multiple social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & SoundCloud; which gained more than 10,500 followers over 18 months.
Edit and enhance video/photographs using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
Create videos in order to increase user engagement for social media and web viewing.
Author a wide variety of blog posts about photography, local businesses, and the creative process. Skilled in interviewing and interpersonal communications.
Assist with building websites and brands for clients such as Wexley School for Girls Advertising Agency, Sasquatch Music Festival and Redfin.
Create and pull analytics reports to track web and social traffic and engagement.
Plan and executing day-to-day photo studio operations including scheduling, client building and follow up.
Built and maintained a diverse portfolio of clients including Mod Pizza, Darigold, Estee Lauder, Xtreme Consulting, Main Street Hub and Olympic Foundry.
Direct and provide support through all phases of project including; analyzing needs, identifying locations, hiring staff, securing permits, and overseeing studio/on-location shoots.
Expertly balance business, financial and client relations/responsibilities while managing quality-driven, time-sensitive marketing projects for diverse organizations.
Possess a strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives.
Clear and creative communication skills online in social media, as well as web-based blog posts.
Capital One | American Express | Evergreens | SPIN | REI | MOD Pizza | Nordstrom | Estée Lauder | Qdoba Mexican Eats | Staples | Architectural Graphics Inc. | Darigold | Big Fish Games | Century 21 NW | Bowlero | Blue Pearl Pet Hospital | Marathon Photos | Urban Pie | VFS Global | 5W Public Relations | SoFi | Ricoh | Gentle Dental | Waste Connections | The Heathman Hotel | Just Add Yoga | Bonaventure Senior Living | Sasquatch Music Festival | nuflours Bakery | Jonkers | Artist Trust, Redfin | Blacklight Run 5k | Olympic Foundry | Mobile Gaming Forum | Mainstreet Hub, Skedaddle | Orange County Visitors Association | Rhein Haus| SIMS Honda | Shell Global | Wexley School for Girls Advertising Agency | Osney Media | Sparkloft Media
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE | BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
TARRANT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ￨ DEVRY UNIVERSITY
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce | North Seattle Chamber of Commerce
American Photographic Artists (APA) | Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
HONORS & AWARDS
Thumbtack Top Professional, 2018 | Thumbtack Top Professional, 2017
Thumbtack Top Professional, 2016 | Best of Thumbtack 2016
HOW SUCCESSFUL STAFFING HELPED A SALAD CHAIN GROW Feb 19, 2018 | AmericanExpress.com
MOD Pizza opens at Kent Station, Dec 11, 2017 | Kent Reporter
No Room on a Bike Rack? Not a Problem for These Smart Bikes., Aug 28, 2017 |The New York Times
Must-visit destinations in the USA next year: in pictures, Sep 2, 2016 | The Telegraph (UK)
Wettest. Winter. Ever., Feb 19, 2016 | Q13 News
Interview with ThePNWPhotos.com, Jan 25, 2016 Stella Oh | ThePNWPhotos.com
Seattle: Your guide to waterfront shopping & culture, Nov 30, 2015 | TheCityTraveler.com
2017 Solo Exhibition, Naked City Brewing, Seattle, Washington
2016 Group Exhibition, Collective Arts Brewing, “Select Series”, Hamilton, Ontario
2016 Solo Exhibition, Tin Umbrella Coffee, Seattle, Washington
2016 Solo Exhibition, Flying Bike Brewery, Seattle, Washington
2016 Solo Exhibition, Cafe Fiore, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Americana, Capitol Hill Blitz Art Walk, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Outlander Brewery & Pub, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Hashtag, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, The Sweet Spot, Freemont Art Walk, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, City Hostel, Beltown Art Walk, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Beltown Art Walk, Champion Wine Cellars, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Beltown Art Walk, BPA Seattle/Bike+Art Seattle, Washington
2015 Group Exhibition, Pioneer Square Art Walk, `57 Biscayne, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Capitol Hill Blitz Art Walk, Loft 63, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Fremont Art Walk, Frame-up Art Studios, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Fremont Art Walk, Space, Seattle, Washington
2015 Solo Exhibition, Corestar Pilates, Auburn, Washington
2014 Solo Exhibition, Capitol Hill Blitz Art Walk, Vostok Dumpling House, Seattle, Washington
Previous telecommunications career (2001-2015)
A member of the telecommunications field for over 15 years, I had experience in enterprise-wide and consumer-facing technologies — many in beta and early testing phases. I had the opportunity to troubleshoot, test and analyze wireless communications, as well as monitor critical network elements. This career prepared me for seamlessly entering the online communications world, helping me understand intuitively how people communicate and the amount of technology that enables that communication.
- Comtech Telecommunications Corp, NOC Technician
- T-Mobile, NOC Technician
- Verizon Wireless, Switch Technician