B.A., Theater Arts, Minor: Art - 2009
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, Minnesota
I have worked with graphic design projects both on my own and in course work for the past ten years. Work includes original designs and adaptations of children’s characters. I have designed theater costumes, album covers, forum avatars and wallpapers. As a theater major I was trained to recognize and analyze all aspects of theatre, including costuming, set design and painting, and framing a scene to create memorable images.
While in college a semester was spent in London regularly going to theater productions, performing, and going to art museums weekly to study classical pieces from all over the world and modern art.
I have been trained as an Iconographer and continue to produce Icons.
College Intern – August 2009 to May 2010
Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida
I have worked in Fanstasyland merchandise during my internship. My responsibilities include responding to the needs of guests, helping them locate the right merchandise, even outside of my own shop. I have worked with guests to locate the item that would most please them, sometimes having to communicate and figure out guest needs when they spoke limited to no English. My responsibilities also include keeping the shops and stock rooms organized, safe and clean. When the shops ran out of an item it would be my responsibility when stocking the store to select another product that fit the theme of the surrounding items and that we had enough of to fill the empty space. I have worked with guests in entertaining upset children, giving directions, and spotting guests that need assistance but are too unsure to ask. All cast members are responsible for some custodial work, which ranged from dusting to guarding spills until a custodial cast member with the appropriate supplies was available. My theatrical background and past experience with customer service helped me to do my job effectively while still remaining pleasant and entertaining.
* During my College Program, the Disney work ethic and attitudes toward guests and other cast members have become engrained in me.
* I have designed logos and business cards for Walters Criminal Law in the Twin Cities and Wintering Law Office in Rochester, Minnesota.
My career objective is to work utilizing my artistic and theatrical talents.
* Graphic Arts
* Fine Arts
* Costume Design
* Theatrical Makeup
ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
* Graduate, Saint Teresa Institute for Leadership & Service for Women, Saint Mary's University 2005 to 2009. I was a member of the Institute four years serving on various service projects and developing leadership skills.
Walters Law Firm. Designed business cards and website, using Dreamweaver and Illustrator.
Wintering Law Office, October 2010 to present. I have been trained to open, sort, and scan mail and know which pieces need to be copied to a client, what needs to be filed, and what needs to be sent to the court. I’ve also been responsible for deposits to the bank and writing checks for bill payments, and mailing bills to clients. I also answer the phone, make appointments, and maintaining client confidentiality. I have also had some training in drafting court documents and will be helping train in the new full time secretary.
Walt Disney World, August 2009 to present. In this position I was trained to recognize and address guest needs while also keeping an eye on the register I was assigned. I was also taught to rely on myself, unless absolutely necessary, in stocking a store, which included responsibilities such as knowing when to close the doors at the end of the night, knowing where items were in the stock room, be able to stock the store quickly and efficiently, and knowing when the best time for the shop was to take my breaks.
Saint Mary's University, Winona Minnesota 2005 to 2009. In my Art minor, I have become skilled in graphic design including using Photo Shop, Paint Shop Pro, Animation Shop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Dream Weaver. I am skilled in vectoring, blending multiple imagines, color manipulation, creating light effects, creating computer wallpapers, designing journal layouts, and designing avatars/icons. I am adept in water color, oil painting, natural pigments, Russian Iconography, charcoal sketching and sculptures.
* Theater Arts Major, Saint Mary's University, Winona Minnesota 2005 to 2009. I have worked in all aspects of costuming including care and cleaning of costumes; costume design; and costume construction. I have designed and constructed costume props and special effects makeup and completed renderings for theater productions. I have worked in all aspects of costuming including care and cleaning of costumes; costume design; and costume construction. I have designed and constructed costume props and special effects makeup and completed renderings for theater productions.