MY RESUME

MY RESUME

Professional Profile:
Creative professional who is skilled in graphic design, web management, and social networking. Improved and strengthened the online presence, as well as fan base for a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum band signed to Republic/Universal. Worked closely and successfully with some of the industry’s top management firms for over the past five years. Took various projects to the next level, with a passion for detail and professionalism.

Education:
Columbia College, 2002
Chicago, IL
Art & Design
Bachelor of Arts

Studies Include:

  • Drawing I & II
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Figure Drawing
  • Marker Indication
  • 2D & 3D Design
  • Art History I & II
  • Advertising Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography & Darkroom
  • Photo Communications
  • Portfolio Development
  • Story Board Development
  • Typography I, II & III

Qualifications:

  • Computer proficient
  • Creative designing
  • Marketing materials development
  • Online marketing strategies
  • Project management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Customer targeting
  • Internet marketing
  • Instructional design
  • Social networking
  • Campaign performance tracking
  • Social media marketing
  • Web-based reporting tools

 

Experience:
Web Manager and Art Direction
August 2010 to Current
Sully Erna (Republic/Universal Recording Artist)Worked closely with the artist’s management team. Hired on the team that built sullyerna.com, as well as managed the site’s up to date content and info. Managed daily maintenance of networking portals which increased awareness of Sully’s solo career and online followers. Designed custom profile skins and web headers. Connected with fans on a day to day basis and created multiple web contests and giveaways. Played an important role as the voice of the fans to both the artist and management. Provided fans with customer service for ticket and VIP purchases, as well as website issues and any other inquiries. Managed artist related emails and made sure all photo or press inquires were properly directed to management. Designed visual web campaigns for album or dvd releases, as well as web documentaries and TV premieres. Created a street team and coordinated efforts to promote and increase album and live show sales.

Web/Social Media Manager and Art Direction
April 2010 to Current
Godsmack (Republic/Universal Recording Artist)
Worked closely with the band’s management team. Art directed and managed all up to date content and info posted to godsmack.com. Managed daily maintenance of all networking portals such as Facebook and Twitter which increased online followers. Designed custom profile skins and web headers. Connected with fans on a day to day basis and created multiple web contests and giveaways. Played an important role as the voice of the fans to both the band and management. Provided fans with customer service for ticket and VIP purchases, as well as any other inquiries. Managed band related emails and made sure all photo or press inquires were properly directed to
management. Designed visual web campaigns for album or dvd releases, as well as special band webisodes. Managed and closely monitored the band’s fan web forum. Assisted in supplying current information and photos to major music companies that endorse the artists.

Founder and Designer
March 2010 to Current
SNF Clothing Co.
Created and executed all tee shirt designs and prepped artwork files for screen printer. Designed and hand crafted the jewelry for both online sales and custom made orders. Took product and promo photography. Designed the website, graphics and all web campaigns for brand. Managed stock inventory and re-ordering of all items and materials. Filled and shipped all online orders to customers. Reached out to models, TV personal and musicians to promote both clothing and jewelry line. Managed daily maintenance of all networking portals and online promotions.

Web/ Social Media Manager and Art Direction
May 2006 to Current
Another Animal (Republic/Universal Recording Artist)
Worked closely with the band’s management team. Built an online fan base and awareness of the side project, which included members of Godsmack and Ugly Kid Joe. Managed daily maintenance of all networking portals such as Facebook and Twitter which increased online followers. Designed web campaigns for album and song releases with web banners, ads and web headers. Designed single release artwork for iTunes. Digitally edited and enhanced both concert photography and promotional photos. Managed band related emails and made sure all photo or press inquires were properly directed to management. Reached out to photographers to obtain live photos from the band’s US tour. Assisted with setting up band interviews with both music sites and magazines.

Freelance Graphic Designer
July 2002 to Current
SNF Designs
Designed logos, identity pieces, ads (web and print), web banners, custom profile skins, web headers, concert posters/flyers, laminates, stage backdrops, CD and DVD sleeves, tee shirts, business cards, letter heads, and product packaging. Provided digital editing and enhancing of concert photography, product photography, modeling photos, promotional photos and more.

Clients:

  • Saint Caine (Band)
  • Fables Studios
  • Mulchay’s Pub & Concert Hall
  • Lowtide Lounge Bar & Grill
  • Unisource Commercial Inc. ( Food Service Equipment & Supply)
  • Stiletto (Gentleman’s Clubs)
  • Fidos’ Flea Circus
  • Single Barrel Records
  • Bovine Studios
  • Candlepower Records
  • Lace (Gentleman’s Clubs)
  • Tri-State Kitchen & Bath
  • Cinemonger
  • Saucy Hour

 

Work History:
Maintained an active and solid work history since high school. Trained in retail, administrative and medical fields. Maintained a reliable reputation and worked hard as an employee. Formed professional relationships with employers, staff and customers.

Sales / Entering and Receiving
February 2006 to November 2011
Pompton Sport Center – Pompton Plains, NJ

Front Desk / Technician / Optical
September 2004 to December 2005
Optica Eye Specialists – Bloomingdale, IL

Front Desk / Technician
August 2000 to September 2004
Panton Eye Center – Elmwood Park, IL

Receptionist
July 1995 to April 2001
St. Vincent Ferrer Church – River Forest, IL

 

Promotions Intern
July 2002–December 2002
Q101 Chicago
Worked as an intern for the station’s promotion department. Checked and answered emails. Answered phone calls. Mailed out listener prize packs. Ran errands. Did promotions at various locations, such as concerts, movie theaters, and bars with radio DJ personnel.

 

References:
Available upon request