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Laura Sullivan - Freelance 3D Animation & 3D Graphic Design
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I've got my bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Animation, and I'm currently enrolled and halfway through Animation Mentor's Advanced Character Animation certification program. I'm a bit of a workaholic, but I'm also pretty quirky, funny, easy to work with, etc. BUT HOW SKILLED AM I? check out my website at www.laura3dartist.com, and my resume at http://www.laura3dartist.com/Docs/resume1.pdf. Thanks for taking the time to check it out!
United States
Paul Berry - Freelance Comic Art & Fantasy Art
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4.0
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I love comic book art and i have been drawing since i was about 8 or 9 years old i love the greats jim lee being my favorite. I have drawn a few projects but i love to draw, my rate is 15 dollars per page, covers and pin ups i charge 20 per drawing. If you want detail and an artist to tell a visual story please contact me.
Federal Way, Washington, United States
Debra K Torger - Freelance Portrait Art & Children's Book Illustration
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4.5
2 Skills
$20
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Debra Torger is a mixed-media artist and instructor. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She lived in Harrisonburg for 22 years before moving to San Francisco and then to Hawaii where she lived for 10 years. Since moving to Sarasota, Florida she has developed an art program at Community Haven where clients with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to explore creativity and show work in venues like the APD office in St. Petersburg, FL, the Universal Unitarian Church in Sarasota, and in their own gallery. Her paintings are bold and colorful and her mixed-media soft sculptures are full of life. Her artwork is influenced by the places she’s lived and the people she’s known. www.etsy.com/shop/torgerstudio www.torgerstudio.com
United States
Ruthie Wilson - Freelance Photo Editing & Audio Editing
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4.0
2 Skills
$14
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Highly innovative professional Web Developer, Graphic Designer, Account manager/ Administrative Assistant/ Marketer/ Researcher and Promoter who is technology savvy (Web 2.0) with experience in a variety of industries and roles; known for accuracy, analyzing, and multi-tasking capabilities through multiple projects in varying complexity seeking a full-time opportunity utilizing technical skills in training, project management and web conferencing. Formal Training Robert Morris University, Chicago, (Refresher Courses in Advanced MS Excel & Access) • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Animation & Graphic Design, IADT/Chicago (Internship Pending) • Microsoft Sharepoint, Web2.0, Office 2010/2013, Word, Excel, Access & PowerPoint, Adobe CS5
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sue Marshall ward - Freelance Ad Design & Illustration
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$80
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Dear Sirs: I've been a commercial illustrator for 30 years and since commercial art I have 4 trade picture books on the market that I illustrated. One is a Children's Choice Award book. My books are Texas Mother Goose, by David Davis; Ten Redneck Babies, by David Davis; Aesops Fables, David Davis; and Sugar Lumps Night before Christmas. Most of these can be found at Barnes and Noble. My web is suemward.com and if you would like to see commercial pieces I'll be happy to send some jpegs. I've worked for department stores and advertising agencies. Some full time and some freelance around the US. I've illustrated everything from home elevations to people. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Sue Ward
Dallas, Texas, United States
Sumanda Maritz - Freelance Writing & Blog Writing
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With a very adaptable nature, I can easily adjust to almost any project. Working freelance gives me the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of artistic creativity as well as the more dedicated aspect of delivering a successful project on time. My current focus is on writing, but the experience that I’ve accumulated is always available no matter what the project. Specialties Creative writing Copywriting Article writing Company Identity Photography Web Design Blog Design Graphic Design
Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Ashleigh Morgan - Freelance Copywriting & Editing
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Ashleigh Morgan The Coach House, Caldewell Farm Barns, Pershore Road, Stoulton, WR7 4RL Tel: 07734 391988 Date of Birth: 5th January 1988 Driving Licence: September 2006 (clean) Nationality: British Email: ashleigh.morgan@hotmail.co.uk An ambitious and conscientious English graduate with a successful academic history. An excellent communicator with good people skills. Key Skills: • Confident and outgoing with excellent interpersonal skills. • A fast learner with the ability to quickly adapt to a variety of challenges. • Extremely organised and can work under pressure to meet deadlines. • Excellent verbal and written skills. EDUCATION 2006-2009 BA (Hons) English and Sociology – 2.1 University of Keele Skills Developed: Independent project work developed my analytical thought and the ability to manage projects independently. Furthermore, knowledge gained from lectures and interactions with fellow students has improved my ability to hold discussions across a broad range of topics. 