CASSIANA GUDGENOV

707.702.1428     hello@cassiana.com     linkedin.com/in/cassianagudgenov

PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

Executive Assistant + Office Manager

Over eight years of experience managing complex calendars; coordinating on and off-site meetings; composing correspondence; preparing materials and data for presentations; maintaining files and electronic records; using my strong proofreading & editing skills; demonstrating initiative by self-starting projects and processes; maintaining the utmost confidentiality in all business & office matters. Office oversight and management; HR consulting & recruitment; project manager for culture/marketing events.

Web & Graphic Designer

6+ years of graphic design experience using the Adobe Creative Suite programs. Designed graphic media (print & web), including national magazine advertisements & monthly invitational announcement mailers sent to 8,000+ clients. Designed bi-weekly HTML & CSS email newsletters to 3,000+ clients. Designed brand identities, posters and websites.

Content Marketer with Web, Email & Social Experience

5+ years of marketing experience, including writing press releases for local and national media outlets. Responsible for the development and implementation of social media strategy and content marketing aligned with brand and business goals of employer. Created content for company websites, as well as for numerous social and professional networks.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Etix   EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT + OFFICE MANAGER |   FEB 2014 to DEC 2015 MORRISVILLE, NC   EA to the CEO and Executive Team of a fast-paced & growing company. Managed office of 80+ employees. Worked directly with Marketing Dept, Creative Director and Ops Manager. Led and assisted HR and cultural initiatives, projects and events.  

Hamilton Hill Int’l Designer Jewelry   SALES + MARKETING + EXEC ASSISTANT |   APR 2011 to SEP 2013 DURHAM, NC   Named 5th best Jewelry Designer Retailer in the US, this specialized gallery showcases the best of modern & contemporary domestic and international designers.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT + HR ASST |   SEP 2010 to APR 2011   CHAPEL HILL, NC   Executive Assistant to the Director of Carolina North & HR Assistant to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Playdom / Merscom   PROJECT MANAGER / QA ANALYST |   SEP 2009 to JUL 2010 CHAPEL HILL, NC    Online social network game developer, based in Palo Alto, CA, creating social games on Facebook and other social media platforms.

Somerhill Gallery   EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT + GRAPHIC DESIGNER |   JUL 2007 to SEP 2009 CHAPEL HILL + DURHAM, NC   One of the largest and most prominent Southeastern contemporary art galleries. Open over 35 years, closed 2010. Assisted Executive Director. Direct liaison between represented artists, public & media. Created all graphic media (print & web).

Stafffinders UK   EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT + OFFICE MANAGER |   JAN 2007 to JUN 2007   GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, UNC - Chapel Hill    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE   |   AUG 2005 to SEP 2006   CHAPEL HILL, NC    

STRENGTHS

  • Creative thinker, attentive to detail, who loves tackling challenging and complex assignments.
  • Organization nut, with an intense work ethic, ability to concentrate intensely and juggle multiple tasks.
  • Excellent writer with experience composing copy, editing and matching design to content.
  • Cross-cultural, native fluency in French and conversational Portuguese. Extensive travel experiences.

SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) • Google Apps for Business • Mac OS/Windows • HTML • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Illustrator • Wordpress • FTP • JIRA • Goldmine • Desk • The Edge • ArtSystems • Expensify • Concur • Jazz (The Resumator) • Salesforce
I also do some old school basics quite well: Photography • Calligraphy • Copywriting • Editing

 EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   BFA STUDIO ART / Printmaking   |   MAY 2004   CHAPEL HILL, NC 

McGill University   MONTREAL, CANADA