BS, Political Science/ Women's Studies @
Highly strategic and visionary thinker with a passion for innovation and growth. Executive and Line Producer with creative and product development, client relations and creative expertise. Take charge and decisive leader with high level of cultural and managerial sensitivity. Active change agent. Master multi-tasker who approaches challenges in a direct, bottom-line manner. Ability to motivate team-members and
Highly strategic and visionary thinker with a passion for innovation and growth. Executive and Line Producer with creative and product development, client relations and creative expertise. Take charge and decisive leader with high level of cultural and managerial sensitivity. Active change agent. Master multi-tasker who approaches challenges in a direct, bottom-line manner. Ability to motivate team-members and lead them to success. Rare ability to relate people, issues and ideas to the big picture and drive a positive strategy. Creative and passionate about learning, global progress and humanitarianism.
Founder/ CEO @ Founder/ CEO of juvenile products brand designing innovative products that increase moments of peace, calm and structure for busy modern families. Our anchor line, ZoomKIT™, was launched to the market in June 2015. ZoomKit™ is a portable table and activity system that integrates with car seats, strollers and stands alone. ZoomKIT™ is light, but sturdy and can travel places your children have long wait times such as: Doctor’s offices, Road and Air travel, Errands, Sports event and sibling activities.
Inserts set into the top of the ZoomKIT™ table. The line currently includes ZoomART™, a travel friendly creative studio with illustrations and activities by a unique illustrator. ZoomSNACK™ is portable lunch box with no-drop tethered spork. The ZoomIN inserts are hinged lid fill-it-yourself organization boxes for a child's favorite toys and treasures. The ZoomTOTE™ stylish custom carry tote holds the folded tabletop and 3 inserts or 5 inserts. It straps into the car with a seat-belt.
ZoomKIT™ helps families by saving precious time with its’ grab’n’go system. It includes a tether system to help with dropsies and driver distraction; empowers families to support little ones rapidly changing needs; reduces dropping and spillage; organizes the many items families bring along each day and keeps kids engaged during travel and wait times.
Visit us at kidsgoco.com From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Executive Director @ Provided change leadership to bring failing organization into financial and operational health. Stabilized and rejuvenated staff, reformed business infrastructure and financial processes. Developed and rolled out brand, marketing, HR and program makeovers and efficiencies. Managed staff of 25. Revitalized board and donor base which set the course for short and long- term strategic vision. Doubled earned revenue, tripled program enrollment and streamlined costs to attain sustainable business model. Initiated search process for long term ED. From January 2012 to January 2014 (2 years 1 month) Principal @ Founded and operated boutique creative services agency providing services in interactive, film and music. Create and deliver compelling written and visual presentations and conduct primary pitch of ideas. Oversee project execution through budgeting/ shooting and delivery. Developed and nurtured client and vendor relationships. Mediate discussions with highly sensitive and complex creative personalities. Oversee publicity for clients to all media outlets. Company began in Hollywood managing film/ video directors representing 30+ production companies to international client. Hundreds of A-list projects acquired and delivered. Extended project list available. From January 2005 to January 2014 (9 years 1 month) Creative Director New Media @ Directed branded in-store visual and music content for large retail client, American Eagle Outfitters/ Aerie. Oversaw all aspects of creative direction and production for DMX supplied in-store spots, promos, artist shout-outs for AE via DMX Music. Developed, negotiated and produced promotional tie-ins. Facilitated music & video acquisitions and licensing. Conceived and developed full branded new-media campaigns. From November 2006 to January 2011 (4 years 3 months) Freelance @ Handled all areas of Music Video, Commercial and Corporate Production on over 200 projects. Experiences include executive and line producing, production managing & coordinating, AD, casting and licensing. Wide range of projects from top music video artists such as Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilerra, The White Stripes to commercials for Ivisu Jeans, haagen-dazs ice cream, MTV, Fuel TV, Planet Earth. Produced Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare NW Training series and customer testimonials, webcast and promotional videos for GlobalScholar, TrendMicro, American Eagle Outfitters. Experience with touch screen and kiosk Production, web and interactive campaigns. From 1994 to 2011 (17 years) Directors Rep. @ Managed award-winning music video and commercial directors through A-list production company. Worked with directors on concept development, brand design, concept pitches and presentations, and managed accounts and relationships throughout bidding process, production and project delivery. 100's of high profile, award winning projects acquired and delivered. From October 2002 to January 2005 (2 years 4 months) Program Director @ Regional Director for large non-profit organization “Promoting Cultural Understanding and Creative Expression Through Music and Art”. Implemented and developed all educational programs. Oversaw annual budget, work-plans and payroll. Directed program staff of 25. Developed special fundraising projects, videos, merchandising and other non-traditional revenue streams, corporate sponsorship, grant writing. Conceptualized and produced special events and workshops including: ArtStart, UNITY Programs, Annual MLK Programs, Visiting Artist programs, Scholarship awards, Make An Impression Guitar and Drum Programs, and many others. Nurtured diverse multi-cultural partners. Developed promotional videos, brochures, and outreach materials. Handled all local public relations and community outreach. Worked with and developed local Advisory Board. From November 1999 to July 2002 (2 years 9 months) Executive Director @ Executive Director for non-profit trade association for the music video production industry. Provided resources, expertise and referrals for all areas related to music video production. Collaborated with Board of Directors, officers and members. Executive Produced major annual events including MVPA Awards Show, bi-coastal Director’s Cuts Film Festival and Artfest; a week long Gallery exhibit highlighting the fine-arts work of Music Video Directors. Secured anchor sponsors and film related training and education seminars. From 1996 to 1999 (3 years) Greater Los Angeles AreaCommunications & Information Director @ Oversaw public relations department of large Native American social service organization. Managed editing, production, layout, and design for quarterly journal. Prepared press releases, information packets, and publicity strategies for cultural events and political issues with special sensitivity to cultural and communal diversity. Worked intimately with media personnel and represented organization in public affairs. Facilitated the production of flyers, invitations, facts sheets, and announcements (from design through distribution) for all activities. From November 1993 to January 1995 (1 year 3 months)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) @ Washington State University - College of Business and Economics From 2011 to 2013 BS, Political Science/ Women's Studies @ Vassar College From 1989 to 1993 McA School of the Arts From 1985 to 1989 Justine Smith, MBA is skilled in: Film, Film Production, Video, Advertising, Television, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Post Production, Blogging, Marketing, Commercials, Video Production, Entertainment, Digital Media, Multimedia
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