Friday, January 22, 2010

MY RESUME

Danielle A. Alexander

12977 SW 30 St, Miramar, FL, 33027

Mobile: (814) 203-3187

Email: d_aalexander@hotmail.com

An adaptable and creative individual with the drive to obtain work experience and develop skills.

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVMENTS:

· One Year Customer Service experience in Banking

· One year Administrative Assistant

· One year Accounts Receivable

· One year Internet Marketing

· One Year Graphic Design for Signs

· Six months Fashion Photography

· Six months Event Photography

Excellent communication skills. Capable of working on my own as well as with a team.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Picture Perfect Events, Bay Shore, New York September 2009- Present

Independent Contractor

· Assisted a team at events providing party services and the production of company marketing material.

Stanford International Bank, St. George’s Antigua May-August 2007 and 2008

Administrative Clerk

· Executed internal banking transactions using company software and provided customer service.

Leeward Islands Lottery Co. Ltd, St. John’s Antigua June 2006–August 2006

Administrative Assistant

· Assisted the company with administrative and clerical tasks.

SignCom, St. John’s Antigua June 2004–September 2004

Apprentice Graphics Artist

· Assisted with the design of business billboards, banners, signs and other advertisement and personal paraphernalia, clerical tasks and administrative duties.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

BLOG: http://dannyasia.blogspot.

TWITTER USERNAME: DasiaTheNomad

On Campus Work Experience:

Pages Printing Services, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA January 2006- April 2009

· Assisted Four (4) supervisors and manager with University-based projects for an average of 30+ customers consisting employers, faculty and students, face-to-face and via telephone calls on a daily basis.

- Supervised printing of exams, university and student bills, student projects, booklets, pamphlets and other important documents (1 page to approximately 500+ pages per job,) to avoid printing errors such as paper and color defects, proper document alignment etc, thus producing quality, accurate and legible finished products and improving my eye for detail.

- Assisted and supervised the preparation of projects to the specification of the customer using the shrink wrapping, folding and stapling machinery reducing damage and improving the presentation of finished products.

- Delivered packages and documents throughout the University to ensure customers received printed documents and packages in a timely manner no matter the weather to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

- Filed documents and receipts for manager and supervisors in alphabetical and numerical order to ensure quick access to documents.

- Stocked and labeled inventory according to the type of paper, envelopes, cards etc, to maintain order and ease accessibility in the storage room.

EDUCATION:

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA (August 2005- May 2009)

B.S.B.A in Personal/Corporate Finance G.P.A 3.18/4.0

ACTIVITIES/AWARDS:

Financial Management Association Member (Fall 2006-2009)

Leadership Institute Community Service (Fall 2006-2007)

· Organized community service activities and assisted in organizational events

Clarion International Association Member (Fall 2005-2009)

· Coordinated and organized cultural events with International office directors

Dean’s List Recipient (Fall 2005 & 2007)

HOBBIES: Photography, Swimming, blogging and reading

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and basic comprehension of French.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Artistic Quotes


"Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind". Louise Nevelson
(Photography by Joel Barrett)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Learning Begins

Thankfully, I've had the chance to work with some very good photographers in New York, offering assistance with lighting, carrying equipment, updating files, actual styling and make-up advice and whatever other assistance the photographer needs. Also, modeling and learning about the basics on photo-editing using Light-room and Adobe Photoshop Cs4. I must say the pay-off has been extremely beneficial. Now that I am in Miami, FL, pursuing more career opportunities, I hope to have that same luck finding photographers that I can work with and learn a great deal.





The pictures above are from my very first photo-shoot. It was located just below the Brooklyn Bridge. An area where, I believe, many great pictures whether from novice or professional photographs have been taken. The photographer I worked at the time was an acquaintance from my university. I believe she's a perfect example of photographers with a passion because she basically taught herself everything. To this day, her work keeps getting better and better, so when you are looking out for me, look out for her as well (Candita Robertson of C.Lyte photography) We started off by doing test shots. I was the subject to test the lighting since the model was getting ready at this time. ( I am the girl in the black shirt and coloured scarf). I must say I still have it in me! LOL!! After that, the photographer asked me whether I had anything to add to the model's make-up or style which turned out to be minimal but made a big difference. She was engaging me in the process which is one thing I really enjoyed. I felt apart of the team rather than just the person controlling the lighting! The actual picture taking process showed me how comfortable with the camera you have to be. You need to be open, not afraid to get your hands dirty. To get a great shot, you must be on the ground, in the grass, up in the model's space, face...do what you have to do get that shot. It's very important because the end product is YOUR work.

The second and third photo-shoots I was able to book simply by taking a risk and going on craig's list. I searched for a photographer who was willing to train and work with me for free. It seemed like that day was my lucky day cause that was the very 1st post that I saw and applied. I sent the photographer a few of my images and she contacted me within a day saying that she saw that I had a passion.

It turned out that she was a photographer from Spain, Laura Dominguezv, looking for someone who was also interested in learning. She's awesome! I've never worked with anyone as energetic and creative as her! She taught me more about the importance of lighting, the risks you need to take to get a good shot, and a photographers movements, artistic direction and vision. She always mapped out what she wanted her photo-shoots to look like, the location, time of day, and how she wanted to go about the shoot. Each shoot had a sort of story line.
With her, I had the opportunity of directing the model(s), giving ideas on different types places to shoot at the location, positioning of models. She has a lot of vision! The picture on the left with the model in in the hat was my very first time working with her. I'd always remember 2nd shoot we had on the roof of her apartment. The male model was on the edge of the roof and the female model was standing up on the edge putting the heel of her shoe in his mouth. I had to hold the female model's hand making sure she does not fall to her death. My heart was literally racing, overcoming my fear of heights and the fact that someone's life was in my hand. These are some of the pictures from that day. They are my favorite. Here are three of Laura's shots from that day...



They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I believe it is because of the experiences one has undergone taking that shot. Whether it is the thoughts going through one's head, the environment, person or people that you have to encounter and the constant flow of inspiration coming from all areas! It really is a story.

Thanks for reading!!


Dannyasia The Roamer :)