Summary of Skills
• Experienced: 13 years web and graphic design, 21 years administrative office, 13 years supervisory, 17 years management, 19 years marketing and 26 years writing and editing
• Proficient: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Quickbooks, Photoshop, InDemand, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and many other proprietary software for broadcast, medical, accounting, hotel and public service industries
• Accomplished: Writing, public speaking, customer service, advertising, and marketing
Freelance Graphic and Web Designer/Marketing Consultant
2010 – present Kindel Graphics & Design Cheyenne, WY
Create customized, professional designs for print and web, including logos, business cards, brochures, corporate papers, advertisements, etc.; create visually polished, interactive websites; handle photography needs to enhance graphic design service and marketing tools; go onsite to take photographs offices, personnel, products, etc., to work with advertising and online campaigns, websites, billboards and more; and handle photo restoration, creation of Flash or other formatted movies, and collage presentations.
2009 – 2009 State of Wyoming Cheyenne, WY
Created marketing strategies to promote Wyoming Retirement System objectives and membership, produced agency communications such as publications, newsletters, direct mail, press releases, mass e-mail, advertisements and multi-media presentations from the idea stage to writing, editing, design, layout and final printing or delivery; planned and organized promotional events and media relations; designed content and maintained high-traffic websites; set standards for agency use of Web site and other communication materials and direct third-party record keeper on integration of website.
Assistant News Editor/Web Editor
2007 – 2008 Wyoming Network Cheyenne, WY
2007 – 2007 Brahmin Broadcasting Cheyenne, WY
Wrote, recorded, produced commercials; voice-tracked mid-days for country station; and ran the boards for all three stations for remotes and other live events.
2002 – 2007 ClearChannel Cheyenne, WY
Disc jockey for KOLT, KLEN and KING (rock and country stations); covered for news director during vacations and emergencies by reporting and broadcasting six daily news broadcasts on the three FMs; and created web graphics and pages for all FMs.
2001 – 2002 Riverstone/Bear Paw Resorts & Crockett Mountain Realty Estes Park, CO
Built, marketed and maintained web sites for resorts and real estate companies; created marketing materials, including newsletters, brochures, direct mail pieces, mass e-mail programs, and local and national advertising; and negotiated contracts with travel industry organizations to ensure best prices and services.
Web Services Marketing Director
1999 – 2001 MultiService Corporation Overland Park, KS
Managed Web Services Marketing Department, conducting research and development for corporate-wide e-commerce ventures; created independent online businesses; designed, maintained, marketed and drove the business systems for more than 10 major commercial web sites, over 100 affiliated marketing sites and four BBS communities that each had more than 100,000 unique visitors a month; managed and marketed a music sales site with a catalog of more than 250,000 titles and an independent music label representing 11 artists and over 20 consignment artists; managed and marketed computer game website featuring console games (including Sega, Nintendo, X-Box, etc.), PC Games (ASHD and Ultasoft) as well as products from more than 30 independent programmers; managed development, marketing and sales of six BBS and web-based games; developed plans to move games to wireless operating systems for new markets in Europe, the Middle East and North America; supervised 10 programmers, graphic artists and customer service reps in US and four programmers in Australia; managed projects for over 100 contracted web designers and six game programmers; traveled across America, Canada and Australia to promote web marketing capabilities and user interface programs as part of corporation's overall web design package; worked with outside companies, including Chevron's aviation division in California, to develop marketing program for Fixed Base Operator websites; increased customer base and overall sales of online division by 75%; restructured department and systems for better customer service, design, marketing and graphical elements, emphasizing automation of certain duties and enhancing customer experience (lower load times, better navigation, and better product information); researched development of web-based applications, code and online storefronts; developed user interfaces and GUI blueprints; directed testing with programmers and designers; coordinated development, beta and production server setups; wrote operational policies and procedures for product and subscription sites, including daily and weekly system checks; and reported traffic, developed marketing strategies to increase traffic and sales, and met regularly with other division managers regarding development progress and incorporation into other systems corporate-wide.
1994 – 1999 Kaire International Longmont, CO
Wrote and designed marketing materials, including monthly newsletters, product tech and marketing pieces, sales material, television scripts and convention speeches and materials; coordinated national conventions in Las Vegas and Vancouver, BC; coordinated marketing plans for American, Canadian and Australian branches; designed magazines, brochures and other marketing materials, as well as product labels (which had to comply with all three countries' regulations regarding supplements); developed a line of skin care products with scientists, skin care experts and manufacturing companies; directed nationwide marketing campaigns; rote marketing materials and developed websites; managed office, negotiated contracts and dealt with vendors; and traveled across the country to set up conventions and small meetings for increased sales.
Writer / Editor
1992 – 1994 Marilyn Hickey Ministries Denver, CO
Researched, wrote and edited: books, including Devils, Demons and Deliverance (1994), Armageddon (1994) and Your Total Health Handbook (1993), feature articles and advertisements for newspapers and national magazines, video scripts for daily television program, college correspondence courses, Brochures and other marketing materials and direct mail marketing letters and response devices.
Reporter / Editor
1989 – 1992 Daily Times-Call Longmont, CO
Wrote and reported hard and political news, feature articles, personality profiles, magazine features and special sections; edited and designed daily pages, special sections and two weekly magazines; coordinated special section, magazine and news photography shoots; and researched topics by interviewing people, government officials, police, firemen, politicians and more.
Completion Date Issuing Institution Qualification Course of Study
5/1985 East High School High School Diploma
5/1987 Cottey College Associates Degree Journalism
12/1989 CU-Boulder Bachelor's Degree Journalism
7/2009 College America Associates Degree Graphic Design
National Association of Professional Women
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
American Institute of Graphic Artists
Art Directors Club
Graphic Artists Guild