© 2017 by Kristen Verbitski

kmverbitski@gmail.com       (609) 510-5204

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RESUME

 

SUMMARY

 

Creative and motivated professional with demonstrated experience in consumer engagement and sales, graphic design, content management, social and print media, and brand development. Thrives working in innovative atmospheres which encourages both opportunity and professional development.

EDUCATION

 

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA        

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography May 2014           


 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

McCluskey Chevrolet – Loveland, OH September 2017-Present

McCluskey Chevrolet strives to go above and beyond to create the perfect customer experience.  In 2017, the company created their first 

ever Vehicle Imaging Studio to provide consumers with a detailed look at vehicles online through the use of state-of-the-art cameras and 

equipment including a rotating wheel. 

 

Media Associate & Lead

  • In alignment with brand, utilize a variety of creative editing programs in featuring automotive fleet

  • Provide oversight and support to (2) team members, including initial orientation, and ongoing training and direction as needed

  • Platforms and programs currently being utilized include but not limited to Adobe Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Bridge, Blackmagic Design, Game Capture and You Tube

  • Throughout course of production, steps include image capture and edit of vehicle, script writing, research of vehicle and industry competition, filming of vehicle and actors (often placing actor in front of car via use of green screen), final edits, and distribution via You Tube

  • Work collaboratively with dealership management in aligning with brand vision and objectives

  • Through the use of images and videography, provide an in-depth virtual look into vehicles to attract new and returning customers

 

International Flavors & Fragrances – Dayton, NJ February 2016-July 2017

IFF is a world-wide manufacturer of flavors and fragrances distributed to companies around the globe.  Headquartered in New York,
the company has facilities in approximately 35 different countries.

Flavor Production Team Member            

  • Position involved precision filling and production of a variety of well-established flavors and scents

  • Maintain safety and quality standards, including appropriate safety equipment and manufacturing practices, to ensure consumers received products of the highest standard

  • The “plant” environment was fast paced, collaborative, and required a significant amount of manual labor. In order to meet our productivity demands, we worked collaboratively as a team to support production and meet targets

  • SAP experience

 

Photogenic Inc. – Philadelphia, PA March 2015-March 2016

Photogenic is a souvenir photography company that works with both the customer and venue to create a fun and memorable experience in an effort to capture an image that will create lasting memories.

 

Supervisor, Sales Photographer            

  • Managed multiple employees at various locations throughout organization, including but not limited to staff development and support, conflict resolution, and technical guidance

  • Position was very service oriented, with significant amount of customer interaction in our efforts to meet their needs.

  • Responsible for guiding team in generating sales, reconciling daily cash flow, and opening/closing duties on a consistent basis

  • Primary technical duties included shooting and editing of creative photography in the midst of very fast-paced environment

 

American Eagle Outfitters – Cherry Hill & Moorestown, NJ May 2011-May 2017

American Eagle is a clothing store that primarily caters to teens and young adults.

 

Sales Associate

  • Involved in designing floor set, product placement, and overall merchandising of high volume items

  • Aligned with company standards and approach in offering excellent customer service and experience to all guests, including our offering of perks and loyalty program

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure environment was positive, upbeat, and consumer friendly in order to generate sales

  • Offer support to customers, including guidance on products and items, during their shopping experience

  • Additional items include new merchandise placement, markdowns, and promotion of featured items and sales


 

PLATFORMS & PROGRAMS

 

  • Adobe Lightroom

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Bridge

  • Darkroom/Photo Lab Film Developing

  • Game Capture

  • Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR)

  • Blackmagic Design

  • Instagram

  • Facebook

  • YouTube

  • Dropbox

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, etc..)

  • Google Drive

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

 

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

Volunteer – Sharonville, OH April 2018-Present          

  • Consistently dedicate time to animals in need, most often utilized to walk dogs throughout community

  • Offer support in compassionate manner that is dually fulfilling for both animal and volunteer