EXTENDED RESUME

>EXPERIENCE

Jacob Cote Creative Services

Belleville, ON // Aug 2011 - Present

  • Photography (food/product & commercial)

  • Video & Live Streaming Production

  • Graphic Design

  • Launched and created two custom real estate home websites that sold for over $2.02 million and $3.5 million respectively

  • Developed branding strategies while incorporating client wants & needs

  • Increased client’s Instagram following by +3000 with pro photography and Videography including the implementation of a YouTube channel

  • Generated analytic reports for clients’ web and social traffic/reach

Jr. Photographer - Purdys Chocolatier 

Vancouver, BC // August 2017 - September 2019

  • Supported Sr. Photographer and internal departments and their needs of original photography and video for internal, and external stakeholders

  • Maintained a digital media database of all content created

  • Increased Social Media-generated transactions by +421%

  • Facebook engagement per post increased by +102%

  • Instagram followers increased by +70%

Production Assistant - National City Films 

Vancouver, BC // Sep - Oct 2016

  • Production Assistant for a scripted Warner Bros. TV series

Professor - Loyalist College 

Belleville, ON // Sep 2014 - May 2016

  • Instructed over 100 students in a single semester over multiple programs: TV & Film Production, Graphic Design, and Film History

  • Implemented conflict resolution skills with various student matters 

  • Spearheaded the General Education course creation of Film History - Created and scheduled social media content and website updates

  • TV & Film Production:

    • Graphic Design

    • Motion Graphics

    • Editing (AVID)

    • Script Writing (Film & TV Commercials)

    • On-air Promos & Theatrical Trailers

    • Art of Communication

  • Graphic Design:

    • Digital Applications (motion graphics)

  • General Education: Film History

    • Development and creation of the course and instructing several classes

Festival Director -  Hollywood North Film Festival

Bay of Quinte Region // Feb 2015 - Nov 2019

  • Managed all divisions of the annual non-profit international film festival operating with a $15,000 budget

  • 300+ in attendance, including filmmakers from across Canada and USA

  • Coordinated, monitored, and analyzed all media coverage

  • Fostered community engagement with tourism and hospitality sectors

  • Designed and created all print and digital materials

Festival Coordinator - Belleville DocFest

Belleville, ON // Oct 2015 - April 2016

  • Coordinated multiple areas of the sold-out documentary film festival

  • Attended weekly board meetings while contributing updates

  • Developed the creation of festival print materials and festival program

  • Successfully photographed and updated social media channels during the festival weekend reaching over +15,000 people

  • Produced a post-festival written report with recommendations

Photographer - Lifetouch Canada 

Vancouver, BC // Oct 2016 - Jun 2017

  • Photographing students in elementary schools and high schools across British Columbia

Content Coordinator - Bay of Quinte Tourism 

Belleville, ON // Mar 2014 - Aug 2014

  • Development of web video series, web & print graphic design, social media execution photography to promote tourism to Southern Ontario and upstate New York

>CREATIVE SKILLS

  • Photography (studio & natural light)

  • Videography/film production

  • Scriptwriting

  • Photo & Video editing

  • Graphic Design

  • Typography

  • Art Direction

  • Food styling

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    • Photoshop

    • Lightroom

    • After Effects

    • InDesign

    • Illustrator

    • Premiere Pro

>PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Content Coordinating

  • Community Marketing

  • Social Media Campaigns & Planning

    • Instagram, Facebook, Twitter​ & YouTube

  • Event Planning

  • Team Management

  • Copywriting

  • Branding

  • Fundraising

  • Public Relations

  • Volunteer Coordinating

  • Project Coordinating

  • College Instructing

  • Google SEO & Analytics 

>OTHER SKILLS

Operating Systems

  • Advanced knowledge of both MAC OS and PC operating systems (I'm a Mac at heart)

 

Web

  • Intermediate HTML & CSS

  • Advanced Wordpress 

  • Google Ads

  • Google Docs, Sheet, and Drive

Cameras

  • Canon 5D Mark 2,3 & 4, R6 & R5 

  • Nikon (various models)

  • Sony EX3

 

Microsoft Office

  • Full working knowledge of Office, Powerpoint, Excel & Outlook

>EDUCATION

Public Relations - Certificate

Loyalist College 2013-2014

  • Completed courses in:

    • Writing 

    • Fundraising

    • Communications

    • Social media 

    • Graphic design with

    • Client-based project learning 

  • Research experience using SWOP and PEST analyses 

 

The Art of Visual Storytelling: By Alex Buono 

Toronto - June 2013

Television & New Media Production - 3yr Adv. Diploma

Loyalist College 2009-2012

  • Gained a wide range of content creation techniques with full production skills in:

    • Television news & studio-based shows

    • Editing (Final Cut, AVID & Premiere)

    • Film production

    • Live remote event productions

    • Screenplay & commercial writing

    • Marketing & promotions

    • Graphic design & motion graphics

    • Web design