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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - resumesample@example.com - -
Executive Profile

Expert commercial photographer with solid field and studio experience, dependable, detailed oriented, with visual creativity, and business knowledge.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excels in high volume and face paced atmosphere
  • Organization skills
Core Accomplishments
Professional Experience
1999 to 05/2015
Photographer/Owner Audrey Keller Photography City, STATE,
  • Studio business owner, manager and lead photographer of commercial products, fine jewelry, apparel, interiors, portraits, and weddings
  • Expert in photo imagery, studio lighting, photo printing, digital output, film, and digital cameras
  • Proficient in: Mac, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, QuickBooks, Microsoft Word and Excel; Working knowledge of InDesign, Capture One Pro, Bridge, and Dreamweaver
  • Ability to self-motivate, manage workflow, and multi-task to effectively attack the responsibilities of being a business owner, artist and manager, simultaneously
  • Create and conceptualize unique visual elements and maintain consistent branding, for clientele, from initial idea to final execution using composition, lighting, design, and attention to detail
  • Successful accomplishment of assignments within established budgets and time frames
  • Experience of collaboration with art directors and stylists on assignment
  • Contributed in visual advertising development for known companies such as Crate and Barrel, Nabisco, Kraft, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Great America Produced and
  • implemented organizational systems for office and photography equipment, props, and hard/digital files for multiple studios
  • Worked directly with Art Directors of Elite companies to apply desired concepts to visual materials
  • Consulted with agencies such as Aria Models, Stewart Talent, and Shirley Hamilton to recruit talent for advertising campaigns
  • Assisted in classes and projects with Marc Hauser, an internationally known photography master, who has also been a personal mentor in my career and artistic choices
  • Strong ability to work on several projects concurrently
  • Capacity to think visually and translate concept to final product having a solid sense of design
  • Accountable for a variety of communications from creative development to production: advertising, marketing, graphic design, social media, company website, portfolios, business cards, branding and signage for events, postcards, Facebook Page, Blog page, Twitter account, and mailers
  • Promoted a collegiate internship program and mentored several interns while managing staff
  • Acquire business relations and maintain accounts with large companies such as Kimpton Hotels, Aldi, and Rapt in Maille: See attached list for additional clientele
  • Generate and plan company goals and advertising strategies based on financial reports, customer demand and research of industry trends
  • Increased business growth through excellent customer service, social media, marketing and promotion at trade shows, street festivals, and art fairs
  • Exceptional interpersonal communications and organizational skills
  • Helped to enhance the community by donating services and artwork to raise funds for local charities
  • Review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements to assess company's profits and losses, budget Cost of Goods, and balance General Ledgers
  • Keep current on all licenses for company with IRS, federal, state and city ordinances
  • Maintain a precise record of all accounting entries and annual sales tax preparation and execution.
2005 to 2009
Photography Instructor and Manager Triangle Camera City, STATE,
  • Responsible for establishing syllabuses for all class types within the program.
  • Hired, trained, and managed teacher staff.
  • Lead classes in conceptual discussions regarding critiques of student artwork.
1998 to 2000
Studio manager and Photographer PhotoPro City, STATE,
  • Ran, hired, scheduled, and oversaw a sales and studio staff
  • Gained proficiency in excellent customer service and customer relations
  • Responsible for all bookkeeping and banking for retail store
  • Product inventory management
Education
Expected in 2009, 2014
:
Evanston Art Center - ,
GPA:
Studies in non-college accredited adult classes and manager of the darkroom
Expected in 2004
Bachelor of Arts degree: Commercial Photography
Columbia College of Chicago - Chicago, IL
GPA: Deans Honors List GPA: 3.9

Deans Honors List GPA: 3.9 Commercial Photography Creative Chicago Expo


Small business expo focusing on business plans, marketing, social media, and the arts in business

Interests

Client LIst:

Aldi Alpha Baking Co. Bella Pictures Crate & Barrel Chicago Botanic Gardens Chiropractic for Life Cira Ceramics Cocktail Deal Genius Energy Fitness Fusion Hair Studio Great America Hotel Allegro Hotel Burnham Illinois Lotto Kraft Kimpton Hotels Kemper Keefer's Restaurant Kathy Frey: Sculptural Wire Ladysmith Jewelry Lake Shore Athletic Club Landmark Art Gallery Lincoln Park Zoo Lisle Dental Center LunchBox Medina Music Conservatory of Chicago MedEd Architects Mercedes Benz Nabisco Nautica Nanci Lynn Designs No Hassle Jewelry Peepwool Penelope Bloom Pepper Lounge Rapt in Maille Reteiever Direct Rinella & Rinella Law Firm RJ Dale Advertising Robert W. Baird & Co. Salon Blonde Skin Ceuticals Smarty Pants Smith & Wollensky S. Rosen's Baking Co. Stone Chicago Strong Wear Weener Ware Wrigley Corp Wise TV- WYCC Wired WyzAnt YPO- Young Presidents Organization

