Clayton King

Administrator & Business Manager

Conference & Event Manager

Team Leader

Creative Manager

ABOUT
ME

Energetic and highly motivated communicator, manager and team leader. Extensive publishing and design background with a natural ability to build consensus among peers and teams by balancing company objectives with departmental capabilities.

An affible Texas transplant who believes in telling it like it is, but always politely and with respect. With a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to share, enjoying the process of getting the job done right and on time is key.

Financial & Operational Management

Event/Meeting Planning & Execution

Graphic Design/Creative Team Management

Extensive Software Application Skills

Art Direction/MarCom & Creative Development

Technical Knowledge

Clayton P. King  Eye on Design (Current software/hardware)

Freelancer: Print Media Production & Photoshop Masking

Graphic design and layout services with emphasis on four-color process and photographic touch-up for print production. Skilled in Photoshop masking for both catalogs and ad layout.

2018-Present

Parish Administrator

St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church

Manage operations at a mid-sized church parish, including 6-acre campus and physical plant. Responsible for budgetary and financial activity. Manage staff of five including communications, finance and custodial services. Interaction with parishioners in meeting the missing and outreach objectives of the church.

2017-2018

Conference Coordinator

University of South Carolina
College of Education

Assist with the development, planning and coordination, implementation and evaluation of conferences, events and special programs in the College of Education. Extensive use of FileMaker Pro and various online registration systems, including USC’s Marketplace (Touchnet). Responsible for receipting registration payments and invoicing, as well as purchasing requests, deposit transmittals, etc., through Peoplesoft. Other skills used include Adobe Creative Suite for creating marketing and event materials, and website management. Position also involves direct contact with outside organizations and suppliers, as well as individual registrants.

2011-2016

Owner/Manager

Artizan

Artizan is a local gallery supporting the American crafts movement, representing artists and fine craftspeople throughout the southern United States. Well-known for its unique offerings, selection and customer experience. Responsible for gallery operation, merchandising, and building & maintaining community brand.

2007-2011

Owner

Hawk's Rest

Online venture in retail jewelry sales. This startup company was an umbrella serving two jewelry retail websites - one traditional sales site and one niche market. Sales grew to approximately $100K sales in one year.

1999 - 2007

Tramex Travel

Director of Marketing

Tramex is a Large regional travel agency with a business mix of corporate and vacation travelers, with five offices in Central and North Texas. Overall responsibility for all marketing including advertising, corporate communication, vendor negotiations and vendor relationships. Served as liaison and relationship manager for Frito–Lay and Yum Brands employee  travel programs across nine offices nationwide. Assisted in development of group business and executive meeting programs.

1996 - 1998

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

Manager, Corporate Communication
& Customer Events

Tier–one systems integration and consulting firm with over 12 billion in revenues and 70,000 employees. Managed a $1 million P&L. Also served as company relationship manager to external users group board of directors, had overall responsibility for annual users conference, executive meetings, and tradeshow participation.

1995 - 1997

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

Marketing Coordinator, Life Insurance Division

Managed Life Insurance Division marketing and communication efforts for all life insurance initiatives. Served as division liaison for users conference planning and execution. Also managed relationship with outside vendors for Life Marketing efforts including technology, marketing and PR firms. Assisted in product development for agency–level sales tool. In February 1996, this department was integrated with other marketing areas within the company to form Industry Communications.

1991 - 1995

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

Publication Services Supervisor

Managed in–house creative center, including graphic design and word processing/publishing, copy center and in-house printing facility. Responsible for maintenance of company's enterprise software documentation across 17 systems. Also had responsibility for managing 22 company “public” photocopiers used by departments, including billing of their use.

1989 - 1991

Independent Bankers
Association of Texas

Director of Membership

State–wide trade association with over 800 bank and 150 affiliate members. Association also offers continuing certification training to bank employees. Worked with association board of directors and staff to develop agenda and scheduling for quarterly meetings and annual conference. Produced monthly printed magazine and other association communication.

1988 - 1989

Sheshunoff Information Services

Technical Coordinator

Multi-faceted business services and publishing organization, including bank mergers and acquisitions, publishing, software, and executive networking opportunities. This promotion afforded me the opportunity to work with various areas of the company to coordinate the needs of the business units.

Pioneered desktop publishing in producing "The Banks of Your State," a set of 50 hardbound books published quarterly.

Developed and maintained software printer tables for use in producing software documentation and updated publishing.

1986 - 1988

Sheshunoff Information Services

Senior Word Processing Operator

Typing complex documents and managing 60,000�document library over 2,000 disks. Projects typically included multi-volume bank education materials, software manuals, and white papers.

Also developed workflow later utilized by IBM for converting numerical coding to textual data for extensive mailmerge capabilities using ReportPak (IBM Displaywriter database).

1984

BFA, Theatre Performance

University of Houston at Clear Lake

GPA: 3.8

1982

AA, Theatre Performance

Galveston College

GPA: 3.9

Skills/Certifications

Adobe Certified Specialist (Photoshop)

Adobe Creative Suite (to CC2017)

Corel Creative Suite (to suite X8)

Microsoft Office (including Access)

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Columbia, SC 29201 US

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