I am a Portland State University School of Business marketing and advertising graduate 

Professional ​

I aspire to land a role where I can help brands express their missions in creative and compelling ways using digital marketing.

 My goal is to inspire others with my passion for communications, since I have a knack for persuasive storytelling, and I enjoy helping others make decisions that they can feel good about. 

Digital Marketing Manager. 
Dr. Semler's HeartPerks; Portland, OR

01/16 - present


  • Designed, created content and launched and website,, using Wix

  • Manage and create social media profile postings, using HootSuite and Over 

  • Manage and analyze Google Analytics for company website

  • Launched Facebook advertising campaigns to promote heartcare app

  • Implemented SEO, using keywords and phrases

  • Create graphics for the website, social media and print marketing tools, using Over and Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop


Digital Strategist / Freelancer. 

07/16 - present


  • Launched a freelance business and website,, using Wix

  • Services: digital marketing, social media consultation, and website design

  • Created content, images and website design for the site using adobe creative suite and Wix 


Portfolio Workshop Intern. 
Portland State Univerisity; Portland, OR

02/18 - 02/18


  • Participated in a 3-day intensive workshop creating an advertising campaign for a local client's business 

  • Created digital marketing strategies, using social media and search engine optimization tactics

  • Worked on a team to present final ad campaign to client 


Text Blogger. 
Portland State University Chronicles; Portland, OR

09/15 -01/18


  • Developed student life perspective blogs on the university blog site, using Wordpress

  • Blog topics focused on tips, tricks, and guides to student and campus life

  • Creating graphics for the blog site, using personal photographs and Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop


Text Blogger / Social Media Contributor.  
Portland State University School of Business; Portland, OR

09/16 - 05/17


  • Developed content for the Portland State University School of Business Undergraduate blog,, using Wordpress

  • Blog topics specifically focused on educating students and young professionals on digital marketing strategies for networking, personal image, and social media best practices 

  • Contributed social media postings of on-campus and off-campus student life (hashtags, photographs, mentions, etc.)

  • Created graphics for the blog site and Instagram account, using personal photographs and Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop 

Digital Strategist Intern. 
FIR NW (PSU Student Advertising Agency); Portland, OR

09/16 - 12/16


  • Developed, designed and implemented a social media marketing handbook for the FIR advertising agency interns

  • Crafted social media campaign strategies for the following clients: Portland State University School of Business, Vikings Athletics, and FIR NW Advertising Agency 

  • Created and presented a digital media marketing plan and client presentation for Portland State University Vikings Athletics



Direct Salesperson / Social Media Marketing Manager. 
Younique Cosmetics; Portland, OR

04/15 - present


  • Developed a business Facebook page, as well as two private groups, used solely for monthly sales, Q&A, and Younique specific makeup tips

  • Created a private Facebook group consisting of over 500 members 

  • Developed a series of personal business blogs to interact with customers and to share independently created how-to videos and tips, using Blogspot

  • Create graphics for the blog site, Facebook business page, and closed groups, using personal photographs, videos, Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop and a variety of mobile applications

  • Developed a Youtube account to launch and promote makeup product tutorials



Social Media Marketing Manager Intern.
Portland Women's Expo; Portland, OR



  • Developed a social media marketing plan to drive organization awareness, using HootSuite.

  • Launched social media marketing plan on current platforms (Twitter and Facebook).

  • Created a Pinterest account, accumulated 400 followers in less than 3 months, using Tailwind.

  • Accessed current social platforms, updating accounts, adding new content/features, etc.

  • Trained staff on social media usage for ongoing sponsorship events and public engagement.



Sales/Metrics Manager.
Verizon Wireless (Diamond Wireless); Portland, OR

02/11 - 12/14


  • Built quality sales through customer discovery questions and 

       interactive sales relationships.

  • Responsible for training/creating goals, using metric coaching and task management.

  • Created marketing materials and in-store strategies to drive sales.

  • Responsible for developing a Comcast information and pricing workbook, which was implemented within the district; over 15 store locations. 


Portland State University School of Business, Marketing & Advertising, 2018 


PSU Center for Executive and Professional Education, Digital Marketing Strategies Certificate, 2016 


Digital Summit PDX, Content Marketing Certificate, 2016 


Portland Community College, Associates of Science, 2015 

Professional Skills 
  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • Microsoft Office

  • Keynote Mac iOS

  • Pages Mac iOS

  • Hootsuite

  • Tailwind

  • Facebook Pages Manager

  • Blogspot

  • Wordpress 

  • Wix

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Pinterest

  • Instagram

  • Tumblr

  • Google Analytics 


  • Creative

  • Marketing strategies

  • Communications

  • Problem Solving

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Public Speaking

  • Business Marketing

  • Digital Strategy

  • Project Management

  • Customer Relations

  • Storytelling 

  • Sales 

  • Social Media Managment

  • Customer Satisfaction 

  • Content Strategy 

  • Search Engine Optimization


Search Engine Marketing, Certified 2016 


Social Media Marketing, Certified 2016 


Content Strategy, Certified 2016 


Intro to Digital Strategies, Certified 2016 


Digital Media Integration, Certified 2016



Portland Community College Presidents' List, 2014 -2015


Search Engine Marketing Association (SEMPDX), 

member 2016 -present 


Social Media Marketing Society, member 2016 - present 

Sara Kirkpatrick Portland, Oregon Digital Marketer

I am certified in digital media strategy, social media marketing, analytics & content development.


Available February 2018.  

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