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DENISE ERIKA STEPHENS
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/MARKETING SPECIALIST
- Marketing Specialist - Innovative - Outside [ ] box thinker - Problem solver - Artist
WINTER WEATHER (SAFETY)
BEES (NPS VOLUNTEER)
Detailed resume provided upon request.
Expert Designer/Campaigns/Video and Motion Graphics Assistant/Publications/e-Pubs/Social Media/Cartoon- ist/Airmen Mentor
Lead Visual Information Specialist and artist for the 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs Office, supporting public outreach through multi-media products for information and awareness with a team of 12 personnel. This team
of military and civilian personnel is comprised of Media Outreach, Tours and Public Information and includes writers, photographers, videographer and product developers. Assist all directorates to include mental health, safety and staff to provide products and develop eye-catching marketing packages to include posters, infographics and video. Develop visual information products through knowledge in the principles of graphic design, including analysis and evaluation of practices related to these principles. The designs include collaboration and planning of the products and include ensuring that videos, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphs, 3D models and charts are ready for use in any format/product. Expert in Adobe print and motion/video products.
CUSTOMER SERVICE/TIME MANAGEMENT
ACHIEVEMENTS: Air Force Global Strike Command 2015 Media Contest Winner: INFOGRAPHIC 1st Place. GRAPHICS LAYOUT & DESIGN: 2nd Place.
NPS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville; Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; Mojave National Preserve, Florissant Fossil Beds N.M.
Expert Visual Information Specialist/Magazine Editor and Graphic Designer/Campaign Manager/Motion Graphics/Video Designer/Interpretive Exhibit Designer/Web Manager/Talented Streamliner/Media Marketing Representative/Student Instructor.
Lead visual information specialist, expertly research and develop graphics, web and other media initiatives that are used to distribute safety compliance, mishap prevention, risk management and human factors related arti- cles and information focused on aviation, industrial operations, office administration areas, European driving, weapons handling, and on/off duty activities. Design and produce a variety of visual products, ensuring branding principles are applied. Prepare photographs, illustrations, drawings and various kinds of visual material for use by cleaning the files, altering and revising.
CAMPAIGN MANAGER (The ELITE)
INTERPRETIVE EXHIBIT DESIGNER
SHAREPOINT/AF PORTAL WEB MANAGER
NPS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Expert Visual Information Specialist/Interpretive Exhibit/Customer Service & Relationship Development/File
Designed professional marketing, exhibit and visual information packages and products that successfully por- trayed and supported the mission and goals of the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD), U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC), and the Army Institute of Public Health (AIPH). Through our products, USA- PHC created awareness on wellness issues; suicide prevention, rabies and health and fitness. The international target audience was Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees and Civilians.
INTERPRETIVE EXHIBITS AND VIDEO
ACHIEVEMENTS: Products were also featured in The Stars and Stripes, AMEDD and USAPHC publications. In addition, products are also being used by Allied Foreign National Services. This was the first time any USAPHC products received this level of positive publicity. The posters, using a 1940’s design style, made clear the dangers and symptom of rabies.
Army Combat Uniform – Permethrin (ACU-P) initiative, created a 1950s movie poster image in support of the extensive and critical marketing campaign initiated to educate Soldiers on the new uniforms (ACU-P) that had an insect repellent chemical base. Goal - ensure safe use and effectiveness in preventing insect bites and diseases. Posters were distributed to all Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Clothing and Sales worldwide.
Army Wellness Center (AWC) brochure was created for awareness about new AWCs which assisted in the “total wellness” of Soldiers and encouraged participation in non-directed programs offered. The brochure outlined locations, departments in facility and additional information to encourage Soldiers to partake in healthy eating, exercising and stress release. Brochures were distributed worldwide, to include Army Medical Centers and Veter- ans Administration hospitals.
Print and Customer Service/Exhibit Designer/Animation/Social Media/Streamliner/Exhibit/Banners Set Up and Maintenance
Visual information specialist, assistant editor of Diversions magazine and marketing specialist responsible for all program marketing and exhibit packages for directorates serving United States Army Garrison, Ansbach, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR) Command to include Child and Youth Services, Army Community Services and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS). Targeting specific audiences, designed appropriate and dynamic packages for Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians and Retirees. Through expert use of Adobe Creative Suites programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash), and while reviewing customer’s needs, budget constraints and display issues, developed dynamic informational packages to include posters, ex- hibits, banners, brochures and flash presentations.
PRINT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
EXHIBIT AND PRINTING EQUIPMENT SET UP AND MAINTENANCE
ACHIEVEMENTS: Completed in less than three days the BOSS exhibit which received special recognition in a worldwide Command headquarters competition.
Web Design Team Leader/Visual Information Specialist/Photo Director
Team lead for IMCOM-E Family and MWR European Website Consolidation Project. Europe wide proj- ect with goal of providing seventeen Garrisons new, branded and easy to navigate websites. Utilizing JOOMLA, a Content Management System, worked with team members to create Garrison specific sites for that would house information from Family and MWR directorates. This included Child and Youth Services, Army Community Services and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers. Target audience of Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians and Retirees would have access through the new sites to information such as health care, family support, recre- ation, youth and child activities and counseling. Researched aspects of web creation and designed web banners, individual pages and other elements. Developed templates, designing them for easy use by Garrison marketing staff to input information and to have final product easy to navigate and use while structuring product to ensure accessibility to everyone. Tested by adding content into the pre-designed templates. Developed and designed separate dynamic and pages for each audience. Led weekly brainstorming sessions, reviewing researched in- formation, best practices and various designs validating our concepts would not only work, but be appealing. Provided innovative artistic support and guidance to the web designer and reviewed daily means to accomplish the artistic/graphic vision. Conducted Command level briefings on web consolidation progress.
Visual Information Specialist, Exhibits and Video/Building Entrance Designer
Designed, created and printed visual information packages, banners and exhibits. Process included preparing photos, illustrations, and web and multimedia files for use in marketing, outreach and educational graphic pack- ages. Led and assisted in the planning, design, production and installation of several interpretive, educational and informational exhibits and their construction.
Collaborated with Executive Team & scientists to discuss, design and produce all graphic items and technical publications to include State Reports, Research Papers and Research Bulletins. Developed research publications and educational and interpretive media for the Station to include the Advancing Bioenergy and Biofuels Fuel for the Future, State Report newsletter and tri-fold brochures used during congressional conferences. Reviewed & edited text by working with the Public Affairs Officer and use of style guides. Researched and gathered images and photos, cleaned up and finalized photographs, illustrations, drawings, and other artwork. Designed covers for Station publications. Designed brochures to include Forest Science for the South’s Future and made recommendations for other marketing materials. Created logos to include Forest Eco podcast and Cultural Events Day.
7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, 7th Army
09/2006 - 05/2008
Visual Information Specialist/Video, Animation and Photography/Customer Service Expert
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
Fort Belvoir, VA
04/2005 - 09/2006
Visual Information Specialist/Exhibit Designer. TOP SECRET CLEARANCE.
Special Operations Command, Pacific
Camp Smith, HI 96861 United States
02/2003 - 11/2006
Staff Sergeant/Conference Package Designer/Exhibit Designer/Photographer
George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies
01/2001 - 04/2005
Print graphics/Video, Animation and Photography
U.S. House of Representatives
Capitol Hill, Washington DC
05/2000 - 07/2000