Creative Resume

Alison Midstokke

New York, NY 10034

email: alisonmidstokke@nycmail.com

website: www.AlisonMidstokke.com

 

 

Professional profile

A creative, resourceful, dedicated individual with experience in several assistant and internship positions within the entertainment industry as well as 5 years of experience in other administrative assistant positions. Holds a B.A. in Fine Arts of Science and regularly participates in volunteering events as a Motivational Speaker for myFace / National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (NFFR). Energetic and flexible, excels at simultaneously managing multiple tasks with high-quality results due to outstanding organizational abilities combined with an enthusiastic personality. An imaginative, self-motivated woman capable of designing innovative creations with unique style.

 

 

Entertainment Industry Experience

 

Dec 2013 – Jan 2014

Stylist (Project), KISSK, New York, NY

  • Maintained communication with all participants including the artist, the photographer and designers to exchange relevant information, participate in showroom fittings and assist in preparing the photoshoot
  • Conducted thorough research on current trends and designed four innovative trend boards for the client

 

Nov 2013 – Feb 2014

Costumer Designer’s Assistant, Six Word Productions, New York, NY

  • Assisted the Costume Designer and the Director by preparing various clothing items and dressing actors
  • Worked with associate producers on setting up backgrounds on a daily basis
  • Purchased multiple items including garments, accessories and fittings according to production needs

 

Jun 2013 – Jun 2014

Wardrobe / Costume Director (Freelance),That’s my Father’s Productions, New York, NY

  • Communicated with the production team and other companies to verify and complete orders
  • Conducted trend research to devise appropriate items and assisted in implementing selected designs
  • Assisted the Director by managing the production wardrobe and dressing the cast in a timely manner

 

Jul 2008 – Nov 2008

Handbag Designer (Internship), Scott Adam Designs, New York, NY

  • Communicated with overseas factories to order additional items and check the progress of existing orders
  • Developed innovative mood boards and swatch booklets for clients
  • Examined current trends in the field to maintain up-to-date knowledge and design presentations

 

Jan 2007 – Mar 2007

Designer’s Assistant (Internship), Cari Borja, Oakland, CA

  • Assisted in cutting, patternmaking and sewing garments to be sold in retail
  • Designed flats and fashion illustrations

 

 

Volunteerism

 

  • Motivational Speaker (Jun 2014 – date)

myFace / National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (NFFR) – Young Professional Board

  • NFFR Volunteer / Races for Faces organizer (May 2012 – Jun 2014)

National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (NFFR)

  • Chair Raffles / Donations, Reel Women on the Reel, Bottomless Closet (Jan 2013 – Jun 2013)            

 

 

Education and qualifications

 

Bachelor of Arts

Fine Arts of Science, The Art Institute of California, San Francisco, CA (2008)

                                                                                     

Achievements:

  • Honor / Dean’s List
  • Nominated for Best Portfolio (2008)

 

 

Other Working Experience

 

2014 – present

Administrative Assistant, Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings (OATH), New York, NY

  • Working diligently to perform various clerical duties including maintaining an up-to-date appointments and meetings calendar, receiving and delivering messages on behalf of judges, answering telephone calls, responding to requests for additional information and sending reports to the Environmental Control Board (ECB) on a weekly basis
  • Managing evidence and properly preparing cases to be adjudicated by judges
  • Maintaining evidence and correspondence confidentiality in compliance with relevant laws and regulations

 

2012 – 2014

Computer Analyst Assistant, Department of Sanitation, New York, NY

  • Performed administrative support duties including keeping meticulous records of files and documents, handling employee checks and reporting important information to supervisors
  • Ensured accuracy of various data and documents such as employee participation in orientation and training sessions by adding and updating information in the system

 

2010 – 2011

Computer Analyst Trainee, Department of Sanitation, New York, NY

  • Contributed to daily operations by printing and scanning documents, maintaining accurate archives, assisting supervisors with projects and communicating with employees to acquire additional information

 

 

Further skills

 

I.T. & Technical

Proficiency:

MS Office; Photoshop; Outlook; Special Motion Parts;

AIMS; NYCServe; Adobe Illustrator; Type 81 WPM

Languages:

English