John Slevin

Freelance Graphic Designer & Brochure Designer

Location:Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
2 Skills
Objective To use and grow my knowledge and abilities in the graphic design, marketing & illustration environments through enhanced internal & external customer service and satisfaction.
Experience Graphic Designer
03/05-present Mackinac Design, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
? Co-owner of multimedia design company
? Specializing in Hospitality & Entertainment Industries
? Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau Flash Designer
? Proof-reading, editing and content writing
? Full Service: Design, Marketing & PR for clients
Seasonal Dining Room Manager
04/11-09/11 Goodfellow’s Chophouse, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
? Managed the day-to-day and seasonal running of an upscale resort restaurant
? Bartending, bar inventory, scheduling, training, recruiting.
? Fine dining food and bar service
General Manager
01/09-01/11 Patrick Sinclair’s Irish Pub, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
? Managed the day-to-day and year-round running of a local, family-oriented restaurant
? Bartending, bar inventory, scheduling, training, recruiting.
? Fine dining food and bar service
? Created website, menus, graphic materials
? Marketing, PR
Seasonal Bar Manager
06/08-10/08 Yankee Rebel Tavern, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
? Bartending, bar inventory, handled wait staff drops
? Fine dining food and bar service
? Front-of-house manager as needed
Sales & Resident Manager
04/03-03/08 Lilac Tree & Chippewa Hotels, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
? Sold and coordinated weddings and banquets and associated banquet menus
? Met and exceeded sales targets each year
? Sold and coordinated senior & student group tours including accommodation, meals and Mackinac Island itinerary events
? Sold and coordinated corporate and association events, meals, menus, etc.
? Trained and oversaw front desk and food and beverage staff in the above fields
? Attended National Tour Association and American Bus Association conferences to generate guests for Chippewa Hotel, Lilac Tree Hotel and Pink Pony Bar & Grill.
? Managed all group functions throughout properties to ensure quality service
? Created brochures and advertising for all of the above for potential clients
? Oversaw website development and design
? Resident Manager of the Lilac Tree Hotel & Spa

Central Station Monitor
11/01-04/03 Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA 02135
? Oversaw daily security operations
? Trained security officers
? Monitored close-circuit cameras and motion detector devices
? Created scale floor plans of facilities
? Managed security for all Museum events & banquets
? Liaison for catering companies working on Museum premises
Hospitality Management Intern
05/01-11/01 Harbour View Inn, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
? Checked guests in and out
? Reservations, front desk duties
? Assisted wedding coordinator
1998-2001 Bar Censsa, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
? Waited tables in upscale venue
? Bartending
Bar Manager
1992-1997 Scotia Bar & Clutha Vaults, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
? Kitchen, waiting and bar staff scheduling
? Beer & liquor ordering
? Management and training of kitchen, waiting and bar staff
? Marketing and promotional tasks
Bar Supervisor
1990-1992 The Riverside Club, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
? Bar staff scheduling
? Beer & liquor ordering
? Management and training of bar staff
? Booking of musicians for club
? Marketing and promotional tasks
Education Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 1998-2001
? Hospitality Management
Glasgow College of Building & Printing, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 1992-1995
? Technical Graphics
Proficiencies: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver)
Microsoft Office, Micros, Maitre’d, MSI Property Management System, Digital Dining.
Autodesk Maya, HTML & CSS
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Brochure Design