Agnieszka Wojdyla

creative soul, business brain, artist, professional shopper

Work

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY­


Customer Service

April 2012 – Present, Sure Grip Controls Inc., Victoria BC

  • Work as a liaison between the sales department and production by processing orders and managing all customer service requests/inquiries
  • Managing clients expectations around sales, customer service and shipping
  • Facilitate and organize highly detailed office and administration paperwork as well as all daily processes between sales, production and shipping
  • Process all international/domestic shipments leaving the Victoria, BC branch


Freelance Graphic Design

May 2011 – Present, Agnieszka Wojdyla Design, Victoria BC

  • Creating online advertisements, print advertisements and print media such as business cards, brochures, flyers etc. for several clients
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Work with clients such as Couvon.com, Cabello Salon, EcoChic Salon & Spa, Salon Novo


Sales & Publishing

December 2011 – Present, Couvon, Victoria BC

  • Part-time sales for Victoria based daily-deal company www.couvon.com. Duties involve approaching merchants use our online marketing website to generate new customers for their business.
  • Creating Feature Images for the published daily deals that get featured on the couvon.Com


Sales

February 2011 – November 2011, Stone’s Jewellery, Victoria BC

  • Full-time sales associate in luxury high-end jewellery store which specializes in coloured gemstones located in The Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • Assisted affluent international clientele, met monthly sales budgets and did a variety of administrative office work
  • Gained experience working in owner’s sister store which specializes in high-end designer fine furs, outerwear, handbags and accessories


District Manager/Consultant

September 2007 – September 2008, Student Works Painting, Vernon BC

  • Directed the successful operation of six Student Works Painting Franchisees in the Okanagan district of BC
  • Managed Franchisees in planning their business in terms of recruiting, marketing, sales and production which included creation of goals, detailed schedules, weekly meetings and payrolls
  • Dealt with client relation issues as well as created team atmosphere within my district
  • Set the new rookie District Manager record with an average of $80,100 production per franchisee
  • Was able to manage franchisees within my district while simultaneously running my own top producing franchise in Vernon, BC


Franchise Owner/Operator

Oct 2005 - Sept 2008, Oct 2009 - Sept 2010, Student Works Painting, Vernon/Victoria BC

  • Operated a successful residential/commercial painting business in my hometown
  • Responsibilities included hiring, advertising, estimating, sales, production of work, administration and payroll
  • Grossed over $500,000 in production in four summer periods of running my business; increased sales by 200% in my second year of business, and increased sales by 160 % in my third year of business while owning my consulting business at the same time
  • Nominated for Operator of the Year Award, received Fast Finish Award for producing highest volume of work at end of the summer, and a set record of $175,000 worth of production in 2007 for Vernon, BC
  • 75% sales booking percentage and 100% customer satisfaction rate
  • Continually in the top 5% of producing franchisees



Giving Back

September 2009 – May 2010, Department of Visual Arts, UBC Vancouver BC

  • Undergraduate representative of the student body
  • Duties include attending Department Meetings and Caucuses and acting as a spokesperson for the student body as well as a liaison between the faculty and staff and the student body

September 2009 – May 2010, Visual Arts Student Association, UBC Vancouver BC

  • Vice President of independent student based club
  • Duties include assisting the president, designing and creating event advertisement materials, organizing and putting on events for Visual Arts students, co-curator for various exhibitions put on in association with the club

April 2009 – December 2009, The View Art Gallery, Victoria BC

  • Assisting in the set-up and take-down of exhibitions
  • Designed and created marketing materials for exhibitions and events such as posters, invites and cards
  • Other duties include administration, organizing and helping at exhibition receptions
  • Gained retail experience in a luxury goods environment

September 2000 – June 2005, Volunteer Catechism Teacher, Vernon BC

  • Taught Kindergarten and grade one Catechism for local Catholic Parish
  • Responsibilities included creating lessons, planning events and activities, minding approximately 20 students, and teaching prayers

Education


September 2005 – May 2010, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

  • Completed Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA
  • Awarded University of British Columbia Medal for Head of Graduating Class in Fine Arts


September 2000 – June 2005, Clarence Fulton Secondary, Vernon BC

  • Obtained High school diploma with Principal’s List distinction

Art & Design

From Poland with love...

Originally immigrating to Canada from Poland, I grew up with a passion and aptitude for art & design with a deep rooted personality for business. Along the way I have had many opportunities that explore both the creative and entrepreneurial world. I am always willing to step into something new, be it a business idea, a design project or new creation...so long as I can do it wearing a great pair of shoes of course.