Simone Bryant

248-497-7407

simonebryant07@yahoo.com

Instagram: monesartshop

Professional Summary:

Throughout my art career within the field of creative directing and promotion of upcoming artists, I instill in people the vibes, rhythm and passion that lies within the arts in order to connect individuals from all backgrounds.

 

Education:

Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI                                                                                                               December 2018

Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Art (Painting & Photography Concentration)

Minor in Arts & Cultural Management 2018

 

#Hashtag Gallery; Toronto, ON Canada                                                                                                                   June 2018- July 2018

Study Abroad Program Participant

Summer Gallery Intern

  • Curated gallery exhibitions for local artists of Toronto & international artists.

  • Promoted upcoming art shows & weekly gallery events.

  • Maintained updates on websites and social media.

  • Assisted with gallery sales & maintenance.

 

Experience:

Townhouse; Detroit, MI                                                                                                                                           Jan. 2019- Current

Host/Server

  • Created reservations using Resy/Open Table for guests and set up parties ranging from 1-30+ people

  • Greeted, assisted and created the best experience for guests upon entering the restaurant

Lansing Art Gallery; East Lansing, MI                                                                                                                       Jan. 2018- April 2018

Exhibitions Intern

  • Participated in artwork intake, inventory, installation, promotions and gallery receptions.

  • Planned & designed activities for the Education Center’s summer art programs.

 

The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum; East Lansing, MI                                                                                               Aug. 2016- Aug. 2018

Art Camp Intern

  • Lead groups of campers through arts-related camp activities each day including studio, gallery, & outdoor activities.

  • Gained experience in arts integration, studio teaching, & teaching with contemporary art, as well as classroom management and communication skills.

 

Gallery Guide

  • Observed art patrons throughout galleries while answering questions, directing visitors and protecting artwork.

  • Contributed to event set up/take down, cleaning & maintenance.

 

N2 Publishing; East Lansing, MI                                                                                                                             Oct. 2015- April 2016

Graphic Designer Intern

  • Created new and revised ads for Lansing's private magazines.

    • The Lakes

    • The Hills

  • Accommodated personal clients by orchestrating meetings to discuss layout & upcoming designs or changes to ads.

 

Residential Education & Housing Services; East Lansing, MI                                                                                       Feb. 2015- Dec. 2018           

Service Representative/ Receptionist

  • Serviced staff and/or students with any issues (key access, complaints, and packages) within the Michigan State University apartments.

  • Evaluated key and package audits daily.

 

Foot Locker; Southfield, MI                                                                                                                                       Aug. 2013- Jan. 2020

Part-Time Manager

  • Began as a cashier, promoted to sales floor associate then manager.

  • Visual merchandising apparel and shoe displays.

  • Delivered sales, customer experience, merchandising, visual, and operational expectations.

  • Ensured high levels of customer satisfaction by being knowledgeable on all products offered, and teaming up with co-workers to provide excellent sales service.

 

Exhibitions

2018 Michigan State University Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

  • “Best of Show” Winner

 

Certifications:

International Association of Venue Managers Trained Crowd Manager

  • Various employees employed by a venue for daily measures or special events and are not limited to security, ushers, or other employees traditionally associated with crowd control.

 

Skills:

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel, Studio Artist (mediums include Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, & Photography)

Black Owned.

Detroit,Mi.

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