Seamstress at Nightengale Needles
Arts and Crafts | Greater Pittsburgh Area, US
I have worked in many genres of customer service & customer relations: retail, foodservice, helpdesk, incoming and outgoing phone bank, fundraising, and more. I have performed excellently in all of the above.
Currently, I work for myself with goals to expand my single-proprietorship business to a degree that it can support me comfortably without taxing my ability to keep up with its demands, so that I can retain the time and mental space to continuously creatively innovate by way of new product lines, new approaches, and new artistic fascinations.
Specialties: interpersonal communication, computer proficiency, teachability, ability to instruct, motivation and personal drive, intuitiveness, professionalism, prudence, planning
2010 - Present
Artists Alley Department Head / Katsucon Entertainment, Inc.
I run the Artists Alley at the anime & Japanese culture convention Katsucon, annually held in February near D.C. This is a volunteer position.
2009 - Present
Seamstress / Nightengale Needles
Nightengale Needles is my one-woman small sewing business, specializing in stuffed animals and geek couture for fans of Japanese animation, American pop culture media, and video games of all types. Commissions are available on a seasonal basis, during which time I can produce for you anything from a hammock for your cat to a gown for your wedding.
Data Entry, World History Department / University of Pittsburgh
I work under Professor Patrick Manning in data entry and website management in projects relating to current world-historical publications and discussion, and nineteenth-century shipping data regarding the trade of opium.
IT Helpdesk / Carlow University
Customer service and support, in person and over the phone. Equipment check-in. Troubleshooting, software repair.