Skills

Skills

Graphic Arts

I have learned to edit imagery and text using many different programs. I have designed posters, menus, flyers, brochures, business cards, signs and charts of varying facts and information. I enjoy being able to incorporate photographs into projects both personal and professional. I hope to someday use the skills I have aquired in these areas to assist me in producing exceptional images for future clients. My friendly and helpful character has helped me to develop customer relation skills as well.

Media Development and Maintenance

Efficient in office and media software and equipment. Design and create web pages, advertising pages, social networking pages and maintain the proper updates when necessary.

Office Management

Reception, customer service, filing client and billing information,and accounts payable and recievable. I am experienced at working with office software and equipment. I am organized, reliable, and detail oriented.

Beadwork and jewelery design

I design and produce unique and intricate jewelery using silver, wire, beads and found or refurbished items.

Photography apprentice

I have experience assisting a photographer in studio, outdoors and on location for weddings, senior portraits and family photos as well. I learned to use the equipment needed for appropriate lighting, timing and placement of subjects.

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Graphic Artist

Self-employed freelance artist
2006 - 2009

Office Manager

Hoff Career Development
2000 - 2006

Head Bartender

Ammon's Landing

Barkeep, Kitchen and Lounge inventory, stocking, and ordering, Accounts payable and recievable, Customer service, Opening and closing duties, Employee training, Scheduling, Waiting and bussing tables, Hostess and Bartending.

1995 - 1999

Office Manager

Bob's Dairy Delivery

Daily and Weekly productivity and sales reports.  Accounts payable and recievable, payroll and employee training. Cash handling, customer service, billing, and appointment setting. Research assistance, filing, dictation, cleaning and inventory.

Summary

I've always had a passion for art and design.  I work with a variety of mediums and materials including: charcoal, oil, watercolor, pastel, illustration, caricatures, beadwork/ jewelry, interior design, crafts, and narrative writing.  I have a strong desire to learn new skills and techniques. I am determined to overcome challenges and aspire to explore and enhance my many talents in order to fulfill my dream of having the luxury to create on a daily basis. 

Objective

My goal is to find a satisfying job where I am allowed to create and teach by example. I enjoy working hard and enjoying a finished product at the end of my day. I overcome challenges set before me and am willing to learn new skills. I believe I am a team player and possess the ability to handle customer issues with patience and accuracy. I strive to be thorough and prompt. I am flexible in my availability which allows me to work as much as possible at this time.

Interest

I enjoy any activity I can visualize, then effectively execute. I take great care to ensure that my time is spent wisely in order to finish a project correctly . In my spare time, baseball games, fishing, walking each morning on the beach, firepits, drawing, spending time wth good people in a positive environment and being considerate to those around me are all important. I appreciate the warmth of the sun here in California which inspires me every time I look outside my window.