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PROFILE/RESUME
Sandra Wills  
Graphic Designer / Web Designer
I have a passion for design in any media. I have worked as a designer in the corporate marketing departments of an architecture firm and at an international law firm. As an in-house designer I have designed and produced print and digital marketing collateral while adhering to corporate brand standards. Some of the projects I designed included brochures, flyers, posters, print invitations, email invitations, ebooks, and presentations. I have designed websites using HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Bootstrap, and Wordpress. I am also proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite software programs including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. I have a solid background in the graphics industry that includes concept development, creation of marketing collateral, page layout, creation of electronic files for printing, converting page layout files to ebooks, and pre-press. I can work independently or as part of a team. I am hard working and very detailed oriented. The purpose of design is to communicate a message visually and I bring all of my design skills and education to each communication problem that I am called on to solve.
Resume
WORK HISTORY
Graphic Designer / Proofreader
Kilpatrick Townsend
Atlanta, Georgia
3/2007 to present

•	creates print and digital collateral, while adhering to brand guidelines, for internal firm events such as community service projects, diversity programs, employee benefits programs, training and professional development.
•	annual layout and production of a 300 plus page book of legal articles. Also designed the cover and coordinated the printing of the book.
•	edited and formatted power point presentations for client presentations, continuing education seminars and visual aids for legal arbitration.
•	proofread legal documents, marketing proposals and other data.
•	media experience includes inserting audio and video files into presentations, burning files to cd, usb drives, converting documents into appropriate formats 

Graphic Designer
Creative Loafing
Atlanta, Georgia
11/2001 to 6/2005	
•	designed display ads for weekly alternative newspaper
•	performed prepress checks on files before printing
•	updated the newspaper’s website on a weekly basis

Graphic Designer
Aquent
Atlanta, Georgia
11/1999 to 8/2006	
•	in various contract positions, I designed marketing collateral, created electronic files for printing, edited photos, modified graphics and digital files 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.
•	effectively met, and at times exceeded, the client’s needs and expectations. Once I was sent on a contract assignment originally scheduled for two days and the client kept me on the assignment for two months.

Graphic Designer
Gensler
Houston, Texas
8/1997 to 4/1999
•	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.

Production Artist
Craftsman Printing Birmingham, Alabama
5/1985 to 8/1987	
•	production and pre-press for brochures, newsletter, postcards, posters, flyers, etc.

The Graphics House, LLC
Web Designer
Atlanta, Georgia
9/2001 to present
	
I started my business, The Graphics House, in 2001 designing marketing collateral and promotional pieces for small business clients. I was responsible for the developing the concept, design and production for client projects. Additionally I supervised any vendors or subcontractors involved with the projects. A few years ago I changed the focus of my business to web design and development. I have developed websites using Wordpress, Dreamweaver and hand coded websites using HTML and CSS. One of my projects we to design and hand code my own company’s website. More examples of my work can be seen on my online portfolio at www.behance.net/graphicshouse  

FREELANCE CLIENTS
A Kingdom Creation
Atlanta, Georgia 
11/2013 to present
Project: Website – This new formed company produces bath and body products and needed a website to be an online store for the business. I selected a premium Wordpress theme that suited the brand image of the company’s products and customized the look with her business logo, brand colors and images. Then I set up all the products for the store, set up related information such as pricing, size, colors, scents and the shipping information. 

The WH Thomas Firm
Atlanta, Georgia
10/2012 to present
Project: Website – This private practice attorney currently had a website, but he did not feel it was effective in marketing his legal services. I redesigned a website for him which I hand coded and also I am currently developing a promotional campaign to drive traffic to his website and generate more leads for his practice.

Legal Defense Coalition for the Preservation of Public HBCUs 
Atlanta, Georgia
12/2011 to present
Project: Website – This non-profit organization is conducting legal proceedings on behalf of three Georgia public colleges. The board of directors hired me to create a website to keep the interested parties; alumni, current students, faculty and donors; informed of events and updates. I created the website in WordPress and included the functionality to accept online donations. The board pays me for ongoing maintenance including posting any updates, backing up the files, monitoring the blog comments and any required troubleshooting.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Atlanta, Georgia
9/2010 to present
Project: Website – This metro area church needed a website to reach out to the community, to evangelize and keep the current members informed of church events and activities. I created a website in WordPress, one reason being it would be easy for the office administrator to update the website. I picked a basic theme and customized it to reflect the church’s image and identity.

EDUCATION
University of Houston
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Communications, Cum Laude, 1997
Sandra Wills
Seeking
Part-time, Off-site, Freelance/contract
Experience
Senior
Skills
Design, Programming
Industry
Web/Multimedia, Marcomm
POST DATE: 05.19.2020
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