Jourdan Maatman

Grand Rapids, Michigan

What do you get when you mix a data driven math nerd with a creative, out-of-the-box thinker?

Me, Jourdan Maatman.

I am 23 years old and recent graduate from Grand Valley State University, where I studied Advertising & Public Relations. At Grand Valley, I was a member of the National Student Advertising Competition team, where we won 1st place in District 6 for our Pizza Hut campaign. We also won a Silver Place medal at this years ADDY competition. I was the treasurer for GVSU's Advertising Club and a registered member of the American Advertising Federation West Michigan.

Growing up, I always wanted to become a mathematics teacher. I loved working with others and numbers. It wasn't until my junior year at Grand Valley that I decided my true passion was Advertising.

You may think Advertising & Public Relations and Mathematics are an odd combination since most people either predominatly right-brain dominant (analytical) or left-brain dominant (creative). However, I, unlike other candidates, have the ability to think both logically and intuitively. I can create and maintain cost effective marketing strategies and aid in budgeting. I also can help create visual aids, design brochures, and write copy.

Hard working, ambitious, and creative are adjectives my bosses, collegues, and friends would describe me as. My previous math professors would say that I'm aw-sum.

I am ready for a challenge and I work well under pressure. Working with a team has proven to be beneficial in my past, but also thrive working independently.

If you are looking for someone for this job who is obedient, qualified, with loads of experience, then with all due respect, please put down my resume and continue looking elsewhere. However, if you are looking for someone with a fresh mind and a different perspective, who comes to work ready to work, but more importantly, ready to learn, who can prove to be an asset in many different areas, and who is not afraid of taking chances and thinking outside of the box, then please, feel free to look at my portfolio, resume, and LinkedIn profile. My contact information is provided as well.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better and I look forward to meeting with you!

  • Work
    • Universal Forest Products, Inc.
  • Education
    • Grand Valley State University