Creative assistant

It's a title I wear proudly; virtual assistant, editorial assistant, server assistant, and assistant to many photographers. Across numerous industries, I've been someone's right-hand *woman* time and time again. Why? Because I'm amazing at it. That's not me being cocky, but rather confident. I hold that confidence high because of the constant feedback from my peers, colleagues, and managers. Ask any previous bosses and they'll say that I consistently went above and beyond for them. Something else that's needed in the mix... a burning desire to learn, grow, and continue to transform into a better version of themselves than the previous day. 

My name is Liz Harter and I am a multi-talented creative with strong skills in marketing, copywriting, and project management. I'm organized, hard-working, and dedicated to those I work for. I constantly seek new experiences and to surround myself with talented business owners as I grow my own services. Throughout the pandemic I've worked as a Virtual Assistant for creatives. This opened doors I didn't know were possible and allowed me to explore a different form of freelancing while simultaneously learning from talented business owners. I view this position similarly, as a great opportunity to serve a fellow creative while sharpening current and new skills of my own. 


Let's Dive in

Let's dive in

Virtual Assistant — Quill & Co. Design Co., August 2020 - Present
Assist a brand and web designer with social media content creation, copywriting, email marketing, funnel development, and sales page creation
Utilize tools such as Flodesk, Zapier, Deadline Funnel, & Notion for operational tasks 

Brand Designer & Photographer — Big Wave Studio, May 2020 - Present
Guide creative small businesses to share their brand story through consistent imagery & design
Design and develop websites in Showit & Shopify for service providers & e-commerce brands

Blog Writer — Rose Bowman Photography, July 2020 - October 2020
Write both session recaps and information, educational blog posts for a growing wedding photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia 
Build blog layout design in Squarespace and curate images for blog posts

Studio Assistant — Yumi Matsuo Studio, November 2019 - March 2020
Duties included helping on sets, culling and organizing images, writing blog posts, developing canned email responses, and email newsletter content creation

Photo Assistant — Freelance, October 2018 – March 2020
Helped photographers stay organized throughout commercial, editorial, & corporate shoots
Responsible for lighting development, set-up, and break down 

Server — Lilia, April 2019 - March 2020
Worked as a team player at a chef-driven, award-winning Italian restaurant 
Possessed in-depth knowledge of a complex food & beverage program that changed daily

Studio Intern — Winnie Au Photography, October 2018 - January 2019 
Wrote copy for quarterly newsletters, client email correspondence, and social media posts
Assisted both photo and styling teams on commercial photoshoots 

Editorial Assistant — New Worlder, June 2016 - January 2018
Assistant to the editor-in-chief of a food, travel, & culture online magazine 
Developed social media copy and strategy across all platforms 
Grew a new Instagram from a few hundred followers to 10K
Responsible for website layout, photo editing, editorial planning, and newsletter content creation





Systems & Skills:

Project Management

Adobe Suite

Email Marketing

Brand Strategy

Copywriting

Trend Observation

Big Picture Thinking

SEO

Social Media

Interests:

Education:

Experience:

Canisius College, Buffalo, NY: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Spanish with an Integrated Marketing Concentration, All College Honors Program, Class of 2015.

Resume:

ABILITIES:

Direct Communicator

Fast Learner

Excellent Writer 

Team Player

International studies: 

Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, Spring 2014
Semester program with coursework in Spanish writing, translation, and history 

Lorenzo de’Medici International Institute, Florence, Italy, Fall 2013 
Semester program with classes in international advertising, marketing, and public relations

"I have worked with Liz since the end of 2019 and she has been such a driving force behind my business. 

She poured her heart into my photo studio and really took ownership of her role. Her passion and commitment towards her job is something you can't teach and I felt that right away. She started off as a photography intern culling and assisting on set, but she quickly made herself an invaluable part of my business and was promoted to be a part-time assistant. 

She is very creative and resourceful in the way she works, and was constantly looking for new solutions and systems for my business. She would check in with me often to see what could be improved upon and took feedback very well. She has excellent written communication skills and I found myself handing over most copy related items to her. 

She sets a very high standard for herself - good enough is not a part of her work vocabulary - and I am confident that she will demonstrate the same level of excellence and dedication towards her next position. 

Liz exemplifies many qualities of a good assistant, but above all, it is her reliability and trustworthiness that makes her such a strong candidate. She grew into this position on my team by putting in the hours and being an incredible support system that I could rely on."

— Yumi Matsuo, Founder of Yumi Matsuo Studio

"Having worked with Liz for nearly a year, I can speak to her integrity, attention to detail, and a commitment to a job done well. In her time at Lilia, she has swiftly moved from server assistant - assisting captains in meeting our guests' needs - up to captain, where she delegates to our service team and guides our guests through flawless dining experiences. Liz is reliable, diligent, hardworking, and an absolute pleasure to be around; her commitment to the craft of anticipating others' needs is unparalleled."

— Alicia Blegen, General Manager of Lilia Ristorante

"Liz Harter was an able, curious, and responsible right hand for my editorial brand, New Worlder, for over two years. In addition to keeping our day-to-day edit on track, she was adept at social media, scheduling, regular correspondence with media and writers, as well as organization of assets for articles including photos and images. As our blog writer, she also managed our blog vertical, creating original posts about daily ongoings in the restaurant and travel spaces, as well as curated and compiled our monthly restaurant openings columns and seasonal hotel and book round-ups. She’s pleasant and kind, additionally, which made working with her a pleasure." 
                                        
— Marie Elena Martinez, Founder & Editor of New Worlder Magazine

Kind Words From Employers:

"Liz is an absolute joy to work with. She is organized, communicative and thorough. She takes the time to understand your vision to accurately execute on the first try. I have absolutely loved working with her and cannot wait until we do so again!"

— Rose Bowman of Rose Bowman Photography

"Before I hired Liz I was so overwhelmed with all of the tasks that needed to get done in a day. But I was really hesitant to release control over different areas of my business. I interviewed a handful of VAs and I instantly connected with Liz. I loved her energy, enthusiasm and she was really easy to talk to! 

Since I've had Liz's support, she has helped me with so many different things, from writing content like blog posts and newsletters to helping me set up tech and sales funnels. Liz is prompt, organized, eager to learn, and a self-starter. I couldn't recommend Liz enough!"

Marisa Messick of Quill & Co. Design 

SERVICE-oriented
 passionatE
 hard-working

SERVICE-oriented passionate
hard-working

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