My teaching method is methodical and hands-on. I prefer a workshop type of environment where I instruct, and then the student(s) will draw, with my guidance. The classes are simply meant to help one better their artistic skills and learn new techniques.
I am an experienced artist who has been drawing comics for the past 8 years, and I have been an artist since I was able to steadily hold a pencil. I love sharing my experiences with others and would love to pass on my skills to other people.
C L I E N T S E R V I C E S
I am an experienced and creative customer service professional who is returning to the workforce after raising a family while managing a part-time career in the writing/illustration industry. I’m committed to providing a quality customer service experience, working as a positive team player and transferring knowledge in order to increase team effectiveness and meet organizational objectives. My areas of expertise include requirements gathering, customer collaboration and problem solving. I have a solid grasp of key client service skills combined with developed interpersonal skills which allow me to complete my deliverables successfully.
S U M M A R Y O F Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
5+ years’ experience as a customer service professional in various industries
3+ years’ experience in operating a small business, and managing a freelance career
Core competencies include:
Sales | Inventory | Client Communication| Facilitation | Requirements Analysis | Hiring and Training | Product and Creative Writing | Graphic Design | Virtual & Physical Marketing | Illustration
E X P E R I E N C E
OWNER/OPERATOR, FREELANCE ARTIST, ETOBICOKE/MISSISSAUGA, ON January ’16 –
While working on a freelance career in self-publishing, writing and illustrating, I opened a shared art space for resident artists to participate in a creative, collaborative working environment.
Applied knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office applications to self-publish personal works in comic book format marketed toward youth and adult readers.
Design and setup of display for attending art conventions – managing display of personal work and work of colleagues, as well as point of sale, and marketing for printed work and studio space.
Collaborated with clients to create project guidelines, shared progress reports and worked through editing and reviews until project completion.
RETAIL/CONVENTION STAFF, KITCHENER, ON January ’18 – Present
Management of store and convention representation.
Customer service in retail store environment – point of sale, customer interactions.
Setup and tear down of convention booth, representing comic studio business, point of sale, display and assisting customers with retail inquiries and purchases.
TY TEMPLETON ILLUSTRATION - ON
Independent study under renowned Canadian comic book illustrator and writer, Ty Templeton with focus in human figure illustration, comic book writing, inking, cover design and comic book illustration.
CONFEDERATION COLLEGE - ON
Advanced and Basic credits – QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop
T E C H N I C A L P R O F I C I E N C Y
Microsoft Office/Windows and Macintosh Operating System/Standard Software
Experience with Slack user interface
90 WPM typing speed
Office equipment: fax machines, photocopiers, etc.
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
Point of Sale – Cash, Credit/Debit payment
I N T E R P E R S O N A L S K I L L S
Proficient in graphics programs, use of tablets and drawing surfaces, watercolour paints, markers, pens, quills, and other artists tools and media
Eager, quicker learner able to master new skills efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Excellent customer service and sales skills, friendly disposition and able to recognize and assist in escalated or tense customer service environments
Trustworthy, patient and dependable
Patient and able to work with little supervision or as an inspired team player
Artist and writer
Bright personality interested in creating a positive and collaborative work environment
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