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Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Owner

Freelance Photography & Graphic Design
  • Organizes, designs and runs national and international equine advertising campaigns.
  • Works in Photoshop and LightRoom to design high quality images for portraiture, weddings and events. 
Aug 2011Present

Advertising and Social Media

Trudy Black Label
  • Created promotional campaigns through print and online advertising and social media.
Apr 2014Present

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Broke Girls Equine Event Management
  • Developed, launched and continuously managed website social media content for Broke Girls.
  • Helped organize and run equine events all over the country by designing advertising material and helping run the show office. 
Jan 2014Feb 2015

Sales Associate

The Silver Horse
  • Created and maintained long-term relationships with customers in order to achieve sales goals and represent the store in a positive manner while ensuring recurring business. 
  • Assisted customers with high end turquoise jewelry and clothing choices while providing them with information on all items. 
  • Managed inventory and helped with product buying and restocking.
Jan 2014May 2014

Social Media Specialist Internship

The Social Route
  • Developed, launched and continuously managed social media content for local businesses. 
  • Helped local businesses in branding and engaging customers through social media outlets.
  • Photographed events and businesses to help with businesses branding.
May 2009Jun 2013

Manager

Wetherell Hay Co.
  • Managed equine barn through proper scheduling of veterinary services, farrier services, organization of lessons, and maintaining daily exercise regiments.
  • Created advertising campaigns through print advertising and social media.
Dec 2011Jun 2012

Sales Associate

Riviera Tanning Salon
  • Track record of maintaining current knowledge of company’s products, marketing programs, promotions, and media plans.
  • Processed transactions in a time efficient manner and communicated current product features and benefits to customers.
  • Maintained work area in terms of cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Created lasting formidable relationships through a team driven atmosphere. 
Mar 2009Jun 2009

Sales Teammate

The Buckle
  • Helped drive interpersonal clothing sales and created consumer retention through upselling company credit cards.
  • In charge of building relationships and fulfilling The Buckle’s mission of creating the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for guests.

Education

Jan 2008May 2012

Advertising and Sales

Oklahoma State University

Graduated with a B.S. in Journalism and Broadcasting with a focus in advertising and sales. 

Aug 2006May 2007

High School

Indiana University High School Distant Learning
Aug 2003Jun 2006

High School

Naperville North High School

Skills

Garage Band
Soundslides
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe InDesign
Microsoft Office
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop

Layout & Design

Interest

Nichole is a multiple award winning  equestrian rider who has been competing on the national quarter horse circuit since the age of 13. In her free time she enjoys spending afternoons hiking with her dog, skiing, working on her photography or cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Photography

Writing

Social Media