Portrait of Garrett Fuller

About Me

Whether it was my own short fictional stories or writing about a field trip, my love for writing began in elementary school. In elementary school, I also enjoyed playing with computers and remember being amazed when I received my first glimpse of the internet in the first grade. Later, I would combine both passions by creating my own website.

Me at the 2014 #BOOM Pitch
Me at the 2014 #BOOM Pitch in Columbia, Missouri.

Throughout middle and high school, I expanded on my two passions. My journalism career started in high school with me participating in our student newspaper, The Pirate Press. Later, I started an internship at the local daily, the Boonville Daily News, as well as writing reports on city council meetings for KMZU-FM. I also focused more on my web design during this time, teaching myself HTML and CSS and developing websites for a local non-profit organization. I started a short-lived web design firm, Garrett's Websites, in my freshman year of high school. I won fourth place in the 2014 #BOOM pitch for my design firm.

At the University of Central Missouri, I spent nearly two years at The Muleskinner, covering a wide array of topics ranging from police reports to human interest stories to elevators and boilers. I introduced interactive elements into my work - using Google Maps and slideshows to complement some of my stories.

During my time with The Muleskinner, I also assisted in design for our online and print products. I assisted in the page layout, as well as developing high-quality advertisements for some of our clients.

Outside of journalism and web/print design, my hobbies include vintage computing and bicycling. I dedicated a section of my personal website to Kewanee Boilers, a manufacturer of boilers from 1868 to 2002. Another section of my personal website is dedicated to the AT&T Long Lines network, a microwave relay network used between the 1950s and 1980s for long-distance telephone calls and broadcast signals.

Résumé

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Digital Media Production - University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, Missouri)
    • Emphasis: Digital journalism
    • Expected graduation: May 2021

Journalism

Skills

  • Interviewing (interpersonal communication)
  • Journalistic writing (AP style)
  • Multimedia elements and packages
    • Interactive tools, such as Google Maps
    • Video editing
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Collecting and interpreting data
  • Sunshine/FOIA Requests
  • Social media content management

Experience

  • The Muleskinner
    • January 2018 - May 2019
  • KMZU-FM
    • June 2016 - July 2016
  • Boonville Daily News
    • October 2014 - March 2015
  • Pirate Press
    • August 2014 - May 2017

Web Design

Skills

  • HTML/CSS
  • WordPress
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Google Analytics
  • Consultation
  • Planning and wireframe design

Experience

  • CCBC, Inc.
    • March 2015 - August 2019
  • Emancipation Proclamation Celebration
    • March 2015 - August 2019

Print Design

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
  • Page layout
  • Graphic design
  • Typography
  • Color palettes and theory

Experience

  • The Muleskinner
    • January 2018 - May 2019
  • CCBC, Inc.
    • July 2015

Contact Me

You can contact me through email or social media. Feel free to reach out to me with any inquiries or comments you may have. I regularly check my email and social media, and will respond to your message as soon as possible.

For my privacy, I have chosen to not publish my personal mailing address or telephone number online.

Email: garrett@garrettfuller.org

garrett@garrettfuller.org

©2018-2021 Garrett Fuller. Website designed and hand-coded in HTML and CSS by Garrett Fuller. It's a Fuller Design.