Resume & Portfolio for C. Vincent Ferguson

Core Competencies
  • Gold medal winner for photography in spirited competition among local colleagues in corporate regional satellites
  • Ensuring fluid operation of portrait studio
  • Positive communicator with customers
  • Management of picture day event
  • Portrait photography of students
  • Setup and take down of portable portrait studio
  • Jury selection of submitted art for acceptance into gallery
  • Hanging art, determination of appropriate art placement on walls
  • Basic payroll & accounting
  • General research skills support
  • Database development, entry, and operations (MS Access)
  • Handling of money taken for portraits photos
  • Innate computer program abilities (Open Source, Adobe Creative Suite & MS Office)

Professional Experience

Seasonal Photographer – 08-2009 – Present –  Lifetouch National School Studios, Beaverton, OR

  • Gold medal winner for photography in spirited competition among local colleagues in corporate regional satellites
  • Portrait photography of Elementary and High School students ensuring WOW photographing techniques
  • Positive communication with employees and customers ensuring a positive picture day experience
  • Cash and check handling for customers having portraits taken
  • Processing of pictures and paperwork for proper organization of picture day event

Volunteer – 05/2008 – Present – Portland Art Museum - Rental Sales Gallery, Portland, OR

  • Art gallery related Customer Service including initiating rental contracts and processing credit transactions  
  • Facilitated and managed transition of corporate travel program
  • Photography of fine art and processing digital images for book project and jury of art.
  • Team work for jury of art for gallery acceptance

HR Admin Assistant – 04/2005 - 02/2008 – Barco Medical Imaging, Beaverton, OR

  • Lead 10 member team to facilitate office relocation
  • Facilitated and managed transition of corporate travel program
  • Served as a resource providing information to both employees and employer
  • Secured $25,000 in federal/state grant funds to meet employee training and development needs

Account Executive – 08/2004 – 12/2004 United Way of the Columbia Willamette, Portland, OR

  • Coordinated fund raising campaigns for over 100 companies
  • Facilitated over 50 public speaking events and education campaigns
  • Lead educational presentations for corporate management

Owner/Artist – Part Time Self Employment since 12/2005 - Digital Mandala, Portland, OR

  • Proposal development and facilitation of confidence building, art focused workshops
  • Creation of digital images for display and sale
  • Budget development and strategic planning in a small business atmosphere
  • Capacity building in support of small business

Education

  • Human Resource Management Certificate, Portland State University’s Professional Development Center
  • Bachelors Degree, Anthropology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
  • Associates Degree, Liberal Arts, Long Beach City College; Long Beach, CA
  • Associates in Science, Aircraft Technology, Air Force Community College, Mobile, AL