Interest

All forms of Fine Art as well as the art of exhibiting them successfully. All forms of Photography and organizing a photography business. The Music Industry including promotion and merchandising.

Objective

To gain experience and knowledge in the growing fine art field. To learn more about the successful running of an art gallery/photography business. I am also interested in learning from a professional, established photographer.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Freelance Photographer

Meg Elise Photography

Performing freelance photography for a variety of clients including weddings, wedding receptions, children's portraits, bands, live performances, and special events.

May 2008 - Oct 2008

Gallery Manager Assistant

Allen County Public Library; Krull Gallery

Assisted Gallery Manager with installation of art exhibitions, communiation with artists/art organizations, organizing and supervising opening receptions. Researched the topic of Nude Figures in Art History for a pamphlet. Designed headers for Gallery web blog page. Took photos of opening receptions and awards ceremonies for exhibitions.

May 2006 - Aug 2007

Dispatch for North American Vanlines

Worked as a dispatch and APU specialist for two summer breaks from College.

Jun 2004 - Apr 2006

Server/Hostess/Cashier

Bandidos Restaurant

Worked as a server to guests at two different restaurant locations. Took orders over the phone for "to-go" customers, as well as, ran the register and expedited those orders. Worked as a hostess to seat customers efficiently and as quickly as possible. Trained many new servers for the south location.

Jun 2001 - Jun 2003

Bank Teller

Midwest America Federal Credit Union

Managed deposits, withdraws, loan payments, money orders for members of the credit union. Managed drive-through windows for the credit union.

Education

Education
Aug 1999 - May 2002

Core 40 Diploma

Bellmont Senior High School

Skills

Skills

POS systems

Experience with using POS systems at a food service business.

Experience in a photography studio setting

Observed and assisted professional wedding photographer Jim Gabbard in his studio, Henri's Photo.

Organization of Exhibitions

PCs and Mac computers

Proficient in typing, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, etc....