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Amber Stout

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
As a civic-minded designer, I find ways to organize and navigate the city I live in by referencing the past in order to appreciate the present. By understanding the history of Grand Rapids, we gain a sense of civic pride that makes our time spend in this city more fulfilling and meaningful.
Experience
MI, USA
May 2012
Marketing & Development Assistant
– Supporting the organization's mission "to lift the human spirit through the art of dance"
– Assisting the development and marketing/box office departments with a variety of projects
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Sep 2011Apr 2012
Student Web/Graphic Designer
-Creating/modifying designs & visuals for CRI products
-Creating web page layouts, visuals, and icons for website functions, editing videos and data report organization
-Communicating with various staff on needs for projects to determine the best medium of delivery
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Jan 2011Aug 2011
Arts Administration Intern
A comprehensive overview and hands-on experience in everything that goes into operating a nationally-recognized organization.
– Training and scheduling volunteers, working with staff on event-related tasks and mailings, assisting in gallery preparations, and working on database entry.
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
May 2011Sep 2011
Food & Beverage Server
Responsible for setting up, stocking, serving, and dismantling catering and/or beverage service for the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park Food and Beverage Department.
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
May 2010Sep 2010
Avenue for the Arts Market Intern
– Managed four community events and oversaw all Market activities including administrative duties, promotion, coordinating volunteers, and working with community members
– Promoted monthly Market by writing press releases, interviewing local artists, publishing articles online, updating websites, conducting focus groups, and designing event flyers and posters that were distributed citywide
Education
Allendale, MI, USA
Aug 2008Apr 2012
Art & Design, emphasis in Graphic Design, minor in Nonprofit Administration
Dean's List: Fall 2008, Winter 2009, Fall 2010, Winter 2011
AIGA West Michigan, AIGA Grand Valley, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and The Avenue for the Arts Advisory Committee
Awards
Sep 2011
UICA Women + the Arts Committee
Junior Maven Award
Additional Information
To view my full-resume, feel free to contact me at amberstout@gmail.com