Profile

My Professional Background:

I'm currently the Marketing Director for a healthcare company based out of San Antonio, TX that specializes in quality musculoskeletal care. I'm responsible for creative direction, design and management of the company web site and all electronic and print collateral, brand management, management of the in-house design and marketing team, advertising and event management, and management of our agency and other key vendor partnerships.

In my current position, I've been responsible for several key initiatives, including: internal branding of new office space (environmental graphics), redesign and development of new web site, design and development of new mobile app, corporate rebrand and creation of new brand book, creating and managing new online storefront for collateral and promotional items, and numerous large-scale internal and external marketing and communications campaigns.

Prior to joining my current company, I was the director of an in-house creative group at a financial institution where I designed, wrote, managed a staff of nine, developed custom creative campaigns for current clients, designed and pitched creative concepts to potential clients and supported extensive sales and marketing efforts. Prior to that, I was a Communications Manager at a high-tech start-up where I was responsible for print and web design, web programming, HTML email marketing and corporate branding.

I have an English degree from The University of Texas at Austin (go Horns!). My first love is writing, but I fell in love with graphic design in college and have been writing and designing professionally for many years.  I've also worked as a successful freelance designer since 2000.

Recent Design/Creative Awards:

MarCom Creative Awards
Art Director’s Club of Houston Design Show Featured Work
Signature Awards (Profit Sharing/401k Council of America)
Create Awards Best of Industry
Hermes Creative Awards
American Inhouse Design Awards
American Graphic Design Awards (Graphic Design USA)
IABC Southern Region Silver Quill Award
Silver place Neenah PAPERWORKS Contest
Eddy Awards
Finalist in American Business Awards: Best Creative Team

Prior Memberships/Professional Affiliations:
Association of Women in Communications - Board of Directors
International Association of Business Communicators - Board of Directors
American Institute of Graphic Arts - Board of Directors
Graphic Artists Guild
Art Director’s Club of Houston
Young Women’s Alliance
InSource for Inhouse Creative Managers



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