A position that will utilize my fine art training and provide a creative outlet, while expanding and challenging my skill set and allowing for career advancement.
Academy of Art Univeristy, San Francisco, CA
Graduate Administrative Assistant
Worked with a team to manage Outlook Calendars for 20+ academic advisors and multiple conference rooms; provided exceptional customer service and up-to-date information to graduate students; generated and distributed daily reports; managed a multi-line phone system; greeted visitors and directed floor traffic; performed additional administrative tasks as required.
Anime Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
Masquerade Department Head/Masquerade Director (Volunteer)
Organized and ran a large-scale stage competition at an annual convention, with 100+ contestants and an audience of roughly 1,500 each year; managed a staff of 10 workers and liaised with multiple other departments; built and maintained an MS Access database to organize contestant information; dealt with emergencies in a high-stress situation while starting on schedule and finishing within set time limits.
The Close Knit Circle, Tarzana, CA
Managed a cash register; provided exceptional customer service, both in-store and over the telephone; managed computer systems, including email marketing lists, social networking sites, company website, process documentation, and general technology-related tasks; assisted customers with their knitting projects, including correcting mistakes, re-writing or adjusting patterns, and teaching new techniques in a mentor role.
Pillar Data Systems, San Jose, CA
HR Admin Support, 02/10-11/10
Receptionist (Contracted through Albany Group), 08/09 to 01/10
Supported Payroll, Staffing, and Benefits; created and maintained process documentation; used ADP PC/Payroll to maintain pay data for 300 employees, process semi-monthly payrolls, and generate reports; processed employees through the on-boarding and termination processes, including maintaining requisitions and employee files; audited among multiple systems and hard copy files to maintain accurate records; created laminated badges for on-site workers; operated a Pitney Bowes postage system; ordered and maintained office supplies; greeted and managed visitors; performed additional administrative tasks as required.
Beverly’s Crafts, Monterey, CA
Managed a cash register; provided customer service, both in-store and over the telephone; managed the scrapbooking section, focusing on vendor relations, trend prediction, and product ordering and stocking.
- • Strong computer skills (strongest in Windows but functional in Mac), with experience using programs such as Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint/Publisher/Access); Macromedia Dreamweaver; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and LiveDesigner SE; QuickBooks Point-of-Sale; and a willingness and ability to quickly learn any other programs required
- Proficiency in varied two- and three-dimensional art media, including: graphite, charcoal, conté crayon, ink, photography (b&w, color, and digital), ceramic, stone, fabric, digital media, and metal
- Vast Fiber Arts experience, including knitting, spinning, and costuming (with awards received for the last)
- Customer service experience, both in retail and within a committee structure as a department head
- Web page design experience, including HTML and basic CSS
- Valid CA driver's license, US passport, and insured personal vehicle
- Touch typing speed of 70-75 WPM, plus 10-key numeric pad
- Strong organizational skills, including sorting and filing
Sonoma State University, Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, emphasis in Ceramics, awarded May 2009
Monterey Peninsula College, Studied Ceramics, with intent to transfer to a 4-year university
References available upon request.