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I'm an artist/illustrator from Charlotte, NC. I've worked the last 16 years in the retail field, most recently as a store manager for a big box arts & crafts store. I've since walked away from it to pursue what has always made me happy, illustrating! As many of you familiar with the field probably know, it's a difficult field to be familiar with. That being said, I think all you can do is roll the dice, hope for the best, and keep on trying at it. I'll be going back to college this Fall to finish up my BFA in Art. Until then, I'll be working odds and ends jobs and building up my portfolio.

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Illustration Charlotte, NC
Home improvement Charlotte, NC
More About Me
Art (duh)
Landscaping
Hardscaping
Interior Design / Renovation
Tiling (like floors and walls)
Home improvement in general
Work Experience:
DAVID WILEY

14443 CATHERINE MILLER DRIVE CHARLOTTE, NC 28273 • 704-609-1393 • D_WILEY78@HOTMAIL.COM

OBJECTIVE
The opportunity to grow professionally while using my business experience to contribute to the success of my next employer in a new and challenging field.
EXPERIENCE
MICHAELS STORES, INC 10/1997-4-2009 Charlotte, NC

STORE MANAGER, 3/2005-4/2009
• Responsible for directing all store functions including sales and market growth, cost control and inventory management, staffing, and customer care in a crafts and décor store surpassing $3 million annually
• Visualized and executed an extensive restructuring of the physical layout of the store to alter customer traffic patterns and improve sales in underperforming areas.
• Coordinated three straight year-over-year comparative sales increases
ASSISTANT MANAGER, 10/2003-3/2005
• Supervised store operations, human resources, new-hire orientation, company audit compliance, and all seasonal merchandising
• Assisted the store manager in team-building endeavors, associate growth and performance planning
• Exceeded projected scores on all audits and loss prevention tours performed by corporate visitors
DEPARTMENT MANAGER, 7/2002-10/2003
• Maintained product inventory counts within art department to ensure a high in-stock level at all times
• Coached and trained part time associates in daily store operations
• Attended to customers’ needs as the acting manager on duty
LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE, 9/1999-7/2002
• Conceptualized, created, and continually updated effective displays throughout the entire store
• Assisted in all merchandise resets on a weekly basis
• Serviced customers through product knowledge and background
EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
• Candidate, Bachelor of Fine Art; Illustration Concentration. Expected graduation 2009
INTERESTS
• Kitchen and bath renovation, hardscaping and landscaping outdoor areas, and illustration (rendering photographs as well as seque
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dave w is located in Charlotte, NC and has the following skills: Illustration, Home improvement
Art / Creative, Home / Domestic
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Illustration

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I always wanted to pursue graphic art growing up. As many people like myself wanted in college, I hoped to draw comics and graphic novels. While I would still love to do that, I've found as deep of an appreciation for ALL areas of art and illustration. Additionally, I've taken numerous gallery internship courses and have a good sense of hanging / installing artwork in spaces ranging from a living room to a formal gallery.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Candidate, Bachelor of Fine Art - Illustration Concentration. University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Expected Graduation 2009.
Years Experience: 20

Home improvement

Category: Home / Domestic
Description
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 5