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CECILIA ARANA

carana@student.otis.edu * (323) 497-9698

ceciarana.com

 

 

EDUCATION

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA                    August 2013-2017 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Photography * Minors: Illustration, Community Arts Engagement

 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Applications: Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word), Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Premiere)

Operating Systems: Windows, Mac, Canon EOS digital and Nikon digital cameras

Other: Fluent in Spanish. Expert retouching, commercial and editorial studio lighting with use of seamless and props.

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Mentor/Assistant * Venice Arts, Venice, CA                                              Current

  • Support students in mentoring program under Head of Photography
  • Manage and print work for a variety of events and classes

 

Self-Employed * Artist (Free-lance)                                                        Current

  • Develop and design both videos and photographs for clients according to specifications
  • Work in a professional lighting studio dressing and styling models

 

Administrative Assistant * OTIS, Los Angeles, CA            March 2016-May 2016

  • Worked directly under Head of Academic Mentoring
  • Guided and supported students in academic decisions

 

Lighting Studio Assistant * OTIS, Los Angeles, CA                 January-May 2016

 

  • Supervised studio’s equipment, demonstrated set-ups and instructionals
  • Assisted over 30 students with equipment, lighting and editing

 

Line Server * Hometown Buffet, Los Angeles, CA      January 2015-March 2016

  • Maintained high levels of customer service while catering to guests and their requests
  • Responsible for opening and closing duties

 

OTIS Events * OTIS, Los Angeles, CA                                 April 2014-May 2015 

(Commencement/Assistant)

  • Collaborated with Head of Student Activities to develop innovative marketing techniques for selling both graduation photography and video
  • Systematized a more efficient way to silk screen aprons and shirts for prospective students

 

Floor Manager * Bernie’s Café, Playa Del Rey, CA         August 2011-June 2012 

  • Designed and developed Bernie’s Cafe, the first student-run café of the high school
  • Managed day to day revenues, took inventory and re-stocked products as well as worked the cash registers

 

 

 

Community Service:

 

Poll Worker                                                                        November 2012-2016

  • As a multilingual student, I assisted  in the setting up and cleaning of locations
  • Prepared ballot machine and assisted voters with equipment

 

St. Bernard Clubs (La Sociedad/ Campus Ministry)             August 2009-2013

  • Coordinated and oversaw school-wide events such as mass, retreats for all grade levels and annual performances
  • Promoted cultural awareness through community-based activities such as fundraisers and food drives

 

Catechism (Saturday School Teacher)                            September 2007-2013

  • Developed a one-hour art-based schedule for over 20 children in preparation for their next level of Catechism
  • Communicated with principal and parents directly to provide a safe environment for the children

 

References: Upon request

 

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