Guinevere Harrison – Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
California College of the Arts {2006-2008}
MA, Visual and Critical Studies
All College Honors, Grad Writing: Critical/Non-Fiction
Thesis: Neogeography: Mapping Our Place in the World

University of California, Berkeley {1994-1998}
Università degli Studi, Bologna, Italy {1996-1997}
BA, History of Art, summa cum laude
Maybelle Toombs Award for Excellence in Art History
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

EMPLOYMENT
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA {2007-present}
Copywriter – Write advertising, marketing, Web site, and catalogue copy for up to 100 titles a year; write monthly e-newsletters to subscriber base of 10,000+; copyedit seven yearly catalogues; contribute content to the Chronicle Books Blog. Assist editors in writing book titles and flap copy as needed. Maintain consistent house style across all marketing and Web promotions.

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA {2007-2008}
Web Manager – Provided strategic direction and Web site management for CCA’s Visual & Critical Studies graduate program (http://sites.cca.edu/currents/). Designed editorial calendar and guidelines; wrote, edited, and produced original content; optimized site performance and user experience.

Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA {2006-2007}
Marketing Design Coordinator – Managed design and production of promotional materials (print, Web, and tradeshow) for independent book publisher. Developed marketing style guide, established organizational systems, managed workflow for team of five full-time designers; hired and managed freelance designers and interns. Wrote copy, proofread and copyedited marketing materials.

Providence Monthly, Providence, RI
{2004-2005}
Contributing Writer – Wrote feature articles for lifestyle magazine based in Providence, Rhode Island. Published works include “Crafty Shopping: Buying Art on a Budget” (Dec. 2004), “The Art of Learning: The New Urban Arts Model” (Jan. 2005), and “Anarchy in the West End: Circle A Cycles’ Two-Wheel Uprising” (July 2005).

Rhode Island School of Design/The RISD Museum, Providence, RI
{2003-2005}
Account Coordinator, External Relations – Wrote press materials and advertising copy for internationally renowned college of art and design. Secured placements in media for school-wide initiatives and conferences. As primary media liaison to The RISD Museum, designed and implemented strategies to promote exhibitions and programs.

Surface Magazine, San Francisco, CA {2001-2002}
Market Associate – Managed advertising production for international lifestyle magazine. Researched products, designers, and firms for potential story material; proofread magazine before publication.

Grey Worldwide, San Francisco, CA {2001}
Wunderman Cato Johnson, San Francisco, CA
{1999-2001}
Traffic Manager – Organized workflow in fast-paced advertising agency. Scheduled and managed projects to meet media deadlines. Built production schedules for Web, TV, print, and direct mail campaigns. Proofread ads.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
California College of the Arts – Instructional Assistant, Graduate Thesis Seminar, Architecture {Fall 2007}
WhichIsland.com – Founding Editor {2006-present}
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA – Artists Gallery Assistant {2002-2003}
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy – Museum Fellowship {1999}
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – Curatorial Intern {1998}

Languages: Fluent Italian; proficient in French and Spanish; reading knowledge of German.

Download a PDF of my resume or view my portfolio of writing samples.

Contact me at guinevere.harrison at gmail.