Creative Professional with Diverse Background
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A highly motivated creative professional with a proven sales record and a diverse background. Areas of expertise include fine art (printmaking and textiles), account management, commercial printing, and unparalleled customer service.
Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art: Printmaking, Summa Cum Laude
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1999 – 2002
Coursework included art history and in-depth studio practice in lithographic and relief processes.
Instructor of Record January 2000 to May 2002; design and implementation of semester-long fine arts curricula for classes of 20-25 students for 3 courses; drawing, lithography and bookmaking.
Organized a national juried portfolio with juror Ann Hamilton for presentation at Southern Graphics Council Conference, April 2002.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Art Printmaking, Cum Laude
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1995-1999
Art coursework included comprehensive printmaking styles, ceramics and fibers. Minor in English and Textual Studies with an emphasis on psychology in literature.
5 o’clock crows, Baton Rouge, LA Owner / Designer May 2005 – present
Design, research and development of products and surface patterns to create a range of handmade accessories and décor. Creation and refinement of production processes to control costs, meet multiple deadlines, and maintain a high level of quality and customer satisfaction. Increase revenue and customer base with wholesale, direct, and online sales using marketing and social media outreach such as Twitter, Blogger, Facebook, and Etsy.
Featured speaker at Baton Rouge Fiber Guild’s monthly meeting, August 2009.
Copywriting, project design, photo direction for Chapter 4 of Embellish Me by Laurie Wisbrun (Interweave Press, December, 2012).
Moran Printing, Baton Rouge, LA Account Manager August 2010 – December 2014
Production Coordinator June 2003 – October 2004
Partner with customers, prepress, and production departments to manage medical forms inventory and production, reduce cost, strategically identify and meet customer needs and uphold quality standards for 58 hospitals and 40 clinics in 15 states. Responsibilities included maintenance of customer databases and inventory using quantitative analysis of a variety of data, regular communication with customers via phone and email, and working closely with the internal teams to target and resolve customer-facing issues across the account.
Sales increase of 20% since 10/2011 with current annual sales of $1.68 million.
Burts Cason Inc, Baton Rouge, LA Artist January 2007 – May 2009
Pattern design on high-end ceramic lamps and home accessories using paint and metallic leaf. Co-creator of Hawaii Noto Lamp featured in the “Country Classics” column of Country Living, June 2003.
FBC Covington, Covington LA Education Assistant December 2004 – December 2006
Creation of weekly bulletins and a bi-monthly magazine using Adobe InDesign; responsibilities included copy-writing, layout, image editing, bulk mailing.
- Fine Art
- Microsoft Office
- Account Management
- Customer Service
- Copywriting, Drawing, Dyeing, Printmaking, Public Speaking, Textiles, Works on Paper
Groups & Associations
- Surface Design Association
- English (Fluent)