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Mary N. Clohisy

Artist
Hudson
Summary
  • Dedicated MOA Nordstrom customer since opening day,1992. Passion for fashion & art. Time spent styling and sharing brand recognition and trends with private clients. Would love to create a great experience visually for Nordstrom. My strengths; I am artistic, inventive and have an insatiable interest to learn new skills and satisfy or exceed expectations.

Overview
4
4
years of post-secondary education
18
18
years of professional experience
Work History

Artist

Self Employed
2013-07 - Current

Specializing in all mixed media formats. Painting, drawing, collage. Using pastel, acrylic, oil, chalk, charcoal, ink and pencil. Sales through commission, Instagram and Facebook.

Experience with DIY assembly and construction of projects for design and displays. Comfortable handling drills, sanders, saws, etc.

Pursuing technical classes to learn more about computer assisted art skills.

Literacy/Reading Skills Specialist

Minnesota Reading Core
2011-08 - 2012-05
  • Created a "tool bag" of visual props to increase students vocabulary and letter recognition skills. Customized games and books for language and ethnicity relevance. Implemented use of current student interests using relevant materials to enhance enthusiasm and success.
  • Built positive and productive relationships with teachers to drive improvements in preschool classrooms.
  • Developed data driven goals and plans for achieving each target.

Small Business Owner : Beaditudes Bracelets

Self Employed
2000-08 - 2005-08
  • Developed a non-profit to raise money for local grade school. Effectively starting a popular trend. Resulting in a surge of visible school pride.
  • Created a patented design and added new variations according to customer input and merchandising of world events and school themes.
  • Completed adjustments and repairs as needed to promote longevity.
  • Professionally staged jewelry using special lighting and artistic style and signage. Eye-catching displays attracted customers to the merchandise easily.
  • Used heated tools to bend and solder materials.
  • Met the donation goals and covered all business expenses.

Third and Fourth Grade Teacher

Highland Park /Wayzata School Districts
1986-06 - 1989-06
  • Supported student enrichment by designing relevant games and learning centers. Capturing student interest with colorful, artistic and popular trendy appeal.
  • Taught cooperatively with all grade level teachers as a team.

Sales Associate/Designer Handbags

Saks Fifth Avenue
1985-08 - 1987-08
  • Recommended specific products and exclusive designer merchandise to customers. Aligning with individual needs, special requests and specifications.
  • Engaged with customers to effectively build rapport and lasting relationships.
  • Organized racks and shelves to maintain store visual appeal, engage customers and promote specific merchandise.
  • Enhanced product presentations and visual merchandising aesthetics. Recommended highlighted accessories and complementary purchases with up-selling strategies.
Education

Bachelor of Arts History, English, Art

Hillsdale College
1981-08 - 1985-05

Master of Arts Education

National College Of Education
1985-09 - 1986-06
Skills

Small business merchandising

Creative visual art

Logo creation

Merchandise display

Self-employed artist

Timeline

Artist

Self Employed
2013-07 - Current

Literacy/Reading Skills Specialist

Minnesota Reading Core
2011-08 - 2012-05

Small Business Owner : Beaditudes Bracelets

Self Employed
2000-08 - 2005-08

Third and Fourth Grade Teacher

Highland Park /Wayzata School Districts
1986-06 - 1989-06

Master of Arts Education

National College Of Education
1985-09 - 1986-06

Sales Associate/Designer Handbags

Saks Fifth Avenue
1985-08 - 1987-08

Bachelor of Arts History, English, Art

Hillsdale College
1981-08 - 1985-05