Lindsay Benson Garrett

Dancing Designer & Photographer

Richmond, VA, USA
Award winning graphic designer, photographer, marketer and creative force with agency experience entrusted time and again to build brands from concept to completion and translate client business goals into materials delivering strong qualitative and quantitative results.

Work Experience

Copper Note

Partner, Strategic Creative

Copper Note is a multi-disciplinary branding and web agency with experience helping organizations reach national audiences both on and off the web. We help businesses use branding and marketing to establish trust, position themselves as thought leaders, and generate new leads. Our expertise in marketing, design, and web technology can build brands that earn and increase customer loyalty.

Clients include Meals on Wheels America, American Anthropological Association, Richmond Ballet, ACIL, TEDx Herndon, AIGA, and Charlottesville Ballet.
2009 - Present Virginia, United States

Stokefire Branding & Advertising

Art Director & Graphic Designer

Translated strategy into cohesive visual systems and impactful designs, creating branding to communicate clients' core identity and effect behavior change in their desired audiences.

Signed on seven new clients by cultivating relationships and bringing insight to opportunities, becoming the first employee in the company’s ten year history to close contracts. Responsibilities included: 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 Virginia, United States

Meals On Wheels 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 Virginia, United States

Royall & Company

Art Director Intern

Developed graphics and materials for nationwide university marketing campaigns.
June 2008 - August 2008 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 District of Columbia, United States

GiveBack DC

Designer & Videographer

Directed, shot, and edited ten promotional videos and assisted in the design of a new website for a local nonprofit in 72 hours.
September 2012 - September 2012 Virginia, 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

Classical Dancer

A part-time professional dancer combining the beauty of ballet with modern movements.
January 2012 - March 2017 Virginia, United States


Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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


Cougar Paper

Featured in Cougar Paper's "Share on Cougar" book, a marketing campaign launched at the HOW Conference


PR News

Member Communications: We Are Meals On Wheels Toolkit


MarCom Awards

Platinum Award & Honorable Mention


Virginia Commonwealth University

Featured in Juried Graphic Design Student Exhibition


Fairfax County Computer Graphics Competition

2nd Place Winner



Adobe Creative Suite, Branding & Identity, CSS, Digital And Film Photography, Handmade Design, HTML, Photo Editing, Strategic Branding, Strategic Design, Typography,

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
- Craftsmanship