Aaron Macaraeg Resume
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Location: San Jose, CA, USA
School: San Jose City College
Major: Photography

Aaron Macaraeg Resume

‍Aaron Macaraeg
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Objective
· Challenging position in a collaborative environment where I can utilize and build upon my skills and experience in the technical and photographic fields.
Skills & Abilities
TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL
· Proficient in computer hardware upgrading and installation, software driver installation
· Built custom computers from scratch
· Work proficiently and effectively to complete tasks and meet or exceed quotas within fixed deadlines
· Remain focused on projects from beginning to end, while paying attention to details and deliverables
· Extensive experience working directly with customers in retail and professional environments
· Highly adaptable to team based projects
OFFICE TOOLS AND SOFTWARE
· Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
· Proficient in Adobe Software suite, including Photoshop and Lightroom
· Completed introductory Java programming class
PHOTOGRAPHY
· Professional photographer – I run a part-time photography business specializing in portraits, events, and landscapes
· Expert with several camera systems – Sony, Nikon, and Canon DSLRs and ILCs, and Apple iPhones cameras
· Expert in photo post processing using Lightroom and Photoshop
Experience
PHOTO PRODUCTION SPECIALIST | THE REALREAL, BRISBANE CA | 7/2019 – 4/2020
· Photographed luxury items including clothing, shoes, accessories, and furniture. Photographs were used for advertising the items for sale on the company’s website.
· Provided technical assistance in use of Adobe, Google, and Microsoft tools and software to the management team.
· Consistently met or exceeded quota in a fast-paced environment.
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER | 01/2017 – PRESENT
· Acquired business skills as a part-time, professional photographer with a concentration in portrait, event, and landscape photography
· Attracted customers through a mix of contacts, social media, and on-line presence
· Negotiated for rates and terms, scouted shoot locations, guided clients on expectations and portrait sessions regarding packages, outfits, and shoot details
· Performed shoots to accommodate customer’s needs, but with an eye towards social media trends and aesthetics
· Performed post-production using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
· Expert in use of Nikon, Sony, and Canon equipment
WOMEN’S SHOES SALES ASSOCIATE | NORDSTROM, SAN JOSE CA | 11/2015 – 7/2019
· Excelled as a top sales associate in a fast-paced luxury retail environment
· Directly impacted the Women’s Shoes department’s high performance by consistently meeting sales goals and assisting the department’s daily operations, generating thousands of dollars in revenue on a daily basis
· Executed cross platform sales across multiple departments, exercising use of all tools to meet and exceed client expectations
· Became a subject expert in fashion trends and brands, directly applying knowledge to become a top seller
BARISTA | STARBUCKS, SANTA CLARA CA | 10/2014 – 11/2015
· Use in-depth knowledge of coffee blends and their origins in order to promote new target products and exceed sales goal. Working in a fast pace environment, while multitasking. Help develop and implement essential teamwork among all baristas in order to maximize efficiency in the delivery of our service. Craft high quality beverages in a timely manner while maintaining friendly customer communication
Education
San Jose City College, (San Jose, CA): Software Engineering, 2013-2017
Evergreen Valley College, (San Jose, CA): Software Engineer, 2013-2017

Photographer, Photography Assistant, Retail sales, Computer Science