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Nick Mabee

I am a communicator.

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Who Am I?

My name is Nick Mabee, and I am a Communications Specialist.

I am seeking opportunities to work for public and private organizations in a capacity relating to communications, branding, or other forms of communications related management.

With years of experience in both communications and brand management, coupled with my event planning and management experience, I feel I am a competitive candidate for any position.

Work Process

Observe

Interpret

Intervene

Much like the design process follows steps to define, analyze, and improve, the process of Observation, Interpretation, Intervention is used in project management. I choose this process because it allows me to fully take in the scope of a problem/intervention needed by both observing surface level information and critically interpreting those observations. This allows me to completely understand an issue before taking action on it.

Why is this important?

I believe this is the best process for management of projects which will be seen in public view. The process focuses both on the original statement to solve as well as outside factors including both cultural research and understanding being that companies, both public and private, are adapting to a growing world and audience.

Remember recent public image controversies like Pepsi, Seoul Secret, or Dove? Turns out some press is bad press, and it isn’t good for organizations. This process coupled with my experience will avoid putting the organization in a bad public light.

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WORK HISTORY

Dec 2015 – Current

IT Specialist & Marketing Associate

Leadership Minor | Univeristy of Minnesota
  • Managed wide array of projects including design work, university events and policy development
  • Developed departmental marketing, communications & branding guidelines
  • Headed departmental re-branding efforts including web & social media presence and marketing copy
    • Re-designed and coded the departmental website
    • Wrote, directed, and edited promotional and informational videos
    • Ensured materials were accessible by those who were unable to access materials via conventional
      methods
  • Worked with a diverse audience including students, faculty, and staff at the University as well as those
    outside of the University Community

Jun 2010 – Sep 2016

Founder

Nick Mabee Design
  • Started video production company and expanded to providing both web and graphic design services
  • Worked with both local and international clients using a variety of communication methods
  • Managed independently contracted employees, projects, and work efforts

Sep 2014 – Jan 2016

Web, Media, & Emergency Services Coordinator

Scott County Fair
  • Designed and implemented social media and web communications strategies
  • Developed emergency management plan for event attended by over 25,000 individuals
  • Fostered relationships with local and statewide vendors for various fair materials and services

 

EDUCATION

2018

Bachelor of Arts, Communication

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

My four year B.A. at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities focused on my major of Communications Studies and my minor Leadership. This wide range of studies & experiences has prepared me to work in a diverse work environment in the Communications or IT field with the Leadership Minor being especially effective when working across cultures and in teams.

2014

Diploma with Honors

Shakopee High School

As a Shakopee High School student, I was involved with many community groups – mainly focusing on marketing/PR. I also did drama senior year, and made all programs, posters, and postcards for the department, with them becoming a freelance client upon my graduation.

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Relevant Skills

Public Speaking

Social Media Strategy

Leadership Development

Office Applications

Adobe Creative Suite

Teamwork & Management

Community Outreach

TESTIMONIALS

Linnette

Linnette Werner

Director / UMN Leadership Minor

Nick has been integral to the success of our office during his time here. He sees the big picture as well as the details and is adept at working through difficult problems until they are solved. He has become a team leader and provides guidance and mentorship to his teammates.

Anna Capeder

Anna Capeder

Academic Systems Coordinator / UMN Leadership Minor

I’ve had the pleasure of supervising Nick Mabee for the past two years in the University of Minnesota Leadership Minor Office. Throughout this time, I’ve watched Nick perfect not only his amazing technical skills, but also evolve in countless other ways, including his presentation skills, interpersonal office skills, confidence, and ability to not only start a project, but finish it with relatively little assistance. Nick has a natural ability to identify unmet needs and problem solve to ensure a low-cost, effective, and user-friendly solution. Throughout his short two years in the Leadership Minor, Nick has significantly improved our image, including creating brand new websites, standardizing branding, creating standardized templates, etc. I would highly recommend Nick!

work samples

Marketing & Branding Plans

Leadership Education and Development – Undergraduate Programs | Branding Guideline Document

Leadership Enrichment Programs | 5 Year Strategic Plan (Branding, design, and some content editing)

Nick Mabee Design | Marketing Plan (made for a class at the University of Minnesota as a group)

Research Work

Political Advertising Disclosure Regulations on Facebook (Senior Thesis) | Research Paper

Educational Inequality in Hennepin County (Group) | Research Paper | Multiple Strategies for Intervention

Informal Published Blog Posts

My Journey Seeking to Understand #BlackLivesMatter | Views from the Leadership

Produced Videos

Engaging Young Leaders Promo | University of Minnesota Leadership Minor

Company Promotional Video | Aquatic Recreation Company

Preschool Promotional Video | Shakopee Area Catholic School

Promotional Video | Musicals with a Mission

Wedding Video Sample

contact

Reach Me

based in Minneapolis, USA

Tel : (952) 463-6273

nick.j.mabee [at] gmail.com

Freelance Available

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