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    HEATHER FAISON​

    CREATIVE VISIONARY. STORYTELLER. PUBLIC SPEAKER.

  • "Zip codes should never determine a child's destiny"

    BLACK GIRLS CODE: The Girl Who Taught Herself How to Swim

  • TECH + SOCIAL CHANGE

    My father was wrong.

     

    He said at one point after my rash decision to forego an opportunity to study engineering for communications that I would regret it. To me, it was a decision driven by the need to bring visibility to marginalized people by sharing their stories.

     

    I believe digital tools can and should be used to disrupt the status quo. It’s what inspires me as a strategist, storyteller and girls advocate.

     

    I’ve worn many hats in my career - proofing ink-stained pages as a copyeditor; teaching young women in West Africa how to tell their stories using social media; building viral online campaigns for the United Nations, Google, and Nike Foundation.

     

    As a VISUAL STORYTELLER, I provide guidance to brands and global change-makers on how to cultivate and reach the right digital audiences to achieve organizational goals.

     

    My experiences boil down to these truths:

     

    • Technology is only revolutionary if everyone has access

    • Be kind to everyone you meet

    • Innovation is a community act

    • Everyone has a story

     

    HU (You know!)

  • Skills

    Digital Strategy

    Social Media

    Public Relations

    Project Management

    Marketing

    Public Speaking

    Photoshop

    Analytics

    Adobe Premiere

    Adobe InDesign

  • Projects

    A selection of projects I've worked on

    Love for All

    Created branding and digital strategy for a national marriage equality campaign, #LoveForAll, reaching 1+ million on Twitter and validated the National Center for Lesbian Rights as a tech-savvy player among their advocacy peers. Supporters of marriage equality held Love for All signs before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on Monday, April 28, 2015.

    #GivingTuesday

    Increased charitable giving by developing a digital strategy for the #GivingTuesday launch, amassing 2,500+ non-profits across all 50 states.
     

    Global Girl Media

    Launched $20,000 fundraising campaign to teach youth in Oakland visual storytelling and provided the opportunity to leverage the internet for things such as: homework; job searching; civic engagement; healthcare and communicating with loved ones.

    His Health

    Woking with the Center for Engaging Black MSM across the Care Continuum (CEBACC) we birthed two campaign sites: Well Versed and His Health. These two platforms aim to mobilize communities to reduce HIV-related stigma, scale up effective programming targeting Black gay/bi men and provide training for healthcare providers/organizations.

    Memphis Music Initiative

    Developed a cross-channel digital strategy and program for a $20 million urban youth arts organization, Memphis Music Initiative, enabling access to high-quality music and arts employment and enrichment opportunities for 350 youth.

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