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leanne m.e. wilson
LeAnne M.E. Wilson
2522 238th Court NE
Sammamish, WA 98074
p> 425.836.8994
e> lwilson@capitaladesign.com
www.capitaladesign.com

E X P E R I E N C E

Freelance Graphic Designer.
Capital A Design, sole proprietorship.
Provide both print and web-focused design solutions for clients. Clients and projects include:

Julie Afflerbaugh Photography.
March 2007 — July 2007.
Creation of logo. Design of letterhead.

Department of Individual and Family Studies. University of Delaware.
October 2006— April 2007.
Web site redesign and development.

NexGen Communications.
August 2005 —November 2005.
Development of corporate identity; integration into print business system. Development of web site.

College of Human Resources, Education and Public Policy. University of Delaware.
October 2003 —April 2004.
Redesign and development of entire website.

CHEP Office of Student Support Services. University of Delaware.
October 2001— Present.
Redesign and development of entire website. Creation of "The Advisor" — the office's online newsletter.

Bristlecone Advisors.
June 2000 — November 2001.
Refinement of corporate identity; integration into print business system.

ServiceStop, Inc.
October 1999 — October 2000.
Creation of logo. Redesign of web site; development of multiple custom web graphics.

University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.
April 1999; June 2000 — August 2000.
Development of on-line identity; redesign and development of entire web site.

University of Delaware Department of Consumer Studies.
June 1999 — October 1999.
Development of on-line identity; redesign and development of entire web site.

Art Director.
Fry Multimedia. Bellevue, Washington.
September 2000 — November 2001.
Generated concepts and designs, from mood boards to final comprehensives, based upon assessment of audience and marketplace required to produce client web sites. Communicated proposed and finished concepts through presentations and creative briefs to client and internal departments. Strategized with client to more accurately leverage their brand for the Internet. Coordinated with a team of technologists to ensure quality and on-time delivery.

Lead Designer.
Verio Interactive. Columbia, Maryland/Sammamish, Washington.
May 1998 — Present.
Managed team of East and West Coast designers. Served as Senior Design Consultant for consulting engagements; compiled report based upon marketplace research and client interviews. Consulted with clients to determine web site needs; developed creative brief and graphical interactive solution, from concept to web-ready final product, based upon assessment of audience and marketplace. Created site architecture, page design and layout, site-wide graphic elements and provide complete html/dhtml development. Coordinated with senior programmers and project managers to ensure proposed visual solutions would merge successfully with backend development and result in a refined, quality site.

Director of Communications.
CHPS Consulting/Center for Health Policy Studies. Columbia, Maryland.
August 1995 — May 1998.
Enhanced internal and external communications and generated market awareness of the firm through design and development, from concept to final product, of print and web-based promotional and informational materials.


T E C H N I C A L    S K I L L S

Macintosh and PC Proficient

HTML, Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Adobe Illustrator 9.0, Macromedia Fireworks 3.0, Macromedia Dreamweaver 3.0, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe ImageReady 2.0, BareBones Edit 5.0, Quark XPress, Adobe Pagemaker 6.5, Microsoft Office 98. Familiar with Flash 4, DHTML.


E D U C A T I O N

Master's Degree, Publications Design, Principal Program.
University of Baltimore. May 1998.
Graduate program which integrates conceptual thinking, writing and graphic design in the exploration of new modes of visual and verbal communication.

Bachelor's Degree, English, Concentration in Journalism. Summa Cum Laude.
University of Delaware. May 1995.
Phi Beta Kappa.
Senior Thesis: The role of design on the front pages of American newspapers.

 

web design
client consultation
site architecture and planning
comprehensives
site design
graphics optimization
banner advertisements
html, dhtml development


graphic design

image editing
corporate identity packages
brochures
business cards
letterhead
advertisements
newsletters
invitations

writing & editing

proposals
creative briefs
press releases
software documentation
feature articles
brochures