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Stacey Bowers

Freelance Logo Designer, Illustrator, & More

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Location:Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Website: http://www.augustpride.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/augustpride
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Kudos
4.6
12 Skills
$100
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Stacey Renee Bowers
Charlotte, NC 28269
stacey.bowers@augustpridellc.com
www.augustpride.com

PROFILE
Senior branding, marketing, design and multimedia professional specializing in building partnerships that drive revenue and brand awareness. Areas of expertise include building and reorganizing in-house creative departments, and delivering cost-effective project management. A technically astute individual viewed as a valued resource for clients, colleagues and students.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Creative professional with over 17 years of demonstrated design and marketing experience.
5 years multimedia and video production experience
5 years of upper level management experience.
4 years teaching and tutoring on a collegiate level.
Adept at supervising personnel and allocating resources.
Background includes all phases of concept to launch in multimedia and marketing.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
ADOBE: Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Bridge, After Effects
WEB: Word press, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, XHTML, Action script, Jquery, MySQL, XML
QUARK: Quark Xpress
MICROSOFT: Microsoft Office, Visio, Access
VIDEO: Final Cut Pro, Live Type, DVD Studio Pro, iDVD
AUDIO: Garage Band, Sound Track Pro
EDUCATION: Moodle, Blackboard, E-class Applications
OTHER: Content Creator, Traditional Photography and Printmaking, Bookbinding

MAJOR CLIENTS UNDER AUGUSTPRIDE
Owner, Creative Manager/ AugustPride/ Charlotte, NC/ 8/08 to Present
Web and Graphic Coordinator / Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont / Charlotte, NC/ 10/11 to Present
Multimedia Director / Women in the Spotlight Goinglobal, Inc./ Buffalo, NY/ 12/11 to Present
Multimedia Director/ WRN Network Radio/ Philadelphia, PA/ 09/12 to Present
Creative Designer / Charlotte Black Film Festival/ Charlotte, NC/ 12/11 to Present
Creative Manager / Access Educational Management/ Atlanta, GA/ 12/10 to Present
Creative Director/ Holly Cooper Communications/ Charlotte, NC/ 7/10 - Present
Contract Multimedia Director/ The Home Buying Guide of Lake Norman/ Huntersville, NC/ 5/10 – 8/11
Contract Magazine Designer/ Working Charlotte/ Huntersville, NC/ 1/10 – 12/10
Contract Graphic Designer/The Mint Museum Uptown/ Charlotte, NC/ October 2010
Contract Graphic Designer/Harvey B. Gantt Center/ Charlotte, NC/ 7/09 to 2/10
Graphic Designer/Assistant Editor/River City News and Shopping/ Greenville, NC/ 2/03 to 10/04

WORK EXPERIENCE
PT Multimedia Instructor/ Central Piedmont Community College/ Charlotte, NC/ 8/08 to 12/09
Art Director/ Working Charlotte/Huntersville, NC/ 02/09 to 9/09
Contract Multimedia Designer/ Visual Impressions/ Charlotte, NC/ 8/08 to 11/08
Contract Web Designer/ Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools/ Charlotte, NC/ 4/08 to 7/08
Project Manager/ Manifesto Film Festival/ Perpetual Vision / Charlotte, NC/ 2007
Teachers Aide/ Studio 101, Summer Camp for High School Students for The Art Institute of Charlotte/2007 - 2011
Creative Director/ Xchange, Sponsored by WDIM of AiCH/ Charlotte, NC/ 2007 and 2008
Administrative & Marketing Coordinator/Raftelis Financial Consultants/ Charlotte, NC/ 4/05 to 9/06
Art Director and Assistant Editor/River City News and Shopper/ Greenville, NC/ 2003 to 2004
Graphics Coordinator/Lewis Advertising/Newark, NJ/ 2000 to 2001
Graphic Designer/Corporate Expressions International/New Jersey/ 1997 to 1998

