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Laurie Tysinger

Freelance Creative Writer & Book Illustrator

Location:Thomasville, North Carolina, United States
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Laurie Tysinger

Professional Profile :

Creative professional with extensive project experience from concept to development. Talents include, but are not limited to, article writing, song writing, poetry, short stories, essays, illustrations, and children's picture books.

Qualifications :

* Results-oriented
* Self Starter
* Training and Development
* Project Management
* Excel in writing, music, and art

Experience :

Freelance Writer
August 2003 to August 2004
ESP Magazine, High Point, NC
Now defunct
(managing editor, Lauren McDevitt)
Contributed articles on local music scene and current events

Painting Supervisor
August 1984 to November 1993
Craft-Tex, Inc. High Point, NC
Relevant to writing in that I not only hired and trained a staff of as many as 70 workers to paint decorative accessories, but was also the author of all painting directions, and "how-to" guidelines, including catalog illustrations and instructions for "kits" to be bought and painted by the general public. Other duties with this company included sample design, advertising design, inventory control, pay roll, filing and general secretarial duties, and creative letter writing.

Relevant Skills :

Design -
*Responsible for creative design and creation of my characters, including their costumes, props, and make ups at a prominent local haunted attraction.
*My characters have been featured on The Travel Channel, and in Haunt World Magazine.

Song Writing and Marketing -
*Wrote and developed music and lyrics for songs in numerous bands since the age of 12
*Responsible for all aspects of marketing in most of these bands from creation and production, to demo distribution and promotion, such as CD covers, promo packages, flyers, and publicity interviews.

Education :

Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC
Commercial Arts and Advertising Design
Completed courses in Creative Writing and Basic Drawing