2004 – 2006 A Levels: Sociology (A), English Language and Literature (A), Psychology (A), Biology (AS level – C) 1999 – 2004 GCSE’s: A* (2), A (4), B (4), C (2). WORK EXPERIENCE: October 2010 – present - EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Viva Publishing – The company published three magazines; two regional and a national magazine. The position required me to consistently work to deadlines and under pressure, liaising with companies, event organisers and stockists. As assistant to two editors, I was responsible for chasing copy and images that they or freelance writers required as well as constructing and writing my own pages. For most of the regional issues, I wrote over half of the editorial. I was lucky enough to do interviews with renowned sportsmen and business providers and enjoyed attending the launch of new restaurants to conduct reviews. I also relished the opportunity of writing my own column in each issue. I have had to establish a great discipline and organisation of my talents to ensure that everything is completed on time to the highest possible standard.. Contracted from APRIL 2010 – JULY 2010 – RESEARCH ASSISTANT University of Worcester - This position involved a lot of independent working and organising of my work schedule. I was involved with the production of three reports concerning maternal and newborn care, safeguarding children and children’s health. I was appointed leader of the curriculum assessments and had to use my time as efficiently and productively as possible as the writing of the reports was dependent on my findings. I created tables on Word, formatted documents, and used spreadsheets. The position ended when the reports were published. OCTOBER 2009 – JANUARY 2010 – SALES AND MARKETING EXECUTIVE Find-a-Directory Limited - This temporary three month position consisted of generating and maintaining sales through to completion. A friendly manner was necessary at all times, as well as an ability to create a personal rapport with the customer and to ensure that they were treated as an individual. It was my role to work with consumers to get the best deal for their nursing home company from an advertising perspective. I therefore used cold calling in business to business sales. I also prepared a presentation and had to pitch in front of the managing director, the sales manager and one of my colleagues in order to help them decide which venture the company should next pursue. JULY 13TH – AUGUST 12TH 2009 – SALES ASSISTANT JoJo Maman Bebe - This temporary position consisted of greeting the public and then helping them to find the most suitable products for their babies. It required knowledge of child development and to approach customers in a confident manner. I believe it helped to develop my interaction skills as I was faced with a wide variety of consumers. JUNE 2007-2008 – SALES CONSULTANT/ ASSISTANT Tempest Photography – During summer graduations, I worked as a sales consultant for a large photography company. This involved greeting customers at Manchester University’s Graduation, providing information on costs and sales packages, dealing with difficult customers, and helping to run the photographic sessions over a two week period, with approximately 8000 graduates. MAY 2008 and March 2010 – TRAINEE JOURNALIST The Sentinel, Stoke-on-Trent and the Worcester News, Worcester. These two one-week work experience placements involved attending local political meetings, court sentencings and taking notes which were later used by other journalists for their stories. Several articles were written which required ringing local people to discover information on various events and stories. A restaurant review was also constructed. JULY 2004 – JANUARY 2007 – CASHIER Sainsbury’s, Stoke-on-Trent - To aid the smooth running of the establishment within a team; the role included cash handling, customer service experience, and occasionally involved stock rotation and management. ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS Awarded Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence BST Level One Award in Sports Leadership Distinction in Catholic Studies INTERESTS Enjoys sporting activities such as horse riding, dog walking, and trampolining and was part of both the Equestrian and Trampolining teams at Keele University. Relaxes by reading various literary genres. REFEREES – available on request Covering Letter Having desired to become a journalist and work in the media from a young age, I believe that the experience I have gained over numerous years has helped shape me into an ambitious and conscientious individual who is driven and determined to succeed. During secondary school, I worked on a local youth paper called The Whisper which involved discovering news stories within my home region and writing them up for publishing. In May 2008, I had a week’s work experience placement at my local newspaper, The Sentinel. This involved attending local political meetings and court sentencings where I took notes which were later used by other journalists for their stories. Several news articles were written and published which required ringing people to discover information on various events and stories. A restaurant review was also conducted. More recently, in August 2009, I wrote articles for Eclipse media and Canny Minds, both of which were published on their websites. In October 2009, I transcribed sound-bites and edited them for the website, cmypitch.com. Forty sound-bites were transcribed and then edited to ensure the quote flowed and read legibly to the reader. My position at Viva Publishing is a challenge that I relish and I enjoy every minute of my time with the company. It cemented in my mind that this is definitely the industry I wish to work in and I believe my enthusiasm and passion while in post has reflected this. I was lucky enough to do interviews with renowned sportsmen and business providers and enjoyed attending the launch of new restaurants to conduct reviews. I also gained the opportunity to write my own column in each issue. I believe this displays that I am a committed and responsible individual who is dedicated to her work and career as also acknowledged by Keele University in their offering of the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence to myself. I am used to preparing for deadlines and am extremely organised. My previous employment has provided me with the vital skills of being an effective communicator and allowing me to become a competent and confident member of a team who can contribute to any situation.
