Melissa Ward

Carrollton, GA

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Experience

Marketing Director/ Senior Designer

Nerdy Fox

Own and manage graphic design, web design, and marketing company. Web development, invitation design, T-shirt design.

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

University of West Georgia

Supervise 2 student managers, 2 graphic design students, 1 social media coordinator, and a marketing street team of approximately 15 students.
Design marketing materials for 7 different program areas within the University Recreation Department.
Represent the University Recreation Department at various events throughout the year, such as Finish Lines, Preview Days, Health and Wellness Expo, etc.
Maintain and update the departmental website. Maintain and update the Four Winds Digital signage system.
Run student employment recruitment sessions as well as the interview and training process of employees.
Handle all graphic design, marketing, and communications for the department.

Owner/Creative Director

Kyote Creative

Developed a Web and Graphics Company.
Ran all sales, marketing, branding, budgeting, invoicing, management of the company.
Designed and developed websites for multi-million dollar companies.
Developed Brand Identities and marketing for small start-up companies, to large healthcare companies.

Education

University of West Georgia

BFA in Graphic Design

Awards

1999

Jane Poodry Design Award, Ozzie Binion

1996

Caraustar Scholarship, Caraustar

1995

Hope Scholarship, State of Georgia

Clients

Lift Atlanta Villa Rica ENT University of West Georgia Warren Barfield Linde North America Matthai Material Handling Udderly Cool Dairy First Baptist Church Carrollton City of Bowdon Georgia Peachtree Allergy Carrollton Surgical Group First Christian Church SUNY West Ga Shopper UWG Art Department Bruce Bobick Traditional Plus Interiors Internal MD Lewis Fire Protection Garner Plumbing

Specialties

Marketing Graphic Design Art Direction Branding Logo Design Promotional Web Designer and Developer Communications Social Media Advertising

Skills

Adobe CC XHTML CSS PHP Wordpress RedDot HTML 72wpm Graphic Design Web Design Marketing Self Starter Freelancing Social Media Marketing Basecamp Sprout Social Illustrator InDesign Fireworks Dreamweaver Photoshop Prezi MailChimp Web Development Advertising Copywriting Logo Design Branding Corporate Identity