CV

Meg O’Neill

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Education

Yoga Instructor Certified, CorePower Yoga, Denver, CO Fall 2015

Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN Bachelor of Arts Degree 2013

Major: Art, with a focus on Photography

Minor: International and Global Studies – Focus in Global Capitalism in Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Relevant Coursework:

*Intro Lens & Time Based Media  *Intro to 3- & 4D Art  *Documentary Study & Environment

*Intermediate Documentary Project in Photography  *Intermediate Large Format Photography

*Advanced Large Format Photography * Independent Study of Large Format Photography

*History of Photography *Junior Tutorial in Art *Seminar in Creativity

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Related Experience

Yoga Instructor Extensions Program, CorePower Yoga, Denver, CO January 2016

  • 5 week intensive internship
  • Taught one community class per week

Photographer, 303 Magazine, Denver, CO, February 2015– Present

  • Photograph inventory for online sales
  • Direct and conduct all aspects of product photo shoots from to scouting locations, finding and directing models, to post process editing
  • Generate sales through trunk shows

Sales Associate, Englewood Camera, Denver, CO, September 2014 – Present

  • Create sales through informative interactions with customers about cameras and equipment
  • Intake photographic lab orders for processing
  • Organize inventory to generate more sales
  • Assist with camera repair and cleaning

Teacher & Promotions Manager, Dance Exploration LLC., Denver, CO, August 2014 – Oct 2015

  • Dance instructor in ballet, jazz, and hip hop to children ages 5-12; choreography for performances
  • Responsible for growing the company by contacting potential new schools to register for classes

Sales Associate, Quality Camera Company, Atlanta, GA, May 2013 – May 2014

  • Generated sales by writing up information about equipment for EBay and website sales
  • Photographed equipment for EBay and website sales
  • Organized inventory to make sales more efficient
  • Managed social networking to help generate sales

Teacher, Expressions in Motion Dance Company, Atlanta, GA, August 2013 – May 2014

  • Dance instructor in ballet, jazz, and hip hop to children ages 5-12; choreography for annual performance
  • Maintained a high energy, fun learning environment to promote more children to enroll

Intern, #WeLoveAtl, Atlanta, GA, Oct 2013 – May 2014

  • Setup & teardown photography exhibitions
  • Merchandise and print sales raised  $7,650.87 for the Atlanta Food Bank providing around 30,603 meals
  • Fostered community engagement through #WeLoveATL project and participating in Insta-meets

Intern, The University of the South Photography Dept, Sewanee, TN, September 2010 – May 2013

  • Photography darkroom, digital printers, and computer maintenance
  • Managed and scheduled all Photography Work/Study; Darkroom and Computer Software assistance

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Professional Presence and Awards

Volunteer, Colorado Photographic Art Center, Denver, CO, Winter 2014- Present

  • Photograph receptions
  • Install/ DeInstall photography exhibitions
  • Set up and tear down of receptions
  • Serve beverages and take zipcode attendance at receptions
  • Model for Live Auction 2016
  • Check in guests at 2015 Fashion Show
  • Conducted back office work such as posting to social media, answering phones, registering students for classes, and updating member information

Exhibitor, Focus Exhibition Denver Month of Photography, Spark Gallery, CO Spring 2015

Exhibitor, RAW Natural Born Artist Showcase, Denver, CO, Spring 2015

  • Selected as young and upcoming talent to feature photography at the Denver City Hall

Lead Teachers Assistant, The Pablove Foundation Shutterbugs, Denver CO, Fall 2014/Spring 2015

  • Developed confidence in youth suffering from cancer through photography

  • Assisted teacher by preparing the classroom, handing out fliers, and leading group activities

Exhibitor, The Las Vegas Photo Collective, Las Vegas NV, Summer 2014

  • “Of Light & Time” Show featured 5 photographic pieces throughout the month of July
  • “Stuff Your Eyes with Wonder” Show featured 3 photographic pieces throughout August

Exhibitor, RAW Natural Born Artist Showcase, Las Vegas, NV, Summer 2014

  • Selected as young and upcoming talent to feature photography at the Fremont Country Club

Recipient, Robert Bowden Shepherd Award for Photography, Sewanee, TN,

  • Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
  • First ever to receive the award more than twice
  • For dedication and exceptional photography created at The University of the South

Recipient of Distinction, Photography Comprehensive Examination, Sewanee, TN, Spring 2013

  • Having shown superior insight into work, coherently communicating these insights of the work to faculty, friends, family, and community members, as well as producing a superior body of work, Meg O’Neill not only passed her comprehensive examination, but also received distinction.

Study Abroad Program, Cuba, Winter 2011

  • Researched and observed Cuban culture, politics, and organic agriculture
  • Photographed and composed a full body of work reflecting my findings on the country

Second Shooter, Courtney Smith Photography, Sewanee, TN, Sept – Nov 2012

  • Helped in photographing key moments from two angles, such as the first meeting
  • Aesthetic development – finding unique items or personal touches to set the scene

Featured Photographer, Paduach Photo 2012 Showcase, Yeiser Center, Paduach, KY, Summer 2012

  • Photograph taken in Cuba, edited for thesis body of work, printed and framed for show
  • 586 photographs were submitted from around the world and mine was chosen to be one of the 76

College Extra-curricular Involvement

Co-Captain, University Tiger Girls Dance Team, September 2011- May 2013

  • Choreograph and teach routines, manage practices, clean dances, perform weekly, order uniforms

Leader, Invisible Children Sewanee Chapter, Spring 2011

  • Helped raise awareness about the child soldiers suffering from Joseph Kony’s rebel army in central Africa
  • Planned, managed sales and hosted the RAVE TO SAVE fundraising party which raised over $1000
  • Delivered Valentine’s Day roses for fundraiser sale raising around $500

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Sister, Kappa Delta Sorority Eta Epsilon, October 2010-Present

  • As a sister of a philanthropic organization, worked with organizations and events that aimed to create confidence in women, such as the Girl Scouts and Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee  
  • Support other women’s organizations such as events put on at the Sewanee Women’s Center
  • Points Chair, Spring 2010- Rewarded sisters who participated in events and meetings

Jamaica Outreach Trip, Kingston, Jamaica, Winter 2010

  • Worked with youth in Kingston and built a fence for an under funded school located in the city dump; barb-wired a fence and weeded an organic garden located in the Blue Mountains
  • Painted a statue of Bob Marley in the Culture Yard of Trench Town in hopes to attract more tourism to the area, leading to awareness of the government abandonment of Trench Town
  • Photographed and composed a body of 35mm work in hopes of creating cultural awareness

Alamo Heights Spurs Dance Team San Antonio, TX April 2005- June 2009

Colonel 08-09, Line Officer 07-08, Social Officer 06-07, Member 05-06

  • Lead the team to second place in State Show Markers Competitions in 2009
  • Lead team in practice
  • Managed all officers in order to maintain the team’s practice disciple
  • Worked closely with director to organize practices, uniforms, equipment, and events
  • Taught, cleaned, choreographed and danced routines
  • Devoted 80 hours a week on average
  • Demonstrated teamwork, motivational skills, and time management skills