Melissa Brand

Freelance Writer, Photographer, Music Artist PR Assistant, Radio Host, Blogger, Social Media Assistant, Communications & Media Major

Location icon United States of America

I currently do freelance writing for Bombing Science, an online blog related to the graffiti culture and lifestyle. Other recent experience includes a marketing director position at a local fast food restaurant, a public relations coordinator for the Glenview Park District and a communications assistant at Mike Jackson Outdoors.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Media & Theatre with a minor in Journalism at Northeastern Illinois University. I was a senior staff writer for the university's newspaper, The Independent and at my former college, I was also a staff writer and opinion editor for the college newspaper. I also started their Facebook page and updated it with local news and events. I spent a semester abroad at the University of Limerick in Ireland where I hosted a weekly radio show called the Beat on ULFM.ie, their student radio station.

While at Truman College, I was elected Vice President of Communications & Media for Phi Theta Kappa Nu Lambda Chapter honor society where I maintained their Facebook page and started their Wordpress blog. I also started and maintained several other business Facebook pages. I've also done freelance writing for countrymusicchicago.com and marketing and promotion projects for Chicago/NYC hip-hop artist Dame-O as his PR Assistant.

Portfolio

Glenview Park District

University of Limerick, Limerick Ireland

Impact Magazine - Student Magazine at University of Limerick
04/09/2014
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Dame-O (Damien "Dame-O" Hodges) Hip-Hop Artist

Northeastern Illinois University, The Independent

Freelance writing

Truman College, The Uptown Exchange