David A. Stoddard

310-406-5384

Phone Number

2260 Skyline Drive,

Redding CA 96001

Home Address

Objective

I seek employment at your facility, I’m very flexible with the position, but I have a passion for cooking and food and would love to bring that passion and energy into the kitchen and raise the standards of quality, speed and excellence.

Cover Letter

To whom it may concern,

 

My goal is to seek employment as a cook in your facility and become a key member of your organization. Although I have been self-employed for the last 7 years as a Graphic Artist, I am in need of consistent income and am seeking employment working with food as a prep or cook. Although my experience in this area is not extensive I cook everyday at home and and have a passion for excellence, quality and creativity. What I bring to the kitchen is my strength of management and vision, my ability to see a problem and find inventive approaches to manage them, but always looking for consistency, eficicancy, and quality. Not only am I well equipped to work with people I am also a self starter. In recent years I have worked Eagles Nest Intl., doing design, management of facilities, maintenance, and ministry. Previous to my self employment I’ve worked for 15dollarstore.com where I was in charge of photographing, color correcting and prepping images of an array of merchandise for their website and triweekly e-mail campaign. In this role I have applied my understanding of work-flow, organization, and automation to reduce the man hours from 40 hours a week to 16, while not only completing all responsibilities, but drastically increasing over-all quality.
On top of my role for this company, I have also worked on a contract basis where i was photographing custom motorcycles (over 200), and motorcycle parts for the company California Boss Hoss. I’ve designed, built and maintained their website. My freelance work has also led me into generating printed advertisements for numerous magazines. In addition to this, I have worked as head designer of a t-shirt co. that generated a 1.2 million yearly income as a result of my designs. I have extensive knowledge and skill with social media, WordPress, Facebook, silk screen design and separations, color corrections, page layout, trade show booths, custom design, photo restorations, retouching and manipulations, as well as a long list of other applications. With my experience, knowledge, abilities, and skill, I am very confident that I am well qualified and will be an appreciated asset to your company. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my experience would be consistent with your needs.

Sincerely,

David A. Stoddard

Professional Experience

• I have no profecional experience as a cook but I watch a lot of cooking shows and do all the cooking at home and am very passionate about it.

• Self Employed – Contract web and graphic design, 3D design/printing and photography

• Onyx Volt – Website design, Amazon listing image design, 3D Rendering, product photography.

• Gabhart Investments Incorporated – San Diego, CA : (3) WordPress websites, creation and maintenance.

• Timothy Sherman Ministries – Website design, management, building maintenance, photography, videography and editing, audio capture and editing (these were all volunteer services)

• JCI – Redding, CA : Design and creation of Square Space websites

• Mac Smith Corp – Gardena, CA : Website Reskin, product photography

• iburn – Redding, CA : T-Shirt Design, social media, marketing, business strategy. • 7 Prisms – Orange County, CA : Graphic Design and Illustration for 2 websites, RockstarSalesProducts. com – DiscountSkyDancers.com

California Boss Hoss Motorcycles – Harbor City, CA : Complete reconstruction of website (inactive), Product photography, color correcting, website and ad design. Photograph over 200 motorcycles using studio lighting and natural light.

• 15DollarStore.com – Carson CA : Graphic Design – Photography April ‘08 – August ‘10 Primary responsibilities are photographing, color correcting, editing images of garments, sunglasses, handbags, shoes and assorted other products of a 6,000 product website, design of triweekly e-mail ads, custom Myspace layout, ad campaign and tracking of said e-mails, Myspace and website traffic via Google Analytics. Complete reconstruction of constant light photo studio.

Schooling

BSSM – Christian ministry school – Graduated 2nd year. El Camino College – Graphic design, photography, sculpture, life drawing, jewelry and metal smithing. SCROC – Graphic Design Certificate of Completion, and Auto Engine.

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