Welcome to the online portfolio for Christopher Alexander

 

About me: A love for design, photography and volunteering led me to a diverse and unique marketing career. I believe in the merits of integrity, teamwork and a 'can do' attitude. Please view my online resume via LinkedIn or via Indeed.

 

I've helped to raise millions of dollars and lots of earned media for non-profit organizations as an employee and volunteer. I've served repeatedly as a Committee Chair for the local chapter of Relay For Life on behalf of the American Cancer Society. I started out at the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee as a subcontracted newspaper layout artist and left the organization as the Director of Communications. During my time at ShelterBox USA, the organization grew from a four man office into a national organization, spread across the country.

 

Here are many of the skillsets I offer as well as corresponding links to various assets that demonstrate my work:

 

Desktop Publishing

Serving as a newspaper layout artist and working in disaster communications has taught me the power of the deadline. I am fluent with the Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere, as well as Microsoft Office. My experience includes everything from annual reports to packaging to vehicle wraps. Examples of my work may be found in my design album.

 

My ShelterBox USA portfolio includes this ShelterBox album was well as ISSUU links to their annual reports from 2017, 2015, 2014; this 2016 quadfold brochure; and this 2015 annual conference schedule.

 

My Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee portfolio includes this album as well as ISSUU links to Connections Magazine from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and this 2011 annual report.

 

The Internet

Website administration experience with many different platforms and vendors including HTML, Wordpress, Drupal, Blogger, Shulcloud, Weebly, etc. Oversight of social media strategy and campaign execution with success in organic growth. Experience with strategy and production of email campaigns along with associated analytics. See one of the many webpages I curated for ShelterBox USA or look at the sites I currently administer, including Laugh To Feel Good as well as the non-profit site ONETrack International.

 

Public Relations

Experience with Cision PR platform and pitching media outlets at a national and regional level. I've worked with the producers of ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Fox News, The Weather Channel and USA Today, as well as and local Florida outlets like WABC 7, SNN, Bay News 9 and WSRQ.

 

Fundraising

I have experience with all of the components of fundraising: Appeal strategy and production, email campaigns and analytics, database management (Blackbaud), donor recognition, and event production.

 

Promotion

Social media campaigns are a way of life. Apparel, tickets, stickers, QR codes, virtual displays, billboards, and bus wraps are other promotional devices I've used for audience engagement. Additional experience with trade show development and production.

 

Program Mastery

Extensive experience with many Adobe Creative Cloud applications including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Premiere; Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook. and PowerPoint; Google products including Gmail, Blogger, Drive, Docs, Analytics, Adwords, Maps, and YouTube; Windows and iOS.

 

Field Work

Safety and security training and travel vaccinations. Experience with international travel, onsite logistics and photo/video capture.

 

Other Attributes

Customer service. Problem solving. Reliable. Team player. First Aid Certified. Loves tacos.

  

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Personal Projects:

 

Bonnaroo Chris

Bonnaroo Chris is a brand created out of love for the Bonnaroo Music Festival and a desire to document my concert experiences. I handed out free stickers at the festival and word spread. By 2013, thousands of people were actively looking for me each year. BonnarooChris.com, now averages 100k annual hits and many of my posts and articles have been shared by the festival, artists and followers. I've become a muse for graffiti, online memes and an unofficial cheerleader for the festival. I've leveraged my notoriety to mobilize for charity at the festival, most recently for disaster relief agency, ShelterBox.

 

ONETrack International

I am a volunteer for this international charity with a focus of providing support in developing countries during the Global Orphan Crisis.

 

ShelterBox

I am a volunteer for this international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter to families displaced by disaster or conflict.

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