Noël Keith Winters
Aug.2016-Nov. 2018 AZEliteAuctions Scottsdale, AZ Alexandra Zaitsev------------
Digital product photographer and cataloger for AZ Elite Auction, using Microsoft software, Corel Photo-Paint, Adobe focus stacking software to process , publish and accurately describe auction items for auction videos, professional website presentations and e-commerce sites to include Ebay, working independently with the owner, romancing descriptions for cross-category readers, company now closed from fire and water damage.
Nov.2014-Jan.2016 Biltmore Luxury Direct Scottsdale. AZ Kevin Pope------------
Digital photographer and catalog researcher for Biltmore Luxury Direct and ------------ high-value lender's websites featuring luxury high-end watches, purses and Estate jewelry, using Microsoft software, Corel Photo-Paint and Adobe focus stacking software to process, publish and accurately describe items for professional website presentations, performed retouching and restoration to damaged internet photographs, optimized descriptions for e-commerce sites to include Ebay, using software such as Microsoft Office, Pawnmaster, E4O and Magento and reinforcing the Biltmore Luxury product branding (www.biltmorelux.com) through journalistic descriptions and fair market evaluations for pricings.
June 2012-Oct.2014 J. Levine Auction & Appraisal Scottsdale, AZ ------------ J. Chang
Head of Catalogue & Photography Department
Contract 1099 digital photographer and cataloger for Josh Levine (www.jlevines.com) overseeing and instructing the catalogue dept. personnel using Microsoft software, data entry, implementing and teaching photo-correction, enhancement and lighting techniques to increase auction interest and sales , performed retouching and restoration to damaged internet photographs, photographed, cropped and corrected Internet photos using Corel Photo-Paint software and High output CFL fluorescents to publish weekly auction consignments in a fast-paced environment. Duties involve identifying and pricing hundreds of items per week for future auctions, supplying hi-res corrected photos to both marketing firms and uploading to the Internet through Auction-Flex software and writing accurate descriptions in AP Style for local and Internet publications.
Mar.2007-May.2012 Empire Estate Auctions Scottsdale, AZ Ron Cooper------------
2012 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ
Photo Graphics Dept. Head & Webmaster
Digital photographer, overseeing and scheduling consignment inventory delivery, shooting hi-res photos, retouching, cropping and color-correcting previous digital photographs extensively to increase price points, managing staff and store inventory, copy-writing ad & flyer text, cataloged and researched hundreds of auction items weekly, designed and published website and auction flyers every month using FrontPage 2003 and Corel Draw and Photo-Paint software, formatted all communications and descriptions to increase cross-cultural and cross-discipline interest, clerked auctions, handled cash, data entry, increased absentee & phone sales by extensive and continual Internet targeted marketing.
Jan.2001–Jan.2007 Gaige and Co. Auctions Scottsdale, AZ
15010 N. Hayden Rd ------------
Auction support for fine art, fine jewelry, antiquities and antiques,
digital photographer and research cataloger, scheduling of inventory delivery and staffing, retouching and color-correcting consignor-provided digital photographs extensively, managing staff and inventory delivery, copy-writing ad & flyer text to accurately describe and romance premier item descriptions, designed and published website and auction flyers every month using FrontPage 2003 and Corel Draw and Photo-Paint focus-stacking software, clerked auctions with Auction Flex software, cash handling, face-paced auction data and bid entry, increased absentee & phone sales by extensive continual Internet marketing.
Salary 2% of monthly auction gross.
1998–2018 EBay Power Seller Scottsdale, AZ
Representing a number of Scottsdale and Phoenix galleries, shops & private parties, photographed, researched and listed various antiques, antiquities, ethnographic and Native American pieces, Estate fine jewelry and collectibles for each client, accounts payable and receivable using Excel data entry, collected and disbursed all monies in a timely fashion, shipped all items, charter member of eBay’s Power Seller before eBay went public. Salary 35% of Internet auction sales.
Retail 1994–1998 Retail Store “WOW on 5th Ave” Scottsdale, AZ
Constructed, designed and decorated boutique store with vintage automobilia (gas pumps, signage and soft drink items), wrote ad copy and mailing copy to romance products, designed flyers with Corel Draw Corel Photo-Paint and Adobe focus Stacking, conducted HR personnel hiring and scheduling, acted as buyer for each of 4 season’s women’s fashion lines, supervised loss prevention, ran weekly musical promotions on 5th Ave. to draw prospective clients, sold props to Disneyland on EBay when store was sold, 45K-55K yearly
Education 1989–1992 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
B.A., Psychology GPA 3.95, post grad research at Barrow Neurological Institute in preparation for Doctoral studies, graduated summa cum laude ASU, first and second author on several research papers, took hiatus after Mother’s death.