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Collin Obremski
Education
Indiana University, Kokomo, IN.  GPA: 3.4/4.0
New Media Communications, Bachelor of Arts, May 2009
Communication Arts, Bachelor of Arts, May 2009
Minor in English Writing, Dean’s List
Taylor High School, Kokomo, IN.  Honors. GPA: 11.02/12.00.  Class of 2005.

Skills and Qualifications

  • New media and print marketing. Web design, writing, usability, and user interface design. Graphic and advertising design. Marketing strategy development and implementation for web, print, email, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), tracking & analytics, blogging, and pay-per-click advertising.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat). Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, & Android operating systems. HTML, CSS, a number of CMS systems, WordPress, Google Analytics, cPanel, FTP, Parallels Plesk, Livestream, website speed optimization & content delivery networks, Microsoft Office, front-end, mobile software, & hardware solutions, servers & networking management, cloud computing and collaboration, Basecamp, Wrike, Rackspace, and web hosting.
  • Ecommerce solutions. BigCommerce, Shopify, WooCommerce, payment gateways, store management.
  • Collegiate-level instructional course design and teaching, LMS, Blackboard, Moodle, eFront, eCompanion, public speaking, and small group facilitation.
  • Audio production, large scale live sound, and studio / live recording. Photography & video production.
  • Proficient in vocal performance, rhythm guitar, rock piano, drums, bass, and synthesizers.
  • Cakewalk Sonar, Waves Plugins, other DAW’s, most virtual instruments and software synthesizers.
  • Music performance and instruction, worship leading chart creation, organization, and transposition. Live visual aide creation. Planning Center and other organizational and presentation software.

Awards
2011 Color Advertisement Prodigy Award, Indiana Apartment Association
2011 Overall Community Marketing Program Prodigy Award, Indiana Apartment Association 
2008 Most Outstanding Student in New Media Communication, IU Kokomo Humanities Department

Professional Experience
White River Christian Church – Noblesville, IN – November 2014-Present

  • Communications Director
    • Launched WRCC smartphone app (app.wrcc.org) and campaign with over 1,500 downloads in its first month.
    • Launched worship service Livestreaming (live.wrcc.org).
    • Cut printing costs by at least 60%.
    • Created internal Communications/Marketing Policy, communications ordering system (www.wrccmedia.com), and project management through Wrike.
    • Launched calendar initiative to clean up and standardize church calendar.
    • Started new Facebook campaigns seeing a 48% increase in user engagement and 23% increase in page likes.
    • Launched a weekly email newsletter powered through MailChimp.
    • Launched volunteer Communications Team.
    • Re-launched YouVersion sermon notes.
    • Created sermon branding campaigns (themes, graphic packages, and bumper videos.
    • Working towards centralized and tiered communication channels.
    • Working on all-church rebranding and design overhaul.
  • Worship Leader
    • Worship and band leader in the Café venue.

 

 

 

Helmer Scientific – Noblesville, IN – January 2013-November 2014

  • Web Administrator
    • Responsibilities include the development of new web marketing initiatives, web advertising, design/authoring, UX design, and content management, e-commerce implementation and support, email marketing, analytic & tracking market research/analysis, search engine optimization, copywriting and editing, product photography, video production, graphic design, Rackspace Ubuntu Linux and Windows Server management, and project management.
    • Significant Accomplishments:
    • Oversaw the development, design, implementation, and launch of Helmer’s new website and
      e-commerce store in 2013.
    • Designed and authored a custom shopping cart system for customers to request and receive quotes.
    • Have increased unique visitors and organic search result traffic over 60% in a little over a year. 

Ivy Tech Community College – Indianapolis, IN – August 2011-Present

  • Web & Graphic Design Adjunct Instructor
    • Collegiate-level course curriculum design and instruction.
    • Courses Taught: Web I, Web II, Graphic Design I, Photoshop II, and Intro to Computer Graphics at the Indianapolis campus.

The Art Institute of Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN – March 2012-January 2013

  • Web Design Adjunct Instructor
    • Collegiate-level course curriculum design and instruction.
    • Courses taught: Web Marketing, Web Authoring, Designing for Dynamic Websites, Electronic Learning Design, Electronic Learning Applications, Net Broadcasting, Concepts in Motion Design, and Intro to the World Wide Web at the Indianapolis campus.

Castleton United Methodist Church – Indianapolis, IN – August 2010-November 2012

  • Contemporary Worship Leader
    • Assisted in the creative development, organization, and implementation of the Sunday morning contemporary service. Was also the main worship leader for this service.
    • Aided in choosing music selections, creating charts, and leading rehearsals.
    • Assisted in live sound, video, and lighting production / equipment maintenance.
    • Helped develop a startup “alternative” Saturday evening service.

Gene B. Glick Company – Indianapolis, IN – June 2010-December 2011

  • Digital Media Marketing Specialist & Graphic Designer
    • Designed and implemented web marketing & social media strategy, email marketing initiatives, search engine optimization, and other new forms of online marketing for the company as a whole.
    • Web production & design, digital photography, and photo-manipulation.
    • Created over 1,300 pieces of design in 1.5 years.
    • Print & advertising design for 11 recurring publications in 6 markets, including: Apartment Guide, For Rent Magazine, and various other apartment rental guides, newspapers, and magazines.
    • Served the print design and physical printing needs of 100 apartment communities in 10 states.
    • Cut internal printing costs by 50% through the design and implementation of an outsourced printing initiative. Also created an internal graphic collateral ordering website to improve workflow.

Digital Media Consultant and Designer- Carmel, IN – September 2009-May 2010

    • Aided companies in the design and implementation of social media marketing strategy, graphic & web design, copy creation, search engine optimization, and blogging.

Oakbrook Community Church – Kokomo, IN – August-December 2008

  • Communication Arts and New Media Intern
    • Designed and implemented internal and external marketing campaigns through print and social media.
    • Created Sunday bulletins, podcasts, web videos, electronic news fliers, and supplementary graphics.
    • Frequently ran large-scale live sound for the weekly 1,000+ attended church service.

Indiana University Kokomo – Kokomo, IN – April 2007-May 2009

  • Information Technology Consultant
    May 2008-August 2009
    • Provided customer support and training for student and faculty information technology issues. 
    • Maintained hardware and software for a 4,000 member student body.

        Freshman Orientation Leader
        April 2007-May 2009

    • Guided and mentored new students in class registration and adjusting to the campus climate.  This included facilitating freshman orientations, learning communities, and study groups. 

 

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church – Kokomo, IN – October 2003-October 2006

  • Contemporary Worship Leader
    • Launched a new contemporary service from the ground up. Organized volunteers, facilitated and taught practices, maintained and ran the live sound system, programmed and ran the weekly services.

Extracurricular Activities

Church music ministry volunteer, teacher, leader, and organizer.
Music recording artist, producer, live sound technician, and volunteer. 
Light & Truth Bible Studies (InterVarsity) at Indiana University Kokomo

  • President of the organization for two years. 

Student Government Association Senate at Indiana University Kokomo

  • Served as Senate Secretary and a member of the Student Review and Food Service Committees. 

 

2001-Present
1998-Present
2006-2009

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