Kaitlin Cudaback Administrative Professional

Tacoma, WA

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I have desire to obtain full or part time work that will allow me to use and strengthen my professional abilities, while contributing to the success of an ethically responsible company. I am ambitious to use my many skills to maximize productivity in such work environments.

Work Experience
Public relations assistant; MDN / Moribund Records; Jan 2015 – Present; Port Orchard, WA
• Generate descriptive album text for New Release Solicitations and Graphic Sales Sheets; Proofing and editing of own work and others’, familiarity with word and graphic templates (re-use and generation).
• Press release creation and publication for new releases, label and artist news, and monthly newsletter.
• Social Media maintenance and interaction across multiple platforms; creation of uniform marketing and entertaining content; video production and editing.
• Public relations assistant and business to business communication; Strong interpersonal relationship skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Digital and print design (flyer, poster, ads, etc.) utilizing a grid-system for layout, typography, design hierarchy, designing with gutters, bleed, and margins; employ developed concepts to suit specific guidelines while working within budget constraints.
• Web-store merchant interfacing; maintain inventory and receive new products, supervised and unsupervised generation of graphic web banners (static and animated), website and web-store visual and user interface, proficient in basic HTML coding.
◦ Programs/Equipment: Microsoft Word, Excel, Quickbooks Pro, all major social media platforms (Instagram/Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr), Miva Merchant, Mailchimp, Video/image and animation creator studios (Roxio, Wavepad, Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady)

Certified In-home Childcare; Private Families; Jan 2014 – Jan 2015; Tacoma, WA
• Provided Quality safety and care for young children in a stimulating and creative environment; Preparation of meals, tend to hygiene, provide safe transportation to and from outdoor activities, assistance in homework proofing and reading/writing and science skills focused educational activities.
• Daily observational journaling for progress reporting; monthly written progress assessments for parents/guardians; record noteworthy progress updates by video or audio for parent/guardian review.
◦ Programs/Equipment: Word processors (notepad, MS Word), physical and digital calendar/planner

Remodel Technician and Finish Carpenter; A & D Remodel; Feb. 2013 – Feb 2014; Tacoma, WA
• Provide exceptional home and business remodel to general public.
• Insulating, sheet rock (start to finish), light carpentry and framing, tile cutting and placement, painting interior and exterior, roofing and roof repair.
◦ Tools/Equipment: Circular and reciprocal saws, PPE, hand drills, hammers, measuring and framing tools, tile saw, ladders, pneumatic ‘gun’ tools.

Legal Assistant; Law Offices of Mark C. Wagner; Jan 2006 – Jan 2013; Tacoma, WA
• Light claims management and reception, heavy calendaring and schedule upkeep, records and requests, maintenance of confidential files.
• Generation of professional legal correspondence, familiarity with form letter templates (re-use and generation), proofing and editing of own and others’ work.
• Typing from dictation, transcription of medical and legal information into various legal templates; creation of graphic presentations for focus groups.
◦ Programs/Equipment: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook Express, PowerPoint

Window Restoration Technician; Bear Wood Windows; Aug. 2008 – Mar. 2009; Tacoma, WA
• Restoration and manufacture of wood window frames and decorative items, glass installation/glazier, stripping and painting shashes.
◦ Tools/Equipment: Putty knives and pneumatic ‘gun’ tools, circular and reciprocal saws, PPE, hand drills, hammers, measuring and framing tools, stripping and cleaning supplies, ladders.

Glass Art apprentice – novice; Brand-O Glass; 2004 – 2006; Eugene, OR
• Obtain raw materials, preparation of materials into forms for daily use, provide in-shop support to multiple artists and assist in their direct sales. Daily assistance in maintaining production schedule. Maintain exceptional customer service to individual and wholesale customers in need of specialty products.

Education & Skill Set
I am a 2006 high school graduate from Springfield, Oregon. I graduated with honors in Graphic and Glass Arts. I am an individual with strong work values and ethics. I have a well varied work history and am available for any hours. Due to my artistic background and interests, I am a unique candidate for any professional position, bringing the proper energy and creative solutions to maximize productivity In my current occupation as direct assistant to the owner/operator of an independent record label, my work tasks are well varied yet require the same level of professionalism and dedication to detail that any administrative career demands. I am able to meet daily deadlines, work under pressure and maintain confidentiality while providing satisfactory customer service.
I am also a freelance writer, public relations assistant and graphic content generator (physical and digital posters, flyers, business cards, etc). In my spare time, I engage in transcription of audio and video for closed captioning and written publication of spoken materials, as well as apothecary and gardening. I am able to type 67 words per minute, have an incredible vocabulary and I am confident in my proofing and editing skills. I take great pride in my work, which is well reflected in my professional attitude.

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