Shaun Osburn
Jacob Hawkins
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Shaun Osburn

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Design illustration


My experience in design covers both print and web, from pixel-pushing to working with picas.

Social media illustration

Social Media

With a proven track record of devising and implementing social media strategies to increase brand awareness and engagement, I can create or grow your social media footprint.

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Copy Writing

Success in crafting copy for various media, including social media, web pages, press releases, and annual reports.

Press Illustration

Media Relations

With extensive experience working across a range of beats, I can help you effectively communicate your story to journalists.


  • PlanetOut Inc.

    Programming Manager


    Maintained the flow of day-to-day editorial production. Drafted and edited material created for online and print promotions. Designed print materials and ensured proper content management through product development.
  • St. Anthony Foundation

    Senior Communications Associate


    Implemented public relations strategies and community engagement for a multi-service agency serving homeless and low-income families. Spearheaded organization's adoption to social media and managed all online activity.
  • Equality California

    Art & Online Director


    Managed daily content of digital communications and social media. Drafted press releases and advocacy alert emails. Administered social media campaigns that contained in-house design elements to further organizational agenda and inform followers. Completed updates to the organization website and database.
  • Equality California

    Communications Director (Interim)


    Directed communications, public relations, and public education campaigns for the state-wide legislative advocacy policy organization. Developed messaging and prepared press releases on-the-record statements as the primary media contact.
  • Academy of Art

    Production Designer

    2014 - 2016

    Lead, designed and built online courses, multimedia, and marketing materials for college and graduate level art and design classes.
  • Academy of Art

    Art Director

    2016 - 2023

    Developed a consistent and cohesive online experience for students. Administered ongoing communication strategies for training and retention of students, staff, and faculty. Partnered with internal departments to create training and education material for new employees and contractors.

Cover letter

As a Visual Communications Professional with a proven background in media relations, marketing, and visual design, it is with great excitement that I submit my resume for consideration to become a member of your team.

In addition to my formal education and training, my 20+ year history of hands-on experiences makes me an excellent match for the unique demands of your organization.

In each of my professional roles, I have been successful in producing positive results and I have a consistent history of advancing shared organizational goals. Please review the following examples from my work experience, which outline the many strengths I can leverage to advance your mission.

  • Developed social media, email, and print marketing campaign strategies.
  • Oversaw rebranding efforts ensuring project completed within budget and timeline constraints.
  • Designed websites, print materials, and social media graphics for increased brand awareness and marketing efforts.

It is my goal to apply these skills to the progress of your growth. I look forward to setting up a meeting to discuss in greater detail how I can benefit your organization. In the interim, thank you for reviewing this resume and portfolio website.


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