Eric Mann

Eric Mann

I tell stories and teach people how to best tell their own.

Portland, OR

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Work History
  • September 2012 - Present

    Senior Web Engineer


  • April 2008 - Present

    Managing Director

    Jumping Duck Media

    Focus on print production of fiction novels and workbooks, the online production of websites and blogs, and everything else in between. Offer consulting services to individuals and companies interested in enhancing their online presence or creating innovative printed collateral.
  • July 2007 - Present


    Eric A Mann

    Work independently to help clients of all sizes recognize and leverage their brand strengths and competitive positions in the market. Develop comprehensive marketing strategies for new product development, product/brand repositioning, and major consumer advertising campaigns.

    Skilled at collateral development, copywriting, web strategy, and event coordination.
  • July 2011 - September 2012

    Web Developer

    HawkSoft, Inc.

    I build websites, web applications, and web service frameworks using C# and the .Net Framework. Much of my front-end work delves heavily into jQuery and HTML5.
  • April 2010 - July 2011

    Technical Writer


    Develop intuitive user interfaces for web-based data management applications. Create and implement marketing strategies geared towards cultivating quality web traffic and social media referrals.
  • October 2008 - November 2009

    Customer Development Director


    Managed customer development activities. Prepared business presentations for potential corporate partners and delivered sales pitches in-person at industry trade shows. Developed sales and marketing website in advance of product beta release. Facilitated customer focus groups and design collaboration meetings.
  • October 2008 - January 2009

    Sales Associate

    Columbia Sportswear

    I help educate customers about Columbia's products and match them with the most effective item for their activity of choice. I also help maintain a clean sales floor, restock inventory, and check out customers when they're finished shopping.
  • January 2008 - April 2008


    Parker LePla

    Provided administrative support and was a constant contributor in brand strategy development projects. Brainstormed ideas, researched naming scheme, and prepared client deliverables well in advance of presentations. Also worked on projects aimed and gaining new business (RFPs) and further developing our extensive and diverse portfolio of clients.
  • December 2007 - January 2008

    Sales Associate


    Sold diamond, precious gem, gold, and sterling silver jewelry during the holiday season. Also responsible at times for cleaning jewelry, repairing watches and replacing batteries, and sending more complicated repairs to area jewelers. Other responsibilities included counting the till and making the nightly deposit.
  • June 2006 - August 2007

    Graduate Student

    Portland State University

    Full-time student in an intensive business management master's program. Studies focused on business and related trends throughout the Pacific Rim and on marketing to a global consumer base. Focused on understanding the power of the brand and the branding process, and exercised knowledge of the outdoors and related industries through case studies and live projects with MNC clients.
  • 2005 - 2006

    Assistant Complex Director

    University of Oregon

    Supervised training and event planning, organization, and execution with 16 Resident Assistants and 4 Freshmen Interest Group Academic Assistants in a building with ~600 full-time first-year students. Other Responsibilities included event development, academic and leadership coaching, financial management, and student advising.
  • June 2002 - August 2005

    Scoutcraft Director

    Boy Scouts of America

    Designed a craft and outdoors skills curriculum for a Boy Scout summer camp. Trained and led four junior staff members in course instruction and program development.
  • 2003 - 2005

    Resident Assistant

    University of Oregon

    Created academic and social events, acted as a resource for freshman residents in substance-free theme first-year living building.
  • Master of International Manage

    Portland State University - School of Business

    2006 - 2007
  • Bachelor of Science

    University of Oregon

    2005 - 2006
  • Bachelor of Science

    University of Oregon

    2002 - 2005