23-year-old Design & Marketing enthusiast. Born in Mexicali, Mexico but relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 5. As the first member of my family to attend college, I decided to major in Marketing Business. I was a Communications and New Media Magnet student throughout high school – Which is probably what influenced me to pursue Marketing. Since a very young age, I started exploring alternative digital art mediums. I started attending a Photography workshop in El Centro, CA, which then resulted in having my work displayed and honored at a city event in Calexico, CA. Approximately around the same time, I began experimenting with graphics, I started designing my own backgrounds / wallpapers for Myspace back when it was popular, discovering this alternative art medium opened up endless possibilities for self expression. I decided to enroll myself in a Graphic Design course at Designio School of Graphics and Design in Mexico and get certified. My mother has always been supportive of our entrepreneurial nature. Growing up, we were either assisting her artistic projects, whether it was sketching a mural, creating decor for a wedding, we were somehow involved. Throughout the years, I’ve had the opportunity of testing out several business ventures through my mothers unique vision. I helped her develop, strategize and design her first second-hand business back in 2013 / 2014. It all started with a couple of chocolate bars and cold Chicago winter, when I had developed my own small ‘business’ idea. Years later and I still continue to get involved creatively with great friends and projects. Some of the things I enjoy are late night runs in the park, yoga and spending time with my two Shih Tzu’s. If I’m not working at my part time job I’m probably working on something creative, reading marketing / brand books, attending workshops. My goal is to eventually become a Marketing Director.
Leslie A. Fuentes
7635 Lankershim Blvd. Apt #3
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Mobile: (818) 987-2712
Administrative Assistant with 3+ years of professional experience handling confidential tasks and making routine office tasks as efficient as
possible. Proven managerial capability and cost-cutting abilities, while maintaining high standards and achieving company goals. Aiming to
leverage my work experience and abilities into an available role at your company.
Shift Lead / Cashier
Flamebroiler (Tatlex Inc. and Mid-day Café Inc.) March 2014 – January 2015 (10 Mos.)
Originally hired at Flamebroiler Franchise location in Sherman Oaks by previous ownership, The Mid-Day Café. This particular Flamebroiler location serves up to 200-300 people a day. As a result of constant demand, especially during the morning shift, management decided to hire me to work as Cashier. During my employment there, I continuously took initiative to learn every aspect of operating a restaurant, which eventually led for a raise. The location was then sold to Tatlex Inc. and the founder Joseph Karamian decided to keep me as a result of my flexibility with work and admirable work ethics. At this point, I was able to operate the store with little to none supervision. I helped the owner and Hiring Manager, recruit and train potential employees, redesigned the employees schedules, managed and organized inventory, strategized the team’s goal for the day/week.
Marketing and Admin. Assistant / Internship Coordinator
Insomniac Events June 2010 – October 2014 (4 Yrs. & 4 Mos.)
During the Summer of 2010, I was invited by the Marketing Department’s Coordinator to help assist their team at one of the company’s most profitable festivals, Electric Daisy Carnival. I was initially brought on board as a volunteer in their Guest Services booth throughout their festivals; which only lasted about a month since I quickly became a paid promoter for an approximate of 10 months. As a result of constant contribution, the Marketing Coordinator offered me an Internship position at their Los Angeles headquarters. During my internship, I assisted the department with Data Entry, Market Research, Media Partnerships, Customer Service, as well as meeting arrangement and scheduling. I then began developing creative content for the company’s Social Media Platforms. As my work started to get recognized by the departments’ Management, they decided to hire me as a Marketing and Administrative Assistant. I designed and managed the Social Media content calendar, developed creative segments throughout accounts, analytics, collaborative partnerships, research, copywriting and editing. Increased traffic engagement by 70% and an saw an overall activity increase of 87% – After presenting management with an internship program strategy, I was allowed to hire interns. I recruited and coordinated internship schedules, administrated the students’ work, liaised between departments and student talent.
Independent Marketing Contractor
Street Elements Marketing September 2011 – Dec. 2013 (2 Yrs. & 4 Months)
While working for Street Elements Marketing Founder David and Supervisor Harold Peters, I was able to experience working for several admirable companies. Just to name a few, I had the honor of working for Monster Electronics, The NBA, Ciroc, Sprint, and Cash Out. From assisting Street Elements with preparing tradeshow booths to helping coordinate models at networking / branded events, working for them really helped develop skills I would later use as a Junior Marketing Consultant.
• Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
• Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, CC / Cs6)
• Quickbooks, Google Drive + Wallet etc.
