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  Adam E. Despain
247 Tonalea Ave
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 321-1629




To use accumulated knowledge and skills to best communicate through advertising, over the web, and other critical aspects of consumer's lives.





Not only have AAS Degrees in web design, graphic design, and business management been earned, but also real world experience in complete design, development, and maintenance of internet-based projects, as well as one-on-one sales interaction with past, present, and prospective clients in a wide variety of retail fields.



Work Experience


Sears Holdings Corporation

2003 – present Henderson, NV

Assistant Store Manager

  • Support complete store operations while managing tight budgets & timelines
  • Manage full staff of 70+ employees
  • Use marketing techniques to reach the target customer
  • Maintain daily cash flow & approve daily bank deposits
  • Train, develop, & motivate individual team leaders
  • Implement the companies new digital culture through programs & .com initiatives

Home Appliance Sales / Department Manager

  • Lead salesman for over $150,000 of displayed product
  • Competed to national level at corporate headquarters in "Ultimate Lead" contest
  • Employee of the year for 2007 and 2008
  • Maintained merchandise presentations
  • Managed street dated projects and meet accompanied deadlines
  • Set new store layouts according to CAD / Plan-o-gram specifications
  • Assisted store Loss Prevention / Security




  • Co-founded Classics And Rods of Southern Nevada, a local non-profit classic car club
  • Designed logo and established ‘corporate’ identity
  • Developed, implemented, and maintain members web site




College of Southern Nevada

Henderson / Las Vegas, NV
Cumulative GPA of 3.9

June 2009 – June 2010

  • Returned to pursue course line in business management along with additional website development coursework
  • Completed course line to earn Associates Degree of Applied Science in Business Management in Spring 2010, graduating with High Honors

August 2004 – December 2007

  • Active member of Phi-Theta-Kappa honor society
  • Member of National Deans List
  • Completed course line to earn Associates degree of Applied Science with Web Design emphasis Spring 2007, graduating with High Honors
  • Completed course line to earn Associates degree of Applied Science with Graphic Design emphasis in Fall 2007, graduating with High Honors

Basic High School

Henderson, NV

August 2000 – June 2004

  • Earned High School Honors Diploma
  • Elective coursework included emphasis on Computer Aided Drafting and Design


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