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Melissa Swan Resume


Melissa Swan*

  • New York State
    Certified Educator
  • Marketing Guru
  • Graphic Arts Jedi
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As I was writing this list I surprised myself at all of items I had written down. At first, I thought no one will believe this but then I came to the affirming realization that this is evidence that I am consistently striving to be a better version of myself. If ever there is something new for me to learn and I am fortunate enough to be able to learn it. I will.

Organization Membership

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)

  • Professional association of designers committed to advancing the value and impact of design, both locally and globally.

United Nations Association

  • The United Nations Association of the United States is dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and work of the UN as a forum for and with engagement in UN Foundation Campaigns for global health, adolescent girls, the environment, and more.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Lecturing
  • Customer Service
  • Teaching

Industry Knowledge

  • Marketing
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Twitter Marketing
  • Retail
  • Social Media
  • Sales
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Advertising
  • Retail Sales
  • Brand Development
  • Brand Management
  • Branding & Identity
  • Branding
  • Brand Awareness
  • Strategic Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Event Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Copywriting

Tools & Technologies

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • QuarkXPress
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Outlook
  • Dreamweaver
  • Access
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Windows
  • WordPress
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat
  • TikTok
  • Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, Mail)
  • Prezi
  • Canva
  • Buffer
  • MailChimp
  • HootSuite
  • Zoom


I am a lifelong learner; out of passion and necessity. The world we live in demands that we continue to improve and I, having been fortunate enough to have had access to a quality education, now strive to assure that all people, with special emphasis on the systemically marginalized, have the education they have always deserved.

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Certification (anticipated mid 2021)

The City University of New York – City College

English Education for grades 7 - 12
- Master's Degree (2020)

Columbia University

Organizational Leadership and Marketing
- Postgraduate Studies (2016)

The City University of New York – Baruch College

English Literature
- Bachelor's Degree (2013)

Fashion Institute of Technology

Sewing for Fashion Designers
- Certification (2007)

Drawing for Fashion Designers
- Certification (2007)


My first job was at 16, it was for a party supply store. Where we had to dress up in costumes and help people get ready for events. I loved making people happy. I still do. Normally that position is omitted from my resume as I stick to the "one page rule" but I wanted to state it here because, although I've evolved in position, I have that same spirit.

Marketing Associate, ASSISTments

Aug 2020 to Present

My role is to amplify brand awareness within the realm of brand marketing, cultivate strategic partnerships (across public, private, and non-profit sectors), and manage digital communications via social media, email, website, virtual events, and blogs.

I also create custom graphics, develop implementation plans, leverage analytic data, and assist in assuring accessibility in line with modern DEI metrics.

Freelance Marketing Consultant,

Jul 2018 – Present

Worked with several clients to create graphics, consult on their marketing strategy, and optimize their SEO.

8th Grade ELA Student Teacher, City College Academy of the Arts

Jan 2020 to June 2020

I create and give custom lessons. I also assist in the creation of the middle school yearbook and teach Graphic Arts.

Fieldwork Observer, Salome Ureña Leadership Academy | St. Barnabas

Sep 2018 to May 2019

Observed, created, and provided lessons while under direct observation of a head teacher.

General Associate, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

Jan 2017 to Jun 2018

Aiming to increase organizational value to consumers and resulting in increased foot traffic, public awareness, and revenue; I developed, implemented, and managed marketing strategy and brand identity. Designed and created graphics for multiple mediums. Taught school groups and gave educational tours. Gave public presentations.

Acting Director of Executive Board, Bermuda International Film Festival

Jul 2017 – Dec 2017

Developed a plan to revamp and revitalize a company on the brink. Communicated and directed multiple departments. Partnered with local businesses in order to promote, involve, and benefit the community.

Comm. Specialist / Retail Learning & Development Asst. (Temp), Nine West Group

Mar 2014 to Dec 2014

As the sole representative of the department I: Headed the production, coordination, and implementation of eLearning platforms as well as the ‘Nine West University’ training program, assisted with retail strategy development for new marketing and promotional programs, and partnered with all teams in order to effectively and efficiently provide communication in both Spanish and English to all retail stores in North America and European publications. Created custom content for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC), St. Jude fundraisers resulting in over $250k raised over four weeks in Q2 and an additional $1M+ in Q4.

Communications Specialist (Temp ), Barnes and Noble

Nov 2015 to Jan 2016

Created Store and Events BN inside page and corporate to store communications.

International Global Member, United Nations

Dec 2005 to Dec 2017

Assisted in developing Millennium Development Goals and resolution documents for ‘Women’s Rights’ and ‘Water as a Human Right.’ Delivered presentations and co-chaired/attended conferences on various local and global issues.

Founder, For All Methods of Entertainment

Jul 2014 to Dec 2016

Built and developed brand identity. Managed company assets and finances. Developed policy and procedures. Contracted employees, talent, venues, and beneficiaries. Brought public awareness to issues in areas of need and provided artistic outlets for the youth. Implemented “Pay It Forward” campaign in which local charities in the community would receive donations from themed events where local talent would have an outlet to perform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Us humans are naturally curious but we don't always ask the questions we really want to know. That's why this section exists. It's a chance for you to get to know me beyond the basic resume. Have a question you'd like to ask? Leave me a note in the 'Let's Connect' section of this page!

What's my Myers-Briggs personality type?

I'm an ENFP which according to the explanation, means that I "tend to embrace big ideas and actions that reflect [my] sense of hope and goodwill toward others" and given that I believe my purpose is to be a force for good, I am more than inclined to agree with this description.

What is my ethnicity?

I've gotten this question a lot and when I was younger I used to answer it by saying, "I'm basically the United Nations personified". Being curious myself, as both of my parents are from the islands of the Dominican Republic and Bermuda, I decided to find out for my myself. Turns out, younger me, wasn't too far off.

My 23&Me Map

Where do I see myself in [blank] years?

I'd like to know who came up with this question. One of the many lessons life has taught me is that there is no true life trajectory timeframe. Yes, we have goals and aspirations and ideas of when we'd like to accomplish them but rushing to an arbitrary deadline helps no one. Imagine a cardiologist rushing through a heart transplant for no other reason than to appear more efficient only to make a critical error that could have been avoided had they only taken their time? Think of all the people that were affected: from the patient, to the donor, the families, the hospital, all the people in the operating room. That is how I think. Not just of how my future will be but of how it will fit in the bigger picture and of how I can achieve the maximum good.

Me. In 10 words.

Driven by purpose. Guided by data. Always learning and adapting.