Well established student and illustrator bringing four years of experience creating valuable network ties
with art curators and art gallery owners. I consistently develop artistic techniques to encourage
innovation and visual product improvement. Creative and detail-oriented Illustrator with strong background in digital textiles, print, and production. I feel that I am a fearless artist willing to take creative risks and push conceptual boundaries.
HTML and XHTML familiarity
Mac OS X proficient
Prepress and printing
Proficient in Adobe Acrobat
Superior time management
Website and electronic marketing
Proficient in Adobe CS5
Excellent communication skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Mac and PC proficient
Commision Artist02/2013 to Current Dan McPherson – Parkersburg, WV
Created custom drawings and paintings using fine oils, acrylics and charcoal on high quality canvas.
Interfaced with the art director, designer, production manager and print producer.
Developed art and design concepts.
Carefully prepared all design layouts into prepress files for offset, web and digital printing.
Facilitated any requests regarding the environment and level art creation process.
Cashier12/2010 to 01/2012 Mountaineer Mart Convenient Store – Fairmont, WV
Greeted customers entering the store to ascertain what each customer wanted or needed.
Earned management trust by serving as key holder, responsibly opening and closing store.
Politely assisted customers in person and via telephone.
Communicated with vendors regarding back order availability, future inventory and special orders.
Provided an elevated customer experience to generate a loyal clientèle.
Telemarketer 08/2010 to 08/2012 Sears Morgantown – Morgantown, WV
Handled selling products and setting appointments.
Maintained friendly and professional customer interactions.
Effectively managed a high-volume of inbound and outbound customer calls.
Addressed and resolved customer product complaints empathetically and professionally.
Defused volatile customer situations calmly and courteously.
Special Needs Babysitter08/2007 to 09/2011 Michelle Earl – Vienna, WV
Babysitter for a child with Cerebral Palsy.
Created strategies to meet the needs of the physically disabled child.
Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Established a safe play environment for the child.
Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
Secretary05/2007 to 04/2011 Clear Channel Radio – Vienna, WV
Leveraged technical resources to design and create campaign deliverables, including e-mail invitations, articles and marketing videos.
Answered a high volume of phone calls and email inquiries.
Filed paperwork and organized computer-based information.
Maintained appropriate filing of personal and professional documentation.
Coordinated work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations and employee relations.
Music Director and Camp Counselor11/2006 to 04/2011 Chrysalis Church Camp – Mineral Wells, WV
Composed, arranged and performed numerous songs.
Interpreted and modified music to personalize performances.
Selected music carefully in order to achieve a balance of musical styles on the program.
Sight-read musical parts during initial rehearsals.
Specialized in both classical and contemporary music.
Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by the team leader.
Encouraged clients to get involved in social, recreational and other therapeutic activities to enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
Sales Associate/Designer10/2006 to 09/2008 Party Supplies and Creations – Vienna, WV
Answered questions regarding the store and its merchandise.
Demonstrated use and care of merchandise.
Maintained records related to sales.
Prepared sales slips and sales contracts.
Stocked shelves and supplies and organized displays.
Verified that all customers received receipts for purchases.
Organized racks and shelves to maintain the visual appeal of the store.
Developed positive customer relationships through friendly greetings and excellent service.
Trained and served as a peer coach for new sales associates.
Generated design and model creation time estimates when needed.
Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art 2013Fairmont State University-
Advanced Fine Arts coursework
Multimedia Design course
Advanced Illustration course
High School Diploma: 2008Williamstown High School-
Invited to solo perform at Walt Disney for Music Week two years running.
Currently in the process of illustrating a children's book for Dan McPhearson. He is a well-known children's author and has numerous publications under his belt.v
2011 - Gallery Internship, Alderson Broaddus College - I worked with the visiting artist to create an exhibition, and was in charge of all other exhibitions during the semester.
2011 – Presidential Award, Alderson Broaddus College
2011 – First Place in 2D, Alderson Broaddus College
2011 – First Place in Abstract, Alderson Broaddus College
2011 – Best in 2D, Alderson Broaddus College
2011 – Young Upcoming Artist Second Place, Seattle, WA
2010 – First place in Mixed Media Seattle, WA
2010 – Third Place in Abstract, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC, Canada
Created artwork for an article featured in “The Strangler" out of Seattle, WA
2013 - Santa's Three T's Children's book, Parkersburgh, WV