Whitney L. Walker
Art Director, Graphic Designer, Marketing Brain
A great deal of my work experience has included small, family-owned businesses, so I am no stranger to hard work. In my role as the sole graphic designer, rather the entire graphic design department, of SAGE Dining Services, I exercised my ability to plan, design, and implement all incoming design requests. As part of a small, home office, I was also responsible for filing paperwork, answering phones, calculating expense reports, executing fulfillment requests, and so much more. After starting my own business, I developed even more skills. As a team player, there isn’t a task out there I’m not willing to learn and do.
In terms of design work, visually boring design just makes me sad. At Adashmore Creative I was able to develop visually creative solutions customized to each one of our clients. My experiences varied greatly, from direct mail campaigns for family-owned restaurants, to publications, large format displays, banners, website design and development, and social media management. As I was directly responsible for clients and their projects, I excel at time management, tight deadlines and urgent turnarounds. The business development and networking I did was an integral part of getting the business off the ground.
December 2010 – Present; Adashmore Creative
Principal, Art Director, Graphic Designer, HR Manager
January 2009 – March 2011; SAGE Dining Services, Inc.
Graphic Artist & Designer
March – June 2008; PDA Marketing
August 2007 - April 2008; Merchant Processing, LLC
Graphic Design Intern
January 2007 - July 2007; Cornerstone MTM
Assistant to the Art Director
2004 – 2008; Towson University
Art Major, Graphic Design Concentration
• Graduated Bachelors of Science in Art, magna *** laude
• Appointed and re-elected Towson University AIGA Chapter Vice President, 2.5 years total in office
• Representative on the COFAC (College of Fine Arts and Communications) Student Leadership Council
I am proficient in the latest versions of Adobe products, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Encore, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver. I am also very familiar and comfortable with Microsoft Office, iLife, iWork, and online web development content management systems. While I currently work on, and dearly love, my Mac, I do have the ability to work cross-platform, on both Mac and PC.