freelance artist resume example with 4+ years of experience

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

Goal-oriented individual versed in greeting high-volume of customers and recommending merchandise based on individual requirements. Skilled at creating displays to promote higher sales, completing cash register transactions and maintaining accurate records of all transactions. Fearless Artist willing to take creative risks and push conceptual boundaries. Adobe, Photoshop and Indesign proficiency. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Customer-focused candidate eager to put excellent communication and interpersonal skills into practice. Handles reservations, seating arrangements and payments. Trainable and committed to creating warm and inviting atmosphere.

  • Running Errands
  • Event and Activity Planning
  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Mobile Devices
  • Schedule Creation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cleaning and Sanitation
  • Speaking and Understanding Mandarin
  • Creating Lessons
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Lesson Planning
  • Group Facilitation
Work History
08/2018 to Current
Freelance Artist Self Employed Artist City, STATE,
  • Made use of materials, such as ink, watercolors, charcoal, oil, computer software, paints, and pencils to complete unique piece for customers.
  • Utilized oil paints, acrylics and charcoal to design mixed media, drawings, and painting pieces.
  • Consulted with clients to discuss commission ideas and style preferences to create mutually agreeable project parameters.
  • Resolved client concerns quickly and professionally to maintain respectful and productive project environment.
  • Designed visual models meeting both aesthetic and technical criteria.
  • Maintained and shared portfolios of artistic work to demonstrate styles, interests, and abilities with potential customers.
  • Created custom drawings and paintings using fine oils, acrylics, and charcoal on high quality canvas.
  • Researched drawings of characters and environmental elements for inspiration.
  • Ordered and maintained adequate supply of materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Determined accurate price quotes to bring in steady business and maximize revenues.
  • Drew illustrations and concepts for visualization, presentation and development purposes.
  • Created concept designs and sketches to develop images and scenes.
  • Participated in creative brainstorming sessions to develop new ideas or improve existing ones.
  • Exercised and demonstrated use and mastery of elements of design to meet goals.
  • Met aesthetic and technical criteria to complement design usability and enhance functionality with attractive layouts.
  • Researched industry trends and evaluated competitive pieces to enhance creativity and gather fresh ideas.
03/2023 to 04/2023
Live-In Nanny Personal City, STATE,
  • Bathed, dressed, and helped with teeth brushing as part of bedtime preparation.
  • Monitored schedules to maintain sleeping, eating, and school schedules for children.
  • Played games, worked on puzzles, and read books to young children.
  • Established lasting, professional connections with families and children by encouraging open communication and delivering positive feedback.
  • Balanced playtime and limited screen time to support development of fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills.
  • Organized and cleaned home after activities by picking up toys and straightening up play room.
  • Assisted children with homework assignments and special projects across different subjects.
  • Built positive and nurturing environments to support child social and emotional growth.
  • Engaged with children on age-appropriate level.
  • Supported children in play activities, meals, and snacks, hygiene and socialization.
  • Assisted with light housekeeping duties as well as running errands.
  • Prepared meals and snacks for children based on dietary guidelines.
  • Administered basic first-aid and medication in emergency situations.
  • Developed and implemented behavior management strategies to minimize indiscipline and guide children in attaining positive behavior.
  • Supervised children on playground to help develop physical and social skills.
  • Engaged with children on individual basis to build positive relationships.
  • Monitored children's play activities to verify safety.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Taught children basic life skills, manners and personal hygiene.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding and patient with others.
  • Helped children complete homework assignments and school projects.
  • Developed games and activities using arts and crafts to support learning and verbal skills.
10/2021 to 03/2023
Full-Time Missionary The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints City, STATE,
  • Proselytized and imparted knowledge of faith using strong public speaking and one-on-one discussions.
  • Led mission teams in prayer and spiritual formation.
  • Maintained religious records and documents.
  • Supported religious leaders in performing various duties.
  • Participated in religious ceremonies and events.
  • Assisted with organizing religious activities and services.
  • Developed and implemented educational programs for youth.
  • Facilitated religious classes and forums.
