Zinhle is always excited to learn new digital platforms and programs. She has taken on a variety of multimedia projects, including art exhibitions and concerts, website design, workshops and social media campaigns.
Microsoft Office, Pages, MailChimp, WhatCounts, Drupal, Advanced Adobe Premiere, Intermediate Photoshop, Basic InDesign, Basic HTML, Basic CSS, WordPress, Drupal, Search Engine Optimization, Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Flickr, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest and SnapChat.
A LUTA CONTINUA
A LUTA CONTINUA was an art exhibition curated by Zinhle Essamuah, in partnership with Gallery 102 in Washington D.C. The exhibition highlighted 20 professional artists and over 50 art pieces highlighting the complexities of human struggles across the globe, through performance and visual art. This multimedia exhibition documents the sights and sounds of the world’s struggle — from the streets of Ferguson and the mountains of South Africa. Click the links to see images from the opening night event and the full exhibition catalogue.
A NEW SONG, A NEW ERA
Days before the 2017 Inauguration, SimplyZinhle Productions co-produced and served as the Video and Promotional Director for A New Era, A New Song | Multimedia Concert Experience. The concert featured performances by the South African performance troupe, Bokamoso Youth Foundation and Grammy award nominee, Leon Timbo.
BLACKTIVISM: THE NEW GENERATION
When did #BlackLivesMatter begin to mean that black male lives matter? A documentary short about the women of #BlackLivesMatter and the winner of a 2016 Gracie’s Award. Her Hands was featured at “Blacktivism: The New Generation,” an art exhibition capturing the progression made by the new generation of black activists. The exhibition was co-curated by SimplyZinhle Productions, Cheers Media Group, The Ace Magazine and Life of Lanie.
As a student, Zinhle created and/or managed several websites (including the one you are currently viewing). Details below:
- TheMinorityVoteFilm.com | The Minority Vote
- GlobalWomensInstitute.gwu.edu | The Global Women’s Institute
- HandsUpDocumentary.com | Website for Hands Up, the documentary
- TheGWVibes.com | The GW Vibes | GW College acapella group
- Benocare.com | Benevolent Care Corporation | Elderly Care Home, Non-profit
- GWCrownofGlory.com | Crown of Glory Hair and Beauty Organization | GW Multicultural Student Group
During her time as the Multimedia Coordinator at the Multicultural Student Services Center, Zinhle supervised and trained the MSSC media team and coordinated media bookings with clients. As part of her role, she coordinated and facilitated multimedia workshops.
From left to right: Morgan Davis, founder of Distinctly Creative, Oliver Contreras, multimedia director of DC Visual Creative, Rose Jaffe, a local artist, and Tamon George, co-founder of District-based Creative Theory Agency, discussed social media at the panel, moderated by Zinhle Essamuah, Wednesday night.
- Glam Your Gram: Social Media for Social Change
Zinhle facilitated this panel and event discussion on how Instagram can be used for social good. The panel featured online influencers, including: Oliver Contreras of The Washington Post, Morgan Davis of Distinctly Creative, Tamon George of the Creative Theory Agency and Rose Jaffe, a DC-based artist.
- LinkedIn 101 and Portraits
Zinhle planned and facilitated this career-centered workshop. Participants refined their online brands and had professional LinkedIn portraits taken.
- Photography 101
Join us for a free introductory photography workshop! We will be discussing camera work for DSLR, point and shoot and mobile phones and going over the technical basics of lighting and framing. Hosted by the Multicultural Student Services Center Media Team.
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
- The Minority Vote
As the Director of The Minority Vote project, Zinhle oversaw film production, outreach and the production of social video content. Below are a few social videos from The Minority Vote campaign.
Launch Video | Platform: Instagram
Promo Video | Platform: Facebook
As the sole Communications Specialist at The Global Women’s Institute (GWI), Zinhle led events and campaigns such as the #WhenWomenLead Campaign, highlighting the stories of women leaders through digital and multimedia content. Within nine months at GWI, she increased Twitter engagement for the organization by 76.6%, Facebook engagement by 54%; while providing in-depth analysis of GWI’s online KPIs. Zinhle also wrote, edited and managed the weekly newsletter publication for over 2K constituents.
- #HandsUpDoc Campaign
Zinhle coordinated this Black History Month #HandsUpDoc panel featuring Ferguson activist, Clifton Kinnie, Erika Totten of #BlackLivesMatter DMV, Randi Gloss of GLOSSRAGS and Salim Adofo of NBUF.
As the director of Hands Up the documentary and social impact campaign, Zinhle has organized and spoken at U.S. and international #HandsUpDoc screenings to 500+ students and community groups. She coordinates social media for live events and screenings.