Alec Winmill

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Client Relations Intern Absolute Marketing Group Spring 2009 Moorhead, MN •Developed problem solving skills to help reach marketing objectives •Performed tasks relevant to the creative process including research and execution for projects •Served as a support system to the agency’s award winning creative team when asked for fresh ideas Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, emphasis in Advertising Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), Moorhead, MN May 2009 Crew Supervisor Cass County Vector Control West Fargo, ND Seasonal, 2004-Present •Supervised a crew of eight field aides and the trucks, off-road vehicles, and other equipment used (roughly $250,000 in property) to reduce the local mosquito population •Planned and implemented a mosquito abatement plan with a $1,000,000 budget for pest management supplies and equipment •Collaborated with local government officials, including the mayor of Fargo, on mosquito control and public health issues on a regular basis. •Money saved from this job was used to pay for 50% of at school expenses Bartender Mexican Village Fargo, ND Sept. 2008-Present •Serve food and drinks to patrons in a curteous and timely manner •Effectively multi-tasked in a fast-paced, intense environment •Earned repeat business from many customers due to their satisfaction •Paid for remaining 50% of at school expenses with wages Senior Operator Telespectrum Communications Fargo, ND December 2004-May 2008 •Received messages for various companies and relayed them to the intended recipient while keeping up with strict customer service standards •Closely monitored emergency alarms for business and residential buildings, alerting the proper authorities when necessary Web Manager The Advocate Sept. 2008-May 2009 •Redesigned and continually maintained the website for MSUM’s student run newspaper, The Advocate •Online readership grew exponentially over the course of the school year due to increased awareness campaigns as well as site usability Treasurer MSUM Ad Club Sept. 2008-May 2009 •Managed the club’s budget throughout the year •Led group meetings and planned events with the president and vice president Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver Web applications: Basecamp, Expression Engine, Wordpress MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint (also iWork’s Keynote), Publisher Hardware: Mac, PC, some Linux formats Bilingual: Strong background in Spanish language and Spanish speaking culture Video: Final Cut Pro, Motion Be Impressive Campaign, Co-presenter with four classmates National Student Advertising Competition 2009 - Fourth Place, District 8




Alec Winmill | | 6139 16th St S Fargo, ND 58104 | 701.367.4773 | Portfolio: Colophon: Meta Plus, Century Gothic

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