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Katie Weitzel - Freelance Sales & Personal Assistance
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Katherine Kay Weitzel 621 West Main Street Suite 102 ? Lexington, Kentucky 40508 ? (859) 421- 5873 ? katie@conciergegirl.net www.conciergegirl.net Objective: A Position within a Company; Sales, Marketing, Building Business, Regional Position, Non-Profit, National Sales, Management, Director of Sales, Research Development, Retail Management Summary of Qualifications Motivated, creative, passionate with extensive experience in customer service, trouble shooting, and calling on C level executives with an ability to clearly convey a company’s products and services to capture new business. Increase existing sales from 1.6 million to 10 million in 1 ½ years by identifying new markets. My knowledge in sales, marketing and operations enables me to drive sales, reorganize teams to improve sales, and exceed revenue projections. Excel in cultivating new business relationships and creating loyal/long-term customer partnerships. Adept at managing large sales portfolios can develop and execute strategic short-term & long-range goals. Skilled in tapping into new client bases, closing, and maintaining a consistent sales effort. Recognized and noted for ability in leadership, teamwork, superior sales skills, building businesses, recruiting, training elevating customer satisfaction and creating an energetic, motivated team. Have experience in fundraising, and campaign management for political and for nonprofits organizations, have experience in selling to wholesale & retail companies. Skills Summary ? Sales ? Marketing ? Management ? Market Expansion ? Brand Awareness ? Guest Relations ? Project Management ? Openings ? Profit Building ? Multi-Tasking ? Contracts ? Positive ? Problem Solving ? Organized ? Fundraising ? Prompt, Follow Deadlines ? Market Analysis ? Customer Satisfaction ? Recruiting ? Training ? Team Building ? Leadership Professional Experience Concierge Girl, LLC Owner We are a professional service provider; to some a personal assistant/concierge, to others an extra pair of hands. Marketing our services to companies/employees, concierge doctors, hospitals, busy executives, seniors, baby boomers, mothers, fathers, we do shopping, errands, driving, senior services, personal home services, downsizing homes, manage buildings, rentals, help to develop new business ideas and execute the marketing plans, helped to develop my own web site. Have been recommended by Angie’s List, and Premiere Corporate Concierge Service out of Atlanta; (been in business 20 years). I am persistent/consistent, have been told that I make the impossible happen and make it look easy, have common sense, people skills and can multi task, I go beyond expectations always. HCBC Wholesale & Retail - Kentucky Proud Products Lexington, Kentucky Director of Business Development Secured over 50 new accounts producing over $250,000 in new sales in 4 ½ months. Successful in Selling and marketing this new product to increase sales by being involved with Tim Laird, CEO of Brown Forman, and (help to produce a TV commercial on his show with our products). Developed new relationships with Director of Ky. Proud Products to be able to assistant in negotiating people of interest to new kitchens in Texas, California, & Kansas City to retail & wholesale Ky. Proud products this includes all training & sales & marketing in new territories. Some of the store I opened 5 Paul’s Fruit Markets, Franks Meat Market, Louisville Ky. Jungle Jims International Market in Fairfield Ohio, participated in Food Shows, Kentucky Crafted Show, and many more. Neg. with national grocery chains to sell products; on target to be a 2 million dollar company in 2011 CREATIVE LODGING SOLUTIONS & HOME-TOWNESUITES Lexington, Kentucky National Sales – Regional Sales – Director of Openings Ongoing training for 35 account manager’s in negotiating rates for national accounts. Secured rate agreement’s for franchise companies, enabling CLS to compete on a larger scale. Secure accounts by sales calls, telemarketing, researching companies to ensure they are the right fit for the company’s profile. Generate qualified leads & trained national sales people enabling them to close business quickly. Opened new hotels, and helped with renovations. Responsible for assessing challenged hotels that were underperforming in their markets. • Saved top 20 accounts 50% on their rates that had been negotiated • Secured better rates for 10 –15 million dollar companies (Pike, CHG, Cracker Barrel, RJ Corman, Turner, Grey Construction many more • Implemented & created change to turn properties around • Hired & trained Director of Sales & Sales Manager • Established rates & identified demand generators in all markets • Increased sales and achieved budgets • Ongoing training; 50 people at call center ENCORE ENTERPRISES/PINEAPPLE MANAGEMENT Dallas, Texas Regional Director of Sales & Marketing Developed, supervised, and was accountable for sales and marketing strategies for 19 properties (fifty million in sales) Marriott Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Towne Place Suites, Residence Inn’s, Hampton Inn’s. Region: Kentucky, Secaucus New Jersey, King of Prussia Pennsylvania, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Georgia, Savannah, and Tampa, Florida. Analyzed business trends/market trends to support forecasting and identify revenue opportunities. Conducted sales training courses and accompanied sales teams on sales calls to further train, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and capture difficult sales. • Exceeded yield index target, grew yield 4.1% over previous year • Achieved sales budgets in all markets (awarded 1 week cruise for entire team) • Trained the Director of Sales in extended stay markets on how to capture business, improved brand’s yield index more than 10% from this training. • Helped with pricing, reservations systems to better support extended-stay focus and become more competitive in this market niche. • Was promoted to ABEC / Encore National Sales Resort Division as National Sales Director - resorts included (Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, Royal