Vicki Allen

Vicki Allen

Work History

Work History
Feb 2010 - Present

Adjunct Instructor

International Academy of Design & Technology

Deliver online instructional assigned courses for Advertising Design program. Provide learner-centered instruction via distance learning technologies; cultivate student success by encouraging engagement and communication with students and administrators. Assist in planning program curriculum, resolving issues involving complaints, intervene with at-risk students and monitor student progress.

Aug 2006 - Jul 2008

Marketing Coordinator

Developed and executed targeted marketing campaigns and promotional strategies to expand healthcare and educational business-to business markets. Remote project lead for creative teams of graphic designers, copywriters, web designers and data analysts in the Philippines, Brazil and India. Directed preparation for industry tradeshow exhibits and special events. Completed design and production of annual catalogs, continuous website development and maintenance activities. Extensive collaboration with freelance designers, service companies and subcontractors. Media buying activities associated with industry trade publications, newspapers, online media and non-profit organizations. Responsible for yearly/quarterly budgeting, campaign tracking and reporting.

Selected Achievements:

  • Drove up target market product sales by 27% through designing and launching new marketing strategy
  • Increased new product revenue by spearheading creation and implementation of highly effective marketing campaigns
Aug 2007 - Feb 2008

Adjunct Instructor

Tidewater Community College Visual Art Center

Designed curriculum for computer graphics course focused on developing student design skills to advanced levels.  Prepared lectures, lab exercises and assignments. Advised, mentored and consulted students on performance/progress to ensure successful completion of course.

Selected Achievements:

  • Completed class with 97% student success rate and average GPA of 3.0
  • Motivated many students to continue education beyond 2-year degree level
Jun 2005 - Aug 2006

Business Manager


Direct supervision of sales consultants and management of promotional activities to increase product exposure and sales of cosmetic line. Managed staff, enforced sales goals and managed public relations activities. Provided training and consultation to new sales consultants, conducted performance reviews and recommended new hires. Created promotional advertising campaigns to facilitate growth of client base. Coordinated special events, professional presentations and advertising activities.

Selected Achievements:

  • Successfully maintained and increased client base by designing and implementing strategic customer-retention projects
  • Planned and led execution of advertising campaigns that resulted in top-selling cosmetic counter in the region
Nov 2002 - Aug 2004

Marketing Representative

Sibcy Cline Realtors

Responsible for the coordination of promotional campaigns, special projects and events for Realtors, residential builders and corporate departments. Managed projects from concept to design-development and production. Project lead for marketing teams throughout all project phases. Conducted project meetings with managers, builders, agents and external companies. Produced creative materials and collateral pieces for various clients and corporate departments.

Selected Achievements:

  • Successfully coordinated and completed distribution of numerous promotional campaigns for outside alliance companies, agents and corporate departments
  • Obtained promotion within 6 months based on demonstrated knowledge, skills and leadership ability





Photoshop for Photographers (CS5)

Certificate of Completeion for software training;


Microsoft®: Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); Adobe®: Mac OSX, Creative Suite 5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), XHTML and CSS

Professional Affiliations

College Arts Association (CAA)Graphic Artist Guild

National Association of Professional Women

Project/Freelance Experience

Adowa Software Systems, LLC; Southfield, MI - Creative Manager. 2008/2009Pearson Educational Measurement; Virginia Beach, VA - Project Supervision, 2005/2006/2008Atlantic Jazz Consortium; Virginia Beach, VA - Identity Design, 2004ONI Women's Association; Cincinnati, OH - Logo design, 2004University of Cincinnati Art & Design Services; Cincinnati, OH - Student Assistant Coop, 2001University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College; Cincinnati, OH - Editorial Illustration, 2001

Professional Summary


Dedicated educator and creative professional, experienced in ground and online teaching. Proven record of teaching performance with passion for education and artistic expression. Committed to optimizing student and school success through learner-centered instruction and student retention activities.

Core Competencies:

  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Art Direction
  • Online Presentations/Lectures
  • Distance Learning
  • Experiential Learning
  • Student Retention Efforts