Oct 2017 - Present (4 years 1 month)
Handle day-to-day communications with church staff, congregation, and public.
Produce digital and print communications including (but not limited to) weekly bulletins, email blasts, monthly newsletters, special service bulletins, flyers, and large-format event banners.
In progress: Creation of new church website.
2009 - Present (12 years)
Clients and work include
− Sandra Joan Goforth, author, 2017: Designed interior and cover for Christian education workbook.
− The Di Johnson Team, 2015: Designed brochure and logo for real estate agency.
− Di Johnson, 2015: Designed interior and cover for historical fiction novel.
− FamilyCorps, 2014: Made updates and improvements to existing print collateral.
− Christ Church Mount Pleasant, 2009: Created identity and visual branding system.
Graphic Arts Specialist
Jun 2010 - May 2014 (3 years 11 months)
Design editor and quality control specialist for multiple books per day.
Graphic Arts Department peer trainer and coach in InDesign, Photoshop, and book design processes.
Extensive experience in the digital printing, book design, and publishing industries with an emphasis on self-publishing.
Utilized an unflinching personal standard of excellence in every part of the design process to create books superlative in quality, functionality, and appropriateness to vision, aim, and genre for thousands of authors.
Administered physical and digital archival system for design files and author materials.
Resolved digital and physical printing issues with color translation, illegibility, and conversion errors.
Managed thousands of fonts across both Mac and PC platforms, and implemented use of font management software to save hundreds of hours per year for the graphic design department.
Translated previously-published book design files into digital printing specifications, including updated trim sizes, replacing publisher's information, and ensuring adherence to strict style guides.
Provided designs for departmental promotions and events and designed internal company newsletter.
Served on People and Events Enriching Peer Satisfaction committee throwing events and designing email blasts.
Typist & Assistant to the Safety Department
B&D Marine and Industrial Boilers Inc.
North Charleston, SC
Feb 2010 - Jun 2010 (4 months)
Updated archival system and various company-wide documentation including code records, safety training materials, and Material Safety Data Sheets.
Jul 2009 - Jul 2009
Guided fledgling designers through a week of studios, projects, and workshops.
Mount Pleasant, SC
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008 (2 months)
Participated in weekly creative meetings, learned inner workings of design house, and contributed to weekly game plan.
Trained in design planning processes such as mood-boarding, collaboration, group ideation, and project distribution.
Observed print design processes and client relations during proposals; learned how to tailor presentations and design packages to individualized needs of businesses.
Updated storage system to accommodate past and future print work.