• Business Development
• Competitive Analysis
• Staff Evaluation
• Project Coordination
• Evaluation of Target Markets
• Proven Leader, Team Builder and Motivator
• Coordinating teams of 60 – 100 staff members at a time
• Bilingual (English & Spanish)
Present GPA: 3.0
Current Classes: Critical Thinking, Personal Development, Philosophy
Los Angeles Valley College (2012 – Present)
Goal: A.A Marketing Business (Transfer)
Ulysses Grant High School (2006 – 2010)
Goal: High School Diploma (Graduated)
Additional Experience & Certifications
FrutiFresca Inc (2015)
• Temporary project based position as a Client Services Manager.
• Managed Bookkeeping, helped digitalize files, managed vendor accounts.
TechWeek LA (2014)
• Communications & Media Volunteer.
• Assisted Management and Operations with setting up a day prior to event, helped with Guest Services and Tickets.
Los Angeles Valley College (2014)
• Administrative Assistant for official Art & Creative committee at LAVC.
• Helped arrange meetings, hosted fundraisers, organized enriching trips to galleries.
Heal The Bay (2013 – 2014)
• Collaboration between Night Owl Relief and Heal The Bay.
• Official Graphic Designer and Team Coordinator.
Los Angeles Valley College Extension (2015)
• HR Assistant Certification.
Flamebroiler (Tatlex Inc.)
Joseph Karamian & Tatiana Karamian
Address: 5160 Vineland Avenue #107, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Contact: (818) 508-6767
Flamebroiler (Mid-Day Café)
Address: 4954 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Contact: (818) 784-3000
Address: 9441 West Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Contact: (562) 396 – 8839
- adobe creative suite
- art sales
- brand development
- brand management
- character animation
- content marketing
- content strategy
- coordinating art galleries and sales
- creative direction
- customer conversion
- customer service
- data entry
- digital marketing
- line sheets
- market research
- merchandise development
- private label sourcing
- product assortment planning
- project team management
- revenue recognition
- social media
- supplier sourcing
- tech packs
- trend forecasting
- video blogging
Los Angeles Valley College
- 2014-2016 Marketing Business, Associate's degree
Los Angeles Valley College
Human Resources Management, Certificate
Spring 2015 certification program.
UCLA Extension Corporate Education & Custom Programs
- 2015 Business Administration Certificate with Concentration in Marketing
Manuel Cohen Alvarado
PA to highly acclaimed photographer Manuel Cohen (http://www.manuelcohen.com). I’ve assisted Mr. Cohen with hospitality arrangements, such as arranging travel, visas and accommodation. Helping Manuel execute projects, from arranging meetings to finalizing invoices, I am responsible to deliver assigned tasks as efficiently as possible. I’ve also had the opportunity of handling talent recruitment for several of Mr. Cohen’s digital imaging clients.
Client Services Manager
Responsible for managing vendor accounts and creating relationships with potential customers. Manage warehouse and factory stock levels. Assisted and liaise with customers, suppliers, FrutiFresca executive staff. Maintained a close relationship with distributive businesses, took product orders, invoiced and fulfilled requests.
Originally hired at Flamebroiler Franchise location in Sherman Oaks by previous ownership, The Mid-Day Café. This particular Flamebroiler location serves up to 200-300 people a day. As a result of constant demand, especially during the morning shift, management decided to
hire me to work as Cashier. During my employment there, I continuously took initiative to learn every aspect of operating a restaurant, which eventually led for a raise. The location was then sold to Tatlex Inc. and the founder Joseph Karamian decided to keep me as a result of my flexibility with work and admirable work ethics. At this point, I was able to operate the store with little to none supervision. I helped the owner and Hiring Manager, recruit and train potential employees, redesigned the employees schedules, managed and organized inventory, strategized the team’s goal for the day/week.
Originally got involved with Insomniac Events as a seasonal event promoter. Eventually scored an internship and within a couple of months got officially hired to manage interns and social media accounts. I got the opportunity of reestablishing the strategy of the program. Managed the internship opportunities for the Marketing, Design, and Social Media departments. Created and coordinated assignments with interns. Brainstormed content ideas and contests for Tumblr / Pinterest. Contributed to the development and execution of several segments across social media.
Segments: Behind the glitz, Kandi Culture, Wear it Wonderland, Second Spin, Hoots Of Wisdom, Tips & Tricks, Crafty Corner.
Street Elements Marketing
Independent Marketing Contractor
Assisted with the execution of effective, creative marketing contests, programs and promotions to align with current marketing strategies. Help manage booth presentations with promotional items targeting specific demographics, from award events to national tours. Clients include Monster Electronics, NBA All stars, BET and Sprint.
Marketing campaign to help promote the after hours for Exchange LA.
Social Media Intern
Contributed with seasonal online promotional content and assisted with graphic design.
Marketing & Sales Intern
Responsible for the visual display and maintenance of the store. Assisted with the production and management of art galleries/events during the internship. Coordinated the sales between artists, gallery and customer for ‘Sweet Tooth’ by The Hundreds.
- 2010-2011 Sales Associate