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Zach Spears

Zachary Spears

Videographer, Graphic Designer,
UI/UX Designer and Community Manager

Updated as of: May 2019

Work Expierence

 

Oct 2017 –
Present

Oct 2017 – Present

Forum Moderator / D2 Expert / Social Media Associate with Amazon

In October 2017 I was part of the Amazon launch of digital and device forums in six marketplaces and have continued in that position since. We are the only customer service team to provide technical support for every Amazon device and service. Our team engages the community and works to build meaningful relationships with users while encouraging their repeat interaction with the community. We handle a wide variety of activity, including announcing new products and features, responding to customer concerns, troubleshooting systemic issues, and conducting internal reporting and escalating. I also provide the same support in the forums for Amazon Game Studios’ upcoming game “New World”. In April 2019 our team was also trained to assist Amazon’s social media teams by helping customers with digital and device troubleshooting on Twitter and Facebook.

May 2017 –
Oct 2017

May 2017 – Oct 2017

Customer Service Associate with Amazon

I began working with Amazon as a customer service associate, listening to customers stories and helping them resolve their problem or issue. I primarily assisted customers over the phone.

2015 –
Present

2015 – Present

Sole Proprietor of Little Cloud Cinema

Little Cloud Cinema is a local production company based in Lawrence Kansas. We focus on advertising and marketing for small businesses and local institutions such as the University of Kansas. With Little Cloud Cinema I have worked on several advertisements and marketing projects, as well as other independent contractor work.

2015 –
2016

2015 – 2016

Lead Videographer with Mycroft AI

Mycroft AI is the world’s first open source artificial intelligence. I joined the Mycroft team to produce the Kickstarter video which launched the company and became the highest funded Kickstarter in the state of Kansas at the time. At Mycroft, I created numerous marketing videos, including animated motion graphics, and assisted with community management for the company and brand.

2013 –
2015

2013 – 2015

Sales Associate with Wild Territory

Wild Territory is a small local science and nature story located in the heart of downtown Lawrence Kansas. I began as a cashier and quickly assisted with stocking, inventory, and designing shirts. I also created the stores online presence and continue to assist with their marketing around the holidays.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXPIERENCE

2018
Midterm
Elections

2018 Midterm Elections

Marketing Consultant for the Douglas County Democrats

During the 2018 midterm elections I worked with a small team to promote the importance of voting as well as the local Democratic Party’s goals for the state of Kansas. I also oversaw a strong push to get out the vote and provide a place for voters to get any information they may need on Election Day.

2016 –
Present

2016 – Present

Videography / Web Design / UI UX Design / Documentation Consultant for the University of Kansas

I have worked with the University of Kansas on several occasions providing a variety of services. I worked with the Writing Strategies team to produce a series to produce a series of animated motion graphic videos designed to help teachers use software tools in their teaching curriculums. I have worked with the Specify Software project to create a web presence, two mobile applications, and wrote and designed technical documentation for their desktop software.

VOLUNTEER EXPIERENCE

2017 –
March 2019

2017 – March 2019

Board Member for the South Mass Art Guild

The South Mass Art Guild was founded on the premise of working to promote general interest in the arts by all people, especially in children. In my tenure with the nonprofit I revolutionized their online presence with a website, ecommerce store, email service for updates and marketing, and assisted with the organization of several events and art shows.

2015 –

2017

2015 – 2017

Marketing Director for the Naka-kon Anime Convention

Naka-kon is one of the Midwest’s most popular and attended Anime conventions. I joined the marketing sector to introduce video production. I created numerous commercial and videos as well as a narrative film for the convention. I also served as the director of marketing in 2017 and built a marketing campaign to reach the conventions core audience.

Education

2016

2016

Entrepreneurship / JCCC

I took several entrepreneurship classes at Johnson County Community College prior to working with the startup company Mycroft AI.

2014

2014

Graduated / Lawrence High School

I graduated Lawrence High School while enrolled in the journalism program Quill and Scroll and having participated in numerous projects and activities including the organization of the Focus Film Festival and the redesign of the school newspapers website

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Apple iMovie, Keynote. Pages, Google Business Suite, MailChimp, WooCommerce, WordPress, Squarespace, HTML, CSS, FTP/SFTP, cPanel, Script Writing, Directing, Video Post Production, Google Advertising, Facebook Advertising, Spotify Advertising, User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Cobalt Forum Software, Discourse Forum Software, Sprinklr Social Media Management, Live Chat, 360 Photography, 360 Videography, 360 Tours, Microsoft Office Suite