Lakisha Johnson

Lakisha Johnson

Creative Strategist
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Biography

Me: A versatile and skilled design professional with project management experience and advanced qualifications in print and multimedia design for a wide range of clientele. Design is my life; not just a profession.

I enjoy finding unique and clear solutions to design problems. The power of visual persuasion is fascinating to me and I try to incorporate a sense of focus and beauty in all of my work.

Experience
Fanning Howey
Creative Director
Oversees all aspects of the creative process. Responsible for determining the best way to visually represent the company’s identity. Develops high-level concepts for design projects. Manages project workflow and schedule of the graphics department. Works hard to understand the needs of clients in order to produce effective concepts for marketing materials. Coordinates production with vendors and other production support personnel. Assures all graphic projects are completed on time, within budget and meet or exceed client expectations.
Dates:
March 2011 - Present
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
FWD Design Co.
Owner/Creative Director
Creates graphic solutions to meet the specific needs of multiple clients. Develops ideas independently. Communicates with clients to ensure desired results are achieved and deadlines are met.
Dates:
February 2009 - Present
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services)
EMS Contractor - Adobe Profess
Designed and programmed interactive forms for the Department of Defense using Adobe Acrobat Pro and Livecycle Designer ES2.
Dates:
November 2010 - March 2011
Norwood Promotional Products
Contract Catalog Layout Associate
Assisted in updating branding and layout of multiple catalogs and photo retouching.
Dates:
August 2010 - November 2010
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Sysco
Senior Graphic Designer
Designed materials for customer visits and external marketing. Redesigned the company intranet and website. Trained colleagues on use and maintenance of intranet-based image library. Organized digital marketing files to be easily searched by employees. Assisted with the development, setup, marketing and execution of four large-scale food and product exhibitions, as well as internal corporate events.
Dates:
June 2009 - April 2010
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
VMS BioMarketing
Graphic Designer/Copywriter
Conceptualized and designed promotional materials including posters, ads, presentations, webcast graphics, newsletters, brochures, electronic documents and program themes. Coordinated the production of print materials. Proofread and edited ad and presentation copy. Acted as a liaison between meeting planners and vendors to ensure correct information was communicated regarding project production.
Dates:
July 2008 - March 2009
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Outside Source Design
Graphic Designer
Developed design solutions with high visual impact. Interpreted clients’ business needs and developed concepts to suit their purposes. Developed project estimates. Proofread work to ensure accuracy and quality. Collaborated with colleagues to complete complex, large-scale projects. Developed unique design within strict brand guidelines within limited timeframes. Used Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Powerpoint, Quark, Dreamweaver and Flash.
Dates:
June 2005 - July 2008
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Education
Ivy Tech Community College
Computer Programming
Continuing Studies in Computer Science
Dates:
January 2010 - January 2011
Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Visual Communications
Herron School of Art & Design at IUPUI
Dates:
January 2002 - May 2005
Location:
Indianapolis, IN