Résumé

Areas of Expertise

Skills

Professional Experience

Amanda L. Sage Limited

Graphic Designer | Marketing Consultant

Westerville, Ohio

  • Strategic marketing consulting including organizational communications strategy.
  • Creation of campaign-driven digital and print marketing collateral.
  • Basic website development and maintenance with a focus on member engagement.
  • Engaged in longterm contracts with the Columbus Metropolitan Club and Warhol & Wall St.
  • Worked with companies and organizations including the City of Columbus, RAMA Consulting, Gracious Leadership, Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD), Dress for Success Columbus, the Network for Employer Traffic Safety (NETS), and more.
March 2017 - Present

Gong Gong Communications LLC


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April 2009 - December 2016

World Piece Emporium

Owner | Principal Designer

New Albany, Ohio

  • Business development and sales, including tradeshows.
  • Managed and negotiated vendor and client relationships.
  • Handled imports and customs for products imported from Ghana and India.
January 2008 – January 2009

Global Mamas

Head of Odumase-Krobo Cooperative | Marketing | Intern

Accra, Ghana

  • Opened office and volunteer house for non-profit Fair Trade cooperative in Odumase-Krobo at the age of 22.
  • Established a community presence in the region by working with government officials and Manya Krobo traditional leaders.
  • Recruited, trained, and managed more than 15 bead and jewelry makers.
  • Represented Global Mamas at wholesale trade shows in the US.
September 2005 – October 2007

Education and Professional Development

Train the Intercultural Trainer

Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Attended comprehensive training session for intercultural trainers and consultants, hosted by the Young SIETAR chapter of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.
2019

Sandler Sales Mastery Training

Columbus, Ohio

  • Completed the 12-week sales training hosted by The Ruby Group.
2018

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

  • Obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and International Studies with an emphasis on Western European studies, Intelligence and Security, and Development.
  • Wrote Op/Ed articles for The Lantern, Ohio State’s student newspaper. A particular article was so valued by the Fisher College of Business that I received a gift from then-dean Joseph A. Alutto and the piece was used as a recruitment tool for the school. Read articles...
2002 – 2006

Volunteer Involvement

New Albany High School

Senior Seminar Advisor

  • Serves as primary and secondary advisor for the senior capstone project of students at New Albany High School.
2013 – Present

Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.

Marketing Volunteer

  • Designed and developed website and e-mail marketing program.
  • Designed brand and marketing collateral.
  • Trained volunteers and staff on social media, e-mail marketing, and website maintenance.
October 2012 – September 2017