Hello


I grew up in Northern California, splitting time between the beaches of Santa Cruz and the suburbs of San Francisco. In my time on this Earth, I’ve traveled from Australia to Nicaragua, Patagonia, and South Africa. I seek adventure and cannot wait to experience more of the world.

Now, I attend the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I am majoring in Environmental Studies while pursuing a minor in Multimedia Communication as well as Technology Management. I am interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, and generally, making the world a better place.

Liam Hession
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Name : Liam Hession
Address : Bay Area | California
Email : liamhession95@gmail.com
LinkedIn : linkedin.com/liamhession

Things I'm good at

Maybe I can help you with something.

Let me know.

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    Content Development

    Experience: ~ 1 year.

    I'm comfortable working in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop as well as with sites like MailChimp, Canva, and Wordpress.

    You can see some sample content in the designs section or feel free to contact me and I will gladly send you more samples.

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    Marketing

    Experience: ~ 5 years.

    I specialize in Social Media marketing, particularly in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit, where I have spearheaded campaigns for various companies ranging from action sports to sustainability.

    If you're interested in obtaining my help or are simply looking for advice, let me know.

  • b

    Communication

    Experience: ~ 22 years.

    Over the years, particularly college, I've been told that I am a social butterfly and my ability to connect with others is extraordinary.

    In this sense, I consider my ability to communicate and network a strong suit that can be of value wherever applied correctly.

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    HTML & CSS

    Experience: Less than 1 year.

    I will be honest with you in saying that my HTML and CSS experience is limited; however, I managed to modify this entire website template to fit my needs.

    So, there's that.

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    Google Adwords & Analytics

    Experience: ~ 4 years.

    I began my own surf school in 2014 and continued running it through 2018.

    Throughout that process, I ran numerous ad campaigns on Google, where I became very familiar with Adwords and Analytics.

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    Entrepreneurship

    Experience: ~ 4 years.

    I'm always looking ahead. Currently, I'm interested in blockchain and its potential for open-source collaboration.

    If you're interested in bouncing some ideas around, hit my line.

Design

Here are some of the designs I've been working on over the last year or so.

Everything was created in Adobe Creative Cloud.

Skills

I'm always looking to learn new things.

InDesign
Excel
Google Adwords
HTML
Photoshop
Illustrator

Employment

My employment history is pretty diverse. I've founded my own company, worked in customer service, admin, content development, and even marketing and outreach.

I can't list everyting here, but I'll do my best to showcase some of my employment "highlights."

  • 2014 - 2018

    Founder and CEO

    Easy Rider Surf School


    I founded Easy Rider in my senior year of high school after recieving several requests for surf lessons from freinds and family.

    To begin, I completed all the necessary steps for starting a small business including startup business licensing, insurance, creating a website, curating advertising and print media stories as well as managing financial accounts and optimizing customer interaction via SEO and advertising campaigns.

  • 2015 - 2018

    Associate Student Manager

    Associative Students of Santa Barbara


    This job is, perhaps, the quintessential on-campus college job. My job entailed working school events and staffing the Associated Student's store, where we sold everything from t-shirts to laptop chargers. I have extensive experience in WhenToWork and various ticket selling softwares as well as maintaining organized records in Excel.

    In 2017, I was promoted to Student Manager, a position in which I remained until early 2018.

  • June - October 2016

    Marketing and Outreach Intern

    Allterra Solar Company


    At Allterra, I worked for the summer as a Marketing and Outreach Intern.

    Under this title, I conducted city-wide research, collected data, and prepared written reports for executive consideration. Additionally, I targeted clients and facilitated consultations for customers desiring to go solar.

  • April 2018 - Present

    Content Development Intern

    LoaCom


    At the moment of writing this, I work as a Content Development Intern at LoaCom, a subsidiary of LoaTree. In this position, I produce marketable content and manage social media pages for multiple clients across various disciplines. In addition, I research, identify, and capitalize on market opportunities relevant to the industries I am assigned to.

Education

I've been going to school since 2000, but I'm just going to list my high school and college work here.

  • 2010 - 2015

    High School Diploma

    Junipero Serra High School


    At Serra, I took Advance Placement English, History, Math, and Science classes.

    Additionally, I participated on the Water Polo and Swim teams,served as Student Body President, Editor for the School Newspaper, and President of the Green Club.

  • 2014-2018

    BA, Environmental Studies

    Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara


    Under the Environmental Stuides Major, I've completed course work in Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Environmental Science, and Thermodynamics, to name a few. Additionally, I've been a four year participant on the Surf Team, member of the Surf Club, and member of a fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega.

  • 2016 - 2018

    Technology Management Program

    Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara


    The Technology Managment Program is a business like program that encourages entrepreneurship and teaches how to sell products as well as yourself. Within the program, I've completed coursework in Selling Products, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Accounting and Finance.

    It was within this program that my desire for entrepreneurship was sparked.

  • 2017 - 2018

    Multimedia Communication Minor

    Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara


    UC Santa Barbara offers a Professional Writing Minor under which I chose to pursure the Multimedia Communication Track. Under the minor, I've completed coursework pertaining to Grammar and Stylistics, Writing for Sustainability, Graphic Design, and Professional Portfolio Design.

    The minor inspired me to pursue a career relevant to design and communication.

Resume & Writing Samples

Check out my complete resume and some more examples of my writing.

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1995 - 2018

Resume

Click Resume to be sent to a printable version.

EIA

Fall 2017

Industry EIA

I recently completed an Environmental Impact Analysis of the surf industry. It's pretty long so be warned.

thinkinginsystems

Spring 2017

Thinking In Systems

Above is a more Technical assignment I completed on Systems Thinking.

Contact

My email is liamhession95@gmail.com & my social media pages are linked below.

Or, feel free to fill out the form to the right. Cheers