WORK STYLE & OBJECTIVE
I am a goal and task oriented individual who enjoys challenges in creating something from nothing in the development and implementation of a project.
I am seeking expanding opportunities to use the skills and knowledge I have acquired to pursue any career advancements. My accomplishments include:
Display and visual merchandising / Backdrop design / Specialty painting
Interior consultations: Style within a budget / attention to detail
Planning resource & designer for events of all kinds
Building customer relations: maintaining quality assurance for referrals
Organizational skills / Follow up
Advertising / Sales/ Buying
Proficiency in calligraphy and hand lettering
Teaching art / calligraphy for all ages
-An extra in commercials (Verizon) and a speaking part in an online site for a therapist.
-Modeled / runway
-humor writer / published on the ••••• site •••••
Credits have earned me the reputation as troubleshooter and creative directing
in project management and national attention in Specialty Retail magazine
(Fall •••••) and Art Director for four stores based in the Detroit, MI area. I assist in the LA Pomona Fairplex Art Gallery every season doing my art & lettering in preparation for the fair openings. I have applied my creativeness to the walls of the newly opened YMCA in Upland / ••••• I did design work at Mathis Brothers Furniture in Ontario CA. I merchandised for two mall openings, both in Troy, MI and Boston, MA.
SCENIC ROUTE ••••• - present
Set design for theatre, film & television, trade shows, and live events for some of the biggest names in the world.
CREATORS TOUCH ••••• - •••••
Fine art instructor for art classes, ages ranging from 5 to••••• I instill fun, creativity, explore educational drawing skills as well as building confidence & productivity. I continue to teach privately.
SYTABLE WEB DESIGN ••••• - ••••• Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Correspondence supervisor (part time as a result of the recession)
Liaison between the clients and the project team (The owner launched a new website and was not able to fund both businesses, unfortunately letting Sytable go.)
WALLDASHERY ••••• - Present Upland, CA
Artist / Owner of a wall design business
Primary designer and craftsman of wall finishes based on needs of clientele in addition to consulting, home dcor, and event planning including hand done invitations and dcor for parties. Extremely proficient in faux finishing, assorted paint treatments, hand lettering & calligraphy.
SAUDER REAL ESTATE ••••• - ••••• Claremont CA
Listing coordinator/ Data Manager (part time)
Officiary and administrative assistant to broker, managing her many rental properties, and dealing with all clientele as well as organization of office structure.
ROOM WITH A HUE ••••• - ••••• Birmingham, MI
In partnership, equal with vision and decorating artistry. We were multifaceted, customizing our talents from consulting, contracting wall designs and paint treatments, & expanding our talents to event planning (anniversaries, weddings and ••••• addition, I contracted solely for purposes of lettering and art related projects.
GAILS OFFICE SUPPLY ••••• ••••• Detroit, MI
Combination office supply, furniture, card and gift store. Started out as clerk which expanded into human resourcing, customer service, sales, inventory, merchandising, event planning, marketing, and buying. Conceived and created all signage, artwork, displays and backdrops. Accountable for all ads, mailings and promotional events, which evolved into rotating and governing four retail store locations in the Detroit area as Art Director doing displays, signage, and merchandising.
TEACHER ••••• - ••••• Bloomfield Hills, MI
Taught both calligraphy classes at a local high school one semester, and private art classes for children at a community center that included three neighborhoods from •••••
Oakland Community College / Auburn Hills, MI Art & Design Oriented
Andover High School / Bloomfield Hills, MI
Participation in Writers Group •••••/2 years
Becky Miller (•••••) ••••• (Administration-Education/Retired)
Nanci Sauder-Ruest (•••••) ••••• (Real Estate Broker)
Lisa Behr ••••• (•••••) ••••• (Sales -Time Warner Communications)
Sheri Morrison (•••••) ••••• (Health Care Administrator)
Joey Seward (•••••) ••••• (Graphic Designer/A Non Profit Org.)