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From designing logos to ads, mailers to invitations, Top Shelf Designs can help you create a lasting impression through print and digital design.

We specialize in weddings and birthdays, but cater to businesses as well.  If you are in need of any custom work, feel free to contact us via our contact page or shoot me an email at the address listed just to the right.  If you are looking for examples of my work or would like to order based on a pre-made template, check out our shop on Etsy!

  • NAMETop Shelf Designs by Alex Hodschayan
  • ESTD2013
  • LOCATIONWashington, Missouri
  • E-MAILalexhodschayan@gmail.com
  • PHONE314.566.9776
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Experience

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication2005 – 2008

University of Missouri

Studied Communication with an emphasis on marketing and media. Minored in English and Film. Graduated in only 3 years.

Employment

Event Coordinator2013 – Present

Downtown Washington, Inc.

In August of 2013, Downtown Washington, Inc. offered me the position of event coordinator. It is my responsibility to work directly with the community and business owners to successfully plan and coordinate all events.

Editor2012 – 2013

Bleedin’ Blue

As the Editor for Bleedin’ Blue, I have seen a direct increase of traffic and professionalism since taking over the site. In my first month the site grew over 800% and is now reaching over 30,000 unique visitors a month.

Social Media Manager2012 – 2013

Fansided, LLC. (Contracted Position)

As social media manager, my role is to create, maintain and grow the brand of Fansided’s NHL division. From managing Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more, my role involves helping all 30 NHL teams sites to grow as well as maintaining an independent brand for the division. I was asked to take this position due to the exponential growth of Bleedin’ Blue in my short time as Editor.

Staff Writer2012 – Present

PlaybackSTL

As a staff writer for PlaybackSTL, I have covered live events, new releases, documentaries, and more. My writing has been featured on the main page and referenced on artist’s wikipedia pages.

Marketing Research and Database Analyst2012 – 2013

MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

Independently create, analyze marketing reports for senior executives. Maintain and collect analytics for all marketing campaigns. Participate in event planning as well as coordination. Track ROI on all campaigns and analyze results to create focused campaigns. Contribute to design overflow and maintain all marketing email communications.

Paralegal and Marketing Associate2010 – 2012

Boul & Associates, P.C.

Drafted all motions for firm of four attorneys. Filed all motions, responses, notices, and other court paperwork. Maintained calendar for all staff. Tasked with creating website in WYSIWYG editor as well as being consulted on marketing campaigns.

New Media/Promotions Coordinator2006 – 2010

Emergency Umbrella Records

Worked with ownership to create a business from the ground up. Created press releases while working with promotions companies. Developed nationwide promotion for radio, touring, and album releases. Maintained direct artist and sponsor contact in order to obtain additional revenue.

Director of Radio Promotions2006 – 2010

Apples and Cats Media

Worked directly with owner to promote, market new releases to college radio stations. Writing press releases, bios, and short descriptions of albums, I worked to increase the airplay of independent artists. Additional duties included working with radio stations to conduct in studio performances.

Customer Service Representative2008 – 2010

Labor Ready

Working as the core in an office with three employees, I essentially ran an entire business. From marketing to capture new clients, working directly with clients to provide service, performing all human resources duties including new hires, payroll, and terminations, as well as maintaining the budget for the branch, this position provided the framework for all business backgrounds.

Design Skills

Illustrator

Photoshop

InDesign

Marketing Skills

Email Marketing

Social Media

Communication Skills

Blogging

Campaign Tracking

Customer Service

Office Skills

Microsoft Office

Mac

PC

Management

Data Entry

Database Management

Typing

10 Key

Human Resources Management

Portfolio

Kid’s Shopping Poster

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Kid’s Shopping Poster

Keep Calm, Shop Local

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Keep Calm, Shop Local

Custom Illustration

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Custom Illustration

Exclusive Interview: St. Louis Blues Assistant Coach Ray Bennett

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Exclusive Interview: St. Louis Blues Assistant Coach Ray Bennett

Illustrated Portrait

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Illustrated Portrait

Victory Judge Print Ad

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Victory Judge Print Ad

Save the Date

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Save the Date

Print Ads Featured in Lyceum Theatre Playbills

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Print Ads Featured in Lyceum Theatre Playbills

Exclusive Interview With The Russian Agent Of Vladimir Tarasenko; Alexei Dementiev

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Exclusive Interview With The Russian Agent Of Vladimir Tarasenko; Alexei Dementiev

Exclusive Interview With St. Louis Blues Coach Ken Hitchcock

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Exclusive Interview With St. Louis Blues Coach Ken Hitchcock

Exclusive Interview With Nelson Ayotte, Strength And Conditioning Coach Of The St. Louis Blues

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Exclusive Interview With Nelson Ayotte, Strength And Conditioning Coach Of The St. Louis Blues

Jeff Hoggan, Captain Of The Grand Rapids Griffins Reflects On His Time With The St. Louis Blues

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Jeff Hoggan, Captain Of The Grand Rapids Griffins Reflects On His Time With The St. Louis Blues

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