Mackenzie Walen

Work experience

Work experience
Dec 2010 - Present

Creative Services Designer

Oregon Daily Emerald

I design local and national advertisements placed in the newspaper and magazine publications. I troubleshoot technical problems and archive administrative materials. I currently work with the Adobe CS5 and SmartPublisher software for these publications. In addition, my position is responsible for converting digital advertisements to ODE format. 

Mar 2006 - Jun 2009

Childcare Associate


I was responsible for customer service and aiding in membership sales, phone reception, and emergency protocol. I created professional relationships with club clients and their children and formulated curriculum and activities for toddlers and elementary school-aged children.


Sep 2008 - Present

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Communication

University of Oregon
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

I studied abroad in Seville, Spain, for nearly 5 months in my junior year of college. I lived with a host family and learned about European (specifically Spanish) culture and languages. In my time abroad, I visited Portugal, Morocco, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, and Italy. I was accepted into the International Business and Culture Program with around 30 other college students from across the United States.



Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft Office



As a student, I'm involved in campus groups that encourage my individuality and progressive learning. I love to volunteer for local Eugene organizations and would consider myself a well-rounded and socially conscious individual. In my free time I enjoy music, international travel, sports, food, books, philanthropy, art, and developing new skills. I have no clear political convictions but, instead, live my life with personal morality and a goal to make things fun. I'm interested in the realm of digital art and design and feel as though my knowledge in this area are developing. I would love to improve my Spanish language skills even further and eventually become a fluent speaker. I'm familiar with social networking tools and have experience researching internet marketing resources.