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Summary

OBJECTIVE:

I am seeking a position where I can utilize my creative strengths in photography, visual, and design work. 

ABOUT ME:

I am a creative individual motivated by action and innovative thinking. 

I possess a no nonsense attitude and the ability to get things done on time and within deadlines.

Action is my motivation.My strongest skills are in social perceptiveness, extreme attention to detail, patience, creativity, and concentration.

Education

20052009

BA

University of Illinois at Chicago

Portfolio

Work experience

Dec 2009Present

Jewelry Design

Stephanie Fitzgerald Design

• Jewelry design and antique jewelry restoration. • Manage inventory, collection, photography, social media, graphic design, marketing, and sales.

Apr 2010Present

Public Relations Specialist / Graphic Designer

Knockout Sports Foundation

• Write all press materials and responsible for posting all materials to appropriate outlets. • Acquire media interest on events and manage all social media.

• Monitor all media coverage, coordinate interviews, and reports.

• Conduct graphic design on promotional materials, media materials, and redesigned logo.

Aug 2010Present

Freelance Graphic Design

Stephanie Fitzgerald Design

JNBY USA, New York, NY

• Graphic Design using Adobe products.• Conducted Graphic Design for email blasts.

• Conducted Graphic Design for lookbooks.

 
Oct 2008May 2009

Group Facilitator

Chicago Cultural Alliance and CAPA
• Guided students and educators, resulting in the achievement of cross cultural comparisons through the use of anthropological facilitation frameworks. • Led diversity discussions, utilizing presenters and first voice representations to achieve cultural understanding in the urban environment.
Jan 2009Mar 2009

Public Relations Intern

The Field Museum
• Coordinated effective onsite media events which involved interviews and filming. • Gathered crucial information for the museum’s quarterly planning purposes through interviews and surveys with people from diverse backgrounds. • Facilitated diplomatic relationships between museum officials and media personnel. • Wrote exemplary content for In The Field membership magazine. • Developed and placed press releases and media alerts regarding exhibitions and events. • Successful initiated and implemented a complete overhaul of the print clipping database using MS Excel and filing.
Aug 2007Nov 2008

Project Manager

All Points Connect
• Effectively coordinated major promotions at events with over 30,000 attendees. • Managed promotional teams consisting of up to 10 individuals.
Aug 2005Dec 2007

Technical Assistant - UIC Theatre

University of Illinois at Chicago
• Designed and constructed scenic elements and props. • Supervised and trained up to 5 students on set construction.

Skills

Excel
PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Adobe InDesign
Microsoft Publisher
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop