Maurice Cherry

Head of Media

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationAtlanta, United States
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  • ProfessionsDigital Marketer - Content Producer - Graphic Designer
  • Md Delower Hossain
  • Tracey Wilkinson
  • Jince Jose
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About me

Maurice Cherry serves as head of media at Glitch, the friendly community where everyone can discover and create the best stuff on the web. Before Glitch, Maurice was principal and creative director at Lunch, a multidisciplinary creative studio in Atlanta, GA. These days, Maurice is perhaps most well known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path, which showcases Black designers, developers, and digital creators from all over the world. Other projects of Maurice’s include the Black Weblog Awards, the Web's longest running event celebrating Black bloggers, video bloggers, and podcasters, 28 Days of the Web, and The Year of Tea. Maurice is the 2018 recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary from AIGA, was named as one of GDUSA’s “People to Watch” in 2018, and was included in the 2018 edition of The Root 100 (#60), their annual list of the most influential African-Americans ages 25 to 45.

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Skills

  • Marketing
  • Podcasting
  • Podcast Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Video Editing
  • Audio Interviewing
  • Writing
  • Project Management
  • Content Management

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    AT&T

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      DeVry University

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        Georgia World Congress Center

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          Lunch

          Work history

          Currently

          Head of Media

          Glitch

          Dec 2017
          • New York, United States
          • Full Time
          • • Creating high-quality, practical podcasts and videos for a highly-engaged and diverse community of developers, designers, and digital makers • Contributing to an editorial calendar by researching, writing, and publishing compelling content that grows Glitch's audience • Working with creative brands on sponsorships, collaborations and events • Testing and refining content and content types by tracking metrics • Repackaging existing material to maximize its effectiveness and better meet the needs of Glitch's audience

          2015

          Instructor

          Mediabistro

          Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
          • New York, United States
          • Freelance
          • • Develop curriculum for several courses, including courses on WordPress, digital marketing, email marketing, and podcasting • Teach students the fundamentals of WordPress, including plugins and themes • Instruct students on domains and web hosting, along with basic information on FTP, PHP, and MySQL • Lead daily and weekly discussion topics about WordPress techniques, themes, plugins, and design trends

          2013

          Contributing Writer

          Site5

          Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
          • Melbourne, Australia
          • Freelance
          • • Pitching story ideas for future articles and interviews for Site5's Restaurateur HQ blog • Researching and writing on topics of importance with regards to restaurants using the web and social media

          2012

          Contributing Writer

          SitePoint

          Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
          • Melbourne, Australia
          • Freelance
          • • Reviewed mobile apps for iOS and Android for Sitepoint's BuildMobile blog • Researched and wrote on topics of importance with regards to mobile apps, mobile app development, and the mobile web

          2012

          Adjunct Professor

          DeVry University

          Nov 2010 - Dec 2012
          • Atlanta, United States
          • Full Time
          • • Develop curriculum for courses on web development, including planning, typography, colors, and other factors • Teach students the fundamentals of web design and web development through Dreamweaver and other tools • Lead daily and weekly discussion topics about the latest web development techniques and design trends

          2009

          Chief Strategy Officer

          Mediabistro

          Jan 2009 - Nov 2009
          • Atlanta, United States
          • Freelance
          • • Oversaw total website, social media, and e-mail marketing operations for several clients, including former mayoral candidate Lisa Borders • Ensured swift execution flows from strategic planning for client projects • Crafted social media marketing strategies based on different business models • Created proposals, internal documentation, external documentation, and best practices for clients with social media campaigns

          2017

          Principal and Creative Director

          Lunch

          Nov 2008 - Nov 2017
          • Atlanta, United States
          • Freelance
          • • Lead award-winning creative and design strategy for a team of designers, copywriters, and developers • Partnered with marketing communication professionals, project managers, and other stakeholders and business partners on projects from conception to execution • Helped creative brands craft messages and tell stories for their target audiences, including gaining access to underrepresented communities through design, user research, and direct consulting • Oversaw the design and development of custom WordPress themes, MailChimp templates, logos, and branding and identity systems

          2009

          Contributing Writer

          BlackWeb2.0

          Oct 2007 - Apr 2009
          • Washington, United States
          • Freelance
          • • Researched and wrote about topics of importance to Africans and African-Americans dealing with the Internet and social media • Pitched story ideas for future articles, interviews and podcasts

          2007

          Web Services Developer

          WebMD

          May 2007 - Nov 2007
          • Atlanta, United States
          • Full Time
          • • Coded multi-level sponsor pages using front-end web languages (CSS, XHTML, JS) for senior producer advertising programs • Built email newsletters and cross-checking for compliance in all major email clients • Constructed internal email newsletters for use as Outlook templates

          2008

          Sr. Web Designer

          AT&T

          Aug 2006 - Nov 2008
          • Atlanta, United States
          • Full Time
          • • Designed and coded hundreds to thousands of standards-compliant websites for small businesses in the nine states making up AT&T/IMV’s Southeast region • Helped onboard and train junior designers on AT&T/IMV’s custom content management system • Designed ad banner graphics based on IAB standards for YELLOWPAGES.COM and Yahoo! Business search directories • Created and audited courses on logo design, HTML, CSS, and other design-related topics

          2006

          Electronic Media Specialist

          Georgia World Congress Center

          Mar 2005 - Aug 2006
          • Atlanta, United States
          • Full Time
          • • Managed multimedia and hypertext content for the three Authority websites • Maintained distribution lists of over 5,000 members for e-mail and fax communications in a secure fashion • Formulated a comprehensive statistical and content analysis of the three Authority websites and their corresponding e-mail marketing campaigns on a monthly basis • Programmed electronic wayfinding monitor system and external message marquees with information on a daily basis • Designed internal and external email newsletters for the Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome • Started a comprehensive email marketing campaign for the Georgia Dome's Executive Members special offers

          Education

          2009

          Aug 2007 - May 2009
          • Atlanta, United States
          • Master's degree, network and communications management. Concentration in project management.

          2003

          Aug 1999 - May 2003
          • Atlanta, United States
          • Beta Kappa Chi, Golden Key International Honour Society, National Association of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Black Engineers