Andrew Tolentino

2316 Seedling Lane, Dallas, TX 75287 469.231.1217 andrew.tolentino@gmail.com Objective
Niche communications specialist pursuing professional growth in an innovative, client oriented environment

Professional Experience
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores - Dallas, TX August, 2010 - Present Framing Associate  Consulting guests on custom framing orders in a high volume retail environment  Operating a comprehensive ordering system in conjunction with Point of Sale software Pegasus News - Dallas, TX July, 2010 – Present Intern, Writer  Covering local arts and entertainment via multimedia methods for an online news hub Smart Circle International - Plano, TX January, 2010 – May, 2010 (Contract Job) Logistics Project Coordinator  Communicated with an aggressive outside sales force to coordinate multi-regional marketing efforts Priceless Legacy Company - Dallas, TX April, 2009 – November, 2009 Operations Specialist, Writer  Played a multi-functional role at the startup custom publishing company with responsibilities ranging from account management to copy writing  Ghost-wrote the book, Your Priceless Legacy to promote the small but gritty startup business Beckett Media - Dallas, TX September, 2006 – April, 2009 Assistant Editor  Promoted from E-Commerce to write editorial content, review products and create entertaining, informative content for online and print publications  Brainstormed creative concepts and worked with a team of editors and designers to meet tight media deadlines for the top authority on sports card collecting E-Commerce Development Team  Promoted from Direct Sales to provide customer service and develop a new online collecting experience  Frequently communicated with customers on a daily basis by phone, email and message boards  Wrote various copy, including a revenue-generating humor column entitled, “Hey, Look What I Found!” Direct Sales Account Executive  Managed and maintained direct relationship with retail magazine clients

Other Experience
   Actively involved in the Dallas visual arts community through gallery exhibitions and charity events Co-Founded The Kunstallationists, a duo dedicated to displaying local art at commonplace businesses Performing and taking improvisational comedy classes at Dallas Comedy House

Special Skills: Copy writing, Editing, AP Style, WordPress, Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft
Office, Vocus Public Relations Software, Constant Contact, Mac and Windows Operating Systems

Education
University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies, Minor in English Graduated May, 2006