Leslie A. Strand

Graphic Designer / Photographer / Marketing Specialist

Bellingham, WA, USA
My mission is to help others reach their personal and business goals with effective, eye-catching design. I want to work hard, be creative, and most of all... enjoy it!

Work Experience

Alpha Technologies

Marketing Coordinator

- Supported the VP of Marketing and other Marketing team members; organizing meetings, travel arrangements, etc.
- Coordinated with other Alpha offices to produce a unified, global Alpha brand through corporate templates.
- Designed and created product promotional activities for member companies, including product catalogs, direct marketing pieces, press announcements, and website releases.
- Coordinated and managed the realization of marketing collateral including deadlines and deliverables for print media in conjunction with Alpha's in-house creative services team.
- Coordinated all communication collateral for the creative services group.
- Promoted the Alpha Group member companies through various media relations.
- Attended various trade show events in a support role, maintaining booth organization and greeting customers.
April 2018 - Bellingham, Washington, United States

Radley Muller Photography

Professional Photographer

- Full Time Photographer in Real Estate, Sports, & Portrait Photography
- Marketing Specialist
- Social Media Manager
- Customer Service Extraordinaire

Some Clients Include:
WWU, Boy's & Girl's Clubs of Whatcom County, YMCA, City of Bellingham, Bellingham & Ferndale Chambers of Commerce, Phillips 66 Refinery, Whatcom County Association of Realtors, RE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc., NextHome NW Living, Muljat Group, eXp Realty, Fairhaven Realty, & more!
August 2017 - April 2018 Bellingham, Washington, United States

Weitzel & Associates

Real Estate Broker | Listing & Transaction Coordinator

- Obtained real estate license Dec 2016
- Managed 20-50 listings and transactions at one time.
- Prepared new listings by taking photography, editing photos, coordinating appointments, creating and updating marketing materials, and completing contracts.
- Managed current transactions including listings, purchase and sale agreements, and closings with escrow companies.
- Designed advertisements for various print marketing outlets.
- Showed listings to buyers who were looking to purchase new homes.
- Attended listing appointments with sellers who were interested in selling their homes with our team.
- Answered phone calls and performed top customer service to leads, current clients, other brokers, contractors, etc.
April 2016 - August 2017 Bellingham, Washington, United States

Chempoint

Customer Solutions Specialist / Team Specialist

- Designed and published the “CS Chronicle”, an inspiring monthly newsletter for the Customer Solutions Team.
- Promoted to a team lead in 2015 for strong work ethic, attention to detail, and team enthusiasm.
- Improved international order process and developed training program for both Customer Solutions and Sales.
- Coordinated logistics for international shipments, following strict global regulations and procedures.
- Trained and coached new team members on systems, processes and workload management.
- Analyzed data from performance of entire team and reported on workload efficiency to management.
- Performed quickly and precisely, in a fast paced, demanding environment.
- Answered phone calls, placed orders and troubleshooted issues for internal and external customers.
- Consistently provided excellent service with thorough verbal and written communication.

Promoted to Team Specialist
2016
- International Specialist: Order processing for international shipments, process development and improvement, develop training documents and execute training program, workload management.

2015-2016

- Afton Operations Specialist: customer solutions and order processing, logistics integration, order commitment.

2015
- Screening Specialist: Workload distribution and reporting on productivity to management.
May 2014 - March 2016 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Wendy M Lister Inc. / Coldwell Banker Bain

Web/Graphic Designer & Marketing Developer

- Brand Development
- Web Design: HTML, CSS, Adobe Flash, Email Fliers, Email Invites
- Print Design: Fliers, Postcards, Book Publications, Invitations
- Marketing Project Management: 35-45 Listings
- Photography: Execution and Editing
August 2010 - May 2014 Washington, United States

New Way Leasing

Web Designer

- Web Design: Wordpress and SEO
- Brand Development
- Print Design: Business Cards, Fliers, Postcards
April 2013 - Washington, United States

Eastside Wellness Center

Web Designer

- Wordpress and Theme Development
- SEO
June 2012 - August 2013 Kirkland, Washington, United States

PANA Entertainment

Graphic Designer

- Logo/Brand Development
March 2013 - Seattle, Washington, United States

Carolyn Dion

Web Designer

- Web Design and Development for local counselor
- Brand Development: Logo, Color, Business Collateral
September 2012 - January 2013 Seattle, Washington, United States

Sound Body Fitness

Web/Graphic Designer

- Brand Development
- Web Design: WordPress, HTML, CSS, Adobe Flash
- Print Design: Posters, Postcards, Fliers
May 2011 - December 2012 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Amy Yamada LLC

Wordpress Editor

- Updated Wordpress Content and Theme
- HTML, CSS, PHP
June 2012 - Bellevue, Washington, United States

Precision Image Analysis

Graphic Designer

Logo and Branding Development:
- Logo
- Business Cards
- Flier
- 2 Posters
January 2012 - June 2012 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Renew You Retreats

Graphic Designer

- Designed postcard and print material for new company.
December 2011 - Washington, United States

BHW1 Advertising

Account Coordinator Intern

- Researched RFPs: optimizing web for mobile, social media
- Creative Brief Development
- Web Site Critique
- Attended Brainstorming Meetings with Clients and Art Directors
June 2009 - August 2009 Spokane, Washington, United States

Education

Eastern Washington Univeristy

Visual Communication Design BA, Business Administration Minor & Studio Art Minor

September 2006 - December 2010 Cheney, Washington, United States

Languages

Spanish (Beginner),
English (Native),

Skills

Brainstorming, Brand Development, Illustration, Multitasking, Organized, Print Design, Web Design, Photography Editing, Project Management, Publication Design,

Leadership Roles

Creative Director
Cheney Historical Museum
Branding
Senior Capstone
2010


Lead Designer
HDCP Newsletter
Service Learning Project
ENG 205 Tech Writing
2009


Creative Director
Cheney Care Center
Web Design Group Project
DESN 368 Intro Web
2009