Lise Holliker Dykes

  • Freelance Art Director, Graphic Designer & Web Developer
  • Crofton, MD

Helping you put your best foot forward in any medium you need.

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I would consider myself a brass-tacks creative—someone with the ability to produce attractive as well as audience- and trend-appropriate creative materials without losing sight of the ultimate goal: clear and effective communication with the reader/viewer.

Experience

Freelance Art Director/Web Developer at LHDonline

1995 – Present Crofton, MD

Projects include:
• Static and content-managed website planning, design, implementation, testing, training, and maintenance
• Site updates and conversions
• Responsive sites and e-mails
• SEO and accessibility consultation
• Microsites and landing pages
• CMS and e-commerce consultation and implementation
• SSL certificate implementation
• Shared and VPS UNIX hosting consultation, setup, and management
• Social media branding and design
• Online advertising design and implementation
• HTML e-mail newsletter design
• Magazine/newsletter print design, production and editing
• Logo design and production
• Branding and collateral materials
• Book cover design
• Point-of-purchase, display, and signage design
• DVD/CD packaging design
• Art direction/quality control/training for junior designers and in-house staff
• Marketing campaign concept, copywriting and design
• Print and online service research, bid coordination, and budget recommendations

Graphic Artist/Technical Writer at Bonnie Walker & Associates, Inc.

1994 – 1995 Crofton, MD

• Researched, wrote, and designed testing and training materials with public health and safety focus
• Assisted in preparation and submission of grant proposals to federal agencies
• Created custom illustrations and charts for print and video
• Assisted in production of training videos

Publications Coordinator at Washington Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary

1990 – 1994 Lanham, MD

• Wrote, edited and designed public relations, advertising and collateral material
• Created custom illustrations and charts for print
• Managed print and advertising budgets and schedules

Education

BA, Journalism/Design at Washington Bible College

1989 – 1993 Lanham, MD

Clients

Access Intelligence, Annapolis GEEKS, Andrews Business & Community Alliance, CAMRIS International, Conde Nast, Directors & Boards Magazine, Family Business Magazine, FunTXTic, Hermes Media & Research, InSite Wireless Group, International Computer Services, Inc., International Literacy Association, MagiQuest, New Edge Advertising, New Millennium Consultants, PowellTate, PrintComm Partners, Private Company Director Magazine, Religion News Service, Riverdale Ministries, Sitesafe, Inc., Six Flags, Telecom Company TV

Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesignInCopyPhotoshopIllustratorBridgeAcrobat ProDreamweaver)Filemaker ProOfficeGoogle DocsExpressionEngineWordPressTwitter BootstrapZurb FoundationHTMLCSSjQuerySequel ProExcellent verbal and written communicationflexibilitytimely response to deadlines and changing prioritiesequally comfortable working as a team or independentlyable to juggle multiple tasks as required

Specialties

Collateral materialbrandingpoint of saledirect mailadvertising design and managementwebsite design and developmentExpression Engine CMSdatabase manipulation/managementcopywriting/editingdesign technology/prepress troubleshooting and analysi…