Palms Towers, The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center - calling on corporate & tour and travel, attended MPI travel shows CREATIVE LODGING SOLUTIONS Lexington, Kentucky Director of National Sales CLS was a new lodging service provider which specializes in long-term and project based lodging needs. CLS provides clients nationwide assistance with lodging expense control, discounted rates and consolidated billing. I have a track record of achievement working independently in a fast paced multi-tasking environment, possess the ability to establish professional relationships with C level decision makers with fortune 500 companies to capture business. Entrepreneurial culture, creativity, with strong direct selling skills; innovative and service focused. Analyzing prospects and clients needs prescribing appropriated lodging programs • Responsible for pioneering innovative approaches in driving top line revenue, team leader ship and project management training. Processing over 6 million dollars in the first year for this new company. • Developed and maintain 80 new corporate accounts in the first two years, producing a profit for the company. • Help to develop brochures, advertising and marketing materials. • Secured a 5 million dollar account in 2002 (just started company) and an 8 million dollar account in 2004 • Help to grown CLS to a 15 million dollar company in 2006 • Ongoing training for call center CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL Silver Springs, MD Regional Director of Sales & Franchise Service Director Oversee sales and marketing efforts for fifty hotels. Brands including; Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inns & Suites, Sleep Inns, Mainstay, Econo Lodge, and Suburban. • Conducted Choice fundamental sales and marketing seminars on properties. Classes would include Owners, General Managers, Front Office Managers and Executive Housekeepers resulting in increasing occupancy 20%. • Gained valuable experience on how to effectively work with a quality company at a multi-property corporate level. • Was promoted to Franchise Service Director responsible for a larger territory with the emphasis on operational analysis, consultation services and training. MARRIOTT RESORT Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies Assistant General Manager Managed a staff of 182 in all departments: 550 room resort, developed training, incentive programs all departments assumed the GM’s responsibilities when absent. Oversaw the day to day operations of FB, HK, FD and maintenance • Exceeded food goals of over $4,000,000, beverage over $2,000.000 with a net income over $10,000,000 • Achieved occupancy and ADR goals (89% – $149.00 YTD) MARRIOTT HOTEL Louisville, Kentucky Director of Sales Responsible for helping convert the Radisson hotel into a Marriott - (Waiting for my Cayman Island permit to be approved). • Helped the VP of Operations, Director of Sales & General Manager with a successful conversion, maintaining a high occupancy. COOLFONT RESORT CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA Berkeley Springs, West Virginia Director of Sales Developed and implemented various sales and marketing plans for this 500 room mountain resort. Worked with owners on special projects to improve the resort; help to create new marketing materials and hiring sales managers. Involved and developed training and incentive programs for employees. Organized and participated in direct sales, blitzes, and shows in the DC market. • Help to change their reservations system from manual to computer based, increasing revenue by tracking reservations to prevent over booking, and achieved 90% occupancy for 4 months. MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INNS: 30 LOCATIONS Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Assignment Manager Responsibilities included traveling to 6 states with 30 hotels: Consulted with general managers, director of sales and staff. Assisted in the organization of hotel sales & helped with operations as well as trouble shooting and hiring new employees. • Mid-Atlantic Region: increased sales by over $600,000.00 - $72,000.00 room nights and created over 1,000 new leads. • Greensboro NC, in 6 months increased ADR and sales revenues each period, increased occupancy rate from 49% to 90% & increased ADR from $54.00 to $71.00 within 4 months. • Columbia, SC., established 41 new accounts/resulting in $400,000.00 new business revenue in 4 months • Flagstaff, Arizona, did all pre opening work; (2 months prior to opening) & opened RI new Mountain Resort, first time in leisure market, maintained occupancy 89% - 90% for 6 months after opening. • Toledo, Ohio, successfully raised the hotel from one of the lowest performing hotels in its market/ region to be #1 in 5 months; Increased occupancy from 30% to 92%, with an extended stay at 60% • For 3 periods the accounts revenue forecast for sales exceeded by 20% GO-FER-IT, LLC Mountain View, California Owner (sold the business) Driving, Shopping, Errands for companies & people, did work for Apple Computer, Syva and Syntex. RESIDENCE INN (now Marriott) Mountain View, California Account Manager All pre-opening sales and opened property; performed direct sales to major companies in Silicon Valley. • Collaborated with Jack DEBOER (Owner and President to help develop sales strategies for the brand). • The hotel maintained an occupancy rate of 89% YTD and was one of the top hotels in the regions MARRIOTT/AIRPORT Houston, Texas Manager Room Service Manager/Restaurant Manager • Transferred for a short period to fill in for the Room service manager then moved to California MARRIOTT GRIFFENGATE RESORT Lexington, Kentucky Room Service Manager/Restaurant Manager • Opened hotel/worked with Task force to implement standards and assure a smooth opening/ • Supervised all activities associated with hotel suites, restaurant & catering. • Serve as a creative consultant for a variety of large corporate and social functions EDUCATION STEPHENS COLLEGE, WESTERN KENTUCKY, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Psychology & Business ADDITIONALPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Four Tony Robbins 3 - 7 day Seminars, Choice Hotels Professional 4 day