business owner operator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Accomplished Graphic Designer with 28 years of experience designing high visual solutions. Demonstrated success in pitching concepts, scoping work and delivering assets on time. Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite with high degree of expertise in Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Information Research
  • Team Collaboration
  • Rough Sketching
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Illustration and Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Client Relations
01/2004 to Current
Business Owner/Operator County Of Roanoke Virginia Roanoke, VA,
  • Consulted with potential clients to determine how company could best meet needs.
  • Set pricing structures according to market analytics and emerging trends.
  • Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue.
  • Kept records for production, inventory, income and expenses.
  • Incorporated aesthetic design principles to support creation of visually appealing products and parts.
  • Selected manufacturing methods, fabrication and product designs.
  • Directed advertisement, banner and signage projects from concept to final delivery.
01/2013 to 09/2015
Paramedic/Firefighter Ddb Los Angeles, CA,
  • Responded immediately to alarms for fires, vehicle accidents and other emergency situations.
  • Communicated with other firefighters and emergency personnel to relay observations, equipment needs and other relevant information.
  • Cleaned, serviced and maintained fire apparatus in condition of readiness and performed general maintenance of fire department property.
  • Administered emergency treatment and medical care to people injured in accidents and fires.
  • Trained continuously to maintain required physical fitness for demanding work.
  • Informed and educated local community members about fire prevention and safety.
09/1995 to 12/2003
Creative Director Minth Group Lewisburg, TN,
  • Set department quality standards and directed daily operations.
  • Generated big creative ideas that grew business, garnered fame and won awards.
  • Engaged with clients to gather project information and uncover challenges.
  • Trained new employees on responsibilities, agency procedures and client guidelines.
  • Created custom illustrations or other graphic elements.
  • Successfully resolved range of complex artistic development issues.
07/1993 to 09/1995
Production Supervisor Scottsdale Media Group City, STATE,
  • Delegated tasks to employees and monitored accurate and timely completion of tasks to meet project milestones.
  • Set up, adjusted and maintained machines to operate at peak levels and meet challenging demands.
  • Reviewed job specifications to properly set up machines.
  • Examined printed copy for correct ink density, position on paper and registration.
  • Prepared branding packages for point of sale displays, promotional materials and product packaging.
  • Developed, designed, laid out and produced variety of technical illustrations for brochures, banners and signs.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1993 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design
Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY
Expected in 05/1991 to to
Associate of Applied Science: Commercial And Advertising Art
Onondaga Community College - Syracuse, NY
  • In 2001, created a 9/11 remembrance symbol that has been used by various police departments, fire departments and businesses to help raise in excess of $3 million dollars to various charities. Currently more than a dozen states offer official license plates displaying my symbol with 100% of profits going to first responders/emergency management.
  • Commendation from Commonwealth of Virginia, General Assembly - House Joint Resolution No. 914 2003

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School Attended

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Onondaga Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Business Owner/Operator
  • Paramedic/Firefighter
  • Creative Director
  • Production Supervisor


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science

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