Interest

Outdoor activities, swimming, vegan cooking, traveling, movies, boxing, NFL football, soccer and networking business events.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts,  with 13 years of experience in Print Project Production and Account Manger in the advertising print industry. A successful history of soliciting, establishing, and overseeing projects based upon my expectation to provide a great service and consistency to work toward that goal. My extensive experience in production management and account development is an asset I intend to contribute and build upon if granted the opportunity. Fluent in English and Spanish.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011

MARKETING AND STORE MANAGER

DIAMONDS N MORE

Marketing & Store Manger                                                                          

  • Develop new branding for Diamonds N More grand opening in areas such as, product selection, business cards, company logo, and all printed collateral
  • Design ads for tourism guides, in-store posters, and postcards for Spanish and English speaking customers
  • Organize trunk shows and special holiday events featuring color diamonds in bridal semi mounts, ladies rings, tennis bracelets, earrings, necklaces  and watches
  • Arrange business and local permits with governmental offices in Puerto Rico prior to Diamonds N More Gand Opening
  • Work closely with local vendors and hotel concierges to promote hotel guest referrals
  • Open and close the store daily as well as jewelry setup and takedown.
  • Hire, train and supervise sales staff
  • Track inventory reconciliation and adjustments
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015

Custom Project and Account Manger

Paradise Diamonds, Inc.

(1) Custom Jewelry Production Manager

  • Manage and coordinate the custom design production process with CAD Designers, Casters and Master Jewelers to insure high-quality consistency within a projected timeline
  • Custom production projects involve: metal type, color, ring size, large and melee stone measurements, style of setting such as U Pave, French Pave, Bead set, bezel, channel and invisible setting in addition to special finishing instructions such as, satin finish, milgrain, engraving, enamel, and oxidation
  • Work with customer’s vision from initial design, to manufacturing, final approval, and follow-up inquiries to insure customer satisfaction
  • Collaborate with in-house marketing team to decide which products to feature on an online expansion of Paradise Diamonds and how to effectively promote the new website online and through social media
  • Annual Exhibitor at JCK Las Vegas and Atlanta Jewelry Show marketing luxury jewelry line to current and prospective customers

(2) Account Manager

  • Build strong client relationships with retail storeowners, managers and private jewelers nationwide that have expanded Paradise Diamonds customer base and brand name
  • Introduce the custom design services and complete capabilities of our master jewelers
  • Provide wholesale bridal semi-mounts, ladies cocktail rings, loose diamonds and tennis jewelry collection
  • Design invitation and organize MailChimp campaign to invite current and prospective customers to our booth at JCK - Las Vegas and Atlanta Jewelry Show
Jan 2012 - Jul 2012

Marketing Manager and Office Administration

SOGOLI Design

(1) Graphic Design & Marketing

  • Photograph fashion costume jewelry that cataloged over 500 necklaces and bracelet designs for domestic and international marketing
  • Digital image retouch and graphics
  • Design line sheets, look book, ads and posters

(2) Administrative Assistant

  • Overseen account receivables and payables including credit transactions through Quick Books
  • Coordinate logistics to international and domestic tradeshows such as The Box –Paris, Premiere Classe – Paris, SELECT California Mart, ENK NYC and ENK Las Vegas
  • Process order details including item, quantity per piece, shipping date and payment
  • Responsible for online international and national account correspondence as well as shipping logistics for orders up to $20,000
Feb 2000 - Aug 2010

Creative Project Manager and Account Manager

Blue Earth Digital a.k.a. Playa Digital Media

(1) Executive Account Manager

  • Develop long-term client relationships with advertising agencies such as Joni Rae and Associates, Praxis LA,  Ortega Design Group, Smith/Junger/Wellman, and Litco Marketing
  • Manage accounts with businesses such as Nike, Adidas, Golden Boy Promotions, Pureology, Thurmafuse, SudzzFX, Ideology, Cabella Hair (hair care products), Northrop Grumman, University of Southern California, Canter and Associates, Laureate Education Turning Point School and non-profit organizations such as Oscar De La Hoya Foundation, Los Angeles Museum of Art, and the Skirball Center.
  • Led the service implementation of sublimation printing with One World Apparel, Sublitext, Guru Knits, and  Crash & Burn Apparel
  • Provide estimates, timelines and coordinate press schedule
  • Successful working with marketing and creative teams to provide cost savings in print, finishing and fulfillment
  • Review press color proofs, bluelines, and press mockups, customer supplied mechanicals for corrections and final approvals

(2) Print Project Traffic Manager

  • Process approved projects into production schedule for both traditional 6/color press and HP Indigo digital press
  • Coordinate print production estimates, timelines in each part of the printing process; prepress layouts, color management and corrections, press checks, bindery, shipping logistics and delivery dates
  • Ensure that all files prepared by customer are press ready by providing press color proofs for press checks
  • Responsible for outside bindery vendors for cutting, binding, foil stamp, die cutting, UV coating or laminating
  • Lead team production meetings to insure budget, timeline, quality and customer satisfaction
  • A proven track record managing multiple projects by using tools like Pipedrive

 (3) Mac Production Artist

  • Preflight customers CMYK or RGB digital files to insure all bleed, images, and fonts were prepared to our CMYK press requirements and match customer sample mechanicals
  • Print press color proofs for client approval and make all color, layout and type corrections
  • Prepare ad artwork supplied to magazine color specifications
  • Review press layout with the production coordinator to create press layouts
  • Send all press layouts for film or direct to plate for press department
  • Design ads, billboards, brochures, company collateral, hang tags, logos, kit folders, invitations, pop ups, post cards, posters, stationary and designs needed for press

Education

Education
May 2014 - Present

Jewelry Professional

Gemological Institute of America

Certification

Sep 1992 - Jun 1998

Bachelor of Fine Arts

California State University, at Fullerton

Skills

Skills

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • MailChimp
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

COMMUNICATION

English: native language

Spanish: speaking & reading (advanced) and writing (advanced)

COMPUTER TRAINING

  • Pipedrive                                                                                    
  • Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)                                     
  • QuarkXpress                                                                                     
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)                         I
  • MAC and PC Platform