educations series, 3 day Workshop on Guerrilla Selling, Marriott’s Sales & Marketing training, Marriott Full Service Training, Residence Inn’s Extended Stay Selling, Property Management Training, Goldmine, Sales Pro, Sales Force, Delphi, and Act. Talent plus Training. AFFILIATIONS/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Association of Professional Business Women, Arthritis Foundation (Marathon – Dublin Ireland) – received awards for the most effective fundraising campaign, with a group of 50. Church Mission Trip, 4 weeks in Quito, Ecuador, was recognized as the largest fundraiser (money & donations) Volunteer/Board Member of The Farmers Market, Hope Center, Volunteer for Alltech, World Equestrian Events, Spotlight Lexington, on the Board/Volunteer for World of Winner’s, Volunteer for God’s Pantry, 2nd Sunday, Downtown Lexington Corporation, Picnic with the Pops, Ashland The Home of Henry Clay, Certification for Citizens Police Academy, Certified Tourism Ambassador, Lexington Convention Center, The Legacy Trail; Lexington Art League, DLC, was nominated for the Smiley Pete Award Katherine Kay Weitzel 621 West Main Street Suite 102 ? Lexington, Kentucky 40508 ? (859) 421- 5873 ? katie@conciergegirl.net www.conciergegirl.net Objective: A Position within a Company; Sales, Marketing, Building Business, Regional Position, Non-Profit, National Sales, Management, Director of Sales, Research Development, Retail Management Summary of Qualifications Motivated, creative, passionate with extensive experience in customer service, trouble shooting, and calling on C level executives with an ability to clearly convey a company’s products and services to capture new business. Increase existing sales from 1.6 million to 10 million in 1 ½ years by identifying new markets. My knowledge in sales, marketing and operations enables me to drive sales, reorganize teams to improve sales, and exceed revenue projections. Excel in cultivating new business relationships and creating loyal/long-term customer partnerships. Adept at managing large sales portfolios can develop and execute strategic short-term & long-range goals. Skilled in tapping into new client bases, closing, and maintaining a consistent sales effort. Recognized and noted for ability in leadership, teamwork, superior sales skills, building businesses, recruiting, training elevating customer satisfaction and creating an energetic, motivated team. Have experience in fundraising, and campaign management for political and for nonprofits organizations, have experience in selling to wholesale & retail companies. Skills Summary ? Sales ? Marketing ? Management ? Market Expansion ? Brand Awareness ? Guest Relations ? Project Management ? Openings ? Profit Building ? Multi-Tasking ? Contracts ? Positive ? Problem Solving ? Organized ? Fundraising ? Prompt, Follow Deadlines ? Market Analysis ? Customer Satisfaction ? Recruiting ? Training ? Team Building ? Leadership Professional Experience Concierge Girl, LLC Owner We are a professional service provider; to some a personal assistant/concierge, to others an extra pair of hands. Marketing our services to companies/employees, concierge doctors, hospitals, busy executives, seniors, baby boomers, mothers, fathers, we do shopping, errands, driving, senior services, personal home services, downsizing homes, manage buildings, rentals, help to develop new business ideas and execute the marketing plans, helped to develop my own web site. Have been recommended by Angie’s List, and Premiere Corporate Concierge Service out of Atlanta; (been in business 20 years). I am persistent/consistent, have been told that I make the impossible happen and make it look easy, have common sense, people skills and can multi task, I go beyond expectations always. HCBC Wholesale & Retail - Kentucky Proud Products Lexington, Kentucky Director of Business Development Secured over 50 new accounts producing over $250,000 in new sales in 4 ½ months. Successful in Selling and marketing this new product to increase sales by being involved with Tim Laird, CEO of Brown Forman, and (help to produce a TV commercial on his show with our products). Developed new relationships with Director of Ky. Proud Products to be able to assistant in negotiating people of interest to new kitchens in Texas, California, & Kansas City to retail & wholesale Ky. Proud products this includes all training & sales & marketing in new territories. Some of the store I opened 5 Paul’s Fruit Markets, Franks Meat Market, Louisville Ky. Jungle Jims International Market in Fairfield Ohio, participated in Food Shows, Kentucky Crafted Show, and many more. Neg. with national grocery chains to sell products; on target to be a 2 million dollar company in 2011 CREATIVE LODGING SOLUTIONS & HOME-TOWNESUITES Lexington, Kentucky National Sales – Regional Sales – Director of Openings Ongoing training for 35 account manager’s in negotiating rates for national accounts. Secured rate agreement’s for franchise companies, enabling CLS to compete on a larger scale. Secure accounts by sales calls, telemarketing, researching companies to ensure they are the right fit for the company’s profile. Generate qualified leads & trained national sales people enabling them to close business quickly. Opened new hotels, and helped with renovations. Responsible for assessing challenged hotels that were underperforming in their markets. • Saved top 20 accounts 50% on their rates that had been negotiated • Secured better rates for 10 –15 million dollar companies (Pike, CHG, Cracker Barrel, RJ Corman, Turner, Grey Construction many more • Implemented & created change to turn properties around • Hired & trained Director of Sales & Sales Manager • Established rates & identified demand generators in all markets • Increased sales and achieved budgets • Ongoing training; 50 people at call center ENCORE ENTERPRISES/PINEAPPLE MANAGEMENT Dallas, Texas Regional Director of Sales & Marketing Developed, supervised, and was accountable for sales and marketing strategies for 19 properties (fifty million in sales) Marriott Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Towne Place Suites, Residence Inn’s, Hampton Inn’s. Region: Kentucky, Secaucus New Jersey, King of Prussia