Friends (2)

Nusha Ashjaee

Freelance Blog Writer, Editor, & More

Location:Portland, Oregon, United States
4 Skills
Bachelors of Arts, Writing & Literature (high distinction)
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2012)

Top Shelf Productions (May 2012 – present)
Sorted through submissions; Assisted in laying out the design for company’s IP Bible.

The Fear Girls, (February 2012 – present)
Contributing Writer
Wrote articles on pop-culture and current events for feminist blog.

Smashion Babble, (June 2011 – August 2011)
Contributing Writer
Wrote lifestyle and beauty articles for blog. (July 2011 – September 2011)
Intern/Deputy Editor
Managed and created content for company website.

Humble Pie Literary Magazine, CCA’s literary magazine (January 2011 – May 2011)
Fiction Editor
Responsible for submissions; Editorial oversight.

KSCU Santa Clara (July 2010 – October 2010)
On-air DJ
Wrote reviews for new CDs and albums; Created playlists.

Published Work
“(Nusha)” in Sweet, Issue 4.1

“Why I’m Still Mad at Susan G. Komen” in The Fear Girls

“Recommended Reading: The Selves by Sonja Ahlers” in The Fear Girls (

“Girls: Post-*** and the City” in The Fear Girls

“Bigger Bullies” in Cartoonists Against Bullying, comic anthology.

“Investing In Your Hairbrush” in Smashion Babble (

Community Work
Assisted in production and promotion of Justin Hall’s anthology, No Straight Lines: Four Decades of ***** Comics; responsibilities included judging works for inclusion in anthology and conducting interviews with featured cartoonists.

Promoted the work of student cartoonists at CCA booth at the Alternative Press Expo 2011.

Sold literature and merchandise, and promoted attention to Prism Comics at WonderCon 2011.

Promoted the work of student cartoonists at CCA booth at the Image Expo 2012.

Projects in Progress
Untitled graphic novel—Story of a young girl and her relationship with her mother, the generation gap between them, and the mother’s traumas that the girl carries with her.

Drunk Baby (tentative title)—A book of childhood games turned into drinking games. Sections include Board Games, Movies, Playground Games, Video Games, and Birthday Party Games. The book will also include recipes of kid’s themed cocktails as well as paper games (connect-the-dots, word search, color-in-the-lines, etc.) to play as “sobriety tests.”

Collection of short stories—Narratives vary from a little girl contemplating her relationship with religion and God to an older couple attempting to survive years after the death of their young son. I intend to adapt these into comics.

Public Readings and Exhibitions
Hearsay Reading Series (2012).

Opened for author Angie Chau at her reading of Quiet As They Come (2011).

Comics exhibited in “First Year Student Exhibition” at the Oliver Art Center at CCA (2009).

Computer Skills
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign and Photoshop (Macintosh); Knowledge of social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress, Pinterest, Flickr)

Editorial Skills
Fast and proficient writer; Strong researcher and proofreader; Skilled story boarder

Professional Strengths
Meeting deadlines; Independent decision maker; Excellent at managing multiple projects; Organized; Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.