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Sandra Wills  
Graphic Designer / Web Designer
My company, The Graphics House LLC, helps small business owners get found online by designing websites, designing and producing digital promotional materials such as lead magnets, online newsletters, ebooks, and creating email marketing campaigns. Because each business is unique we start with defining a marketing strategy that aligns with your business goals and identifies what is needed to reach those goals and your target audience. We devise the strategy to meet your business goals, select and create the marketing materials required for your campaign, execute on the campaign and track the metrics to determine your marketing ROI. Our goal is to maximize your marketing message and get you found online. 

Good communication essential in today’s multi-channel communication environment and I have great communication skills. Good communication is important whether it is verbal or visual, print or digital. I have 20 years experience in the graphic arts industry, so I know a lot about good communication. I am a basically a quiet person, but that makes me a good listener. When I am not designing and executing effective digital marketing campaigns, I love to be on the tennis court trying to improve my game.

THE GRAPHICS HOUSE, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia - 2001 to present
Founder and owner of the Atlanta based graphic design company
CEO and Principal Designer

•	Markets to B2B and B2C businesses developing various types of marketing materials to meet business needs
•	Builds and retains business relationships with ongoing repeat business.
•	Designs and develops digital marketing communication materials from e-books, email newsletters, websites, lead magnets to social media graphics.

KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP, Atlanta, Georgia - 2007-2020
International law firm specializing in intellectual property
Designer / Document Review Specialist

•	Provided desktop publishing services, administrative support, and created marketing materials for the firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and other internal departments.
•	Created print and digital collateral while adhering to brand guidelines for internal firm events such as community service projects, diversity programs, employee benefits programs, and training and professional development.
•	Edited and formatted PowerPoint presentations for client presentations, continuing education seminars, and visual aids for legal arbitration; proofread legal documents, marketing proposals, and other documents.
•	Designed and formatted promotional publications for one of the firm’s practice areas.

CREATIVE LOAFING, Atlanta, Georgia - 2001-2005
Weekly Alternative Newspaper
Graphic Designer

•	Provided design and production support to the advertising department of the newspaper.
•	Designed display ads for weekly alternative newspaper.
•	Performed prepress checks on files before printing.
•	Updated the newspaper’s website on a weekly basis.

AQUENT, Atlanta, Georgia - 1999-2006
Temporary staffing agency for creative professionals.
Graphic Designer, Production Artist (contractor)

•	Provided graphic design and production services for businesses throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area.
•	Designed marketing collateral.
•	Created electronic files for printing; edited photos.
•	Modified graphics and digital files.
      *Worked for a variety of corporate clients including Northside Realty; Prudential Atlanta Realty; Cole, Henderson & Drake; Cross Media; Summit Marketing; Electronic Graphics Group; Southern Energy; and MCI.

GENSLER, Houston, Texas - 1997-1999
International Architecture Firm
Graphic Designer

•	created materials for internal corporate communications while adhering to brand standards.
•	created marketing materials and presentations for soliciting new business.
•	worked with the marketing department to create print graphics for proposals and firm public relations.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), graphic communications, cum laude, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts (BA), political science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Sandra Wills
Part-time, Off-site, Freelance/contract
Design, Programming
Web/Multimedia, Marcomm
POST DATE: 05.19.2020
Atlanta, GA
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