Pennsylvania, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Georgia, Savannah, and Tampa, Florida. Analyzed business trends/market trends to support forecasting and identify revenue opportunities. Conducted sales training courses and accompanied sales teams on sales calls to further train, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and capture difficult sales. • Exceeded yield index target, grew yield 4.1% over previous year • Achieved sales budgets in all markets (awarded 1 week cruise for entire team) • Trained the Director of Sales in extended stay markets on how to capture business, improved brand’s yield index more than 10% from this training. • Helped with pricing, reservations systems to better support extended-stay focus and become more competitive in this market niche. • Was promoted to ABEC / Encore National Sales Resort Division as National Sales Director - resorts included (Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, Royal Palms Towers, The Palms of Destin Resort & Conference Center - calling on corporate & tour and travel, attended MPI travel shows CREATIVE LODGING SOLUTIONS Lexington, Kentucky Director of National Sales CLS was a new lodging service provider which specializes in long-term and project based lodging needs. CLS provides clients nationwide assistance with lodging expense control, discounted rates and consolidated billing. I have a track record of achievement working independently in a fast paced multi-tasking environment, possess the ability to establish professional relationships with C level decision makers with fortune 500 companies to capture business. Entrepreneurial culture, creativity, with strong direct selling skills; innovative and service focused. Analyzing prospects and clients needs prescribing appropriated lodging programs • Responsible for pioneering innovative approaches in driving top line revenue, team leader ship and project management training. Processing over 6 million dollars in the first year for this new company. • Developed and maintain 80 new corporate accounts in the first two years, producing a profit for the company. • Help to develop brochures, advertising and marketing materials. • Secured a 5 million dollar account in 2002 (just started company) and an 8 million dollar account in 2004 • Help to grown CLS to a 15 million dollar company in 2006 • Ongoing training for call center CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL Silver Springs, MD Regional Director of Sales & Franchise Service Director Oversee sales and marketing efforts for fifty hotels. Brands including; Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inns & Suites, Sleep Inns, Mainstay, Econo Lodge, and Suburban. • Conducted Choice fundamental sales and marketing seminars on properties. Classes would include Owners, General Managers, Front Office Managers and Executive Housekeepers resulting in increasing occupancy 20%. • Gained valuable experience on how to effectively work with a quality company at a multi-property corporate level. • Was promoted to Franchise Service Director responsible for a larger territory with the emphasis on operational analysis, consultation services and training. MARRIOTT RESORT Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies Assistant General Manager Managed a staff of 182 in all departments: 550 room resort, developed training, incentive programs all departments assumed the GM’s responsibilities when absent. Oversaw the day to day operations of FB, HK, FD and maintenance • Exceeded food goals of over $4,000,000, beverage over $2,000.000 with a net income over $10,000,000 • Achieved occupancy and ADR goals (89% – $149.00 YTD) MARRIOTT HOTEL Louisville, Kentucky Director of Sales Responsible for helping convert the Radisson hotel into a Marriott - (Waiting for my Cayman Island permit to be approved). • Helped the VP of Operations, Director of Sales & General Manager with a successful conversion, maintaining a high occupancy. COOLFONT RESORT CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA Berkeley Springs, West Virginia Director of Sales Developed and implemented various sales and marketing plans for this 500 room mountain resort. Worked with owners on special projects to improve the resort; help to create new marketing materials and hiring sales managers. Involved and developed training and incentive programs for employees. Organized and participated in direct sales, blitzes, and shows in the DC market. • Help to change their reservations system from manual to computer based, increasing revenue by tracking reservations to prevent over booking, and achieved 90% occupancy for 4 months. MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INNS: 30 LOCATIONS Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Assignment Manager Responsibilities included traveling to 6 states with 30 hotels: Consulted with general managers, director of sales and staff. Assisted in the organization of hotel sales & helped with operations as well as trouble shooting and hiring new employees. • Mid-Atlantic Region: increased sales by over $600,000.00 - $72,000.00 room nights and created over 1,000 new leads. • Greensboro NC, in 6 months increased ADR and sales revenues each period, increased occupancy rate from 49% to 90% & increased ADR from $54.00 to $71.00 within 4 months. • Columbia, SC., established 41 new accounts/resulting in $400,000.00 new business revenue in 4 months • Flagstaff, Arizona, did all pre opening work; (2 months prior to opening) & opened RI new Mountain Resort, first time in leisure market, maintained occupancy 89% - 90% for 6 months after opening. • Toledo, Ohio, successfully raised the hotel from one of the lowest performing hotels in its market/ region to be #1 in 5 months; Increased occupancy from 30% to 92%, with an extended stay at 60% • For 3 periods the accounts revenue forecast for sales exceeded by 20% GO-FER-IT, LLC Mountain View, California Owner (sold the business) Driving, Shopping, Errands for companies & people, did work for Apple Computer, Syva and Syntex. RESIDENCE INN (now Marriott) Mountain View, California Account Manager All pre-opening sales and opened property; performed direct sales to major companies in Silicon Valley. • Collaborated with Jack DEBOER (Owner and President to