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  • Allison Makowski

    Virtual Creative & Administrative Specialist Since 2009

    Michigan, MI

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES My administrative services include: all clerical, accounting and purchasing jobs. PRESENTATIONS I create PowerPoint templates for your future use. One time presentations and can also spice up one you may already have. BRANDING Refreshing your current brand or creating a whole new one with logos, contracts, website, email marketing and the works? I am your girl! I especially like to work with start-ups and small companies. PRICING Every new job will have a $50 administrative or creative fee plus a flat rate fee that will be discussed at time of service. Revisions are free no matter what and small changes are 15.00 each such as adding a new employee to your existing business card order for print. I do this because each job is different and everyone has their own circumstances. All printed material is shipped directly to you and the fee for printing will be quoted before work begins. FORMS Every business needs forms to operate. I can do them all quickly and exactly how you want them. I enjoy doing them as well. PEACE OF MIND All quotes, invoices and contracts are easy to read and understand. You work is tracked by the our and reported on daily. You are the boss of your project which means no feelings are hurt and all work is approved by you before proceeding to the next step.

Work Samples

  • Campaigns & Ads - Print

  • Posters

  • Product Magazine Ad

Work History

  • Virtual Assistant Since 2009 and an Executive Asst. my entire life

    • Red Unicorn Media
    • Jan 2009 - Present (8 years 11 months)

    Hi. I'm Alley and I have been specializing in Administrative & Creative work remotely since 2oo9 although I have been an executive assistant my entire life working for brands such as Rolling Stone. I have obtained my BFA and have excellent references. Sometimes you just need to get a letter written, a report organized, a flyer or brochure created or a PowerPoint presentation spiced up. I'm the "go-to" girl for this and it is what I rock at. I also excel at being able to accomplish things that others say they cannot do such as re-creating your logo so it prints well. I work with state of the art equipment and have any program you may be working with. All your files creative or not are kept secure and are your sole property when the project is complete. Finding someone reliable and trustworthy can be a daunting task. Not anymore! Call me today at 517-518-1554 I have advanced skills in the following programs as well:

    Photoshop (including advanced retouching skills)
    Microsoft Publisher
    Shopify (ecommerce)
    PowerPoint (exceptional presentation skills)
    Unilock Landscaping 3D
    Email Marketing Software such as Constant Contact
    Wacom tablets
    PC and Mac Proficient
    Advanced Photography

    With these programs combined a Bachelors degree and 20+ yrs. of administrative and marketing skills I can help you meet your goals with a well-rounded mix of experience.

    ***My turn around time is 72 hours or less! But I love red hot emergencies so if you need it same day just let me put the fire out.

  • Admin

    • Hatch Stamping and Assembly
    • Feb 2014 - Oct 2014 (8 months)
  • Social Media & Design Intern

    • Boss Dev
    • Nov 2009 - Mar 2010 (4 months)

    Collaborate with Art Directors on current projects to find out their needs and achieve project-based deadlines

    Update and manage client Facebook page to maintain companies branding message

    Use social media skills to drive brand awareness on the web to clients website and media outlets such as Facebook.com, Youtube.com and Myspace.com

    Resolved emergencies for account directors so they achieved more time with their clients

    Research “web presence” of clients brand image and report back

  • Assistant promoted to Office Mgr.

    • Rolling Stone Magazine
    • Jul 2006 - Oct 2008 (2 years 3 months)

    Collaborated with Acct. Directors on current marketing projects to find out their needs and achieve daily and weekly deadlines

    Guided assistant in game plan according to priority and deadline

    Improved and simplified filing system and data entry procedure

    Resolved emergencies for account directors so they achieved more time with their clients

    Trained assistant on company software

    Created PowerPoint presentations as requested

    Arranged meetings, kept daily/weekly schedules to improve time-mgt. for directors

    Updated reports & marketing information on current and past clients

    Created sales binders full of marketing initiatives when publishers were visiting

    Worked with corporate office to meet expectations of our satellite office

    Took meeting notes for company wide meetings

  • Faculty Assistant - Contract

    • Walsh College Of Business
    • Jan 2006 - Dec 2006 (11 months)

    • Supported student development
    • Took initiative and used problem solving skills when needed
    • Enhanced personal development with small business courses

  • Directors Assistant - Contract Position

    • Hachette Filipacchi Media
    • Apr 2006 - Jun 2006 (2 months)

    Edited proposals in PowerPoint

    Helped manage time for account directors

    Taking meeting notes and keeping schedules

    Organized client contact information creatively

    Answered phones along with basic office assistance

  • Marketing & Advertising Assistant

    • Walsh College
    • Jan 2006 - Jun 2006 (5 months)

    Supported student development

    Took initiative and used problem solving skills when needed

    Data Entry and basic office skills

    Enhanced personal development with small business courses

  • Telemarketer

    • Goodman Venegas Insurance Agency, Inc
    • Sep 2005 - Dec 2005 (3 months)

    Design flyers, forms and letters for Direct Mail Campaign

    Attended trade shows as company representative

    Created appointments through cold call marketing techniques for direct mail campaign

  • Artist & Food Demonstrator

    • Trader Joe's
    • Jan 2005 - Sep 2005 (8 months)

    Created handmade sign art and murals

    Initiated cross-training in all departments

    Enticed people to try exotic foods through in-store food demonstrations

    Learned about specialty diets and helped inform people of them

    Created daily menus

    Stock and cash register assistance

  • Customer Service

    • First American Title
    • Apr 2002 - Dec 2004 (2 years 8 months)

    Simplified information architecture with customized company documents

    Increased speed of resolutions to clients by cross training

    Trained new representatives on company culture, values & software

    Learned to be patient and understanding while solving problems

  • Loan Originator

    • TCF Bank
    • Jan 2001 - Apr 2002 (1 year 3 months)

    Closed 2nd Mortgages on residential homes

    Conducted home appraisals

    Cold Calling and other aggressive marketing practices


  • Institute of Design & Technology

    • BFA Graphic Art, Marketing & Design
    • 2005 - 2010
  • Oakland Community College

    • Associates Social Sciences
    • 2004 - 2004