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Tonya Wilson

Creative Director at WideNet Consulting, LLC, Contact Me Today tonyapwilsoninfo@gmail.com

Location
Jacksonville, Alabama
Industry
Design
Current
  1. WideNet Consulting, LLC
Previous
  1. Something Beautiful Studio & Design,
  2. Jacksonville State University Publication Department,
  3. Alabama Power
Education
  1. Jacksonville State University
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WideNet Consulting, LLC

WideNet Consulting, LLC

Creative Director

– Present

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Background

Summary

-Driven and creative graphic designer with 6+ years experience in print design, web design, and logo development and branding.

-Currently working as the Creative Director for WideNet Consulting located in Oxford, Alabama. Design custom designed website layouts including HTML webpage development, optimized for SEO, logo development, and print design.

Specialties: -Web Design, Print Design, Branding and Identity Develpment

-Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML & CSS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash

Experience

Creative Director

WideNet Consulting, LLC
– Present (4 years 8 months)Oxford, Alabama Area

Responsible for the design and and development of all print and web design materials, and company promotional materials.Oversee the graphic design department.

-Custom design of all client websites and website-related material.
-Generate design solutions for both new websites and the re-design of websites.
-Produce prototypes/mock-up design/sketches for Website Design and Layout.
-Develop coding for the website home pages using HTML and CSS so team programmers can integrate our Control Panel and set up main navigational links.
-Work hand-in-hand with the creative team, user experience and technology to create rich, engaging designs.
-Direct, manage and provide leadership to the Graphic Design Department for the creation of all designs from concept to program execution.
-Prioritize work and resources across multiple projects.
-Ensure that the creative function operates in an efficient, profitable manner.
-Assistance in the design for company materials including new branding, business cards, company
packets and other print materials.
-Collaborate and evaluate designs and other decisions with team members that impact our company
and clients.
-Participate in meetings with clients to present and discuss proposed website designs.

Graphic Designer & Office Manager

Something Beautiful Studio & Design
(1 year 2 months)Gadsden, Alabama Area

Responsible for all design for print publications, photography editing, and overseeing all client relations.

-Produced the design of all company documents including Branding, Print materials, Email blasts,
and Social Media.
-Designed all client order materials including custom-designed invitations for weddings, birthdays,
and parties and hard-cover photography books.
-Devised branding ideas and designs for other companies.
-Managed of the scheduling of photography sessions each week.
-Organized company documents and files.
-Communicated with clients about scheduling sessions, photography orders, and promotion of
the company.
-Assisted with photography sessions regarding necessary props, lighting/tools, and camera
equipment.
-Editing pictures for client order/packages.
-Promotion of holiday and specialty sessions including Easter, Christmas and Beach sessions.

Graphic Design Intern

Jacksonville State University Publication Department
(6 months)Jacksonville, Alabama Area

Developed and designed all necessary print materials for various departments throughout Jacksonville State University.

-Designed print materials that included brochures, mailing materials, posters, and applications.
-Assist with the design of magazine ads and layouts for the university alumni publication, 'Gem of the
Hills."
-Corresponded with team members on the design of the department door for the Annual
Homecoming Door Contest.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Alabama Power
(8 months)Anniston, Alabama Area

Developed and designed the interior layout and cover of "Dear Dani," This was a 250-page book that was a fund-raising project headed by the Vice President of Alabama Power, Julia Segars. The book was designed using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

-Collaborated with Alabama Power Vice President and Communications Manage to define the creative direction of the book.
-Partnered with another designer and provided a creative vision for book layout using mock-up designs that were carried out from concept to execution.
-Worked with the photographer to establish the overall style of book design.
-Attended meetings and events to promote the book.
-Assisted the chosen printing company with the correct file formats and packaged files for final book production.

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Flash
  • Illustration
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Email Marketing
  • Creative Direction
  • SEO
  • Adobe Acrobat

Education

Jacksonville State University

Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, Minor/Communications, Cum Laude, Special Honors in Art

Graphic Designer

Activities and Societies: Art Alliance, Visual Art Society

2003-2005 Southern Union State Community College

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