Eric Deiss

Eric Deiss

Objective

Seeking a professional position that utilizes my customer service experience coupled with my creative and innovative skills within a challenging, forward thinking company in the twin cities area.

Interest

Philanthropy, Conservation, Socio-Economics, Politics

Summary

Over ten years as a fine artist conceptualizing, executing and exhibiting original works of art in juried shows, specialty is in portrait commissions.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Apr 2011

Customer Service Specialist II

Office Depot

·Provided business services, advertising design and created promotional materials.

·Built relationship and trust with customers to increase brand and store loyalty.

·Responsible for selling high dollar and margin print jobs, business equipment, furniture and office supplies and USPS/UPS shipments.

·Provided cost estimates and fulfillment of print-on-demand orders.

Oct 2003 - Feb 2007

Funeral Director's Assistant

Cappadona Funeral Home

·Directed team members in coordinating services.

·Synchronized catering, memorials and audio visual equipment.

·Gathered personal information to create permits for funeral related documents.

·Responsible for the delivery of human remains.

Jan 1999 - Dec 2002

Sign Designer

Creative Advertising & Printing + Signs

·Created design layouts for billboards, window signs and vehicle marketing.

·Provided cost estimates for print materials, sign fabrication and installation services.

·Responsible for the installation of permanent signage.

Education

Education
Jan 1992 - Dec 1999

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Sep 1984 - May 1986

AAS Architectural Drafting

Denver Institute of Technology

Skills

Skills

High Speed Printing Sales/Customer Service/Sales

Business Services and Office Supply knowledge and experience including: creating custom quotes for printing or bindery work, silk screen set up, use of Xerox high speed printer or Cannon large format printers, sales experince of laptop computers, furniture and office supplies. Graphic design file prep includes: PC or Mac experience Quark Xpres, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Powerpoint, AutoCad.  

Fine Artist

Visual Design and Communication   My education includes over 120 semester hours in classroom research art history textbooks, data entry for catalogues in University photographic slide library or publications; studio courses: Art history, Advertising Design methods, Commercial Art and illustration, and Fine art disciplines: drawing, sculpture, painting and crafts.    Formal design education and training in fine arts studio and shop environments Able to conceptualize and execute original works of art in drawings and plans Able to sculpt or fabricate with wood and metal using hand or power tools, or welding methods Can read blue-prints and assigments to create orginial desgins and drawings Exhibition experience in local juried art shows  Know-how to draft maps, plans, diagrams, documents, correspondence and written reports Know-how to use photography, photographic scanning devices , computer printers and plotters for research or survey purposes. Technical skills: Advertising layouts and graphic design for newspapers and classified ads or report publishing: Hand-eye coordination, paying attention to details, reading instruction manuals, able to use construction methods for building theater sets Entreprenural skills: Contacting artists through social networking internet sites to organize grass roots efforts or create original commissioned work for exhibition. Solicited artist's work for silent aution as way to raise funds for expeditionary learning activities. Teaching skills: Tutored elementary school age children in reading and writing and organized adult volunteers for after-school art program activities On-the-job learning: Business Services and Office Supply knowledge and experience including: creating custom quotes for printing or bindery work, silk screen set up, use of Xerox high speed printer or Cannon large format printers, sales experince of laptop computers, furniture and office supplies. Graphic design file prep includes: PC or Mac experience Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint, AutoCAD.