writer // editor

CV STORY

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Every word on the internet lives within the context of its container--and the culture. I help companies get it right, whether redesigning a brand voice or telling good stories. I come to the profession not only with the necessary skills and creativity, but also with an understanding of design and how the two work together.

Carrie Hamm

2014 - Now: I write the words you read when you're thinking of buying something. I focus on brief digital moments and editorial-style branding. Recent clients includes Nike, Converse, Shutterfly and barre3

2015 - 2017: As a writer at the swoosh, I wrote digital content for multiple global categories including Nike Sportswear, Nike+, NIKEiD, NikeCourt, Nike SB, Training and Talent Attraction.

2012 - 2014: Forgetting that words and pictures are no less important than numbers, I took a job in mortgage.

2012 - 2016: To maintain sanity amid the numbers, I worked with Portland-based Sahlia Jewelry on creative projects, eventually becoming the company’s in-house art director, copywriter and digital designer.

2009 - Now: Wanting to learn everything I could about making things look amazing, I began work as a freelance stylist, eventually creating wardrobe, prop and beauty looks for clients including Nike, Sock it to Me and Shwood Sunglasses. 

2008: I received a BA in Magazine Journalism from the lovely University of Oregon.

2007: Taking nobody’s advice, I moved to Paris to study French. The city gave me a lot of art and only a little language.

2006: As an editorial intern at Portland Monthly Magazine, I worked alongside the (very cool, very talented) style editor, learning by example how to stay breezy while creating beauty.

2005-2008: I covered art, music and style for the university paper, where my story on a canceled show amassed a record number of hits from deeply distressed Lil Wayne fans.

2003: Already obsessed with stories and design, I fell in love with a fashion's answer to Alice and Wonderland--deciding I would spend my life creating worlds and giving old stories new life. In a less glamorous (but no less instructive) capacity, I spent the year as editor-in-chief of my humble high school newspaper.

The shoot that sparked it all. Natalia Vodianova as Alice with John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue. 

The shoot that sparked it all. Natalia Vodianova as Alice with John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts, photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue.