Holly Ann Ferguson, ACG, ALB

I am a multi-faceted, experience-driven designer who has provided leadership and support for projects ranging from private corporations to state and federal agencies to Mom-and-Pops…

Current projects include but are not limited to:

  • Creating graphic media including banner ads, conference display boards, flyers, PowerPoint presentation templates, email templates, et al
  • Developing web architecture and pages for CMS-based websites, designing templates and stylesheets consistent with corporate guidelines, adapting extensions to be consistent with needed functionality and branding
  • Managing staff with regard to projects and daily duties
  • Editing copy to meet quality assurance requirements

My objective is to find fulfilling lifework where my reliability, solid work ethic, attitude, hyper-organization, attention to detail, motivation, creativity, and versatility in graphic design as well as prodigious experience in Adobe Creative products, CMS, and advanced PHP/MySQL experience are recognized and utilized for everyone’s benefit. – Holly Ann Ferguson, ACG, ALB

Functional Skills

Brand Definition and Management

  • Design conference display boards, flyers, et al
  • Plan and execute brand identity initiatives, from logos to collateral

Creative Collaboration and Management

  • Combine and edit the work of client contributors into newsletters and other documentation
  • Manage print and other media production and distribution

Web and Electronic Media

  • Collaborate with clients on web architecture development
  • Design multiple-template sites with responsive design flexibility
  • Design and maintain multiple versions (development, staging, and production) of multiple sites for smoother site production
  • Analyze, select, and customize CMS extensions and add-ins to expand site functionality
  • Organize requirements for (and assign resources to as necessary) and create Web and print graphics (banner ads, photo collages, icons, buttons, handouts, templates, conference displays, etc.)
  • Create and execute a semi-annual maintenance plan and procedures for an all-sites page ownership content review and update process, including semi-annual solicitations and the initial communication of the plan to the agency

Staff Development and Management

  • Assign projects and maintenance responsibilities to staff as necessary
  • Teach and advise staff on software utilization, techniques, and shortcuts, as well as communications processes and procedures
  • Prepare for and attend meetings as necessary

Proofreading, Editing, and Copywriting

  • Proofread, edit, and recommend document alterations written by subject matter experts (SMEs) utilizing current styles publications and customer-specific terminology to meet client needs
  • Provide styling standards to internal staff and others, including non-web software programmers and the Enterprise Architecture Advisory Committee
  • Write and edit medium-appropriate marketing, promotional, informational, technical, and educational content as requested

Contact Management

  • Create, manage, and utilize contact databases

Event Coordination

  • Coordinate events, meetings, conferences, competitions, and activities
  • Organize internal and external event participation
  • Assemble event fundamentals including budget, venue, refreshments, activities, logistics, collateral, signage, and premiums

Promotional Program Creation and Project Management

  • Identify and analyze needs, product or service characteristics, goals, and expected returns
  • Create, present, and encourage support for achieving goals
  • Understand target audiences and determine best promotional vehicles
  • Create program incentives that mobilize, motivate, recognize, and reward participants
  • Administer multifaceted program and project budgets

Software Proficiencies

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks
  • Coda, TextWrangler, Balsamiq
  • Notepad++, Aptana
  • Joomla! and Joomla! extension customization
  • WordPress and WordPress extension customization
  • XML
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Project, Visio, and Access