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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• Proven design thinker, mentor, influencer, teacher, and user advocate
• 27 years of graphic design experience for digital and conventional media, including roles as lead designer, UX/UI designer, art director, and creative director as a consultant/agency and as a full-time hire in a variety of private and non-profit sectors
• 20 years of online development experience including roles as front end developer, information architect, and webmaster


Experience

Senior Graphic Designer at Chesapeake Bay Foundation
2015 – Present Annapolis, MD
Freelance Art Director/Web Developer at LHDonline
1995 – Present Crofton, MD
Graphic Artist/Technical Writer at Bonnie Walker & Associates, Inc.
1994 – 1995 Crofton, MD
Publications Coordinator at Washington Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary
1990 – 1994 Lanham, MD

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
  • International Literacy Association
  • MagiQuest
  • New Edge Advertising
  • New Millennium Consultants
  • PowellTate
  • PrintComm Partners
  • Private Company Director Magazine
  • Religion News Service
  • Riverdale Ministries
  • Sitesafe
  • Six Flags
  • Telecom Company TV

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Acrobat Pro
  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • Bridge
  • Spark
  • XD
  • Dreamweaver
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Balsamiq
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Teams
  • Google Docs
  • ExpressionEngine
  • WordPress
  • Bootstrap
  • Zurb Foundation
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Sequel Pro
  • Sublime Text
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Asana
  • SmartSheet
  • Basecamp
  • Github
  • MAMP
  • Firefox/Chrome/Safari Developer Tools
  • Formstack
  • Stripe
  • Constant Contact
  • MailChimp
  • Luminate Online/CMS
  • ArcGIS Online/Pro
  • Google Web Designer
  • Slack
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Quick-study/intuitive client and colleague interactions
  • Drive to learn new techniques
  • Passion for keeping up with what's new in the industry
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humor
  • Timely response to deadlines and changing priorities
  • Equal comfort working hands-on or leading a team
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks as required

Specialties

  • Collateral material
  • branding
  • point of sale
  • direct mail
  • advertising design and management
  • website design and development
  • copywriting/editing
  • design technology/prepress troubleshooting
  • social media
  • HTML email templates
  • design systems
  • presentations/pitches
  • education