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Hello! 

 

My name is Justen Perez and

My aim with JUSTeN is to bring help people upgrade their lives.
— justenperez

I am a graphic artist from Chicago, IL USA who loves the digital world. There’s this amazing feeling you get when your ideas take form and improve the quality of day to day life.

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EDUCATION

 
 
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THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART - CHICAGO

Bachelor of Art - 2011

fashion marketing and management .

ZUMBA® BASIC 1

Training - 2018

Core Rhythms & Zumba Formula.

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ZIN MEMBERSHIP

Zumba® Instructor Network™

2018-CURRENT

A monthly subscription that keeps my license current and allows me continuing education.

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 WORK EXPERIENCE

 

HALCYON DAY SPA with SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

March 11’ - August 2011

 

Promoted from Front Desk Coordinator to Management Team.

Fields of Study: Timing, Group Management, Local Outreach, Event Planning, Marketing, Product Knowledge, Retailing, Booking, Customer Relations, Beauty Industry.


 

BATH & BODY WORKS | #1 store in the company

Oct 10’ - Now

helping others take care of their skin and their environments.


 

HOMEMADE PIZZA CO.

Mar 09’ - June 10’

marketing team and start to finish product sales


 

THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART - CHICAGO

Sept 06’ - June 07’

prioritization and management of work load skills were deemed so transferable that other departments asked to borrow me worked independently and in a team oriented collaborative environment


 

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

Sept 01’ - Sept 05’

assisted in receiving, opening, unpacking and replenishment developed strong right brain abilities; creative visual design during visual manager work 4 stores total / worked 3 stores including Abercrombie kids at consecutive times


 

L.A. TAN

Sept 03’ - Apr 04’

developed strong left brain abilities; analytical, systematic, detail-orientation worked simultaneously for 3 stores with opening and closing responsibilities.


 

PANERA BREAD

Sept 00’ - June 03’

developed advanced customer service skills during heavy traffic seasons ability to thrive in a fluid consultative environment while being a catalyst for innovative change.


 

KLUBER SKAHAN AND ASSOCIATES

Summers 98’ - 01’

 

strong organizational, planning, prioritizing, interpersonal communication and leadership skills


Activites/ Extracurriculars 

 

ANNUAL CHICAGO BRIDAL GALA 07’

 

EXTREME TOASTMASTERS

 

FUSION RADIO CHICAGO

 

BOYSTOWNERS.COM

 

ILIA’S STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

 
 

ILIA FAME 07’-08’

 
 

ILIA FAME 06’

 

RED HOT CHICAGO 06

 

ILIA WINTER FESTIVAL 06’

 

ILIA DISPLAY WINDOW 06’

 

GENART FASHION SHOW 05’

 
 
 

styled models, managed other dressers

 

public speaking critiques & learning development

 

person to person marketing at parade 07’-10’

 

occasional fashion columnist blogger

 

S.L.C. Student Leadership Council

V.I.S.I.O.N. Volunteering Innovative Solutions In Our Neighborhoods

 

shadowed Kevin Sullivan (fashion show producer)

shadowed Larry Mages (fashion show production manager)

created Myspace event profile

 

entertained with refreshments and dresser

 

worked security and checked clearance for VIP guests

 

planned event with two other S.L.C. Members

 

main window display, created concept vision

 

VIP swag distribution and styling for runway show

Professional Development

SARK GLAD Seminar 11’ 

 

BLOGHER.COM CONFERENCE 07’

 

FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL CAREER DAY 07’-08’

 

LEARNING ANNEX WEALTH EXPO 07’

 

ACAA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE 07’

 

SNOWBALL RETREAT 98’-99’

 

Chicago, IL

 

Chicago, IL

 

Chicago, IL

 

Rosemont, IL

 

Chicago, IL

 

Riverforest, IL

 * I’m also pretty good with these programs:

 
 

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