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Artist Management Professional Writer

Baltimore County, MD 21133 asimpson2011@gmail.com apsimpson.webs.com 641-715-3900 #489904

Career Highlights: Non-profit management experience with demonstrated abilities in management, budget management, grant-writing and leadership Educational Specialist with experience in classroom management and design education Volunteer work in foreign service, and various missionary assignments Visual Experience in media working in Film, Print and Television, production experience, marketing

Skill Areas:
Front desk Receptionist experience Budget Management up to $100,000 Visual Artist and Blog design, WordPress platform, social media, Facebook, Twitter, E- commerce Grant-writing, freelancing writer, editing copy Advertising for web, affiliate advertising, Familiarity with light HTML Education, Training , Leadership training Word, Basic Excel, familiarity with basic PowerPoint

Administrative
Efficiently took phone calls for key personnel in organization Communicated with clients needs and was efficient in taking rental payments Entered data and communicated with personnel using email and Microsoft Outlook Scanned sensitive document materials and made copies Used logging system for fed-ex, mail and messengers Exercised good judgment when welcoming and greeting new clients

Developed updated database for silk-screens and printing press using Microsoft Database
Made deposits, handled petty cash

Planned and scheduled board meetings

Ordered supplies and worked with Housekeeping / facilities management for studio upkeep and improvements.
Writing/ Editing/Graphic Design RESEARCH and OBTAIN stats and data for blog, Google analytics and other tracking, Maintain small advertising revenue and responsible for obtaining new advertising and sponsorship, Develop daily content and edit, Design and develop basic HTML design layout operate BLOGGER platform and WordPress ,USE photo editing software and familiar with photo Licensing rules I.E. Getty images etc. Gained small readership and following. Freelance Writer for WARCRY and EEW Magazine, Examiner.com developed new MARKETING materials for non for profit program to

improve branding for company Selected graphic designer for new marketing materials Communicated with printers and key personnel for smooth and effective completion of new brochure, OVERSAW elementary and middle
school students CONDUCTED classroom sessions around art and design, Management/Leadership/Education:

Proven Leadership ability in serving as assistant art coordinator of the Harlem Horizon Art Studio a non-for-profit hospital based art program. Achieved goal of making Harlem Horizon Art Studio a self-supporting non-for-profit program by writing grants and securing donor support for program. Handled Fiscal Budget of $100, 000 for operating costs of program. IMPROVED MORALE of youth who experienced Trauma in the Harlem community. Worked alongside Child Life specialist, PROJECT HEALTH, and social workers to help provide appropriate care for youth in hospital art program. WORKED with Family Care Center in Harlem Hospital Center to provide artistic outlet for youth suffering with HIV and AIDS. Provided parties for youth and worked with Columbia Universitys Office of Community Affairs. GRANTWRITING, REPORTED and SECURED NEW FUNDING in amount of $5000. MAINTAINED COST-EFFECTIVE budget from new sponsors for hiring of new

employee, GARNERED and DEVELOPED new relationships with funders to establish key donor support Wrote end of year reports Used university tracking grant system BLACKBAUD. Wrote RFPs.. HIRED, TRAINED and MAINTAINED COMMUNICATION with hospital studio volunteers, employees and interns. DELEGATED duties such as, ordering of art supplies and facilities management. Assisted fabric workshops at
Museum for African Art and Studio Museum of Harlem OVERSAW elementary and middle school students CONDUCTED classroom sessions around art and design, Followed Baltimore curriculum guidelines. FACILITATED classroom lectures and
ADMINISTERED grades.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: 2011-2012 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, Examiner.com


GENERAL OFFICE CLERK; Office Team ART TEACHER Baltimore City Public Schools; ASSISTANT ART COORDINATOR, Columbia University, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Harlem Textile Works

Baltimore, Maryland

2007/ 2011 2005 / 2006

Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland New York, New York New York, New York

2000 / 2003
1999 /2000

1999 / 1999
1998/ 1998

Independent Artist/ Teacher, Artist Museum for African Art


HBO Productions- Production Assistant

New York, New York New York, New York

EDUCATION:

1997 B.A., Communications, Howard University, Certificate, British American Drama Academy (BADA),
Art Students League of New York, New York, NY Course-Work: Fashion Institute of Technology, School of Visual Arts Internship: Americas Talking, Fort Lee, NJ (currently CNBC) and Elle Magazine Microsoft Word Certificate 1.0 CEU credit

Washington, D.C.
Oxford, England

New York, NY Fort Lee, NJ

Volunteer Work:
Volunteer, Pro-Health International, (TSC) Humanitarian AID Volunteer, Harvest Evangelism, (TSC) Evangelism and Teaching Volunteer, Right Way Ministries, Guyana, (Morning Star Baptist Church) Same as Above Abuja, Nigeria AFRICA

Reynosa Mexico, MEXICO

Guyana, South America

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