PROJECTS UNDER AUGUSTPRIDE
CLIENTELE: Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont, Goodwork Staffing, Goodwill Construction Services, Re-House Project, Goodwill Cornerstone, OTTO-USA, Women in the Spotlight Goinglobal, Inc., Charlotte Black Film Festival, The Mackin Project, TDM Counseling, Miss Brow, Designs by Domonique, DBRMD, Carlas Dollhouse, Wilson Community School, NSYNC Business Solutions, Access Educational Management, Smart and Saavy, Chocolate Covered Bee, Author Latrice Green, My Life’s Journey, Inc., Kingswayair, JaE Music, Hcare, The HBGofLKN, Lucid Pathways, Blunt Marketing and Management, Blunt Sports, Pre-Gobble Day Event, Alive Productions, Chef Myles Harris, The Mint Museum, Clinical Links, Bobby Phils Foundation, Miss Ebony’s Angels, Resume Rescue, SFernanda Models, Pick a Fee Reality, NWLB, Kimmies, The Home Buying Guide, Working Charlotte Magazine, The King Experience, The JK Experience, Women United, Mobile Etc.

Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont
Web and Graphic Coordinator
• Working closely with Marketing Department in creating several websites for various departments including; Goodwork Staffing, Goodwill Construction Services, Re-House and Cornerstone.
• Implemented clean design concepts to existing marketing materials.
• Created new and informative graphic materials.
• Introduced more effective online techniques and methods to existing projects and websites.
• Implemented SEO and optimization resources to website to increase web awareness and visibility.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery.

Women in the Spotlight Goinglobal
Multimedia Director
• Create graphics for multiple campaigns involving all chapters of business including; Atlanta and Charlotte
• Implemented clean design concepts to existing marketing materials.
• Created new and exciting graphic materials.
• Introduced more effective online techniques and methods to existing projects and websites.
• Implemented SEO and optimization resources to website to increase web awareness and visibility.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery.

WRN Radio Network
Multimedia Director
• Re-designed website to current version.
• Implemented SEO and optimization resources to website to increase web awareness and visibility.
• Design assorted graphic material related to business, artists and sponsors.
• Introduced more effective online techniques and methods to existing projects and websites.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery.

Charlotte Black Film Festival
Web and Graphic Coordinator
• Working closely with creator in creating website and all graphic materials including; 16 page program guide, all event posters and flyers, certificates, tickets, media materials, press-releases. 24-32 page event guide. Interactive slideshows, online advertising, banners and more.
• Implemented clean design concepts to existing marketing materials.
• Implemented SEO and optimization resources to website to increase web awareness and visibility.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery.

Access Educational Management
• Web and Graphic Coordinator
• Implemented a cohesive design campaign for educational materials for web and print.
• Designed and coordinated (7) 70-100 page Workbooks to enhance English and math skills for inner city and urban bases areas.
• Work closely with educators on all print projects.
• Produced multiple sell sheets, book covers and media design projects to promote education projects.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery.

The Home Buying Guide
Creative Director
• Created and maintained website and all interactive media.
• Worked with realtors in corporate identity campaigns and other marketing materials
• Introduced social media streams to build community awareness.
• Streamlined print process for 32 page monthly magazine.
• Updated and created new advertising for publication for print and online series.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery, MySQL, Mail Chimp (Email Campaign).

Working Charlotte
Art Director
• Responsible for creating and maintaining monthly magazine, all marketing and related print collateral, and website maintenance.
• 15% increase in sales and employment awareness rose with first 5 months of initial publication.
• National and local sponsorship increased by 45% during last two months.
• 9 of 20-featured profiles have obtained employment since the first publication.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery, MySQL, Pre-Press.

Harvey B. Gantt Cultural Center
Contract Graphic Designer
• Assisted in the re-invention of the African American Cultural Center. Projects included logo design, marketing campaigns, indoor and outdoor advertising and event scheduling.
• Implemented new design concepts to existing marketing materials.
• Worked closely with Public Relations on day-to-day chores and responsibilities.
• Introduced social media streams to build community awareness.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery.

The Mint Museum Uptown
Contract Graphic Designer
• Assisted in creating multiple print materials, launching the new downtown facility in October of 2010.
• Print materials included; press kit, gallery brochures and pamphlets, email templates and assorted promotional flyers and postcards.
• Worked closely with Public Relations on day-to-day chores and responsibilities.
• Helped enhance graphics to social media streams to build community awareness.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.

River City News and Shopper
Assistant Editor/Layout Coordinator
• Responsible for the setup and design of monthly 16-page newspaper.
• Worked closely with editor in writing stories and articles for newspaper.
• Integrated special holiday sections to appeal to a wider audience.
• Imported advertising from existing clientele and files
• Created new advertising to highlight special events and products.
• Accompanied sales teams in recruiting new business.
• Implemented guerilla-marketing techniques to obtain new readership.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Pre-Press and Microsoft Office.

