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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.

Work Experience

Grand Rapids Ballet Company

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
May 2012 Michigan, United States

Community Research Institute

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
September 2011 - April 2012 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Urban Institute For Contemporary Arts

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.
January 2011 - August 2011 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

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.
May 2011 - September 2011 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Dwelling Place

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
May 2010 - September 2010 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Education

Grand Valley State University

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
August 2008 - April 2012 Allendale, Michigan, United States

Awards

UICA Women + The Arts Committee

Junior Maven Award

201109

Additional Information

To view my full-resume, feel free to contact me at amberstout@gmail.com