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6 Years of event and marketing experience in two of the most cutting-edge organizations in Europe and North America working directly with Top-Talent and Business Executives.

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Born in the high-profile art metropole Berlin, Germany, grown-up in the buzzing city of Tokyo, Japan and Birmingham, UK and matured in the cities across North America.

  • Fullname: Sebastian Friedrich Engels
  • Birth Date: October 29, 1989 only days before the Berlin Wall fell
  • Job: Event & Digital Marketing Specialist, Tech Entrepreneur
  • Website: www.sebastian-engels.com
  • Email: sebastian.engels@fulbrightmail.com

Skills

With a strong affinity to technology and entrepreneurial ventures this boy sought to build up a broad spectrum across interpersonal, design, language, business and tech skills.

  • 90%
    Event Organization
  • 85%
    Digital Marketing
  • 95%
    Customer Service
  • 70%
    eCommerce
  • 90%
    Graphic Design
  • 90%
    Web Development
My Story
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6 years of event and marketing experience in two of the most cutting-edge organizations in Europe and North America.

In a time where employment has become a volatile thing, I have found a way to thrive in different environments and change the nature of work relationships over time. Starting out at one of the largest pride and community organizations in Europe, my position as a Marketing Assistant over the years turned into a Social Media Specialist position and, due to my long-term residences in the UK and United States, I was later offered a freelance activity as a German-English translator for the organization.

In what has become an increasingly global world I took every chance to get educated in different cultures, such as a High School year in Japan, Work and Travel in the UK or my Master Degree in the United States. These experiences have uniquely equipped me with a mind-set for cultural understanding and a vast complex of resources to pull creative solutions from. I like to see myself as a cultural chameleon: the politeness of a Japanese, the work-ethic of an American, the diligence of a British and the honesty of a German and now the friendliness of a Canadian. Three continents and five countries later I can, without a doubt, say, I’m a truly globalized person and I love it.

Coming to the United States I started working for the original artist-led entrepreneurial record label Righteous Babe and the incorporated music venue Babeville. Working as an intern over the summer and being hired as a Marketing and Event Specialist shortly after, I was responsible for the visual presentation of the venue and several music products. Other responsibilities included advancing shows, settling with the artists, controlling audience flow or setting up ad campaigns.

Early on in my childhood I had played around with computers and to this day, my family tells the story of me at age 4 and how I managed to crash a computer into the infamous blue screen. Well, since then I have taught myself to code in multiple front and back end languages, incl. Javascript (ReactJS & Redux), HTML/CSS, Python (Flask), and have taken Adobe Certifications in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. As a result, I designed concert posters, edited live music videos for Ani DiFranco and managed the venue’s Wordpress website.

As a result of my having to leave Righteous Babe Records due to an immigration restriction (as an exchange Student I would need to return to Germany for two years before being able to apply for a work permit in the US), I had the freedom to create my own venture. My co-founded tech and design company operates under the name of Owl & Squirrel Studio and creates whimsical web apps that manage to communicate brand goals subtly in a mobile-friendly environment. As we are about to finish our first project, I embark on a new journey in Canada, understanding a new way of living in between freelance career and employment.

Please feel free to contact me at me@sebastian-engels.com.

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My life Quick and Dirty ...

Work Experience

CEO, Co-Founder

Jan 2017 - Present

Owl & Squirrel Studio

I co-founded this boutique design and software firm that creates light-weight web and mobile app solutions to target a market that needs entertaining solutions that communicate their brand's message. We're here to create whimsical apps that can provide great brand communication, fast.

Sound|lāk is the first main project for Owl & Squirrel Studio. A web app providing state-of-the-art music preference analytics, integrating technology-based recommendation services with human-generated variation. The natural next step for music services.

Marketing & Event Specialist

Jun 2015 - Dec 2016

Store Manager (interim)

Nov 2016 - Dec 2016

Specialist

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

Summer Intern

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015

Righteous Babe Records

Scheduling and monitoring of social media posts (incl. Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter), e-blasts (Fanbridge), video editing and website maintenance (Wordpress & Shopify). Preparing bi-weekly summaries on social media and e-blast analytics.

Handled ticket sales, preparation of Will-Call table, providing band hospitality, proofing of show advances, setting up events for concerts online, fulfilled concert settlement and filling reports to Sesac, BMI and Ascap.

Marketing & Event Assistant

Dec 2012 - Jul 2014

Event Assistant

Apr 2013 - Jul 2014

Marketing Assistant

Dec 2012 - Jul 2014

Berlin Pride

Encouraged and communicated with 45 Pride organizations to participate in the annual nationwide Pride Magazine. Coordinated with social media team to generate Facebook content. Organized kids’ corner and lounge at the Pride Celebration.



Job Fair Coordinator

May 2011 - Jan 2012

uniContact

Led organizational team for student job fair, the largest student operated project at University of Potsdam.

Education

Arts Management M.A. Degree

August 2014 - May 2016

University at Buffalo

GPA 3.94 - Buffalo, NY, USA

Business / Marketing B.Sc. Degree

October 2010 - August 2014

University of Potdam

GPA 4.0 - Postdam, Brandenburg, Germany

Where to find me

Hermsdorfer Damm 84
13467 Berlin
Germany

163 Chipwood Crescent
North York, ON
M2J 3X6 Canada

Email Me At

me@sebastian-engels.com

sebastian.engels@fulbrightmail.com

Call Me At

Int. Number: +1 (716) 844-6991
Germany: (+49) 178 101-72-74