Resume

Objective 
 
I seek to obtain work related experience and general knowledge about the magazine industry and related projects through a practical and creative internship. By doing this, I hope to better understand the magazine and publishing industry from as many levels as possible. To apply what I am learning in the classroom to a real life situation. I am looking forward to a challenging and rewarding internship, filled with invaluable experiences.  

Work Related Experience 
 
Toronto Star  
Contributing writer for the Shop It section, appearing Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Toronto Star 
Article submissions two times monthly; short write ups of interviews with owners of boutique or speciality stores
 

The Soko; www.thesoko.com

3 month internship with possibility of future employment 
-TheSoko.com is a lifestyle website providing readers with advice, information and opinion.  Our readers turn to us for accessible content that is practical, leading-edge and entertaining

-2 times monthly, for the style section 
 
Other 
 
Freelance Costume Designer
 
May 2009 – present  
for small productions in the Toronto area, including stage and film medium, allows for me to construct my own work schedule, both challenging and fun; demands focus and organization; relationship and social networking skills; garment construction

 
Band Assistant  
July 2008 – present

band assistant for internationally renowned violinist, Dr. Draw – helped during summer tour with sales (band merch, CD, tickets) hand out flyers to crowd during shows, help transport equipment (shows included: Buskerfest, Beaches Jazz Festival, Taste of Little Italy, Taste of the Danforth, Nuit Blanche, L’Oreal Toronto Fashion Week, TIFF) www.drdraw.ca, www.alchemyentertainment.ca 
 
 Model  
September 2008 
Tested new hair products, an eighties inspired shoot for Tina Ad; Photo shoot for Headlines Salon and Spa, tbf in Salon Magazine , Stouffville, ON
www.headlinessalonspa.com 

Server  
April 2004 –July 2008  
Il Fornello Restaurant, Richmond Hill, ON  
 
Education
Ryerson University Chang School of Continuing Education   
September 2009 – present  Magazine Publishing Certificate – (expected) 
Ryerson University Chang School of Continuing Education  
January 2009 – April 2009  History of Arts and Scenography – Certificate Credit granted 
Ontario College of Art and Design  
August 2009 Intensive Summer Portfolio Program – Certificate granted 
Ontario College of Art and Design   
May 2007 Silk Screening course- Portfolio Clinics   
Holy Cross Catholic Academy High School 
September 2001-June 2005 – OSSD granted

 

Skills
Detail oriented, strong command of the English language both written and oral, excellent phone manners, excellent sense of people, efficient, multi-tasked, versatile, flexible, patient, thinks quickly, calm in stressful situations, meets deadlines, reliable, quick to learn, great positive attitude, open to new things

Computer skills include working with Microsoft XP/Vista, Microsoft Office/word/excel, Internet, email, blog, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and other numerous applications 
Can operate both Mac and PC with ease. 
 
Interests
Fashion, art, traveling, blogging, sewing, cooking, reading, writing, people, music, anything social, art galleries, museums, ballet, shows, theatre, learning, etc 

author of 2 blogs;  
http://www.catonahottinrunway.blogspot.com, http://www.johnnywearsplaid.blogspot.com/ 

website, to showcase my experimental fashion line “LORD BYRON kustom” apparel 
http://lordbyronkustom.wordpress.com/  

Member of TFI (Toronto Fashion Incubator) – a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fashion entrepreneurs

References 
Available upon request.

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