Wesley F. Thouin
P.O. Box 1211
Manchester, CT 06045
860 281 1650
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
January 2005 to present - Self Employed Web Developer
Website creation and administration. Working independently at the client’s direction to develop a compelling and attractive website. Contribute copywriting, layout, page building, navigation, SEO and SMM.
June 1998 to present - Self Employed Musical Entertainer
Created and maintained a business relationship with over 200 senior venues, including skilled nursing, assisted living, retirement living and senior centers. Responsible for prospecting, client development, scheduling, logistics, artistic direction and performance of musical programs.
June 2000 to March 2010 - Newsletter Editor
Responsible for all aspects of producing and distributing 16 page six times a year newsletter for boat manufacturers professional organization. Duties included soliciting and/or writing articles, tracking and reporting on industry trends, soliciting and producing display advertising, supervising printing and mailing.
June 1986 to March 1992 - Mustangs Unlimited, Manchester, CT
Provided graphic design work and originated the catalog production department at what is now the largest mail order retailer of parts and accessories for Ford Mustangs in the United States. Responsible for maintaining vendor relationships, Performed in customer service and incoming telephone and retail showroom sales functions as required.
September 1985 to May 2005 - PBM Printers and Copy Center, Rocky Hill, CT
Provided typesetting and creative services for digital and offset printing company. Responsibilities included daily customer contact in both sales and service capacities, Responsible for meeting customers needs
and deadlines. Managed production of multiple simultaneous projects.
May 1984 to June 1986 - DiPietro Kay Corporation, Rocky Hill, CT
Advertising and trade show manager. Responsible for creating collatereral and magazine print advertising for marine and industrial engine distrubutor. Responsible for trade show logistics and staffing.
January 1982 to May 1984 and March 1992 to May 1995 - Budget Printers, Hartford, CT
Outside sales and customer service. Responsible for creating and developing client relationships for offset printing company. Prospecting, territory management, and expediting functions were daily priorities.
September 1980 to December 1981 - Graphic Group, Hartford, CT
Outside sales and customer service. Responsible for creating and developing client relationships for offset printing company. Prospecting, territory management, and some production responsibilities.
May 1979 to September 1980 - Polychrome Corporation, Yonkers, New York
Technical Sales Representative. Outside sales and customer service for manufacturer of supplies used in the offset printing industry. Hartford, CT territory. Polychrome was purchased and absorbed by Kodak.
Daily self study since 1995 in internet tutorials and webinars, in-person seminars and trade publications. Studied graphic design, graphic arts software, audio and video software, SEO, internet marketing and technology.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Science in Music Education, 1976
Tolland High School, Tolland, CT
Graduating class of 1972. Class rank: third in class of 115