Nicole Irene Anthony

Freelance Digital Artist & Artist

Location:Baltimore, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
Fine Artist and Illustrator with gallery, commission, and teaching experience. Diplomatic, personable, and adept at managing sensitive situations. Highly organized, self-motivated, and proficient with computers. Varied life skills and experiences that translate to greater understanding of other cultures and greater flexibility and adaptability.

• BFA in Art + Design, Illustration Concentration, Towson University, Towson, MD, 2018
• AA in Fine and Studio Arts from Howard Community College, Columbia, MD, 2016
• Air Force Voice Language Analyst Training, Goodfellow AFB, TX, 2010
• Russian Language Training, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, CA, 2009-2010
• Attended Charles C. Mott Community college for Fine Arts, Flint, MI, 2005-2007
• Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Autodesk Maya.
• Experience with animation in Photoshop and InDesign.
• Microsoft office suite to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
• Google office suite to include Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.
• Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
• Apple/Mac operating systems, iPad, iPod, iPhone
• Russian language

• 2018 Scholarship Endowment Award
• 2017 Golden Key International Honor Society, Member
• 2016 Tau Sigma Gamma Zeta, Member
• 2015 Phi Theta Kappa, Member
• 2015 Dean’s List
• 2015 Group Exhibition at Howard County Arts Counsel
• 2018 Senior Group Exhibition, Towson University, Towson, MD
• 2018 Painting Group Exhibition, Towson University, Towson, MD
• 2018 Illustrator’s Group Pop-up Exhibition, Towson University, Towson, MD
• 2018 Painting Group Pop-up Exhibition, Towson University, Towson, MD
• 2016 Howard Community College Graduate Show, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
• 2014 Bay Area Art Guild Revolving Art Exhibition, Fall, National Security Agency, MD
• 2014 Bay Area Art Guild Revolving Art Exhibition, Summer, National Security Agency, MD
• 2018 Private commission, Portrait, oil on stretched canvas (18” X 26”), Columbia, MD
• 2018 Private commission, digital portrait, Columbia, MD
• 2016 Private commission, digital scene, Columbia, MD
• 2016 Private commission, digital portrait, Columbia, MD
• 2014 Private commission, large scale painting (3 X 5 feet), acrylic on stretched canvas, Columbia, MD

Magic Memories 06/02/2022-Present – Sales Photographer
• In charge of photographing memories at the aquarium.
• Responsible for sales and customer experience.

Abrakadoodle 05/11/2022-Present – Art Instructor
• Worked as an art teacher for camps in various schools.

Sisters Academy of Baltimore 04/19/2021 – 11/19/2021 - Substitute Teacher/Teacher Aid
• Worked as a substitute teacher in the areas of Social Studies, Life Skills, Religion, Art, and Math, covering lessons when the main teacher was unavailable.
• I also worked as an assistant to teachers who worked virtually as the in-person liaison for the students in class, making sure the classroom was conducive to learning.
• I aided students during their Star Review hours, monitoring their missing assignments from day to day and aiding students in their classwork and homework.
• Helped facilitate learning in the classroom as well as maintaining a professional, clean, and positive learning environment for the students.
DC Humanitarian Aid Station (DCHAS) 06/01/2020 – 01/01/2021 - Founder
• Helped found a non-profit organization in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement focused on providing humanitarian aid to vulnerable members of society in DC and the surrounding areas.
• Duties include sourcing donated supplies or monies to support our efforts from local businesses, persons, and fellow organizations within the movement.
• Donations include clothing, hot food, snacks, water, tents, sleeping bags, and medical supplies which we disseminate on the street personally to those who need it.
• Aid persons without homes obtain permits to erect their tents in designated areas in the city.
• In charge of organizing and executing fundraisers including art-ins and other forms of fundraising and community support, partnering with local businesses for support.
• Curate and donate art created in the course of BLM protests throughout the year and send to various museums for display.

Discover Books 02/10/2020-06/22/2020 – Market Manager

• Attend weekly management meetings to ensure coordination of all warehouses across the country and continuity of policies and company plans.
• In charge of managing a team of drivers including routing, scheduling, and coordinating with clients to ensure prompt service of bins.
• Responsible for managing all warehouse employees and ensuring all policies and rules are followed.
• Responsible for hiring team members and ensuring proper training and guidance.
• In charge of HR responsibilities including tracking timesheets, handling complaints, disciplinary actions, hiring and termination.
• Determine the best strategies for collecting high quality books in quantity from a target area.
• Identify, establish, and maintain additional supply relationships
• Fostering relationships within the community through community outreach programs and donations.
• Partner with local nonprofits or charities to establish donation relationships
• Ask for referrals for supply from existing suppliers and stakeholders
• Act as Customer Service and Point of Contact for book inquiries, questions, and concerns
• Asset/route management of donation bins in the market, ensuring client satisfaction.
• Manage invoices, orders, reports, inventory, and all other aspects of production within the warehouse.
McCormick Paints 09/06/2019 – 02/06/2020 - Assistant Manager

• Responsible for directly assisting the Store Manager with ensuring that the store and all of the store employees are running at optimum effectiveness.
• Responsible for promoting an environment focused on customer service, sales growth, and adherence to policies and procedures.
• Work in store to assist with customers, sell merchandise, and obtain merchandise for customer orders.
• Answer customers’ questions concerning location, price, and use of materials.
• Assist in determining customers’ needs with regard to their specific project.
• Process sales and payments after verifying account numbers, authorized signature and purchase orders for charge customers.
• Mix and match paint for customer orders and check for accuracy.
• Assist in management of other store employees as necessary.
• Assist with accurate and timely processing of administrative paperwork.
• Place orders with the purchasing manager for special orders.
• Assist in routine updating of price books, customer account card changes, and filing of paperwork.
• Assist with stocking and cleaning of store shelves, counter areas, and floors.

