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I am a driven and focused individual very capable in experience and knowledge to perform a number of managerial, creative, customer service, clerical and administrative functions.

I have spent the past eight years as a freelance designer (print, packaging, product, identity, web...) and consultant (marketing, branding, computer, printing, packaging, etc..). This time has been a blessing, leading me to gain experience and knowledge of many different industries, processes, people and business functions.

Education


Bachelor of Science Degree: Business Administration Graduated Dec. 1999

  • Focus in Marketing
  • Earned from LeTourneau University (Longview, TX)
  • Credits toward degree earned from: LeTourneau University (Longview, TX), University of Texas (Dallas, TX) & University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
  • 3.4-3.8 GPA (4.0 scale)


High School Diploma Graduated June 1996

  • Coldwater High School (Coldwater, OH)
  • Took courses for college credit at Wright State (Lake Campus) Jr. & Senior Year

Experience


The Sylvania Herald ( Sylvania, OH ) October 2007 - July 2008

  • General Manager (Oct. 2007 - April 2008) Advertising Sales Rep (April 2008-July 2008)
  • Cold Calling and Outside sales of advertising space in a community newspaper
  • Managing all aspects of a community newspaper
  • Re-branding the publication to fit the image/style of their target market
  • Development & Design of campaigns, sales materials, special sections & advertisements as needed

 

Register Publications ( Lawrenceburg, IN ) March 2007- October 2007

  • Management Trainee / Out of Area Sales Assoc.
  • Training program to become a publisher of a community newspaper
  • Cold Calling and Outside sales of advertising space in 5 community papers
  • Managment/Budgeting training & familiarization with the Newspaper Industry
  • Design of a group of sites & a blog for the publications (thedcregister.com)
  • Development & Design of campaigns, sales materials, ads, schedules etc.. for the customers servicing

 

KD Communications ( www.kdcommunications.com ) July 2000-Present

  • Owner/President
  • Company Objective: Advertising, Packaging, Graphic Design, Consultation for brand/image development, Web Development & Design
  • Performed all business functions (sales, bookkeeping, collections, creative, marketing, etc...)


Pride Cleaning
(Dallas, TX ) April 2001 - January 2002

  • Office Manager
  • Bookkeeping (with Quickbooks), Client/Cleaner management (with ACT), Scheduling, Payables, Receivables & General Office Duties
  • Ended employment due to financial issues of business owner


Fredonia Resources (Longview, TX ) April 1997 - Dec. 1999

  • Accounts Payable Clerk & General Office
  • Received, Coded, Billed & Paid Invoices (for 80 oil & gas wells/leases - approx. $30,000 monthly)
  • Filing, Organization, Assembling & Mailing monthly checks/bills to approx. 1,000 lease-owners etc...)
  • Ended employment because of relocation to Dallas after Graduation from college


Posados Cafe ( Longview, TX) Oct. 1996 - Jan. 1998

  • Waitress
  • A study in Multi-Tasking, Patience & Customer Relations!


Misc. Employment
1994 - 1998

  • Server at Brother’s Coffee Shop (Longview, TX) 1998
  • Customer Service Representative at Hastings (Longview, TX) 1997
  • Lifeguard at YMCA (Celina/St. Marys, OH) 1995-1996
  • Lifeguard at Coldwater Memorial Pool (Coldwater, OH) 1994-1996

Technology


Hardware

  • MacBook Pro
  • iMac G5
  • Windows XP

Software

  • Quark Express (6.1 & 7.0)
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3 Professional
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Dreamweaver
    • Flash
    • Fireworks
  • Microsoft Office X
    • Word
    • Powerpoint
    • Excel

References



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