Paul Kolatschko

Freelance Animal Illustrator & Illustrator

Location:Buffalo, New York, United States
2 Skills
Paul M. Kolatschko

. 3353 Dickens Road, Blasdell, NY, 14219 . (716) 228 2524 .
Art Portfolio .

OBJECTIVE ____________________________________________________________________________
To obtain an entry level position to start and build an exciting career dealing with art and to utilize and develop my skills to their full potential in the art world while being part of a successful team helping to build on the organizations success and profitability.
PROFILE ______________________________________________________________________________
An enthusiastic and motivated individual who communicates effectively and possess a strong work ethic with a proven track record of working in teams and meeting tight deadlines and critical goals in demanding environments
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ____________________________________________________________
Over 5 years of customer service experience including the handling of and providing solutions to customers where they were having difficulties. Over 2 years experience in graphic design including fine arts, type setting, and printing.

. Well Organized . Disciplined . Team Player
. Work Under Pressure . Problem Solver . Analytical
. Motivated . Proficient with IT systems . Decision Maker

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY _________________________________________________________________
American Coradius International (Collections Department)
February 10 to March 11
. Worked in a team environment calling customers in relation to their personal financial obligations for various banking organizations including Citi and HSBC.
. Evaluated customer’s current financial situations by analyzing customer credit reports and diplomatically liaised with the customer to form a repayment agreement to settle the financial situation.
. Handled various personal accounts with attorneys to resolve customer’s financial issues.

Flatteries Bar and Grill (Server/Bartender)
September 07 – October 10
. Responsible for prompt and notable service to customers.

Wegmans (Customer Service Representative)
October 02 – September 07
. Responsible to the unit manager for the coordination and the smooth and efficient running of the front end department within the store.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE _______________________________________________________________
. Training and experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design and Flash.
. Works efficiently alone or in a team environment.
. Completed an internship at a local printing and advertising agency.
. Six years overall experience studying Art that led to numerous commissioned projects.

EDUCATION ____________________________________________________________________________
. Bachelors in Art (BA) with the focused centre on Visual Communication - Buffalo State College, New York
. Bachelors in Arts and Letters (BA) with the focused centre on page layout and design - Buffalo State College, New York (Expected Fall of 2011).
. Associates in Applied Science (AAS) 2006 - Erie Community College, New York.
Skills (2) Rating
Animal Illustration