Patrick Patterson

Graphic Design Specialist, City of Lakeland

Lakeland, FL, USA

Work Experience

City Of Lakeland

Graphic Design Specialist

• Establishes and enforces new City branding initiatives.
• Conceptualizes and coordinates various collateral materials including monthly, city-wide, newsletter, event marketing posters, annual reports and informational graphics.
• Streamlines department workflow to increase accountability and ensure project deadlines are met.
• Creates and maintains vendor relationships to provide quality output to each and every client.
October 2011 - Present Lakeland, Florida, United States

Florida Department Of Education

Information Specialist / OPS Graphic Designer

• Envisions marketing campaign solutions for statewide education initiatives.
• Maintains strict adherence to ADA compliance guidelines for publications.
• Builds relationships with internal clients and external agencies to produce way-finding signage, outdoor and environmental graphics and branding elements.
December 2008 - September 2011 Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Rowland Publishing

Magazine Advertisement Builder

• Caters to various client needs and designs advertisements for three, bi-monthly,
regional magazines.
• Illustrates and renders logos for events and businesses.
• Performs under revolving deadlines with some direction and minimal supervision.
March 2011 - September 2011 Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Family Tree Community Center

Director of Visibility and Outreach, Board of Directors / Pro Bono Graphic Designer

• Leads re-branding and develops organizational
marketing plan and materials including web graphics,
environmental signage and fundraising paraphernalia.
• Updates and launches organizational news magazine resulting in increased distribution and donations.
• Executes low-budget ideas in order to compete with larger, comparable organizations in the area.
June 2006 - February 2010 Tallahassee, Florida, United States


Florida A&M University

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

September 2009 - April 2011 Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Tallahassee Community College

Associate of Arts

September 2002 - April 2009 Tallahassee, Florida, United States


Graphic Design USA

Six American Inhouse Design Awards


Graphic Design USA

Two American Graphic Design Awards



Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop, Color Theory, Large Format Printing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Prepress, Studio Photography, Typography, Videography,