Stephanie Miles

Stephanie Miles

Non-traditional, Artist, Adventure Writer, and ESL Teacher

Località
Vietri Sul Mare, Campania, Italy
Settore
Design
Attuale
  1. Easy Center,
  2. PuntoLingue,
  3. Inspiration Trips
Precedente
  1. T.E.S.S., LLC,
  2. Yachting industry,
  3. M/Y Walkabout
Formazione
  1. Accedemia Italiana
Segnalazioni4 persone hanno segnalato Stephanie
Siti Web
  1. Sito Web personale
  2. Portfolio
  3. Portfolio
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Riepilogo

Available: Currently seeking freelance opportunities for ESL online teaching, writing, and design work.
Open to relocation for a permanent position at the end of this year's school term (June 2016).

Current and creative:
ESL Teacher in an Italian private language school.
Artist, designer, and art model.
Jewelry designer at sm-gallery.com.
Creator of the online travel guide, art directory, and tour services for artists, creatives, and adventurers at InspirationTrips.com.
Writer of bilingual children's picture books at FunwithLulu.com.

Past professional:
Office and human resources manager for small to mid-size companies, personal service to C-level executives, designer, drafting, food & beverage management, and event planning

Computer Skills:
Windows PC & Mac OS, MS Office Suite, Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Lotus Notes, Act!, Peachtree, AutoCAD, Wordpress, FTP, some HTML & CSS

I have an eye for detail and a passion to help others succeed. I find pleasure in the creation of something beautiful and by leading others in team environments with positive encouragement to succeed in a project's completion.

Specialties:
Organization, attention to detail, creative thinking, problem solving, and social networking. A quick learner for new technologies and software programs. Not afraid of taking risks or trying something new.

Esperienza

  • Teacher of English Language

    Easy Center
    – Presente (4 mesi)

    EFL teacher

  • Teacher of English Language

    PuntoLingue
    – Presente (7 mesi)

    EFL teacher

  • Owner

    Inspiration Trips
    – Presente (1 anno 9 mesi)

    Online travel guide and tour operator. Site launched in 2015, initially tour services are offered in Italy with plans to expand throughout Europe and the United States.

  • Artist/Designer/Jeweler/Writer/Model

    Studio di Mare
    – Presente (8 anni 7 mesi)

    The website was launched in January 2009. The original focus of the website began promoting others through blogging and social media networking. After refining my own specific interests and passions the site now focuses on exploring my own various experiences including creative works, writing, teaching, and art modeling.

    My design projects and interests focuses primarily on jewelry design, blogging, writing, drawing, and painting.

    The Fun with Lulu children's books (http://FunwithLulu.com) began as the subject of my graduate thesis project at Full Sail University completed in 2011. I returned to producing this idea in the summer of 2015 while teaching at various locations in southern Italy during English language 1-2 week full immersion summer camps for Italian children (the first book is currently in development). The picture book and easy reader series will feature Lulu and the stories will be written to be bi-lingual, initially in English-Italian, targeting the ages of 4 years old up to 3rd grade levels.

    Other long term plans include promoting teaching artists in various travel destinations throughout Europe and North America as an attraction for travelers who wish to experience something creative during their vacation or free time during business trips. This project is underway and information can be found at http://inspirationtrips.com.

    For modeling I have experience working as a live nude art model during drawing lessons and for art photography. Artists and photographers interested in working with me should contact me for samples from my portfolio. Due to the nature of other projects I am doing to work with children I am no longer publishing my stage name in association with the modeling works.

  • Office Manager/Human Resources/Special Projects

    T.E.S.S., LLC
    (4 anni)

    Office manager for an electrical marine company specializing in mega-yachts.
    HR management, weekly payroll, invoicing, data entry, budgeting, liason to ICT, WIP reporting, supervising, and training.
    Electrical drafting - AutoCAD, ad design - Illustrator, and web design - SmartSite.
    Consulted with Communications at parent company on branding compliance.
    Accomplishments:
    Implemented numbering system for incoming projects previously unorganized.
    Upgraded record-keeping system for statistical data.
    Initiated company's social media profiles.
    Completed website information for company to parent company's site.

  • Freelance work

    Yachting industry
    (3 anni)

    Hired as needed for typical stewardess duties on motor yachts, private estates, and shipyard daywork.
    Often hired as chief stew for special events and also managed longer term assignments organizing and maintaining interiors of multi-million dollar private yachts and mansions.

  • Stewardess/Deckhand

    M/Y Walkabout
    (2 anni 3 mesi)

    Solo stewardess for retired live-aboard couple (70% of the year).
    Travel itinerary included Florida, Bahamas, and U.S. Eastern Coast up to Maine.
    Duties included food and beverage service, personal assistance, inventory, provisioning, interior and exterior maintenance, watch keeping and deckhand duties.
    Accomplishments:
    For the avid art collectors, I managed the packing, transport, and installation of all works onboard (over 200) to the owner's home during sale of yacht.
    First personal website developed during my travels to share with family and friends of photos taken and personal stories of my experiences using tethered mobile data connections when wi-fi was often unavailable.

