Elijah Oshinnaiye Resume
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Location: New York, NY, USA
School: New York University
Major: Drama and Journalism

Elijah Oshinnaiye Resume

ELIJAH OSHINNAIYE

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7019 Mayfair Road

OBJECTIVE
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To enhance my knowledge and experience of the editorial fashion industry, by using my unique ability to leverage my creative vision and communication skills to effectively pair styles with the desired consumer aesthetic.


WORK EXPERIENCE
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Sales Associate
Designer Shoe Warehouse
10/2019 - Ongoing
Laurel, MD
A shoe and accessories retailer dedicated to providing a wide-array of accessible brands at affordable prices.
- Communicated with customers to evaluate their needs and, using my extensive knowledge of the inventory, match them with their perfect product.
- Expanded my expertise of footwear, its nuances, and its application to varying customer style requests
- Managed inventory and display to enable efficient access and maximum visibility
- Assisted management teams in driving clothing sales and increasing membership through exceptional customer service
- Utilized my versatility and adaptability to accomplish a variety of essential tasks

Actor
Prince George's Children's Theater
04/2019 - 08/2019
Greenbelt, MD
Seasonal traveling theatre troupe that performs at summer camps in Prince George's County
- Enhanced ability to successfully communicate with members of an ensemble for extended periods of time as well as the director, music director, playwright, designers, and other collaborating professionals
- Supported scenic needs by constructing set pieces, breaking down stages, moving and distributing props and supplies
- Leveraged abilities in gesturing, articulation, and vocal performance to engage audience members
- Created a comfortable and interactive environment for audiences

Costume Designer
Roundhouse Teen Performance Company
07/2018 - 04/2019
Silver Spring, MD
A teen-led theatre company dedicated to mentoring and educating teens about the theatre industry
- Collaborated with actors to ensure that the costumes accurately conveyed the personality and circumstances of each character
- Communicated with other designers during production meetings to address concerns or conflicts between departments of the show
- Created costumes utilizing the script, playwright notes, and actors' input, complete with renderings and reports detailing the reasoning for the selection of each garment
- Oversaw the care and adjustment of each article of clothing, and made sure that alternate pieces were readily available in the event of an emergency
- Applied makeup on actors in order to enhance the costume choices

Intern
Lee Andersen Clothing
06/2018 - 08/2018
Laurel, MD
A wearable art clothing company
- Acquired skills in clothing construction including, patternmaking, sewing (Hand, Mechanical, Overlock/Serger), pressing garments, fabric making, etc.
- Assisted with on-location photo shoots by accounting for clothing items, accessories, and assisting models
- Developed an advanced understanding of brand promotion and marketing strategies through the use of social media
- Assisted in shipment and restock of garments by packaging, sorting, inspecting, and updating inventory
- Provided additional help whenever requested on special projects and assignments

Actor
Roundhouse Teen Performance Company
08/2017 - 04/2018
Silver Spring, MD
A theatre company dedicated to mentoring and educating teens about the theatre industry
- Gained valuable knowledge of vocal techniques for successful communication and storytelling
- Studied and memorized scripts to adapt to different characters through speech, movement, and body language
- Assisted with the management and distribution of props
- Maintained a positive environment in the rehearsal room in order to promote teamwork


Education
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BFA Drama, BA Journalism
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New York University
08/2020 - 05/2024

High School
St. Vincent Pallotti High School
08/2016 - 05/2020
Laurel, MD
- Graduated with Honors and a Certification in Theatre Arts
- President and Co-Founder of Flaunt-It: Modeling and Confidence Team
- President of Pallotti Chapter of the International Thespian Society
- Member of the National Honor Society
- Member of the National English Honor Society
- Member of Pallotti Union Leaders (Volunteer Organization)


Skills
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- Tailoring and Styling
- Clothing Care and Maintenance
- Makeup Artistry
- Design across various mediums
- Exceptional Communicator
- Public Speaking
- Movement/Dance
- Computer Coding (Java)
- Microsoft Office Specialist
- Puppetry


Languages
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Spanish/English


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
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4 years of experience assisting with aspects of theatrical production such as sound, lights, costumes, and scenery

4 years of performing experience

3 years of experience assisting with costuming and tailoring

3 years of experience in hosting events and public speaking (Ex. Showcases, Banquets, etc.)

3 years of visual art and design experience (Using oil paints, oil pastels, gouache paint, acrylic, water color, and charcoal pencils)

Fashion, Journalism, Drama, Acting, Magazine, Intern, Blog, Stylist, Costume, Theatre, Musical