COLLABORATIVE LOCATIONS & COMPANIES

A New Leaf Ambassador East Hotel Art Institute of Chicago Bistro Margot Boka Byron Colby Barn Carleton Hotel, Oak Park Carriage Greens Country Club Chicago La Vita Chicago Yacht Club Double Door Double Tree Hotel Embassy Suites European Crystal Banquet hall Excalibur Nightclub Fulton's on the River Glenview Mansion Greenbelt Cultural Center Green Mill Green Dolphin Galleria Marchetti Hard Rock Hotel Harrah's Casino Hilton, Oakbrook Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Hotel Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel Monaco Hotel Sax House of Blues Hyatt Lodge, Oakbrook Kemper Lakes Gold Club Kathleen Legge Lodge Lake Country Club, Kildeer Liars Club Marriot Lincolnshire Mastros Matilda Maxim's MidAmerica Club Millennium Pk. Murphy Auditorium Maggiano's Little Italy Mission Hills Country Club Morton Arboretum Oak Park Country Club Orland Park Civic Center Oak Brook Hills Marriot Palmer House Quartino Reggie's Renaissance Oak Brook Salvatore's Ristorante Soundbar Nightclub Schuba's Sugar Lounge Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts The Abby The Barn of Barrington The Cotillion Banquet Hall The Seville, Streamwood The Subterranean The Stonegate The Weston Tonic Room Town House Restaurant Westin, River North W Hotel Women's Athletic Club of Chicago Woman's Club of Evanston Union Station

Professional Affiliations
Honored Member: Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals Member: WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photography International Member: Alumni Association of Columbia College of Chicago
Additional Information
  • CLIENTELE LIST Aldi Alpha Baking Co. Bella Pictures Crate & Barrel Chicago Botanic Gardens Chiropractic for Life Cira Ceramics Cocktail Deal Genius Energy Fitness Fusion Hair Studio Great America Hotel Allegro Hotel Burnham Illinois Lotto Kraft Kimpton Hotels Kemper Keefer's Restaurant Kathy Frey: Sculptural Wire Ladysmith Jewelry Lake Shore Athletic Club Landmark Art Gallery Lincoln Park Zoo Lisle Dental Center LunchBox Medina Music Conservatory of Chicago MedEd Architects Mercedes Benz Nabisco Nautica Nanci Lynn Designs No Hassle Jewelry Peepwool Penelope Bloom Pepper Lounge Rapt in Maille Reteiever Direct Rinella & Rinella Law Firm RJ Dale Advertising Robert W. Baird & Co. Salon Blonde Skin Ceuticals Smarty Pants Smith & Wollensky S. Rosen's Baking Co. Stone Chicago Strong Wear Weener Ware Wrigley Corp Wise TV- WYCC Wired WyzAnt YPO- Young Presidents Organization COLLABORATIVE LOCATIONS & COMPANIES A New Leaf Ambassador East Hotel Art Institute of Chicago Bistro Margot Boka Byron Colby Barn Carleton Hotel, Oak Park Carriage Greens Country Club Chicago La Vita Chicago Yacht Club Double Door Double Tree Hotel Embassy Suites European Crystal Banquet hall Excalibur Nightclub Fulton's on the River Glenview Mansion Greenbelt Cultural Center Green Mill Green Dolphin Galleria Marchetti Hard Rock Hotel Harrah's Casino Hilton, Oakbrook Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Hotel Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel Monaco Hotel Sax House of Blues Hyatt Lodge, Oakbrook Kemper Lakes Gold Club Kathleen Legge Lodge Lake Country Club, Kildeer Liars Club Marriot Lincolnshire Mastros Matilda Maxim's MidAmerica Club Millennium Pk. Murphy Auditorium Maggiano's Little Italy Mission Hills Country Club Morton Arboretum Oak Park Country Club Orland Park Civic Center Oak Brook Hills Marriot Palmer House Quartino Reggie's Renaissance Oak Brook Salvatore's Ristorante Soundbar Nightclub Schuba's Sugar Lounge Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts The Abby The Barn of Barrington The Cotillion Banquet Hall The Seville, Streamwood The Subterranean The Stonegate The Weston Tonic Room Town House Restaurant Westin, River North W Hotel Women's Athletic Club of Chicago Woman's Club of Evanston Union Station
Skills
accounting, Dreamweaver, photo, Photoshop, advertising, artist, arts, Art, attention to detail, balance, banking, bookkeeping, branding, budgets, budget, business cards, business owner, business plans, interpersonal communications, concept, clientele, customer relations, excellent customer service, creative development, digital cameras, film, financial reports, financial statements, funds, graphic design, Illustrator, InDesign, inventory management, lighting, Mac, managing, marketing, materials, mentor, Excel, office, Microsoft Word, organizational skills, organizational, Page, photography, photographer, promotion, QuickBooks, research, retail, sales, tax preparation, teacher, trade shows, unique, website, workflow, composition
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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Evanston Art Center
  • Columbia College of Chicago
Job Titles Held:
  • Photographer/Owner
  • Photography Instructor and Manager
  • Studio manager and Photographer
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Arts degree

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