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Rheta Whittington

Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Location:High Point, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
I do freelance graphic design and illustration and offer 20+ years of design experience.
I'm interested in any creative project -- be it book illustration, poster design or logo/brand identity.
Please view my online portfolio at I work as a graphic artist at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, illustrating visual materials for the theatre company's productions. I have an associate's degree in graphic design from Guilford Tech and a bachelor's degree in mass communication from UNC-Chapel Hill. I also serve as secretary with the local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
My resume is below:

Graphic Artist
North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
October 2011 – Present
High Point, NC
I design and illustrate posters, postcards, brochures, playbills and other materials for the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, joint theater companies in the Triad area of North Carolina.

Freelance Designer
Whittington Creative
Visit my website at

Page Designer and Copy Editor
News & Record
1994 – October 2011 (17 years)
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area
I designed front and inside pages for the paper's Features section for many years. Also served as the Day Copy Desk leader for two years. Also worked on the News Copy Desk, designing news pages and editing stories.

Page Designer
High Point Enterprise
1992 – 1994 (2 years)


American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Triad chapter
Secretary and Board of Directors Member
October 2012 – Present

Additional Organizations
Phi Theta Kappa, Guilford Tech


Guilford Technical Community College
Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design
2008 – 2011

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication
1986 – 1990

Sawtooth School for Visual Art
Acrylic Painting


Silver Medal National Winner, Graphic Design
Skills USA National Competition in Kansas City, Mo.
June 2011

State Winner, Graphic Design
Skills USA North Carolina Competition
March 2011

Scholarship recipient, Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation
March 2011


Guilford Technical Community College
Graphic Design I
Computer Graphics I
Graphic Design II
Computer Graphics II
Product Illustration
Graphic Design III
Computer Graphics III
Graphic Design IV
Computer Graphics IV
Photography I
Studio Photography
Graphic Design V -- Portfolio

Independent Coursework
Intro and Intermediate Acrylic Painting, Sawtooth School for Visual Art
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design