My focus is helping others accomplish their goals with the knowledge and skills that I possess in Graphic Design, Project Management, Marketing, and Website Development. I always aim to please and so far I’m pretty good at it.
What’s in it for me? I want to be that sagely gray-haired lady who knows a little bit about everything.
More than you ever wanted to know about my background…
2005 – 2006
My first Graphic Design Internship was with the Marketing/Art Department at Centurion Medical Products. This is where I learned the fundamentals of photo editing, layouts, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
2007 – 2009
Then I interned with Centurion’s Label Sales Department too, and I gained more experience with sales support, label production design, and large documents like catalogs. During that time I was going to college as well.
I earned my BFA in Graphic Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, then had a short stay with Staples Copy Center. That’s where I got my customer service chops and learned more about multifunction laser printers, large format printers, and UPS transactions than I ever wanted to.
Around that time I felt it was best to be with my family, so I moved back home and got a job doing Quality Control in Manufacturing.
I did more freelance work during this time frame while working the other full-time gig, doing work for a few political campaigns in Livingston County, MI, signage, print collateral, websites, and a few small projects for Livingston County’s website as well.
– Mid 2016
Shortly after moving home, I landed a job with IMS – Integrated Marketing Solutions. IMS was the first agency-type job I’d ever been a part of.
This is very fast-paced work, everything has a tight deadline and tight budgets; I’ve taken on multiple roles in design, project management, marketing strategies and tactics, website development, and even IT.
I assist regularly with billing, proposals, research, internal process development, and I’ve learned more about helping operate marketing company than I ever thought I would.
I’ve been keeping clients happy for the past 6 years for IMS, balancing good design with short funds and short timeframes. These clients often comment that I’m a pleasure to work with, am very responsive, feel that I genuinely care about their success, and they often call me directly.
IMS has become a part of C3 Ventures in Flint, MI. As a part of the #FlintFWD initiative, C3 is an investment opportunity to revitalize a city that’s turning the corner.
As a part of C3, I am a participant in all of the marketing strategies and tactics used for each subsidiary and the main brand that is C3: Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Soil.
All of my duties that I maintained while with IMS are carried through to our new venture with C3.
That’s what I do now, and yes, it’s a lot of stuff. But it’s kind of awesome stuff.