David A. Alicea
217 West 62 Street apt. 5E
New York, NY 10023
Accomplished professional with experience in sales, art education, event coordination, inventory management, customer service, merchandising, front desk support, mail room, mail order, POS & credit card, Code calling, reception, and basic data entry. I am looking for a career with a company where I can grow, learn, and be a part of for a long time.
9/2010 -current NYPL & BPL as a freelance Artist and performer
I developed and teach Graffiti art program to children ages 6-18. Team building, history, terminology, lettering, coloring techniques, are some of things they learn.
08/2008 - 09/2010 - Davidoff of Geneva.
Sales associate & event coordinator for high end luxury goods. POS, credit cards, and nightly bank deposits. Succeeded in top sales, and spear headed various events which included Don Pepin Garcia , La Flor Dominicana, Drew Estate, Nestor Miranda, to name a few. These events were created to increase sales, build customer relationships, and share the true meaning of cigar culture with others.
6/97-5/08 - Enk International 3 east 54 Street.
Office support, mail room, shipping & receiving, large client mailings, customer service, handling of inventory, trade show set up and breakdowns. I worked directly with management on all events, for one of the most successful privately owned trade show companies in the northeast region.
7/04 - 07/05 - Ann Taylor.
Part-time sales associate, merchandiser, and in charge of weekly staff meetings.
08/05 - 04/06 - Capezio inc.
Accessories division design assorted styles and regular communication with Hong Kong Factory.
06/93 - 9/95 - Calvin Klein
Piece goods department, working directly with designers for seasonal designs. Maintained inventory of new product for each season, imported from Asia, and Europe.
01/88 - 5/93 - United Parcel Service
Lost Prevention, Damage, and Delivery information center, customer service with clients on a regular basis.
9/88 - 90 – Bourgh Manhattan Community College, Liberal Arts
1/99 - 6/01 - Association of Graphic Communication, Associate degree.
Desk top publishing, Photoshop, illustrator, Quark Express, Windows .Excel.
"Elevated" hip hop project, various Artists & locations throughout New York City, 1994-97
Art Education Background -
YMCA activity specialist, where I ran a successful program for 5 years, along with 6 showcases and various dance competitions.
Flushing summer camp counsler and activity specialist for 3 years Hip Hop, Kick boxing. Activity specialist for YMCA westside Hip Hop program 2 years. Performance at the Grand opening of the Multi-Million dollar theater, Channel 4 morning news, successful attendance in many of my programs. OST 189 beacon program 4 years Graffiti art, Break Dance, Video, Music production, Djaying class. First aid, Cpr Certified, Finger printed with DYCD. Saturday OST program Soccer, Hip Hop, Arts & crafts. Ages of children 8 -18.
Staying Alive Art show case at Hamilton fish library
Performed for Mayor Bloomberg at annual fundraiser for Flushing YMCA.
MTV Direct FX show set design.
MTV music awards Jimmy Fallen was photographed by David la Chapelle(Emmy award winning director of "Rise") with clothing I had painted.
Hype Williams set design Graffiti panels for video.
Stress Magazine Freelance freelance illustrator.
Top sales at Davidoff of Geneva for the last 10 months and event specialist for the store.
Black Belt in Shotokan Karate, NYC 1st place in Forms & 3rd place in sparring 1999.
Referrals upon request.