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My goal is to obtain a position in a challenging professional environment in the design industry that inspires creativity and team work, where I can develop and improve my managerial and technical skills.
5273 Kershaw Court Southeast
Smyrna, GA 30080
To obtain a position in the hospitality management industry that allows me to practice in the marketplace the education I am currently receiving and that allows me to integrate my background in order to improve my professional career.
July 2011 – September 2011
Intern – Agency 21 Consulting – Miami, FL
Worked as assistant for Shake Shack’s Restaurant marketing account, their culinary schools involvements, summer camp’s end of the year events, and others. Coordinated Miami Dolphins projects such as, the Kellogg’s/Dolphins partnership by assisting with State registrations and tracking of all promotions of the games. Assisted with the logistics for the New York City Wine & Food Festival 2011 and Gilt City Hamptons Events. Handled all of the Agency’s administrative duties, such as assisting staff with the organization of client meetings, preparations of invoices, administrating contracts, expense reports, digital data, etc.
August 2010 – Present
Freelance Event Production Designer – Ray Productions and Design – Miami, FL
Worked as a freelance event coordinator and designer for social and corporate events in South Florida. Supervised Art Asia tent event in Midtown Miami during Art Basel week, coordinating the culinary stands and creating the event’s design elements such as logos, menus and ads. Coordinated production and vendors relations in Soho Studio events such as MTV’s Latin America art show and Red Cross’ gallery walk. Designed hospitality suites for corporate meetings for TV companies during the NATPE (National Association of Television Programming Executives) events in South Florida.
Production Assistant – Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2011 – Miami, FL
Worked as Event manager assistant for “Fun and Fit” a family at Parrot Jungle Island. Responsible for coordinating and executing the daily important tasks for the student leads. In charge of the Talent transit coordination to the event, coordination with security to have them transported to their show and back to their pick up point after their show and book signing was finished.
May 2009 – April 2010
Production Coordinator – Action Promotional Specialist – Plantation, FL
Worked as the main contact for a marketing and promotional firm as their production coordinator representative with clients and vendors. Created and designed corporate graphic art for clients as well as the firm’s brand. Designed, ordered, coordinated production and delivery with vendors in order to create websites, print, and POP materials for clients. Created and controlled purchase orders as well as client invoices.
May 2007 – February 2009
Art Manager – Bel Incorporated (discountmugs.com – belpromo.com) – Miami, FL
Worked with operations, sales, technology and management on unifying the company and products and how they were presented and communicated to clients. Responsible for Art Department of the two main websites for e-commerce drinkware-printing company that directly involved graphic designers and order-management employees. Reviewed and approved proofs of printed art and copy materials developed by staff members. Managed key accounts, projects and scheduling requirements. Conferred with production department’s heads to discuss client requirements and printing processes to be followed. Trained staff members who developed design concepts into art layouts for printing.
October 2006 – May 2007
Marketing Representative – Octametro LLC. – Miami, FL
Worked as a sales and marketing representative on a firm that designed, developed and created stands for trade shows, events, and merchandising display. Executed marketing research on new business and client opportunities in the South Florida area. Dealt with manufactures and product line representatives. Supervised staff members on the assembly process of the final product and made sure the merchandise display represented the client’s needs. Created and designed the Company’s corporate image and advertisement.
May 2002 – October 2006
Event Coordinator – JV2 Productions – Orlando and Gainesville, FL
Created and coordinated events targeted for the young and Latin community in clubs, restaurants and concert venues of the Orlando and Gainesville area. Directly responsible for the marketing and coordination of vendors for each event. Worked as direct hostess and event manager. Explored new business and client opportunities.
Fully bilingual (Spanish & English)
References available upon request
Both Windows OS and MAC OS
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe InDesign CS5
Dreamweaver and Flash (Basic)
Bachelor in Science Degree in Hospitality Management
Florida International University – Miami, FL – December 2011
Associate in Science Degree in Graphic Design and Technology
Santa Fe College – Gainesville, FL – May 2005
Santa Fe Community College