My mission is to empower people and organizations through beautiful design that really works.


Education

Berry College, Rome, Georgia 
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
 


Concentration: Visual Communication
Minor in Religion


Skills

Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft Office

publication design

communication theory and strategy

video production

Proficient with Mac and PC platforms.

 

pre-press production

international travel

digital photography

Associated Press style writing and editing

donor relations

Experienced and capable in managing multiple projects and clients effectively.


My Networks

Pinterest - lmeanswell

Instagram - @lmeanswell

LinkedIn - /lmeanswell

Twitter - @lmeanswell

Facebook - /lmeanswell

 


Interests

French language

Baking and cooking

Travel

Book club


Experience

 

2014 – present
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Graphic Designer
Provide digital and print creative services to the Office of Government and Community Relations.

2009 – present
Laura Means graphic design, Atlanta, Georgia
Freelance Graphic Designer
Concept and design projects such as wedding invitation suites, DVD packaging, wedding albums, graduation announcements, graphics for social media platforms such as Facebook cover images. Engage with vendors for pre-press, proofing and final production of materialssets the color behind the product image.

2010 – 2014
The Mission Society, Norcross, Georgia
Graphic Designer
Provided all in-house creative services, working primarily with the departments of communications and development. Art directed and designed magazine publication for print and interactive version for web. Conceptualized, designed and produced event branding and materials for annual major donor gathering. Traveled internationally to coordinate video production. Collaborated with department members for communication strategy. Maintained visual identity across photo, video, print and web platforms.

2007 – 2009
Berry College Student Activities Board, Rome, Georgia
Marketing and Promotions Coordinator
Designed and produced branding and materials, logos, and packaging for events. Oversaw committees and served on the executive board. Designed organizational materials such as letterhead and thank you notes. Operate with on-campus print shop and off-campus vendors for production of materials including T-shirts and promotional items.

2008
Berry College Office of Creative Services, Rome, Georgia
Graphic Designer
Responsible for the design, scheduling and production of printed material. Design general institutional materials. Produced materials for college departments, offices and entities. Collaborated with campus clients to maintain the college’s design standards and visual identity.