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Professional Statement

Motivated and accomplished Production Manager in the Creative Services field, including digital and print production for product packaging and advertising materials. Experienced in interface with marketing and sales executives, as well as art directors and designers, manufacturers, artists and managers, and other vendors and clients. Acquired additional experience in real estate and financial management to build and expand my entrepreneurial, management, and creative skill sets.

Professional Experience

Aug 2016Present

Account Executive

National Debt Relief
  • Work with prospective consumers who have applied directly with National Debt Relief to consult and guide them towards a debt relief option that will aid them with their debt related issues.
  • Prepare a household budget to confirm that they can afford the program but most importantly not over extend themselves.
  • Create an exit strategy bringing them back to credit worthiness.
Sep 2014Oct 2016

Financial Sales Representative

Primerica
  • Create Financial Needs Analysis reports to determine how it will take clients to pay down deby and fulfill their financial goals based on their current income.
  • Generate new clients by protecting their income with life insurance and setting them up on a savings plan.
  • Recruit, train, and develop new associates, as well as host workshops and seminars on wealth building.
  • General administrative duties in high-volume office.
Oct 2003Aug 2013

Creative Services Project Manager

Capitol-EMI Music Worldwide
  • Managed the production and workflow of over 500 creative advertising, marketing, and promotional projects per year for seven domestic and overseas music labels, including CD cover and package design, digital web products (e.g., banners, resizing ads), as well as retail and display products.
  • Provided support for creative services department (six Art Directors, four freelance designers, one copy editor, two production coordinators), marketing & sales department, operations department, artists and managers, and vendors.
  • Maintained print and digital production schedules, as well as delegating projects to internal departments or freelancers.
  • Coordinated weekly status meetings to monitor new and pending projects, and developed new processes to keep up with new trends, technology, and lower costs.
  • Acted as department liaison with artist management, photographers, print houses, and digital retailers, authorized release of digital and print products; coordinated photo shoots and travel, followed up on recent deliverables and post-production status, and implemented troubleshooting for potential artwork issues.
  • Managed the department’s accounting, including purchase orders and coding and processing invoices.
Jan 2009June 2013

Founder, Lead Home Stager & VIrtual Designer

Chic for Cheap Home Staging
  • Home staging, redesign services, color consultation, professional organization services, and virtual home staging.
  • Used existing furnishings or selected new items to create refreshed color schemes, clear up the clutter; and other areas of change to revitalize clients’ homes.
  • Areas of consultation also included painting, spatial arrangement, and accessorizing.
Jan 2001Oct 2001

Assistant Coordinator/Production Artist of Classified Advertising

Fairchild Publications
  • Publications included: Women’s Wear Daily, Home Furnishings News, Footwear News; Salon News, Children’s Business
  • Set up pages and created house ads for all papers.
  • Acted as a liaison between the account executives, as well as advertising and editorial staffs.
  • Authorized mass printing from several print shops.
  • Responsible for sign-off on make-goods and financial adjustments on client accounts.
  • Responsible scheduled ads and routed rejections, as well as for tracking and maintaining ad materials from the date of booking the ad to the afternoon of closing.
  • Archived all client information, including a copy of the ad, artwork and copy of bill payment after the issue had been approved and deemed ready to ship.
  • Worked cross platform on the Macintosh G4 and PC computers to merge client data with the newspaper template.
  • Updated all ads on the Intranet using basic HTML coding and Wam!Net ports.
May 1998Sep 1998

Junior Graphic Design Intern

The Edelman Group
  • Winner and first recipient of the Richard Edelman Memorial Scholarship
  • Assisted with the development of a logo for IBM
  • Interfaced with senior management regarding jobs in progress
  • Processed color corrections retouching, mounting comps, and researched appropriate photos to comply with various departments’ requests.

Skills

Computer Skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Quark Xpress
  • Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Wam!Net
  • FTP systems
  • Flash, Javascript
  • HTML/CSS
  • Google Analytics
  • CMS (Word Press)
  • POP (Prototyping on Paper)
  • Gliffy
  • HTML coding
FTP Software
Fetch, Cyberduck, Spinnaker
Project Management

Project Planning/Execution, Project Management MethodologyStrategic PlanningLeadership Process, Design/Redesign, Quality Management/QC, Cross-Functional Team Leadership

Portfolio

CD Cover Art, Packaging, Advertisements, Merchandise

INTERESTS

Project Management; Fashion; Interior Design;  Real Estate; Traveling; Graphic Design; and Community Outreach. 

RECOMMENDATION

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EDUCATION

19972002

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Pratt Institute
20092009

Project Management

New York University School of Continuing Education
2013Present

NYS Real Estate License

2014Present

NYS Life Insurance License

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

At Capitol-EMI Music, I was a team leader who organized new custom design software (Spinnaker) for the East Coast users for online print and trafficking needs. Software was implemented to have a paperless virtual traffic flow. System also served as an FTP site where print houses can download PDFs, and would confirm if the files were in compliance to print from the art department to the print houses. This process saved the company over $150K per annum on proofs.