Visual Impressions
Multimedia Designer
• Provided layout and interface design for digital menu boards.
• Worked with printing department to create and set oversized print materials for clients.
• Instituted knowledge of multimedia software into design program to create animations.
• Converted files to fit multiple computer platforms.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Content Creator, and Microsoft Office.

Raftelis Financial Consultants
Marketing Coordinator
• Provided administrative, customer service, design and marketing services to staff in three locations.
• Worked closely with office manager in preparing paperwork, billing and supplies.
• Solely responsible for creating all graphics materials including; presentations, posters, proposals and brochures.
• 35% increase in proposal wins accrued do to re-direction of proposal design and presentation.
• Implemented interactive and web media knowledge for presentations.
• Maintained website and other online media for staff in North Carolina, California and Kansas City offices.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office, HTML and CSS.

Lewis Advertising Agency
Graphics Coordinator
• Provided in house design support to co-workers, staff and contractors.
• Created print advertising for newspapers, magazine and other publications.
• Assisted in editing and providing copy for print, radio and TV
• Worked with media reps in creating designs full media campaigns for local and national campaigns.
• Updated existing printed materials for clientele.
• Created web banners and updated company website using FrontPage.
• Implemented new ideas and campaigns for existing and new clientele.
• Responsible for daily database maintenance and backup.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office, and HTML.

Corporate Expressions International
Graphic Designer
• Provided in house design support to co-workers, staff and contractors
• Responsible for all presentation materials for in-house and online meetings.
• Created print advertising for newspapers, magazine and other publications.
• Wrote copy for print, radio and TV.
• Updated existing printed materials for clientele.
• Implemented new ideas and campaigns for existing and new clientele.
• Converted art to fit various promotion projects, i.e. pens, pencils, mugs, etc.
• Responsible for daily database maintenance and backup.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Corel Draw PageMaker, and Microsoft Office.

Client Success Story: Miss Ebony’s Angels
Contract Multimedia Designer
• Worked with the company from 2007 - 2009.
• Created entire branding campaign and redefined the company’s marketing through custom illustration and graphic design.
• Within 5 months, student enrollment within the company increased by 55%.
• Expansion into a permanent building for company and extended locations for summer camp occurred with first year revamped marketing plan.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Pre-Press.

Client Success Story: Lucid Pathways LLC.
Education Consultant Company focused on providing leadership to today's youth.
• Full print, web and social media campaign was created in targeting men, women and young people between the ages of 13-45.
• Social media focused on special events to drive potential customers to website.
• Within first three months of service client attracted 5 new clients weekly.
• Within 7 months company's services expanded into reach a younger audience.
• After two years, company has evolved into three subsections, including: Bonds of Brothers, Sisters Circle Saturday and an up and coming TV show focused on Sisters Circle topics.
• Owner of company has acquired several partners who support and help invest in company's business.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery.

Client Success Story: Miss Brow
Company focused on providing health and spa services to the uptown Charlotte area
• Using existing Indian motifs, a sleek and modern corporate identity campaign was created.
• Social media and web campaigns were introduced and implemented in initial campaign.
• Within first month of business, sales increased 7% due to the new corporate identity.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Pre-Press.

Client Success Story: Holly A Cooper Campaign
New York native running for StateHouse Legislature 46 in Rock Hill, SC
• Print, web and social media campaigns were created for this project.
• Platform focused on building up middle to low income families and communities.
• Print media was disbursed through email and mail campaigns.
• Social media was implemented to drive voters to website for information and donations.
• Web campaign integrated interactive media, video and social links.
• This campaign introduced new marketing tactics that attracted new voters.
• Project expanded throughout the NC, SC, NJ and NY areas, in building support and sponsorship.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery.

Client Success Story: Manifesto Film Festival: Utopia of Dreams
Production Manager
• Directed a group of 32 in the execution of and production of student run film festival.
• Provided key marketing pieces and graphics including: posters, media kits, proposals and other marketing materials that served as sales tools.
• Coordinated weekly schedules and worked with all teams, volunteers and vendors.
• Festival was the first to be held at a Duke Theater where 100 people attended.
• Future festivals were held at Duke and Mcgloan Theater due to the positive feedback of the first.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Word press, HTML, CSS, PHP JavaScript, Action script, Jquery, MySQL, Final Cut, Live Type, Soundtrack Pro, Garage Band.

