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CLAIRE MCCULLY 1321 Peachtree Lane Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056 (847)502-4656 cm8c8856@westpost.

net SUMMARY: An accomplished creative and detail-oriented professional seeking a ch allenging administrative position in a forward-thinking office environment. KEY SKILLS: Project Management; Work Flow Planning and Prioritization; Organiza tion and Follow-Through; Problem Solving and Analytical Skills; Multi-tasking; W ritten and Verbal Communication COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, NedGraphics Printing Studio, U4i a Texture Mapping ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE Prepared mortgage loan application packets and mailed them to clients; filed and organized all closing paperwork. Provided administrative support by answering telephones, taking messages, faxing and photocopying as needed. Operated cash register, maintained clothing presentation and fitting rooms, and provided proactive customer service. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter - Northbrook, IL Administrative Assistant June 2001-August 2001 Kohl's Department Store - Mount Prospect, IL Sales Associate Seasonal 1999-2002 COMPLEMENTARY EXPERIENCE Developed home furnishing textile design concepts for new store brands and licen ses resulting in product placement at Bed Bath & Beyond, JCPenney, Kohl's, K-mar t, May Company, Macy's, Sears, Target and Walmart. Planned, prioritized and multi-tasked to ensure all projects and presentations w ere completed under tight deadlines. Analyzed and researched trends by attending trade shows, comparison shopping, an d exploring print and online sources. Directed CAD designers and design studios to develop artwork and sample products . Prepared detailed technical specifications and artwork for design production in domestic and overseas mills. Solved problems to create quality product under tight cost constraints. Approved product samples for design and quality. Communicated with design team, other departments, and product manufacturers to e nsure proper production of bedding merchandise.

Trained freelance CAD designers to maintain computer file organization and artwo rk presentation consistency. Organized and maintained design archive. Bed Bath & Beyond - Farmingdale, NY Freelance CAD Designer August 2008-Present Idea Nuova - New York, NY Senior Designer May 2008-August 2008 Dan River Inc. - New York, NY CAD Stylist September 2005-April 2008 Westpoint Stevens Inc. - New York, NY Senior CAD Designer June 2003-September 2005 F. Schumacher & Co. - New York, NY Design Internship May 2002-August 2002 EDUCATION Bachelor of Fine Arts, Surface Pattern Design-Graduated Cum Laude Syracuse University; College of Visual and Performing Arts; School of Art and De sign May 2003 Division of International Programs Abroad; Syracuse University; Florence, Italy January 2002-May 2002