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Amy Shelton

Freelance photographer and artist working in the Greater Chicago Area.


Northern Illinois University
 Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Photography, 2012 – 2017

Activities and Societies: Fine Arts House, Conflict & Creativity: The Impact of War on Art Themed Learning Community, Prism (LGBTQA student-run organization), Panchromatic Art Collective, Green Paws Environmental Alliance (Green Paws), Illinois Lakes Management Association NIU Student Subunit


Honors and Awards

Northern Illinois University Centennial Scholarship
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Amy Shelton Photography Freelance Photographer
September 2010 - Present 
Greater Chicago Area

Though my freelance jobs, I've worked to accurately and beautifully document:
-fine art exhibitions
-live performances
-product photography

I've done photo-retouching for adverting campaigns and private businesses and collaborated with musicians to design album artwork and promotional posters.

Gingerella: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Service Cleaner
July 2018 - Present 
Chicago, IL
-Cleaning residential houses and apartments
-Handling special requests from clients
-Ensuring organization and cleanliness thought various houses
-Maintaining professional relationships with clients
-Sending clients invoices
-Handling scheduling conflicts
-Notifying clients of any repairs required

Thai Pavilion Manager
May 2017 - August 2018
Dekalb, Illinois
 -Supervising FOH Staff
-Handling customer inquiries and complaints
-Interviewing and hiring staff as well as onboarding new employees
-Handling register transactions
-Assisting serving staff
-Promoting the Thai Pavillion culture and values and history of Thai food
-Overseeing and ensuring proper procedures for daily opening and closing
-Processing Invoices
-Generating and updating social media content, restaurant emails, & large catering orders

Northern Illinois University -Research Interviewer
February 2018 - July 2018  
DeKalb, IL
-Conducting telephone interviews for the Illinois Department of Public Health Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
-study Scheduling appointments with residents
-Completing scripted health-related questions
-Recording and Annotating residents' responses
-Documenting and Reporting Coded Responses to the Research Study Team

Starbucks- Barista
June 2016 - October 2016 
Bartlett, Illinois
-Promoting the Culture, Values and Mission of Starbucks.
-Maintaining a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events to keep store operating to standard and to set a positive example for the shift team
-Following Starbucks operational policies and procedures, including those for cash handling and safety and security, to ensure the safety of all partners during each shift.
-Anticipating customer and store needs by constantly evaluating environment and customers for cues
-Communicating information to manager so that the team can respond as necessary
-Contributing to positive team environment by recognizing alarms or changes in partner morale and performance and communicating them to the store manager
-Delivering customer service to all customers by acting with a customer comes first attitude and connecting with the customer. Discovers and responds to customer needs
-Providing quality beverages, whole bean, and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all recipe and presentation standards. Follows health, safety and sanitation guidelines for all products 
-Maintaining regular and punctual attendance.
-Maintaining a clean and organized workspace so that partners can locate resources and product as needed.

Pita Pete's - Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant Associate
July 2014 - August 2015 
DeKalb, Illinois
-Customer Service -Generating Social Media Content on Instagram and Facebook
-Preparing, Cooking, & Baking -Food Delivery
-Register Transactions -Inventory Coordinator
-Maintaining a Clean and Safe Work Environment
-Making Repairs to Faulty Appliances

Ace Hardware - Associate
May 2011 - August 2013 
-Providing Customer Service
-Handling Register Transactions
-Assisting Office Manager
-Filed and Faxed Invoices
-Handling Late Payments
-General Store Maintenance

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