Jeff Andre

Freelance Illustrator & Creative Writer

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Jeff Andre
Chicago, IL

Objective: To serve a company well using learned and manicured creative and artistic processes

Bachelors in Arts (2010); English— Creative Writing; Rider University [graduated Magna *** Laude]
Associates in Arts (2008); Liberal Arts; Moraine Valley Community College [graduated with high honors]

Personal abilities
• Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills
• Natural artistic talents—namely in Illustration and 2-D Art
• Writing abilities honed and developed in multiple disciples of purpose
• Diligent and particular with conveyance—i.e. in terms of proofing and creating copy
• Knowledge of the latest technology in media and both social and professional communication
• Persistence, drive, and an unrelenting desire for improvement
• A passion to learn and to increase his skills
• Able to balance many tasks at once without losing focus
• Takes pride in doing an exceptional job on whatever task is at hand
• Able to stay calm and focused when under stress
• Cognizant of the big picture and able to break down and solve problems

• Accustomed to client-base management, customer service, and general internal/external communication
• Well-acquainted with various writing styles, formats, and functions—i.e. writing website and print copy
• Acclimated to company and client correspondence for business purposes in general
• Background in the full-fledged sales spectrum—from cold calling to contract negotiation
• Punctual with reporting to management for a well-informed timeline

Office Skills
• Proficient within Microsoft Office and Adobe suites of services (Word, Photoshop, Excel, Illustrator, Outlook, etc.)
• Trained and certified in the manner of editing and proofreading (Level I ESL Certification: Rider University ’09)
• Knowledgeable in terms of contemporary, business communication platforms (phone, web, and video conferencing, email and exchange, messaging clients, and telephony)

Job Experience

(August 2010—current)
Copywriter and Proofreader, Van Norman Molding, LLC. Bridgeview, IL 60455
[Creation and editorial assessment of company website and print copy]

(August 2011—October 2012)
Global Account Executive, InterCall, Inc. Parsippany, NJ 07054
[Customer-facing, C-level, communications sales]

(February 2011—August 2011)
Inside Sales Representative, InterCall, Inc. Chicago, IL 60631
[Direct communications sales support and representation, customer service]

(August 2007—May 2010)
Writing Center Tutor, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL 60465; Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
[Proofreading, editing, and critiquing students’ essays, short stories, etc. to improve writing ability and comprehension
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing