• Molly Strawn

    Bringing innovative dreams to life

  • Lately, I have been thinking about human innovation and the power we have to create. We are always looking for new ways to experience life in a constantly shifting environment. We are looking to solve problems, cure ailments and maybe even fix mistakes from the solutions before us. Communication forms the base for love. As a journalist and an entrepreneur, my spirit for adventure and my dedication to truth intersects at love. It is love that is proven to oil the gears of the world’s greatest innovators. It begs the question, what do you love? May your ideas be timeless, your dreams be endless, and your love be limitless.

     

  • Education

    May 2018 Graduate

    California Lutheran University

    B.A. Communication Journalism (2014-2018)

    Minors: Environmental Science, Entrepreneurship

    • GPA: 3.87
    • Academic Honors student
    • 2 year Academic Excellence award recipient
    • Within top 2% of senior class
    • 2 year Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society member
  • Current Positions

    Currently, I work at PureSpectrum as the Marketing Manager, but always like to have options for freelance work. See below some of my previous experiences:

    Malibu Magazine

    Freelance Writer

    Jul 2017 – May 2018

    Currently, I am focusing on writing features pieces highlighting an array of successful businesses and individuals in Malibu.

    RAREFORM

    Media Relations/Warehouse Management/ Photographer

    Jun 2017 – May 2018

    At Rareform, I work on all aspects of media relations including blogs, public relations, product photography and branding. I have done thousands of studio shots and landed numerous local publication placements.

    Pivot Magazine

    Editor In Chief 

    Apr 2017 – May 2018

    I founded Pivot Magazine as a business magazine for the Hub101 coworking space. I work on all aspects of the magazine including content, layout design, photography, printing and distribution.

    90265 Malibu Magazine

    Contributing Writer 

    Jul 2016 – May 2018

    Contributing freelance writer for the environmental advocacy magazine, 90265 Malibu Magazine. I wrote the DevOcean issue cover story including exclusive interview with Patron and Paul Mitchel Systems Founder John Paul DeJoria.

    Hub101

    Head Content Creator and Marketer

    Mar 2016 – May 2018

    I create all branding content for around the space, as well as write multiple articles for the company blog. I also work on multimedia including photography and filming. I was one of the first hires and assisted in initial brand development.

  • Skills

    Technical and Otherwise

    Writing

    Published journalist on 6+ online and print platforms. Have worked in journalism for 6 years. Have worked in blogging for 3 years.

    Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

    Gained from multiple classes and 5 years experience.

    Leadership

    Service organization founder/president, magazine founder/Editor in Chief, two-time Startup Weekend team lead, company co-founder, scholarship founder

    Marketing

    Ran successful campaigns for multiple companies including promotion, public relations and design. Currently work as freelance marketing consultant.

    Audio/Visual Technology

    Gained from three years experience as a media services tech.

    Social Media

    Gained from managing Hub101 Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Digital Photography

    Gained from classes and 3 years experience.

    Startups

    Participant in 3 startup weekend events, organizer of one, New Venture Competition finalist.

  • My Portfolio

    View samples from my journalism and design portfolio

    View the entire online magazine here
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  • Contact Me

    mstrawn@callutheran.edu

    (818) 397-5589

    Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Direct Message

    I'd love to chat!

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