I have a long career in graphics spanning print, digital and web design. Areas of expertise are logo design / branding, print publication design and production (such as annual reports, magazines, catalogs, and newsletters), and typography (I was dubbed "The Queen of Fonts"). In 2008, I added web design to my professional experience in a position where I maintained a content management system website, and I played a primary role in the development of their new website in 2015. I have continued to enhance my web skills in WordPress, HTML, CSS and other areas.
Strategy is important in graphic design, so I like to consider all aspects that go into a project: the main message, the audience, the hierarchy or priority of information, understanding the parameters of the communication medium — along with appealing design. Graphic design is communication, and I believe that all of these components play an important role so that the intended message comes across clearly. My priority is always to make sure that every graphic communication project I produce reflects well on the organization and that the project will help achieve the organization's goals.
As a result, I have a track record of high client satisfaction. Clients have said I’m a pleasure to work with. I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I have a knack for taking the ball and running with it. They give me a vague or general idea and I develop something that was exactly what they were looking for.
My professional experience ranges from corporate to creative, having worked with both non-profits and for-profits, with state government and private sector, and with both in-house departments and an agency company, where I did projects for commercial, industrial, higher education and government clients. In this portfolio, I've chosen examples that show the vast range of projects I've developed, each a reminder of the wonderful people I've had the privilege and joy of working with. Having a Bachelor of Arts degree from Frostburg State University, I majored in Graphics and minored in Mathematics, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
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