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
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Teaching :

Engaging and patient teacher committed to promoting a rich learning environment for all. Compassionate with extensive knowledge in various subjects, including in-depth studies of the Great Books, the arts, history, and literature.

The Arts :

Well-trained artisan with specialized experience in painting and mixed-media techniques. Known for bold, creative style and recognizable brand in visual arts world.

Detail-oriented Illustrator skilled at delivering manual and computer illustrations from concept through revision cycles. Graphic artist extensively skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Innovative Photographer talented at experimenting with new approaches, techniques, software and lenses. Thrive under pressure and successful with creativity-focused artistic challenges. Excellent eye for light, composition, strong observational skills, and creative vision. Comfortable working in varying and difficult environments.

  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Originality and Creativity
  • Focus and Follow-Through
  • Relationship Building
  • Issue Resolution
  • Talent Allocation
  • Resources Allocation
Business Owner/Operator, 01/2017 to Current
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD,
  • Consulted with potential clients to determine how company could best meet needs.
  • Made financial and logistics decisions in best interest of company.
  • Assessed quality and approved work before releasing to clients.
  • Developed estimates for creative services based on in-depth knowledge of labor and material expenses.
  • Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue.
  • Devised business and marketing plans and prepared monthly financial reports.
  • Set pricing structures according to market analytics and emerging trends.
  • Reconciled daily sales, prepared bank deposits and assessed financial transaction reports.
  • Established favorable relationships with vendors and contractors, facilitating contract negotiation and development of marketing and sales strategies.
Teacher, 08/2004 to Current
City Of Beverly HillsLos Angeles, CA,
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Instructed students individually and in groups, utilizing various teaching methods.
  • Encouraged positive self-esteem and mutual respect for others while instilling joy of learning and discovery.
  • Attended in-service training and professional development courses to stay on top of policy and education changes.
  • Offered hands-on learning opportunities to develop student self-esteem and life skills.
  • Maintained calm, positive classroom environment through gentle discipline and enthusiastic attitude to encourage learning and studying among student.
  • Improved student engagement by implementing student-centered classroom management techniques to foster academic curiosity.
  • Designed curriculum, lesson plans and instructional materials for classroom teaching.
  • Helped students learn to persevere with challenging tasks and build resilience for later educational efforts.
  • Managed and organized class records and reports.
  • Explored different avenues of learning with students to help each prepare for later educational environments.
  • Organized supplies and art and musical resources to foster creative and welcoming classroom environment.
Graphic Artist, 04/1998 to 12/2000
International Paper CompanyMarion, OH,
  • Leveraged proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator to design email blasts, catalogs, posters and other promotional materials.
  • Developed, designed, laid out and produced variety of technical illustrations for brochures, banners and signs.
  • Selected colors and themes while adding functionality to create new designs.
  • Generated digital image files for use in digital and traditional printing.
  • Designed unique print materials including advertisements, brochures and logo designs.
  • Worked with customers to present mockups and collect information for adjustments.
  • Submitted design ideas to plan projects with customers and managers.
  • Created corporate brands by designing cohesive looks between logos and letterheads.
  • Produced projects for advertising and informational purposes.
Artist, 01/1996 to 04/1998
Landry's SeafoodCity, STATE,
  • Organized portfolios with artistic work to demonstrate abilities and styles to potential customers.
  • Managed inventory and maintained supply of equipment and materials.
  • Collaborated with creative design team to complete projects on tight deadlines.
  • Interpreted drawings, sketches and work orders in preparation for artistic project inception.
  • Utilized oil paints, acrylics and charcoal to design and fabricate custom mosaic pieces and create engaging and unique paintings, drawings and mixed media pieces.
  • Maintained accurate specs by adhering to print and art specification standards.
  • Managed strategic business planning and day-to-day operations to optimize organization's financial position.
  • Managed client communications by remaining vigilant of incoming correspondence and responding promptly.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Great Books + Visual Storytelling , Expected in 05/2020 to John Witherspoon Seminary - Magnolia, TX,
Bachelor of Arts: Fine Art, Expected in 2018 to John Witherspoon Seminary - Magnolia, TX,
Associate of Arts: Photography, Expected in 05/2013 to The Art Institutes International Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Associate of Arts: Design And Visual Communications, Expected in 05/1996 to The Art Institute of Houston - Houston, TX

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School Attended

  • John Witherspoon Seminary
  • John Witherspoon Seminary
  • The Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • The Art Institute of Houston

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  • Business Owner/Operator
  • Teacher
  • Graphic Artist
  • Artist


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