  • Executive and Sales Assistant

    Coastal Canvas Products Co., Inc
    (4 anni)

    Created drawings for production of awnings and canvas goods to be manufactured.
    Computer administrator, website maintenance, and archiving photography.
    Assistant to president and support for sales team including: obtaining sales lead information, preparation of quotes and work orders of new sales, locating information, and maintaining schedule for production. Assisted in taking orders, pricing, and design layout for industrial covers as needed.
    Research of company's products and services to better assist customers with their needs.
    Maintained inventory of maintenance supplies and miscellaneous canvas products sold directly to public.
    Spokesperson for television media interviews.
    Accomplishments:
    Created a new production schedule format in Excel to replace an outdated program originally created in Nutshell Plus.
    Learned and customized the database layout in Act! for maintaining contact leads and running sales and performance reports on a weekly and monthly basis.

  • Member

    Tybee Arts Association
    (3 anni 1 mese)

    A local art association whereby each member was required to work a minimum number of 8 hours each month in the association's gallery.

  • Jewelry Repair - Sales

    Levy Jewelers
    (2 anni 11 mesi)

    Assisted customers with jewelry and watch repairs, created occasional custom designs sent to in-house jeweler at a high-end, fine jewelry retailer.
    Provided support on sales floor as needed and ran daily sales reports for accounting.
    Participated in annual inventory of all merchandise.

  • Galleries Office Manager

    Savannah College of Art & Design
    (2 anni 5 mesi)

    Worked with students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists to coordinate art shows, receptions, and gallery events.
    Created and maintained schedule for art shows in twelve on-campus and other off-campus venues.
    Organized annual art shows for venues on- and off-campus, specialized shows for student, alumni, faculty, and staff works, and provided support for other traveling art shows both on campus and at international venues.
    Art handling for student, professional, and masters works.
    Special events planning and management.
    Assisted buyers during artwork sales.
    Supervision of work-study students and interns.
    Favorite Accomplishment:
    Researched and pulled together all info required for favored annual show, when during the week before the opening reception the key contact professor passed without providing the required information regarding student works, having left all works unlabeled and unorganized. The show was then dedicated to the beloved professor.

  • Member

    Society of North American Goldsmiths
    (4 anni 1 mese)

    A professional organization for arts & crafts jewelers.

  • Co-op Advertising and Signing Coordinator

    Belk Department Stores
    (6 mesi)

    Produced co-op billing and in store signage for area stores.
    Provided assistance to art director for print ad layouts.

Formazione

  • Accedemia Italiana

    non-degree seeking, Jewelry Design (Spring 2013), Italian language

    From Jan-May 2013 I took new and refresher classes in Jewelry Design along with Italian Language while living in Rome, Italy.

    Attività e associazioni: AltaRoma Fashion Week 2013

  • Full Sail University

    MFA, Media Design

    Online program, Graduation date - July 1, 2011

  • Savannah Technical College

    , AutoCAD

    AutoCAD

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University

    Continuing education - Italian language course

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    BFA, Metal & Jewelry Design

Progetti

  • An Italian private tour company

    Consulting and marketing manager for an Italian tourism company to develop, update, and promote a network of websites with business partners, handle English-speaking client connections, grow business, and produce sales by engaging through online client relations, social media, blogging, and personal networking. Monitored company reviews on TripAdvisor and achieved client satisfaction in the event of a low or negative rating. Worked with business partners and suppliers to develop new services and market areas. Vetted new tour guides for English competency and requested client feedback during trial period. Team and schedule management of 20+ Italian employees.

    Membri del team:
  • Emerald Coast Wine School

    Data di inizio

    Created new logo, website in Wordpress, Facebook fan page, and brochure for local wine school. Advised client on use of Wordpress and Facebook for blog and social media updates.

    Membri del team:
  • Endless Summer condo renovation

    Renovation and updates to interior of beach condo built in the 1980s.

    Membri del team:

Lingue

  • Italian

    Conoscenza base

  • English

    Conoscenza madrelingua o bilingue

Corsi

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University

    • Italian (conversational)
  • Corso individuale

    • Italian (Scuola Romit)

Competenze

Interessi

Segnalazioni

Un’anteprima di quello che i membri di LinkedIn dicono di Stephanie:

  • Stephanie was a delight to work with. High energy, positive attitude, punctual, and took direction well. Would not hesitate to hire her again.
  • Stephanie is in my Master of Fine Arts in Media Design program at Full Sail University. Over the time that we have been in class together, I have found Stephanie's design work to be excellent. She provides constructive suggestions for me and other classmates to help us improve our work. Stephanie took the initiative to build a Facebook group for the students in both sections of the MDMFA program to display their work so we can all benefit from each other's suggestions. That group is attended by the majority of the students in the program, and we find it helpful to receive suggestions before submitting it to the teacher. I have found Stephanie to be a valuable addition to my professional network.

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