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Lindsay Benson Garrett

Alexandria, VA, USA
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.

Work Experience

Stokefire Branding & Advertising

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.
January 2013 - Present Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Meals On Wheels Association Of America

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.
November 2009 - December 2012 Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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.
2005 - Present Virginia, United States

Royall & Company

Art Director Intern

Developed materials that were used in nationwide university direct marketing campaigns.
June 2008 - August 2008 Richmond, Virginia, United States

National MS Society

Graphic Design Intern

Designed departmental logos, original artwork for T-shirts, newsletters, flyers, and brochures.
June 2007 - August 2007 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Apple Inc.

Apple Campus Representative

Organized creative social, promotional, and networking events and taught Mac software workshops.
February 2008 - November 2008 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Gin Dance Company

Dancer

A part-time professional dancer focused on combining the beauty of ballet with modern movements.
January 2012 Arlington, Virginia, United States

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major in Graphic Design, minor in Dance.
August 2005 - May 2009 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Awards

MarCom Awards

Platinum Award & Honorable Mention

2013

PR News

Member Communications: We Are Meals On Wheels Toolkit

2012

Virginia Commonwealth University

Featured in Juried Graphic Design Student Exhibition

2009

Fairfax County Computer Graphics Competition

2nd Place Winner

2005

Core Competencies

- Strategic Brand & Identity Development
- Advertising & Marketing Campaign Development
- Graphic Design
- Photography
- Typography
- Conceptual Thinking
- Presentation & Communication Skills
- Art Direction

Technical Skills

- InDesign
- Illustrator
- Photoshop
- Photography
- Photo Retouching
- Handmade Design
- HTML & CSS