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Lauren Ousley

Freelance Illustrator & Painter

Location:United States
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Lauren Ousley

Being one who thrives off of personal excellence and the ability to inspire those around me has given me a strong sense of personal understanding that allows me to rise up to meet any obstacle that I am faced with. Learning from every challenge put before me and using it to my advantage in the future, to help myself and those around me, is a quality I strive to maintain daily. With great experience in management, I am seeking an opportunity to further better myself while being an excitingly valuable asset to your growing family.


Manager - Steak N Shake-Edwardsville, IL, Aug 2009 - Present

As the hiring, training, and scheduling manager for a Top 20 Regional Store, I have many crucial responsibilities, including: . Creating the weekly schedule for 80 associates . Reviewing applications for potential candidates . Setting up and performing interviews for hourly associates . Ensuring training procedure is being followed to maintain organized structure and efficiency . Provide and ensure quality customer service to every guest, every time . Promote a positive, safe, and efficient daily work environment . Maintain company policies and procedures, while fulfilling all metric requirements . Making scheduled daily deposits and bank visits . Performing formal and informal interactions with associates according to procedure to ensure job requirements are being met and upheld . Following company procedure to handle any termination of associates, which included filing proper documentation to HR if an unemployment claim is made . Maintaining an open, flexible schedule to fulfill salaried hours required . Performing daily inventory procedure to specification . Complete product orders for shipment . Handle all guest inquires and complaints

Framing Technician/ Design Consultant - Art of the Matter-Glen Carbon, IL, Dec 2007 - Jul 2009

As the head on-site design consultant, while also performing as a framing technician, I exercised an array of duties, including: . Assistance to clients in the design of framing, and alternate framing choices . Assembly and dis assembly to a variety of projects . Lead fiber art designer . Marketing coordination and follow-up, which includes, being the leader in newsletter promotions and emails . Product merchandising . Computer aided tools for design and book keeping . Event coordination . Ensuring quality design, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction

Barista - Cafe Dolce-O'Fallon, IL, Aug 2007 - May 2008

As a barista I was responsible for ensuring quality gourmet drinks, food, and customer service, while maintaining a clean and positive environment for guests. Also, I assisted the owner in coordinating private parties, and specialty menu options that promoted higher profits and sales.

Assistant Manager - Quiznos Sub-Florissant , MO, Feb 2004 - Jul 2007

As the Assistant Manager for the restaurant I performed many important roles that assisted the General Manager in running a successful business practice, which include: . Ensuring quality product and customer service . Promoting a positive and efficient work place . Creating the schedule for approximately 12-15 associates . Making weekly product orders . Performing weekly inventory duties . Maintaining banking and deposit requirements . Handling customer inquiries and complaints


St. Louis Community College - Florrisant Valley Campus, MO

Associates in Fine Arts, Aug 2005 - May 2010

GPA: 3.0 Associate in Fine Art Deans List during first year Extensive training in studio arts and practices relating to 2- and 3- Dimensional art and design. Concurrently pursued Associate Degree in Graphic Communications: Illustration Emphasis Professional Career training received in the commercial arts industry.


 My skills and interests revolve around the arts and study of cultural anthropology, including: . Painting . Drawing . Sewing . Crocheting . Sculpture . Character Design . Writing . Playing/ writing music


 Professional Exhibition of personal artwork Art of the Matter Gallery June 2009

 Student Exhibition of personal artwork Florissant Valley Campus October 2010 Achieved offers in University Admission approvals

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