  • Provided guidance to members of congregation.
  • Prepared and distributed religious materials.
  • Attended meetings with religious leaders.
  • Taught English Classes to Mandarin Speakers.
  • Collaborated with other religious organizations and agencies.
  • Coordinated and led weekly bible studies for missionary teams in diverse locations.
  • Wrote and delivered sermons.
06/2019 to 01/2021
Hostess, Busser, Cashier Franklin's Restaurant And Brewery City, STATE,
  • Addressed customer needs and made product recommendations to increase sales.
  • Used cash registers and credit card machines to cash out customers.
  • Answered customer questions about hours, seating, and menu information.
  • Welcomed customers and helped determine their needs.
  • Developed excellent relationships with managers and fellow team members to support team success and positive work environment.
  • Assigned patrons to tables suitable for needs and restaurant section rotation.
  • Operated cash register for cash, check, and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Took reservations and to-go orders by phone, answered customer questions, and informed of accurate wait times.
  • Monitored seating area and checked restrooms regularly to keep spotless.
  • Worked well in diverse team settings by partnering with others to complete tasks.
  • Transported dirty utensils, dishes, and trays to kitchen to help team stay on top of cleaning.
  • Organized and cleaned assigned sections by sanitizing and cleaning table, counter, and kitchen surfaces.
  • Worked closely with shift manager to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
  • Cultivated positive guest relations by managing information and orchestrating speedy seating.
  • Worked with front of house staff to move tables and adjust seating to accommodate groups with special requests.
  • Kept close eye on customers to quickly spot leaving guests and clear tables for future patrons.
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items, and join reward programs.
  • Resolved guest and employee complaints to maintain complete customer satisfaction and workforce effectiveness.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Supported servers, food runners, and bussers with keeping dining area ready for every guest.
  • Greeted customers entering store and responded promptly to customer needs.
  • Collected trash, wiped up spills, and removed trays to maintain fresh and clean customer areas.
  • Answered questions about store policies and addressed customer concerns.
  • Delivered smooth and timely service to customers by offering additional silverware, extra napkins, and cleaning spills.
  • Trained new staff in bussing and cleaning procedures.
  • Restocked and organized merchandise in front lanes.
  • Pitched in extra hours and helped other staff during unexpected times of high volume to improve seating availability and food delivery to tables.
  • Accommodated special seating requests for guests to enhance satisfaction.
  • Provided adequate supply of place settings for tables and miscellaneous supplies for work stations to last throughout assigned shift.
  • Relayed guest comments or suggestions to manager on duty for further action.
  • Developed and maintained up-to-date knowledge of menu items and daily specials to accurately respond to customer queries.
  • Trained new hostesses on customer service best practices and restaurant policies to maintain high standards of service.
  • Collected credit card, cash and gift certificate payments and dispensed change for cash transactions.
  • Promoted business loyalty by fostering positive customer relationships.
  • Input orders accurately into POS terminal, split bills and accepted payments.
  • Advised customers about special offerings and menu items to help drive sales.
  • Assisted customers with delivering orders, carrying additional trays and helping dish out items.
  • Seated patrons based on guest preferences and seating availability.
  • Maintained balanced cash drawer with correct money values and accurate documentation.
  • Backed up servers by checking on tables and retrieving items for guests.
  • Organized, stocked and cleaned establishment's front lobby during shifts to maintain welcoming appearance.
  • Answered phone calls to take orders, give information and document reservations.
  • Minimized customer service complaints by expertly managing customer expectations during busy periods.
  • Opened and closed seating sections according to volume of guests.
  • Cross-trained to handle different restaurant roles, including bar, kitchen and to-go stations.
  • Took initial drink orders and relayed information to wait or bar staff.

Expected in 05/2019 to to
No Degree: Pathways
Brigham Young University - Idaho - Rexburg, ID
Expected in 05/2018 to to
High School Diploma:
Parkdale High School - Riverdale, MD
  • Completed AP course in 2D Studio Art

  • 3.5 GPA
  • Glee Club Member
  • Art Club Member
Chinese (Mandarin):
Limited Working
Native or Bilingual

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School Attended

  • Brigham Young University - Idaho
  • Parkdale High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Freelance Artist
  • Live-In Nanny
  • Full-Time Missionary
  • Hostess, Busser, Cashier


  • No Degree
  • High School Diploma

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