I first began developing an Access database for a small company in Florida. I became a permanent, part-time employee in 1998. As the database project grew we expanded the back end to a SQL Server database. Over the years I've studied both Access VBA and T-SQL and have become very good at designing network based applications based on this popular combination of Microsoft products.
Over the last four years, I have founded, managed and supported small businesses in different industries such as hospitality, f&b, corporate training, publishing, social innovation, and healthcare. I specialise in helping micro and small businesses improve their marketing efforts, streamline their operations, and manage their human resources better. My core competency is in critically identifying and assessing key areas for growth while helping to develop a stronger strategic vision combined with an actionable business plan. I can also help in improving your presentation slide decks as I regularly design custom slides for my training (I use Keynote). Contact me if you are a small business owner or manager and would like to understand how to boost your business and accelerate its growth.
I, Nicole M. Bowen have been a Product Graphics Designer at Techtronic Industries (TTi) as well as a Digital Imaging/Design Freelancer in Anderson, SC since December 2011. I graduated from Clemson University ('11), having received a Bachelors of Science degree in Graphic Communications, graduating Cum Lade in my class/#6 in my major, as well as receiving a Cooperative Education certificate. Recently I have started my own Etsy shop and am selling custom designed stationary specializing in Wedding Stationary. During my studies at Clemson University I have completed two full-time internships, worked as a freelance digital imaging specialist for the past 3 years, and worked part-time at a local student-run printing job shop. By working during my college years I was able to gain the relevant work experience as well as an extensive knowledge base for my major and future career. In addition to my classes and working, I also was a 4 year letter winning student-athlete and a two-time ACC Champion in both individual and team categories for Clemson NCAA Women's Rowing. Being part of Clemson’s Rowing Team taught me the mental discipline and time management needed in order to juggle everything as well as excelling in the classroom. In my spare time I eagerly want to learn about new industry trends and photoshop techniques in order to make my work more unique. I also enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible with activities such as hiking, running, kayaking, and playing a variety of sports. Recently I received my AFAA Personal Training Certification and am looking to then certify in CrossFit and compete regularly with CrossFit competitions.
With first hand-experience of using sustainable business practices to generate significant increases in revenue, I am a business savvy, yet socially responsible international marketer with experience of working in a variety of industry sectors. My specialties are stakeholder engagement, branding and positioning, travel and sustainability. Easily adaptable, open minded and committed, I value integrity, building partnerships and learning from others.
I am a self-motivated and task-oriented administrative support person whose skills include attention to detail, a strong work ethic, an ability to remain focused, efficient follow-through, and strong responsibility. My administrative strengths are complimented by my quick learning, integrity, and achiever nature. My two bachelors degrees (B.S. Math, B.A. Spanish) and three masters degrees (M.Ed. College Student Affairs, M.Ed. General Education, M.Ed. Special Education) have helped me not only to perfect my administrative skills but also to develop excellent writing skills. Through my professional roles, I have become an expert at managing data; creating documents and systems to streamline and help communicate and organize information; and prioritize, manage, and successfully complete multiple tasks and deadlines at one time.