Allie Thorpe

Allie Thorpe

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Intern

Central Hampshire Veteran Services

Webmaster and graphic designer

Administrative Assistant

- Perform weekly maintenance on the city website with pertinent veteran information and newsletters

- Design posters, pamphlets, and brochures for CHVS events

- Assist in administrative functions, including client intake and military education benefit information

May 2011 - Present

Intern, Office Automation Assistant

USDA Rural Development

Build and manage website and web content. Direct brand management, PR, media relations, and advertising.

-Built and launched website: www.rurdev.usda.gov/ma

- Designed and printed newsletters and information brochures relating to USDA RD programs

-Developed newsletters, pamphlets and brochures that enhanced the customer's understanding of complex programs and helped them apply more effectively

- Assisted in creating web portal to transform previously archaic intranet into  a dynamic website improving communication flow and adding an effective tool for staff

Oct 2009 - Sep 2011

Veteran Services Representative

Holyoke Community College

VA Certifying Official

- Work with military veterans and dependents, reservists, and National Guard college students to determine which VA or state benefit program will afford college

- Enroll eligible veterans, dependents and spouses in Veteran Administration (VA)- approved education financial assistance programs and assist in helping them determine eligibility for other VA-related programs

- Maintain positive communication between the VA, the college's Student Accounts Office, and the student

May 2008 - Oct 2009

Operations Support Representative

MassMutual Life Insurance
Oct 2007 - May 2008

Customer Support Representative

Boston Financial Data Services

Education

Education
Jan 2010 - Present

BA

Hampshire College

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office

iWeb

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Portfolio

Summary

I am a motivated, passionate graphic designer with six years of independent experience in print and web design. My years in the workforce have given me a sense of what drives customer service and I have consistently maintained a positive relationship with both my employers and my customers. 

Interest

Social Networking, Graphics, Art, Communications, Public Relations, LGBT rights, Don't Ask Don't Tell

Objective

To obtain a creative job where I can showcase my design and communication capabilities while developing my management skills.

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