My name is Marissa and I am a Digital Content Creator and Manager based in Waterloo, Ontario. My passion is to create exciting and relevant content for a variety of users in the digital world.
Digital content can be very broad, so let my portfolio be your guide to understanding who I am and what I do.
Who is Marissa?
Digital Content Coordinator
Sun Life Financial
June 2016 - August 2016
Use my experience and skills to contribute to an employer who can help me grow in my career.
Throughout my studies I worked as a customer service representative in retail, studied abroad at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and interned at Sun Life Financial where I worked as a Digital Content Coordinator.
B. Global Business & Digital Arts,
Global Experience Certificate
University of Waterloo
In 2017, I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BGBDA and a Certificate in Global Experience.
Since then I have been working freelance as a Digital Marketer, collaborating with small business owners and health specialists.
In Sept. 2017, I joined a local Girl Guide unit as a Guider. In my role as Guider I lead meetings, plan activities, and supervise at camps.
In Jan. 2018 I took on the role of Social Media Coordinator for Creekside Church's Young Adults Group.
Digital Content Creation & Management
June 2017 - Present
Guides' Own is the unofficial Guiding podcast that I host with my Guiding friend, Taryn.
In my role as co-host, I conduct research and collaborate with Taryn and our producer Jake in the recording of weekly podcast episodes on the topic of Girl Guides, its history and future, and how it affects us.
Additionally, I have been responsible for the website design, writing and editing blog posts, designing the podcast logo, and social media management.
845 St. Clair
As the website designer for this project, I was responsible for creating a digital space in which the tenants and landlord of 845 St. Clair could communicate and share information seamlessly. I collaborated with the landlord and project manager to present content in a clean space and create a positive experience for the users.
My process began in a meeting with the project manager, where we discussed the scope of the project, as well as the criteria and milestones. From that point I developed wireframes and edited copy for the site. I generated the website with Wix, converting the low-fi designs and content into an active webpage.
Stretch into Winter
BLOG & CONTENT EDITOR
Stretch Into Winter is a blog post featured on the Stepping Stone Orthotics blog, which is home to Canadian Certified Pedorthist C. Ped (C), Shannon Bunnett.
This project began with capturing video and photo
content for the blog post, as well as collaborating
with Shannon to plan the post content. I was
responsible for editing the visual and written
content as well, which I built and designed into the
post using Webflow. Additionally, I created a similar
layout in Constant Contact which I then sent to
Shannon's clients directly.
This post, among many others, are projects that I managed as the blog and content editor for the Stepping Stone blog.
IronMom Health Coaching
As the website designer for the IronMom Health Coaching website, I created a digital platform for small-business owner, Andrea Good. I collaborated with her to develop a website which would give her the ability to advertise the business and services she provides.
I scheduled meetings with the client, communicated with her to determine her needs and design expectations, and developed a project timeline. Additionally, I designed wireframes and collected copy and visual content before creating the site in Wix. My process was iterative, which allowed for changes to be made upon consultation with the client.
Marsna Jamborette Crest
In 2019, I took on the role of Responsible Guider for a Nationally-Sponsored Trip with Girl Guides of Canada. Along with 3 other Guiders, I traveled with a group of 24 girls to the Netherlands where we took part in an International camp of Guiding and Scouting.
In addition to my responsibilities as guardian, mentor, and liaison on this trip, I volunteered to become the lead designer of our trip crest. I conducted user and product research, produced low fidelity prototypes, created and iterated on my design, and collaborated with a Canadian embroidery company to produce a high quality product.
Girl Guides of Canada
September 2017 - Present
As a Girl Guide leader (Guider), I am a mentor and supporter of young teenage girls in a Pathfinder unit. My role is dynamic and I take on different tasks from week to week - facilitator, liaison, treasurer, first aider, and cook to name a few. I take part in our weekly meetings, organize weekend camps, and communicate with other Guiders and parents. As a Guider, I am adaptable, approachable, and always prepared.
Social Media Coordinator
Creekside Church - Young Adults
January 2018 - Present
In my role as Social Media Coordinator for Creekside Church Young Adults, I was responsible for the management of the group's social media accounts. I captured and edited photos and videos, designed graphics, scheduled posts, and worked closely with a team of coordinators to plan monthly events.