Michelle Franco

Freelance Ad Designer & Flyer Designer

Location:Frederick, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
Michelle N. Franco
Michelle.franco89@gmail.com • (413) 433-8215
3774 W Street NW • Washington, DC, 20007

Education Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Candidate for Bachelor of Arts degree, May 2011
Government Major (3.3 GPA), Psychology Minor
Senior Thesis: Social Media and Political Mobilization in the Egypt

Professional Experience

Blue Engine Message and Media, Washington DC
Strategic Communications Consultant, Aug 2011- Present
• Construct press lists and assist with media outreach
• Conduct research for clients to develop communication and publicity strategies
• Assist with overall message planning for campaigns and crisis situations for clients
• Draft press releases, blog posts, op-eds, and media advisories for clients

Disney International/ Buena Vista Entertainment, Dublin, Ireland
Public Relations and Marketing Intern, June 2010- July 2010
• Researched and developed marketing ideas for films and presented ideas to the rest of the marketing team
• Created and organized guest lists for various events using Excel and assisted in running screenings of films
• Researched market and Disney practices and developed PowerPoints presented at Disney Europe meeting

The Wilbraham – Hampden Times, Wilbraham, MA
Correspondent and Intern, Dec. 2008-June 2010
• Reviewed press releases and researched, wrote and edited various articles and briefs

The Office of Senator Ted Kaufman, Washington DC
Intern, January 2010- May 2010
• Researched and wrote responses to constituent concerns, and researched current events pertaining to the
Senator’s work
• Managed and updated the floor speeches and transcript section of the Senator’s website
• Worked with the Senator’s press staff to create a comprehensive media list and draft press releases
• Worked closely with the office staff on Capital Hill assisting with various projects

& Activities

Hamilton Alumni Recruitment Team, (2011-Present)
Hamilton College Class of 2011 Senior Gift Committee, Fundraiser and Member, (2010-Present)
• Responsible for planning, and raising money form peers for the Class of 2011 Senior Gift
Hamilton College Alumni Leadership Program, Community Leader, (2010- Present)
The Spectator (Hamilton College News Paper), News Writer, (Spring 2009-Present)
• Wrote and edited news articles about campus happenings
Alpha Theta Chi, Courtesy and Etiquette Chair (Spring 2008-Present)
Hamilton Action Volunteer Outreach Coalition (HAVOC), (Fall 2007-Present)
National Honor Society, Chairperson (2005-2007)
Smoke Signal (School News Paper), News Editor (2004-2007)
• Wrote, edited and layout articles and supervised and delegated articles to a staff of writers

Honors &

Girl Scout Gold Award, 2006
• Created, organized, orchestrated and lead a week long dance camp for underprivileged youth
Scroll and Quill National Honor Society Member, 2006-2007
Scholastic Writing Award Regional Gold Key, 2006
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Flyer Design