Laura Walker

Senior Art Director

Little Rock, AR, USA

Work Experience

EXIT Marketing

Senior Art Director

Create print and digital designs for clients, including Arkansas Capital Corporation, National Park Medical Center, ATGUSA and LocalFirst. Manage designer and oversee quality of print, web and social media design. Art direction on video and photography shoots.
October 2015 - May 2018 Arkansas, United States

Delta State University

Graphic Designer and Brand Manager

Provided design and art direction for the University’s brand through print and web design, while coordinating with printers and media outlets. Collaborated with team of photographers, writers, web and emerging media developers, and University colleagues on visual issues, ensuring a consistent brand across all media. Led a team of student artists and managed multiple projects simultaneously. Reviewed all requests for licensed marks and assisted the legal team regarding contracts.
January 2006 - September 2015 Mississippi, United States

Mothlite Media

Senior Art Director, Co-Owner

Mothlite Media is a small design studio specializing in brand identity and design for print and web. In addition to managing the design of our client’s larger publications, such as magazines, books and booklets, I ensure the final quality of each project through pre-press checks, and work closely with printers to achieve the final product.
May 2010 - September 2015 Mississippi, United States

Gray Banner Group

Art Director

As Art Director and Graphic Designer, I designed monthly publications focused on collegiate athletics, a quarterly magazine promoting health and wellness in the Delta, and a bi-weekly newspaper. My work included brand creation for each publication, artwork and layout, photography and pre-press.
2003 - 2005 Mississippi, United States

Education

Delta State University

BFA in Graphic Design and Photography

August 1999 - December 2005 Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Mississippi School For Math And Science

High School

August 1997 - May 1999 Mississippi, United States

Awards

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards District 7 MS Delta

Designer of the Year

2013

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards District 7 MS Delta

Best of Show in Print

2013

Delta State University

November Employee of the Month

2013

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards District 7 MS Delta

Designer of the Year

2010

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards District 7 MS Delta

Best of Show in Print

2009

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Branding, Client Management, Digital Design, Identity, Illustrator, Indesign, Photography, Photoshop, Pre-press, Presentation, Print Design, Print Production, Project Management, Proofreading, Team Leadership, Web Design,

Highlights

• Advised and supervised 19 graphic design interns (2006 – 2017)
• 2011 Delta State Presidential Inauguration Logo, Invitations, Collateral, Signage and Web
• Design of three traveling exhibits: This Delta, William Grant Still and Emmett Till
• Design and planning of two permanent museum spaces: Dave ‘Boo’ Ferriss Baseball Museum and the Amzie Moore House Museum in Cleveland, MS
• Helped plan and implement Delta State’s Fear the Okra Marketing Awareness Campaign
• Pro bono work for Cleveland Farmers Market, Delta Fresh Foods, Delta Arts Alliance