I'm Jasmine

A storyteller, designer, optimist & friend.



"We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us." - Rumi

👋 Hi, my name is Jasmine! I received my B.A. in Communications with a minor in Professional Multimedia Writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am what I've coined a creative explorer, as my background lies in journalism, marketing, communications, publishing, and the digital sphere. My experience is multi-disciplinary—all my various creative positions influence the work that I produce.

I love talking to people, so let's connect over a cup of coffee! In the meantime, browse my site and enjoy :)



Experienced in all sorts of writing—academic, journalistic, creative; for social media, for flyers, for memos and proposals and everything in between!

Graphic Design

Self-taught in Adobe Creative Suite, and constantly learning and evolving my graphic design ~aesthetic~.

Social Media

Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Reddit—if there is a social media platform, I know it.

My Skills

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator


Microsoft Suite

My Education

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

    B.A Communications 2015-2019

    Relevant courses: Social Media Marketing, Persuasion, Social Media Controversy, Media Literacy

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

    Professional Multimedia Writing 2018-2019

    Relevant courses: Multimedia Writing, Magazine Writing, Writing for PR, Creative Nonfiction, Document Design and Production

My Experience

  • UCSB Department of Recreation

    Marketing Assistant 2018-present

    Represent the UCSB Department of Recreation in a professional and friendly manner. My responsibilities here includes managing Recreation's Instagram/Facebook/Snapchat/Twitter, producing monthly newsletter emails, and participating in various marketing projects.

  • The Catalyst Literary Arts Magazine

    Class Managing Editor (former), Editor-in-Chief (current) 2017-present

    Oversee the production of The Catalyst, a contemporary literary arts magazine on campus. Here, I lead a wonderfully talented team of 4-6 inviduals, copyedit written submissions, design everything from layouts to promotional flyers to social media content, and maintain communication with our publisher.

  • UCSB English Department

    Book Designer (contract) Apr 2019-current

    Assist UCSB English professor Ben Olguin in the production and design of a mockup of his book, The Spanish Notebooks.

My Works

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Contact me

Like what you see?

Use the form or send me an email at jbenafghoul@gmail.com and we can talk business. Or just come say hey!