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Rohan Patrick

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Monticello, NY

Languages:English, Russian

How I can help you

  • Design and develop interactive communications and delivery systems, processes and user interface design as well as industry best practices.
  • Produce print and digital layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography and Web Design; understand Flash and Java script. Ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers as well as develop innovative graphics solutions.
  • Design, copy-writing, brand development, interactive commerce and creative production process.
  • Work using design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash and JavaScript, Adobe After Effects and video editing
  • Work with current web technologies, such as HTML, DHTML, CSS, and Action Script and management of web properties with a Content Management System.
  • Make evaluative judgments and offer creative alternatives with strategic, design-based explanation.
  • Manage, direct, and develop creative and diverse staff.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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MFA - University of Hartford</p>

Communication methods

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Robert Sussna

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Stockton, NJ

Languages:English, Italian

How I can help you

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Architecture Cornell University

Communication methods

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Claire Brown Kohler

Claire Kohler

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Horsham, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I was one of five founding partners who took TLA Entertainment Group from it's first phase as a Repertory Cinema with 20 employees through conception, funding, structural setup and operations. The company subsequently added seven award winning video stores, 12 catalogs annually, international websites, film festivals, wholesale distribution in the US and the UK, and has evolved into a leading multi-channel e-commerce business. At the peak of the video business, the company grossed 30 million dollars annually and employed 200 people.   In January of 2014, the founding partners were bought out.  I became an independent Silpada Designs sales representative, a home party based company.  In September of 2014, I enrolled in the John Maxwell Leadership Training Certification Program and am in the process of becoming an executive coach.

I also helped start the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance and the Philadelphia Film Festival, 2 non-profit organizations that ran 2 film festivals annually.  I oversaw operations, volunteers, ticketing and events.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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I graduated from Kirkland College, now Hamilton College, with a BA in Anthropology.</p>

Communication methods

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Scottie Hamiel

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Newport News, VA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

n/a

Communication methods

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Wonderstruck Artisan Market

My Location
3649 Canfield Rd Suite 3 (Route 62)
Canfield OH 44406
United States
Employees
13
How SCORE Helped

Wonderstruck Artisan Market & Classes is an artistic multimedia, multi department gift shop with art classes. They specialize in "Sip & Paint" classes, where you can bring in a beverage and will instruct customers step-by-step on how to paint their masterpiece! Their mission is to offer consumers handmade arts and creative crafts at an affordable cost. Their goal is to bring back originality in the consumers home, rather than mass produced products from a retail giant. Whether consumers are looking for a gift, expanding their own creativity in class, or decorating their living room, Wonderstruck is the place.
 
Wonderstruck has now expanded their business to open a cafe next door to their market.

Wonderstruck Artisan Market and Classes greatly credits the Youngstown SCORE team for helping to establish a business plan which was our key in early business planning. This greatly helped us to be set up for success!

Marc Garrison

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Birmingham, MI

Chapter: Detroit SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have been in the food service business for 35 years. We ran a small wholesale meat company called Mark's Quality Meat's in Southwest Detroit. We were food purveyors and wholesalers to restaurants,bars and country clubs. We sold the business in 2010.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I have a fine art degree from Wayne State University with a concentration in painting and photography.

Communication methods

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