paige haeffele

Hi! My name is Paige Haeffele and I'm a graphic design and photography student at Columbia College Chicago. Feel free to browse my portfolio and resumé, contact me with any inquires and follow me on social media!

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Blue Graffiti
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Skyline
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Hayao Miyazaki Poster
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Door
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More Work

Paige Haeffele

graphic designer, photographer

paigehaeffele@gmail.com

Columbia College Chicago

3722 N. Kenmore Ave.
APT 1
Chicago, IL 60613

Work Experience

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop

CSC

I currently work at Floyd's in Wrigley as a receptionist. I have to majorly multitask, as I am in charge of making appointments, answering the phone, keeping the barbershop clean, cashiering, and manage all customers and stylists with a friendly face.

Insomnia Cookies

Baker

My work at Insomnia Cookies involves a lot of skills I’ve cultivated over my past of having a variety of different jobs. It requires teamwork, organization, people skills, quickness and organization in order to be successful. This is a fast-paced customer service job, which always requires me to cater to the customer, and thus, I have learned even better how to serve and help other people get what they truly want! The cookies are great too!

Ulta Beauty

Beauty Advisor

My work at Ulta Beauty relies heavily on my customer service and communication skills. We are mainly either on the floor assisting customers with their every need or cashiering with heavy lines. This even further improved my customer service skills, reinforced my abilities with a register/any POS system, and taught me to rely and bond with my coworkers and managers. This job experience was particularly helpful because it taught me a lot about personal responsibility and catering to the customer, and also the art of doing makeup!

Standard Market

Server/POS

This is my first job as a server, and with that comes a lot of responsibilities. I had to learn to function well in a fast-paced environment, cooperate with my coworkers and even further improve my customer service skills. This job has taught me a lot about the service and restaurant industry.

Barnes & Noble

Bookseller

With this being my first job in retail, I learned a lot from it. I learned how to use a cash register as well as improved my customer service skills. We were always attempting to upsell and meet the standards of the company. This was truly a great job.

Pizzeria UNO

Phones, Hostess, Carryout

I worked at the Pizzeria UNO in Downtown Chicago. It was extremely busy and customer service was essential. I took orders and I seated customers and addressed their complaints at the front of the restaurant, all while in a fast-paced and crowded environment.

Lou Malnati’s

Phones, Hostess, Carryout

I worked at the very busy Downtown Naperville location. I took orders via phone, prepared food for carryout, cut and boxed pizzas in the back, and I seated customers and addressed their complaints at the front of the restaurant, all while in a fast-paced and crowded environment.

Lifetime Fitness Warrenville

Lifeguard, Swim Instructor

I was both a lifeguard and swim instructor at Lifetime. As a lifeguard, I had to be constantly alert and aware of what was going on around me to ensure the safety of the patrons. I also dealt with first aid issues. As a swim instructor, I taught children ranging from 8 months old to 12 how to swim. I also taught adult lessons. This required me to be on time, responsible and have a positive attitude with all of the children as well as the parents and adults learning to swim.

Coldstone Creamery

Crew Member

I worked as a crew member at Coldstone as my first job. Working in an ice cream store like Coldstone required me to always have a positive attitude and to always put the customer first. I learned about customer service and exactly what it takes to maintain order and flow while in a fast-paced environment

Education

Naperville North High School

I graduated from Naperville North in 2012. I had a job consistently since sophomore year of high school, and was also a member of the cross country and track teams. I took multiple AP classes and was typically in advanced classes. I took four years of Spanish, and I take pride in my ability to still recall what I learned throughout those years. High School combined with work taught me how to juggle a busy schedule while maintaining a good grade point average.

DePaul University

I went to DePaul for my freshman year of college and also earned credits toward my sophomore/junior status. I changed majors a lot, because I find so many things fascinating and fulfilling across the board. I started as an English major, changed to an Advertising major, and changed again to a Nursing major. I was essentially following my interests until decided what direction I wanted my life to go in, thus I took classes all over the spectrum. I took a variety of classes related to many subjects, from Biology to Chemistry to Drawing to Digital Art. Unfortunately, my attendance and grade point average throughout those years do not truly reflect who I am as a person. I was (and currently) struggling with severe treatment-resistant depression an anxiety and that is why I have a few withdrawals and lower grades that I had the potential of earning if I was not struggling with mental illness. My struggles forced me to have to withdraw from DePaul and return home.

College of DuPage

I went to College of DuPage after returning home to Naperville and taking some time off from school. At College of DuPage, I took a variety of classes, such as Chemistry, Social Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. My time there was focused on pursuing a Psychology major, but I still found more fulfillment from my creative works during this time. Choosing to apply as a Graphic Design major is something that allows me to truly feel like I’ve found my “calling,” as cheesy as that is to say.

Columbia College Chicago

I currently attend Columbia College in Chicago, IL studying Graphic Design with a minor in Photography. I hope to graduate in 2020 with the skills I need to make it in the creative, diverse market.

Volunteering

Edward Hospital

I volunteered at the heart hospital of Edwards hospital for a few months in 2015 and it truly was a great experience. I helped with paperwork, phone calls, and of course with patients themselves. I worked at the front desk and greeted all patients and helped get them checked in for/make their appointments at the heart hospital. I treated all patients as different people and always tried to make their days better, despite them being in the heart hospital. It was a great first-person view of the medical field and I was truly privileged to volunteer there

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Customer Service