The Resume

Maker, manager, community planner, & design aficionado

January 1, 2011 – Present
Eugene Barnett & Associates (etsy site)
A new design atelier, at the core of Eugene Barnett is the concept of adapting principles of the fashion industry to the homewares market. The haute couture informs the ready-to-wear while the r-t-w funds the couture. This is not the democratization of design; it is the distribution of wealth across concepts. EB&A looks to introduce artists to the mechanisms of the design market as an alternate venue for work and a potential source for funding future projects.

2008 – 2010
MBA Graduate Student
Stuart Business School, Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois
Concentration: Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Enterprises

Consultant – Product Development
Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center
Chicago, Illinois
Working with the center’s career development and art staff, I designed and manufactured “organic” furniture concepts based of the American and Western European tradition of tramp art. Other projects included designing and manufacturing custom displays for local fashion boutiques.

2006 – 2008
Resident Head
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
I advised 65 undergraduate students. The university’s housing administration appoints advanced graduate students, faculty, and/or staff members to act as mentors to young students entering a demanding university environment. The program required a mix of skills including: event coordination, conflict resolution, & general counseling, and mentoring. My artistic and operational skills were utilized to great personal satisfaction as the design/build adviser for the 2007 & 2008 MacPierce Scavenger Hunt team.

2005 – 2007
Warehouse & Logistics Manager
Atlas Galleries
Chicago, Illinois
I was responsible for directing all facets of fine art handling/shipping, framing, installation, and inventory. This includes prioritizing schedules, negotiating with supply and shipping vendors, equipment upkeep, and maintaining an inventory database. Additional responsibilities consisted of organizing set-up, catering, and staffing for bi-monthly events at either of the company’s two galleries. My accomplishments included implementing:
1. A computer-based system of sales status codes which allow immediate and more accurate tracking of pieces from the sale to the delivery
2. Packaging/shipping standards that reduced damage claims by almost 60%
3. Improved management of gallery shows allowing gallery directors more time to focus on clients, thus increasing sales

2002 –2005
Lead Preparator
Pagoda Red, Asian Antiques
Chicago, Illinois
My responsibilities consisted of facilitating all aspects of shipping and installation of Chinese and Tibetan antiquities in private and public settings. This entailed organizing the production schedule, crew, and equipment necessary. Further responsibilities consisted of inventory control (warehouse), infrastructure maintenance (computers, showroom, warehouse, and transportation), supply ordering, and upkeep of the online inventory database. My accomplishments included a reorganization of warehouse space, resulting in increased sales due to better accessibility to, and tracking of, inventory. Furthermore, the restructuring of tool and supply storage resulted in a vast reduction in lost equipment and redundant ordering of materials.

1999 –2002
Graphic Designer
Catch the Moment Digital Photography
Houston, Texas & Chicago, Illinois
I developed and maintained the graphics department of a digital photography solution company offering clients a unique event and tradeshow marketing tool with a high retention rate. My responsibilities included creating custom client-specific designs, event management, personnel training, and technical support. Clients included: The American Heart Association, Toyota, The Houston Symphony, Shell Oil, Houston Rockets, and American Red Cross.

1998 - 1999
Exhibits Fabricator
Children's Museum of Houston
Houston, Texas

1997 - 1998
Coordinator of Project Development
AmeriCorps: Serve Houston Youth Corps
Houston, Texas
As an Americorps coordinator my responsibilities focused on the development and management of community enrichment projects. These efforts culminated in over 6,000 hours of volunteer community service, assisting 60 Houston area agencies. Further responsibilities consisted of writing, filming (video and photography), and editing for the organizational newsletters and video yearbook.

1994 - 1997
Shop Technician
Kansas City Art Institute Technical & Design Shops
Kansas City, Missouri

2007 – 2010
Stuart School of Business, IIT, Chicago
Masters of Business Administration
Concentration: Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Enterprises

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Sculpture,
Graduated May 1997: Summa Cum Laude

Computer Hardware & Software:
    Adobe CS5 (expert)
    Wide array of digital imaging equipment (details available upon request)
        Hand Building
        Wheel Throwing
        Slip Casting
       Gas-Firing ((10)
       Oxy-acetylene and MIG welding
Public Speaking
Volunteer Coordination
Community Development

KCAI 2011 Art & Design Auction + Emerging Artists Exhibition & Sale
Kansas City, MO

2008 – 2010
The Opie Gallery, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Kansas City, MO

PearlFest, Fundraising event for Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center
Chicago, IL

2008 – 2009
D’Marie Gallery
Paola, KS

1000 Cubic Feet of Space
Public/Guerilla Art (Chicago Lakefront)
Chicago, IL

Attention Orange, DalArts(Troy Swangstu / Alex Whitney Gallery)
Kansas City, MO

Modern + Design +Furniture (MDF), Hosted by Design Within Reach & TENbyTEN Magazine
Chicago, IL

Untitled: Taft to The Studio, solo show at Dal Arts (Troy Swangstu / Alex Whitney Gallery)
Kansas City, MO

Camp Image Node, Burning Man Festival
Black Rock City, NV

Camp Image Node, Burning Man Festival
Black Rock City, NV

Soular Grooves 6th Anniversary Concert w/ Groove Collective, The Engine Room
Houston, TX

Soular Sessions w/ Dj Sun & Chicken George, Café Brazil
Houston, TX

Camp Image Node, Burning Man Festival
Black Rock City, NV

Slide Jam, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Houston, TX

2010 – 2011: Bridgeport Citizens Group, Director
2008 – 2010: Stuart School of Business, IIT Student Council
2006 – 2008: University of Chicago, Undergraduate Student Housing Resident Head
2004 – 2007: Lillstreet Art Center, Ceramics Studio Technician
2000 – 2004: Camp Image Node - Burning Man, Logistics and Projections
1999 – 2001: Professional Photographers of America Member
1999 – 2001: Pixel Magic Photographic Systems, Product Advisory Board Member
1995 – 1996: AICAD New York Studio Residency Program, Fellow

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