help develop sales strategies for the brand). • The hotel maintained an occupancy rate of 89% YTD and was one of the top hotels in the regions MARRIOTT/AIRPORT Houston, Texas Manager Room Service Manager/Restaurant Manager • Transferred for a short period to fill in for the Room service manager then moved to California MARRIOTT GRIFFENGATE RESORT Lexington, Kentucky Room Service Manager/Restaurant Manager • Opened hotel/worked with Task force to implement standards and assure a smooth opening/ • Supervised all activities associated with hotel suites, restaurant & catering. • Serve as a creative consultant for a variety of large corporate and social functions EDUCATION STEPHENS COLLEGE, WESTERN KENTUCKY, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY Psychology & Business ADDITIONALPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Four Tony Robbins 3 - 7 day Seminars, Choice Hotels Professional 4 day educations series, 3 day Workshop on Guerrilla Selling, Marriott’s Sales & Marketing training, Marriott Full Service Training, Residence Inn’s Extended Stay Selling, Property Management Training, Goldmine, Sales Pro, Sales Force, Delphi, and Act. Talent plus Training. AFFILIATIONS/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Association of Professional Business Women, Arthritis Foundation (Marathon – Dublin Ireland) – received awards for the most effective fundraising campaign, with a group of 50. Church Mission Trip, 4 weeks in Quito, Ecuador, was recognized as the largest fundraiser (money & donations) Volunteer/Board Member of The Farmers Market, Hope Center, Volunteer for Alltech, World Equestrian Events, Spotlight Lexington, on the Board/Volunteer for World of Winner’s, Volunteer for God’s Pantry, 2nd Sunday, Downtown Lexington Corporation, Picnic with the Pops, Ashland The Home of Henry Clay, Certification for Citizens Police Academy, Certified Tourism Ambassador, Lexington Convention Center, The Legacy Trail; Lexington Art League, DLC, was nominated for the Smiley Pete Award
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Marta Padín - Freelance Translation & Spanish Translation
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QUALIFICATIONS 5/11/2010 IC course for DELE B2 examiners, IC, Moscow (5 h.) 7/5/2010 IC course for DELE A2 examiners, IC, Moscow (4h.) 4/2010 Course “Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language to children and young people” IC, Moscow (3 h.) 19/3/10-26/3/2010 IC course for DELE A1 examiners, IC, Moscow (7 h.) 26/2/2010-26/3/2010 IC course for DELE teachers, IC, Moscow (10 h.) 10/2007-5/2008 Preparation Course for Spanish Assistant Teachers. Consejería de Educación en Reino Unido e Irlanda (20h ). 2005-2007 Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, UIMP-IC. 8/2007 Course in “Spanish for Business Purposes”, UIMP (30 h). 7/2007 Course in “Spanish Cinema: From the Transition till Nowadays. Resources for the use of Films in the Spanish as a Foreign Language Classroom”, IC (10h). 11/2006-2/2007 Course in “Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language for Immigrants”, ADES association (60 h). 10/2006 Course in “Teaching Contexts: Marketing of the Spanish Language (Europe)”, UIMP. 8/2006-9/2006 Course “Profile of an Expert Teacher: Theoretical Fundamentation, Decision Parameters, and Proposals for Acting”, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP)-Instituto Cervantes (IC) (50h.). 10/2005-7/2006 PhD student in Translation (27 credits passed). Universidade de Vigo. 27/7/2006 Accreditation as sworn translator in English and Spanish by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2003-2004 CAP (Certificate of Pedagogical Competence), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. 1998-2003 Four-year University degree in Translation and Interpretation (English-Spanish). Universidade de Vigo, Spain. 2000-2001 3rd year of Translation and Interpretation in the Université de Rennes II (France) under the Socrates-Erasmus scheme. WORK EXPERIENCE 4/2009-7/2011 Spanish teacher at the Instituto Cervantes, Moscow (915 h). 11/2008-6/2011 Lecturer in Spanish. Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia (1800 h). 5/2011 A1/A2 DELE examiner, IC, Moscow. 5/2011 Intermediate level DELE examiner, IC, Moscow. 11/2010 B2 DELE examiner, IC, Moscow. 7/2008- 9/2008 Spanish teacher at the Institute for Applied Languages (IALS), University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 9/2007- 6/2008 Spanish Language Assistant Teacher at Banchory, Westhill and Portlethen Secondary Schools, Scotland (432 h.). 2006-2007 Teaching practice in Spanish as a foreign language at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP). 9/2003- 7/2006 Technical translator in Prestima, Madrid. Tutor for translation students in practice of the Universidad Felipe II, in the company Prestima, Madrid. Assistant teacher in a course about technical translation at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. 2004 Two months teaching practice in the Salvador Dalí Secondary School, Madrid, Spain. 1/2003- 9/2003 Technical translator in IMA Technologies, Nantes, France. 9/2002-1/2003 Translator in the translation agency Caractères et Caetera, Rennes, France. 4/2002-9/2002 Collaboration with the translation agency Traducciones Sprint, Spain. 1998-2001 Private teacher of Spanish and English. PUBLICATIONS 2008 La emancipación de las colonias Hispanoamericanas (con I. Cuesta Jiménez, L. Gallego Balsà, I. de Higes Andino y T. Ostolaza Fernández). Published in : http://www.mepsyd.es/exterior/uk/es/consej/es/publicaciones/pptauxi.shtml NIPO: 660-08-050-8: 2008. LANGUAGES AND COMPUTER SKILLS French Bilingual 2002 6th year in the Alliance Française. Vigo, Spain. English Bilingual : Proficiency, sworn translator. Russian High Intermediate 12/2010 Russian Language Certificate. B2.2 level. IC, Moscow. 2010 Test of Russian as a foreign language (TRKI). Level 1 (B1) 2006 6th year in the Pushkin Foundation, Madrid. German Beginners 2000 Grundstuffe 2 in Germany Proficient in MS office, Photoshop and the translation memory tool Wordfast. GENERAL INFORMATION Musician (pianist). Intermediate level by the Conservatory of Pontevedra. Piano and singing concerts. Diving, trekking, cinema, photography.
