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Susan Cooke Peña

Freelance Artist, Real Life Painter, & More

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Location:Houston, Texas, United States
Website: http://www.artistsusan.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/susanpena
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Susan Cooke Peña
Houston, Texas 77092
Phone: 713.412.7449 E-Mail: susan@artistsusan.com

www. ArtistSusan.com

I am seeking a position where I can utilize my marketing background along with my creative abilities.

Professional Experience

Artist
1995 to present

Visual Artist - Fine artist from realistic portraits to abstract pieces. Clients include former Paula Deen (The Food Network) MVP Cynthia Cooper of the Houston Comets, Craig Biggio and the Houston Sports Association. Work with many charities and donate pieces including the Rise School, Houston Grand Opera Ball, The Rose Foundation, Charity Chicks among others.

Jewelry Designer - Created a line of wearable art/jewelry pieces from my original artwork. Have also created pieces for people in the entertainment field including Paula Deen (The Food Network) , Amy Grant, Sonny Emory (Earth Wind and Fire, Bette Midler, Steely Dan), Hank Williams Jr. Band, Jenn Gotzon (Actress, "Frost/Nixon"), Eva Evans (wife of bassist Ean Evans of Lynyrd Skynyrd), Iva Franks (TV show "Vegas"), Mayfield and McCoys featuring members of Kansas and 38 Special (CD cover and concert merchandise), Rick Richards (Juju Hounds, Georgia Satellites), Tommy Shaw (Styx) and many others. Have created and designed merchandise for three benefit concerts in Atlanta in the past year including Atlanta Has a Heart for Lana Turner, A Ray of Hope at the Hard Rock Café and the Sweet Melissa Benefit.

Accomplishments:
-Received scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston at the age of ten.
-Featured on the live Fox Morning Show, "Great Day Houston", "Mirror Mirror" and ABC 13 News, Houston.
-All marketing, public relations, sales and production have been my solo efforts.

RE/MAX Premier Properties, Vice President. 2002-2007
Managed the company while also developing business and representing clients in real estate transactions.
Accomplishments include selling $5,000,000+ in property while running all facets of the company. Maintained membership in the Platinum Club for RE/MAX International for top producers.

Schering-Plough Animal Health Pharmaceuticals Companion Animal Specialty Representative. 1995-1997
Outside sales and marketing calling on veterinarian accounts. Maintained and developed existing accounts and cold-called on potential clients. Responsibilities included presentations to offices and animal organizations.

Accomplishments:
Recognized as one of the top five salespeople in the country for HomeAgain Animal Retrieval Systems.
Company eliminated the entire national specialty division. I was one of five employees chosen by upper management chosen to stay with the organization.

Dorsey Division of Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Sales Representative. 1992-1994
Outside sales calling on physician offices promoting a wide range of medications including pediatric illnesses to complex diseases such as Parkinsons. Daily activities included sales calls, arranging luncheons and working local and national conventions.
Accomplishments:
Elected by colleagues to National Directors Advisory Council.
Top in sales for division.
Marketing ideas and strategies were recognized by top management at company headquarters and used by other representatives across the country.

Joyce Office Products Centers, Senior Project Designer/Sale Representative. 1991-1992
Produced plan view and three-dimensional renderings operating the CADD system for Steelcase Furniture Systems. Developed new business and maintained sales accounts.

Education
Texas State Technical Center - Associates of Applied Arts Degree in Commercial Art and Advertising
University Of Houston and Sam Houston State University - General studies
Courses required to obtain a brokers license from the Texas Real Estate Commission.