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ALLISON P. SIMPSON BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND 21133 asimpson2011@gmail.

com
Website: apsimpson.webs.com LinkedIn Resume : http://bit.ly/WGHRGU Home: VM: 641-715-3900 #489904

WRITER ADMINISTRATOR VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST


Building relationships with organizations through the communication arts
Proven experience in non for profit management in the arts with demonstrated abilities in budget management, donor acquisition, grants management and leadership. Educational Specialist with classroom management skills and design education. Cross cultural communication through foreign assignments specializing in humanitarian aid and education. Visual Communications Specialist with production experience in developing projects for Film, Print, Television and Web platforms. Good written communication skills in the area of content writing for Print and online media. CORE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Training , Leadership Grant Writing Budget Management up to $100,000 Education Visual Communications specialist (Print and web) WP, Blogger platform Written communication , Editor, online publications Art Direction Presentation Design Social media, Facebook, Twitter, Ecommerce Advertising for web, Affiliate advertising Familiarity with basic HTML Word, Basic Excel familiarity with PowerPoint Front Desk Receptionist Outlook SkyDrive Google DocsCloud basics Meeting Scheduler Typing 39 WPM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Writer, Independent Contractor, Various Assignments 2012-Present Freelance writer for various online and print publications, including Examiner.com, EEW Magazine, and WARCRY magazine. Worked on content for articles on wide range of topics including womens interest, self-improvement and career and job advice.Blogger for multiple online publications, maintained small advertising revenue and uploaded daily content for posts and responsible for photo editing and minor Web design. Maintained advertising for blogs, via Commission Junction and other sources Edited photos and general layout for sites, Research Stats and contacted key sources for daily content Used light HTML, PicMonkey and other graphic design and photo-editing software 2007-2011

General Office Clerk, Office Team

General Administrative help for various offices in the Baltimore, Maryland Area. Operated multi-line phone/switchboard. Entered data and communicated with personnel using email and Microsoft Outlook. Scanned sensitive document materials and made copies Took phone calls for key personnel in organization. Communicated with clients and exercised good judgment when welcoming and greeting new clients. Efficient in taking rental payments in real estate office
2005-2006

Art teacher, IEP AIDE Baltimore City Public Schools Art teacher for Waverly Elementary school in Baltimore, served 5 thru 8 grades.

Assistant Art Coordinator, Columbia University 2001-2003 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, secured new donor support in amount of $5000 Wrote grants and secured donor support for program. Responsible for Fiscal Budget of $100, 000 for operating costs of program.

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. Reviewed RFPs for possible new donors 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. Spearheaded collaboration 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. HIRED, TRAINED and MAINTAINED COMMUNICATION with hospital studio volunteers, employees and interns. DELEGATED duties such as, ordering of art supplies and facilities management. Managed end of year fundraiser alongside Columbia University office of Community affairs Curated and organized art workshops with Faith Ringgold and organized collaboration with RUSH arts for exhibition of youth artwork. Maintained Mural Program and communicated with Amsterdam news and Columbia University press for PR about program Oversaw Art Direction of marketing materials and new program brochure, including hiring new graphic designer, worked alongside Columbia University printing department to ensure smooth and timely process
1999 /2000

*** Administrative Assistant, Harlem Textile Works Provided admin support for local silk-screen and fabric printing workshop for artist and teens

Independent Artist/ Teacher, Artist Museum for African Art


HBO Productions - Production Assistant 1998

EDUCATION
1997 B.A., Communications, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Oxford, England New York, NY

Certificate, British American Drama Academy (BADA)


Art Students League of New York

ALLISON P. SIMPSON BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND 21133 asimpson2011@gmail.com


Website: apsimpson.webs.com LinkedIn Resume : http://bit.ly/WGHRGU Home: VM: 641-715-3900 #489904

WRITER ADMINISTRATOR VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST


Building relationships with organizations through the communication arts
Proven experience in non for profit management in the arts with demonstrated abilities in budget management, donor acquisition, grants management and leadership. Educational Specialist with classroom management skills and design education. Cross cultural communication through foreign assignments specializing in humanitarian aid and education. Visual Communications Specialist with production experience in developing projects for Film, Print, Television and Web platforms. Good written communication skills in the area of content writing for Print and online media. CORE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Training , Leadership Grant Writing Budget Management up to $100,000 Education Visual Communications specialist (Print and web) WP, Blogger platform Written communication , Editor, online publications Art Direction Presentation Design Social media, Facebook, Twitter, Ecommerce Advertising for web, Affiliate advertising Familiarity with basic HTML Word, Basic Excel familiarity with PowerPoint Front Desk Receptionist Outlook SkyDrive Google DocsCloud basics Meeting Scheduler Typing 39 WPM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Writer, Independent Contractor, Various Assignments 2012-Present Freelance writer for various online and print publications, including Examiner.com, EEW Magazine, and WARCRY magazine. Worked on content for articles on wide range of topics including womens interest, self-improvement and career and job advice.Blogger for multiple online publications, maintained small advertising revenue and uploaded daily content for posts and responsible for photo editing and minor Web design. Maintained advertising for blogs, via Commission Junction and other sources Edited photos and general layout for sites, Research Stats and contacted key sources for daily content Used light HTML, PicMonkey and other graphic design and photo-editing software 2007-2011

General Office Clerk, Office Team

General Administrative help for various offices in the Baltimore, Maryland Area. Operated multi-line phone/switchboard. Entered data and communicated with personnel using email and Microsoft Outlook. Scanned sensitive document materials and made copies Took phone calls for key personnel in organization. Communicated with clients and exercised good judgment when welcoming and greeting new clients. Efficient in taking rental payments in real estate office
2005-2006

Art teacher, IEP AIDE Baltimore City Public Schools Art teacher for Waverly Elementary school in Baltimore, served 5 thru 8 grades.

Assistant Art Coordinator, Columbia University 2001-2003 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, secured new donor support in amount of $5000 Wrote grants and secured donor support for program. Responsible for Fiscal Budget of $100, 000 for operating costs of program.

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. Reviewed RFPs for possible new donors 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. Spearheaded collaboration 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. HIRED, TRAINED and MAINTAINED COMMUNICATION with hospital studio volunteers, employees and interns. DELEGATED duties such as, ordering of art supplies and facilities management. Managed end of year fundraiser alongside Columbia University office of Community affairs Curated and organized art workshops with Faith Ringgold and organized collaboration with RUSH arts for exhibition of youth artwork. Maintained Mural Program and communicated with Amsterdam news and Columbia University press for PR about program Oversaw Art Direction of marketing materials and new program brochure, including hiring new graphic designer, worked alongside Columbia University printing department to ensure smooth and timely process EDUCATION
Washington, D.C.
Oxford, England New York, NY Volunteer Work Abuja, Nigeria AFRICA Reynosa Mexico, MEXICO

1997 B.A., Communications, Howard University,

Certificate, British American Drama Academy (BADA)


Art Students League of New York Volunteer, Pro-Health International, (TSC) Volunteer, Harvest Evangelism, (TSC)