PROJECTS UNDER HOLLY COOPER COMMUNICATIONS
Clientele: May Flowers Writer, B Multimedia, Change for Children Now, OTC Campaign, LG Communications

Creative Manager
• Work with local, national and international companies in creating full marketing and advertising campaigns. Responsibilities include: creating corporate identity, print, web and social media campaigns.
• Technology Used: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office, Word press, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Action script, Jquery, MySQL, Mail Chimp (Email Campaign).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Central Piedmont Community College
Part Time Multimedia Instructor
• Supervised multiple classes in the instruction of Graphic, Multimedia and Web Design.
• Coordinated with Department Heads and other faculty members in creating versatile and comprehensive lesson plans and curriculum.
• Worked with other colleagues, students and faculty members on community projects, special events and continuing education programs.
Courses taught
• Computer Design Tech – Course focuses on using Dreamweaver to build basic web pages. HTML, CSS, XML, and JavaScript protocols were used. Instructed 45 Students.
• Interactive Design – Course focuses on using Flash to create interactive sites and animation. Action script, JavaScript and XML protocols were used. Instructed 20 students.
• Illustrative Imaging – Course focused on developing advanced Photoshop and illustrator skills. Adobe Creative CS3 suite was implemented. Instructed 15 students.
• Graphic Design 4 (Graphic Arts Department) – Course focused on introducing graphic art print students to digital media. Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop were used.
• Workshops taught
• Web design Boot camp (CPCC) – Camp focused on educating teenagers and adults in html coding basics using Dreamweaver and Flash. (Summer 2009)
• Phoenix Challenge (Harper Campus (CPCC) – High School Student Print Competition. Worked with Graphic Arts faculty in assisting High School Teachers in understanding the fundamentals of InDesign.

The Art Institute of Charlotte
Instructors Aide
• The Art Institute of Charlotte
o Teaching Assistant (Graphic Design Portfolio I and II)
o Supervised students in assisting in the preparation of their graphic portfolio.
o Worked with teaching instructor.
• Teaching Assistant (Graphic Design Portfolio)
o Supervised students in assisting in the preparation of their graphic portfolio.
o Worked with teaching instructor in preparing lesson plans and classroom strategies.
• Teachers Aide for Studio 101 – Camp for High School Students.
o Camp introduced students to graphic design and multimedia applications. Adobe Creative Suite was used. Assisted faculty in instructing students on computer software and design principles.
• Interconnection Workshops – Workshops used as education supplements to assist faculty and students.
o Adobe Creative Suite was used. Dreamweaver, Flash, Final Cut pro were implemented within workshops. Instructed over 100 students and 25 faculty and staff members within the AiCH community.


COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Women’s Build Habitat for Humanity 2012, Holly A. Cooper Campaign 2010, Second Harvest, Classroom Central, Mint Museum Pottery Expo 2007, Siegel Center at 300, Transplant Trotters, Wine Up, Operation Care, Pregnancy Resource Center
• Producer/ Playground Build/ Sponsored by United Way / Charlotte, NC/ 2007 and 2008
• Sound Coordinator/ River Docs (Documents)/ The Light Factory/ Charlotte, NC/ 5/07-12/07
• Production Manager/ Friendship Nine Documentary/ Emulsion Films / Charlotte, NC/ 2007 Project

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Student speaker/ AiCH 2006 Graduation, also graduated with high honors
Student Ambassador/ Art Institute of Charlotte/ 2006-2008
Merit Award/Playground Build 2007-2008
Graduation Marshal/ Art Institute of Charlotte / winter of 2005 and 2006
Dean’s List/ seven consecutive quarters
International Poet of Merit (1995, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2005)
National Society of Poets (member since 1996)

EDUCATION
Teacher Certification/ Central Piedmont Community College / Charlotte, North Carolina/ 2009
B.A. in Web and Interactive Media Design / The Art Institute of Charlotte / Charlotte, North Carolina/ 2009
Certificate in Web Design/The Art Institute of Charlotte / Charlotte, North Carolina/ 2006
B.A. in Graphic Design / Rutgers University/Newark, New Jersey /1996