Stuart Coates is a technology and design enthusiast living in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. His contributions to the web include the now retired online arts & lifestyle magazine bePortland and the artist interview series Crafted.
He is a career-minded individual with proven leadership/team skills and an attention to detail. He seeks work in environments that require creativity, critical thinking, and urgency. He strives to work with those that foster iteration, teamwork, aesthetics, and community.
His affinity for coffee and cocktails means he has a wicked home bar that rivals local dives. He believes in finding the best tool for the job. His include a MacBook Pro, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch, Omnifocus, Day One, Busycal, and an Aeropress.
Front Desk Agent
Check in/out guests, manage and sell retail items, provide concierge service, book tours and transportation, handle guest requests and complaints, oversee hotel cafe 1-3 days per week, prepare coffee and breakfast service.
Check in/out guests, manage and sell retail items, book treatments and classes, maintain and restock towels, robes, and spa products.
Executive Assistant to the Director of Events & Sales
Managed the day-to-day operations of the office, scheduled meetings, planned company outings, and arranged travel. Tracked event budgets, assisted in the sales of $2M in revenue, prepared and edited proposals, invoices, contracts, and reports, designed presentation decks. Managed vendor relationships.
Podcast Host and Editor
Requested interviews with local artists, prepare research and personalized questions, compose interviews, edit and mix recorded audio, manage show webpage.
Developed brand strategy for online arts & culture magazine. Increased social media presence by 200% including 1000 new followers. Wrote articles, shot and edited photo/video, interviewed local artists and businesses. Directed team of 10 interns and contributors.
Front Desk Receptionist
Check in/out library course reserves and technology, maintained library stacks, tracked missing and damaged materials, answered phones, distributed information of upcoming library & college events.
Student of Visual Arts
Associate of the Arts degree with a concentration in Interaction Design and Digital Media. Classes included Typography, Mass Media & Society, Graphic Design for Mac, Visual Communication, and Electronic Media & Reality.