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Work experience

Costumed figure Model

Freelance

  • Sit in specific poses for hours based on artists specifications 
  • Wear elaborate costumes for artistic effect  
  • Sit for various artists and artists groups throughout Portland
  • Paintings feature in gallery shows
Aug 2010Present

Owner & Operator

The Sunroom Boutique

Owner and Operator of boutique, specializing in high end consigned fashions sold online. Purchased, priced an processed all orders.  

  • Maintained stellar customer service feedback
  • Online sales growth of over 200% in first year
  • Maintained and grew client base through personal shopping services and consignment sales
  • Managed invitation only boutique sales events, selling consigned fashions and handmade jewelry.
  • Actual sales were 120% over projected goal
  • Handmade 150 piece line of jewelry.  Sold online, at invitation only sales, and at several jewelry festivals in Portland.
  • $500 in jewelry sales alone on the first weekend of invitation only sales
  • Currently selling on a part time basis for select clientele while attending school
Apr 2014Present

Library check out

Portland Community College
  • Check in and out Library materials
  • Provide customer service to students, staff and faculty
  • Answer phones- providing infornation about the library and school
  • Restack and reshelve books
  • Maintain cleanliness of Library
Feb 2012Jun 2013

Salesperson

Nordstrom

Commission Salesperson in the dresses and special Occasion department. 

  • Expert in Dress fitting and Product knowledge 
  • Provide excellent customer service to all, establishing many long term customer relationships
  • Exceeded top sales goals last quarter by selling over 200$ per hour
  • Consistently wardrobe customers from other departments to increase sales volume
Jun 2005Aug 2010

Supervisor

Goodwill on 10th

Supervisor at specialty high end thrift store.  Responsible for choosing product, pricing merchandise, especially high end clothing.  Merchandised store fixtures and window display.  

  • Maintained reputation for providing exceptional customer service
  • Worked on team to lead store to milestone one million dollar year
  • Created and implemented an in-depth pricing guide for specialty goods and high end fashions
  • Identified and priced gold, gems and other valuable jewelry and collectibles
  • Responsible for picking product and quality control of all merchandise
  • Consistently exceeded store product goals by 50% when pricing and picking items
  • Was personally featured in a newspaper article and several news spots on the great product and unique quality not usually associated with a goodwill store

Education

Apr 2013Present

Portland Community College
2012Present

Small business

Mercy Corp NW

Completed three month course on small business prior to opening my online boutique.

References

Anne Perry

Client

Zebuli Payne

Karen Rohlffs

Portfolio

Travel

  • Italy- attended four month immersion language program in Siena Italy
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Ecuador 
  • India

Testimonials

  • "Leah is  creatively driven, fashion passionate and a team leader." Karen Rohlffs- former manager
  • "So happy with the outfit! You are to be commended for your attention to the whole look- I can't thank you enough!" Erin Couch- Nordstrom Customer