Sherwin Williams 07/02/2018 –06/05/2019 - Assistant Manager

• Assist in developing and implementing store market plans based on market conditions, store mission and financial/budget objectives.
• Assist in conducting periodic market research studies to assist in developing marketing plans and strategies for the store to include profiling key competition in the market, visiting the competition, and conducting competitive product testing and comparisons to S-W and identify marketing plans and weaknesses of competitors versus Sherwin-Williams.
• Assist in obtaining master and product specifications with architects and engineers.
• Responsible for ensuring wholesale and retail customers are services appropriately to meet their expectations.
• Assist in handling customer complaints within district guidelines.
• Assist in maintaining the store computer operating system and troubleshoot system as necessary.
• Ensure all customer orders are accurately prepared and records maintained.
• Assist in merchandising the store according to district or company guidelines, including monthly promotional packages, sales floor displays, et
• Ensure the warehouse area is organized and deliveries are being made to meet customer requirements in the most efficient manner.
• Ensure safety, loss prevention, and security practices are followed according to policy and correct r report anon-compliance.
• Responsible for the proper handling, storing, labeling, cleaning up of spills, disposing of and filing all paperwork associated with hazardous materials.
• Perform/direct accounts payable process and preparation of necessary documents and checks.
• Perform/direct the accounts receivable function including daily bank deposits within established standards for bad debt, past due, DSO and over limit accounts.
• Review management/ financial reports and resolve problems as necessary.
• Assist in determining staffing needs, recruit store employees accordingly with proper approval, and establish work schedules as appropriate.
• Determine employee training needs and implement training as appropriate.
• Ensure that the store staff performs at a level appropriate to meet store objectives by clearly communicating arraignments and expectations.
• Provide input on performance appraisals.

Books-A-Million 05/15/2016 - 10/29/2017 - Keyholder/Bookseller

• Keyholder at BAM store. Supervisor to 10 employees. Duties included providing effective leadership for human and physical resources charged to the store, operating the store in adherence with all store policies and guidelines, monitoring the quality of customer service throughout the store; supervising, directing, counseling, and assisting all associates as well as assisting in interviewing, selecting and training associates.
• Maximizing sales and profits, while minimizing controllable expenses. Maintaining exceptional community and customer relations.
• As a keyholder I managed the day-to-day operation of the store as Manager On-Duty in conjunction with the management team to maximize sales and customer service.
• I assisted maximizing profits and customer service by leading assigned category team and operating the store in adherence with all Company policy and guidelines
• Ensured highest level of customer service and handles customer complaints to a satisfactory conclusion.
• Maintained category merchandising and cleanliness and ensures operational efficiency.
• Trained and developed Associates and Leads within category and facilitates cross training for further development.
• Facilitated effective communication to all store Associates through daily briefings and weekly and monthly meetings.

Lovesac 01/01/2015 – 05/15/2015 – Design Lead

• Expert in home design and sales for high-end furniture store.
• Subject-matter expert for fabric types, thread counts, double-rub counts, and other statistics as well as manufacture information for fabrics and the couches.
• Responsible for coordinating fabrics and accessories to go along with custom modular couches for maximum design effect in clients’ homes.
• Made home visits to ensure size and shape of couches as well as fabric choices and accessories to coordinate with clients’ home décor.
• Travelled to clients’ homes to assemble couches and accessories for added ease and customer service.
• Maintained relationships with clients for continued support and additional needs and purchases.

US Air Force 12/2/2008 -12/1/2014 - Command Language Program Manager/Cryptologic Language Analyst

• Spent one year as a Command Language Program Manager. I managed 100 other language analysts. I oversaw organizing and maintaining the training and requirements for each person, maintaining the budget reports, creating, and delivering monthly briefings to all CLAs as well as monthly briefings with upper-level supervisors and commanders.
• Transcribed voice in target language for submittal into national SIGINT databases in order to streamline the analysis and research process for analysts across intelligence community.
• Translated foreign language materials into English which contributed to reports for high level customers.
• Perform target analysis: research and monitor mission activities through various databases.
• Intelligence/Language Analyst with 4 years of operational experience following 2 years of training.
• Daily usage of numerous intelligence community tools and databases.
• Russian Linguist with DLPT scores of Listening: 2, Reading: 2 as of November 2013.

Wal-Mart 09/01/2004- 05/01/2008 – Sales Associate/Baker/Stocker

• Spent two years as a shoes and jewelry associate. I serviced customers directly, worked in layaway and jewelry ordering as well as using the register and cashiering. Worked freight and set modulars and undertook many other projects set to me by my supervisor.
• Set displays daily, attracting customers to specific items such as dress shoe displays around Easter to boost sales.
• I was also responsible for helping in Electronics, Apparel, Photo, Furniture, as well as cashiering and cart pushing when needed.
• Spent almost ten months in the Bakery as a bread baker. Learned teamwork and how to guide and manage other associates as well as problem solving and working with daily deadlines. Focused on quality and efficiency as well as ordering and cake decorating.
• Worked as a third shift stocker for nearly five months working with merchandise and organizing the overstock areas.
• Worked through many inventory events for the store and for the bakery which had monthly inventory checks.
Skills (2) Rating
Digital Art