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Vicky Sullivan - Freelance Ad Design & Graphic Design
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Portfolio samples: http://portfolio.artpixcreative.com/ PROFILE As a seasoned creative design and marketing professional I create visual communication solutions that leave lasting impact and compel viewers to respond. I inspire, motivate, and lead others on my team to do the same. CAREER OVERVIEW I have been steadily employed as a Creative Director/Art Director/Graphic Designer in the field of marketing and advertising for 25+ years. During the first seventeen years of my career I worked with some of the best and brightest in the industry. I learned a lot, won awards, and made many connections and lifelong friends along the way. Those experiences prepared me to help launch and successfully grow a large format printing business in the Madison area from start-up to almost seven million in annual sales with 65 employees in the first nine years. During that time I conceived, directed, designed and produced everything from simple labels to 100+ page catalogs, complex multi-media corporate branding systems, websites and large retail signature environments. I know what it takes to create and grow a brand. On shoe-string budgets I even write my own copy and shoot my own photography. After being closely involved in business strategy, branding, budgets, and ultimately responsible for all aspects of advertising and marketing for this business for so many years I now look forward to having the same positive impact on business in my next venture. CAREER HISTORY/EXPERIENCE 2008 - Present, Creative Director/Owner ArtPix Creative Services Studio, Madison, WI Creative Direction, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography. Concept through file prep and project management of wide variety of marketing support including direct mail, catalog, brand development, retail merchandising, signage, signature environments and web site design for B2B and B2C clients: Wolfe/SubZero, Duluth Trading Co., Michael & Company, CUES, Broder Bros/Devon & Jones, Robert Gaspard Co., Pheasants Forever, Jaeckle Wholesale, Sutter Creative, Human Nature, Zingg Design, Dane Manufacturing, Dane County Credit Union, Greensavers, ZeroSweets, The Printery, Universal Wireless. Privately commissioned works include portraits and fine art paintings. 1998 -2008, Creative Director/Marketing Brandboxx Display Graphics, Madison, WI Responsible for corporate brand strategy and development, creative direction, design and production of all facets of marketing and sales support materials, print and web. Create marketing plans and budgets. Purchase ad space/time with local and national media. Create marketing support materials for clients, concept through press checks. Including art direction, photo direction, graphic design, illustration, image manipulation, retouching, color correction and file prep. Mentor staff of 4-6 graphic designers and maintain pool of freelance designers. 1985 -1998, Art Director/Graphic Designer/Instructor Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI I worked in Institutional Marketing and Public Relations where I was responsible for the concept, direction, design and production of all college marketing collateral and publications, selection of and relations with external graphic service providers, and strategy to communicate cultural diversity. I recommended software/hardware purchases and upgrades for the department. I managed and scheduled multiple projects simultaneously, directed photo shoots and advised press checks. I maintained archive of graphic files and images. I developed and maintained graphic standards and policed consistency across media. From 1985 to 1990 I worked in Instructional Media Services where I supervised and scheduled a staff of 4 graphic designers and student interns and was responsible for the design and production of instructional support materials. I was also a part-time instructor of Graphic Design and Color Theory evening classes. 1980-1985, Art Director/Designer/Production Artist Stephan & Brady Advertising, Madison, WI Concept through art production of direct mail and advertising campaigns. (including photo direction and television spots) Present and sell campaign concepts to clients. Accounts included: Wisconsin Tourism, Madison Gas & Electric, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Oscar Mayer, Bradley Corporation, and Church Mutual. SOFTWARE • Photoshop • Microsoft Word • Illustrator • Power Point • InDesign • Excel • Quark • Acrobat • Dreamweaver • Corel Painter X • Flash AWARDS Madison Advertising Federation– Numerous Addys, including Best of Show 1984 National Association of Technical Colleges – Numerous awards and recognition, 1985-1998 EDUCATION Madison Area Technical College– Madison Wisconsin Associates Degree, Commercial Art/Graphic Design University of Wisconsin– Madison Continuing Education credits in Marketing, Advertising, Business, Art PERSONAL I enjoy biking, golf, photography, painting, interior design, and music. I am honest, dependable, resourceful, creative and have a great work ethic. I’m a goal-oriented self-starter with excellent attention to detail. I always take the high road and go the extra mile. REFERENCES FURNISHED UPON REQUEST
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States