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Lindsay Benson Garrett

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Lindsay Benson Garrett holds a BFA in graphic design from Virginia Commonwealth University.

A dynamic designer and photographer with expertise in providing effective online and print solutions for a variety of clients and settings. Values strategic design that creates positive results.
Core Competencies
- Strategic Brand & Identity Development
- Advertising & Marketing Campaign Development
- Graphic Design
- Photography
- Typography
- Conceptual Thinking
- Presentation & Communication Skills
- Art Direction
Experience
Alexandria, VA, USA
Jan 2013Present
Art Director & Graphic Designer
I translate strategy into cohesive visual systems and impactful designs, resulting in branding
that communicates a client’s core identity and effects behavior change in the desired audience.

I have signed on six new clients by cultivating relationships and bringing insight to opportunities, becoming the first employee in the company’s nine year history to close a contract.

Responsibilities include: strategic branding development, ad campaign design, photography, web design, business development, social media, content strategy, proposal writing and account and project management.
Alexandria, VA, USA
Nov 2009Dec 2012
Manager of Creative Services
Developed the new identity system of the national nonprofit and worked with the marketing team on an award winning PR toolkit for local programs to utilize the updated branding. Photographed the celebrity submitted recipes featured in Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook. Managed member advertising services and launched a niche stock photography store featuring original senior imagery, some of which have been published in national publications including the New York Times and USA Today. Collaborated on PSA creation through concepting, scripting, and art direction. Responsible for all promotional pieces, advertisements, emails and conference materials.
VA, USA
2005Present
Red Garrett, LLC
Owner, Graphic Designer & Photographer
Executed original concepts for logo designs, advertisements, CD covers, identity systems, and brochures for businesses. Photography published in national and regional magazines, including a full fashion spread in RVA Magazine, as well as in Pointe Magazine and Dancer Magazine.
Richmond, VA, USA
Jun 2008Aug 2008
Art Director Intern
Developed materials that were used in nationwide university direct marketing campaigns.
Washington, DC, USA
Jun 2007Aug 2007
Graphic Design Intern
Designed departmental logos, original artwork for T-shirts, newsletters, flyers, and brochures.
Richmond, VA, USA
Feb 2008Nov 2008
Apple Campus Representative
Organized creative social, promotional, and networking events and taught Mac software workshops.
Arlington, VA, USA
Jan 2012
Dancer
A part-time professional dancer focused on combining the beauty of ballet with modern movements.
Education
Richmond, VA, USA
Aug 2005May 2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major in Graphic Design, minor in Dance.
Awards
2013
MarCom Awards
Platinum Award & Honorable Mention
2012
Member Communications: We Are Meals On Wheels Toolkit
2009
Virginia Commonwealth University
Featured in Juried Graphic Design Student Exhibition
2005
Fairfax County Computer Graphics Competition
2nd Place Winner
Technical Skills
- InDesign
- Illustrator
- Photoshop
- Photography
- Photo Retouching
- Handmade Design
- HTML & CSS