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Person: Elvira Gallegos

Elgin, Illinois 60120

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Elvira Gallegos



Email: egnetworking@gmail.com



JOB OBJECTIVE:



Seeking a challenging and exciting opportunity where I am allowed to take ownership of my job. An opportunity where my work skills can be applied in the graphic design field such as, designing, creating and developing brochures, catalogs, ads, flyers, website maintenance etc. A position where I can assist with decision making, organizing and managing projects from start to finish. I would like to utilize my MS Office, Adobe CS, QuarkXPress and basic HTML skills to their fullest.



WORK EXPERIENCE:



2009-2009

Team Comfort, Bloomingdale, Illinois

Marketing Manager of Business Development



Combination of Graphic Design/Marketing Coordinator/Advertising. Over see all marketing and promotional activities. Design, develop and create all marketing/advertising materials and e-mail blasts with company objectives. Website maintenance. Create and implement a marketing schedule and budget designed to consistenly promote the company efficiently. Cultivate a process to test and review the effectivness of each promotion. Responsible for marketing company's products and services to the right market whether it be business to business or business to customer. Manage all aspects of production, reciept, and distribution of marketing materials. Achieve consistent and timely marketing coverage utilizing all available distrubution channels. Conduct market research to identify potential opportunities. Analyze potential strategic partner relationships. Tradeshow preparation. Other duties.



2006 – 2006

Avalon Risk Management, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Marketing Assistant



Design and create artwork for ads, brochures, trade publications, newsletters, tri-folds, fliers, handouts, t-shirts, etc., utilizing Adobe CS, QuarkXPress and Acrobat. Create the “Quest” newsletter in MS FrontPage and distribute to internal and external clients as E-Mail blasts. Also create PowerPoint presentations and format, create and modify documents in Word as well as create, format and modify training materials for internal and external use along with designing, creating and modifying corporate marketing materials. Assist with trade show preparations. Additional projects and tasks as needed.



2004 – 2005

B & F Technical Code Services, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Marketing Assistant



Designed and created covers, artwork and ads for brochures, trade publications, newsletters, tri-fold brochures, flyers, course guides, etc., utilizing QuarkXPress, Illustrator and Photoshop for B & F Tech and The Building & Fire Code Academy (a subsidiary of BF Tech). Placed created ads in various trade publications and on promotional gifts. Answered caller/email inquires regarding placing ads. Maintained client database and templates and provided marketing research. Ordered and processed mailings for promotional gifts, went out on the field with inspectors to take photos, website maintenance, created PowerPoint presentations with sound and animation, other duties as assigned.



1998 - 1999

ForceField Marketing Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois.

Marketing Coordinator



Contacted clients to book demos for promotions of food products, entered survey data into Filemaker Pro database, tracked product shipments, gathered and submitted product data to clients via email, agency correspondence, other support functions.



CONTRACT & FREELANCE WORK:



2007 – Present

Graphic Design (Freelance):

Sheerly Elegant: Half-page Ad

Orbitz WorldWide: T-Shirt Design

Signature Doctors: T-Shirt Design



Contractors providing contracting services while searching for permanent employment.

Sun Consultants:

CDW: Administrative Excel Work - Marketing Department

Digitalpeople:

J.S. Paluch: Production Artist

Salem Group:

American Academy of Dermatology: Administrative Assistant – Meetings & Conventions Department

Village of Schaumburg: Data Entry - Finance Department

Northfield Industries: Data Entry



2000 - 2003

Snelling, Superior Technical Resources, Fellows Staffing, OnSite, Adecco & Office Team:

Contractors providing contracting services while searching for permanent employment.



Assignments have included:



ABN Amro: Administrative Assistant to Managing Director – Global Head of Foreign Exchange

GE Capital Commercial Finance: Administrative Assistant to Senior VP - National Restructuring Department

Spiegel: Administrative Assistant - Corporate Marketing / Merchandising

Kimball Hill Homes: Administrative Assistant to CFO - Finance Department

Facilitech, a Service of EcoLab: Administrative Assistant -Sales Department

Harding Environmental Science & Engineering: Administrative Assistant - Accounting and Marketing Department

Sears, Roebuck & Company: Buyers Assistant - Tools and Hardware

Riverside Publishing: Human Resource Assistant

ACNeilsen: Executive Administrative Assistant to Marketing Executive - Marketing Department



Work / Tasks:

Executive calendar / email maintenance, travel arrangements, schedule conference rooms / meetings, create itinerary / correspondence, set-up interviews, extract data from company websites / vendor information systems, report generation, internet research, handle confidential information, maintain account listings, fulfill customer inquiries, process sales orders, other support functions.



WORK SKILLS:



• PC Windows

• MAC

• WordPerfect

• Word

• Excel

• Access

• PowerPoint

• MS Publisher

• FrontPage

• PageMaker

• QuarkXPress

• Illustrator

• Photoshop

• InDesign

• Image Ready

• Acrobat

• FileMaker Pro

• Lotus 1-2-3

• Lotus Notes

• MS Outlook



Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS

Portfolio: www.coroflot.com/egallegos



PHI THETA KAPPA Honor Society

Rho Kappa Chapter, Elgin Community College



EDUCATION:



Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois:



Associate of Applied Science Degree: Web Site Design with High Honors

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Computerized Graphic Design with Honors

Associate of Applied Science Degree / Office Administration Technology - Executive Secretary



Basic Vocational Specialist Certificate: Adobe Creative Suite with High Honors

Basic Vocational Specialist Certificate: Web Design with Honors



Associate of Applied Science Degree / Office Administration Technology - Executive Secretary

Vocational Specialist Certificate / Office Administration Technology - Executive Secretary

Basic Vocational Specialist Certificate / Office Administration Technology - Word Processing with Honors

Basic Vocational Specialist Certificate / Office Assisting with Honors

Basic Vocational Specialist Certificate / Management - Marketing

Basic Vocational Specialist Certificate / MOUS Word Preparation with Honors

Basic Vocational Specialist Certificate / MOUS Excel Preparation with Honors



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