What continues to bring clients and new work my way is my ability to communicate with different groups of people, who often don’t have the same language for describing a project. This is a testament to my personable nature, willingness to work diligently to create understanding and ability to translate complex problems into workable and easily communicated solutions.
Jacoby BOLES CV (PDF format)
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Cum Laude, 2007, Luther College- Decorah, IA
Post Baccalaureate Studies in Management (39 hours), 2009-2010, New Mexico Tech- Socorro, NM
Creative thinker capable of conceptualizing challenging issues. Powerful curiosity harnessed to think across disciplines. Thorough eye for detail and research. Significant communications, public relations and presentation experience. Rapid language acquisition ability. Adroit in many social situations. Entrepreneurial spirit and appetite for sustained success.
Freelance Public Relations Consultant, 2008-2010
Developed planning materials and evaluations for networking, publicity and web-based events. Designed print, radio and multi-media advertising campaigns. Wrote and edited website and advertising copy, press releases and articles. Hosted and participated in networking events directed at young creative professionals. Implemented website content development to enhance clients web presence.
Webmaster, New Mexico Tech Management Department, 2009-2010
Initiated investigation into the Management department’s web server and site architecture resulting in software and site redesign. Analyzed and edited website construction of grandfathered sites, Japanese language site and the main department website. Revised security parameters and set up new administrative side website. Troubleshooting for server errors and site problems, including creation of contingency sites and a server and site manual.
Web Specialist, Cabela’s.com, Sidney, NE, 2008
Creation of online store, print collateral, retail and marketing materials. Handle photography manipulations using Photoshop, Quark, Scene 7/IPS and Media Bank software. Create data and images for upload to the internet sales site. Code HTML. Worked on teams and alone under the direction of Art Directors, Product Buyers and Marketing Managers to ensure proper presentation, brand identity and product accuracy were met while developing design and brand identity campaigns. Assisted in the execution, tracking and deployment of graphic production.
Creative Director, Fancy Pants, Decorah, IA, 2006-2008
Served as the spokesperson for the store at publicity events, live radio broadcasts and in print and digital advertising. Planned, produced and evaluated marketing campaigns and brand identity development. Wrote and produced print, digital media and radio advertisements. Worked on the retail floor and participated in seasonal product buying efforts.
Research and Publicity Assistant , Theatre/Dance Dept., Luther College, 2003-2007
Collected research materials for the creation of a Dance, Movement Studies and Theatre library and a media storage library. Maintained research bibliography. Created guerrilla marketing and social media campaign using banners, performances, handbills, press releases, and alternative press forms. Secretarial and concierge duties for faculty, visiting professors and artists.
Radio Disk Jockey, K-West Radio, Sidney, NE, 1999-2002
Produced “Addy” and regional award winning advertising campaigns for station clients. Hosted live and prerecorded shows during late night and morning air time. Operated sound and computer equipment for phone interviews, live broadcasts and sports events. Read and recorded news, weather, advertisements and special announcements for the station.
Runway, Print and Artist’s Modeling. Theatrical Makeup artist and Art Direction for photoshoots.
Guest Artist and Studio Assistant at the Roswell Artist in Residence Program.
Apprentice Muralist and Interior Artist at Jess Nelson Studios.
Private fitness coach and workshop leader at Desert Yoga- Las Cruces, NM, Cheyenne Community Center- Sidney, NE.
Retail sales experience: Target, Cabela’s, Macy’s and Fancy Pants.
Customer service training at Convergys Customer Management.
Team leader, managerial and service roles at La Rana Bistro, Hotel Winneshiek, Bogey’s Bar and Grill, BJ’s Restaurant, Oneota Community Food Co-op, Buffalo Point Steakhouse, Trout River Catering, Coffee Corner Catering, Tinnie Mercantile Catering, and Albertson’s Deli.
LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER SKILLS:
Proficient in French and Spanish. Basic knowledge of German, Swedish and Italian. Native English Speaker.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress. Working knowledge of content management systems, AutoCAD.
Cycling, Golf, Blogging, Crossword Puzzles. New Mexico Tech Student Investment Club, New Mexico Tech Golf Club, Nebraska Junior Chamber of Commerce, Roswell Museum and Art Center Member, Sidney Fine Arts Center Member