Deborah Lapp

Marketing Project Manager - De facto Art Director/Graphic Design

Professional Objective

Seeking a successful Creative Design, Management and Marketing leadership position to collaborate with other members of a creative team in developing and implementing the overall artistic vision and focus for an organization. Offer a thorough understanding of principles in art layout, knowledge and management of print production, and to deliver visual concepts and advertising practices with diverse clients.

Special Skills

  • Extensive marketing experience
  • Motivated to be flexible and adaptable in new systems
  • Seasoned graphic designer with strong visual skills and experience in print design elements
  • Knowledge and skill in typography
  • Coached and directed marketing teams nationally
  • Proven leader and team player
  • Conscientious and able to anticipate business needs
  • Attention to detail and very organized
  • Dependable/strong work ethic, driven to succeed
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Event planning

Computer Skills

• Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, QuarkXPress, FileMaker Pro, PowerPoint and Word, Expanding knowledge in InDesign

Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Jun 2015

Marketing Project Manager

Extendicare Health Services, Inc

Milwaukee, WI

Marketing Project Manager - De facto Art Director/Graphic Designer

Responsibilities were assisting in the development and coordination of marketing materials for  the area and regional sales professionals to use as part of our skilled nursing centers strategic marketing plan for the purpose of generating consistent admissions of residents into our centers. This involved the management of project development, creating vivid sense of purpose in others by articulating sales/marketing goals and a vision that team members could identify with. Coordinated the organization of marketing campaigns, print production, and creating policies and procedures to ensure consistency and effectiveness of our centers and corporate branding. 

  • Conception and design of all print ads, billboards, post cards, flyers, brochures, posters and signs countrywide 
  • Initiated standardized production process and efficiencies in design processing and pre/post production
  • Improved design standards taking the company from clip-art collateral to    professional branded collateral pieces
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize in a high-paced competitive marketing environment in order to support 148 skilled nursing centers and corporate office
  • Established a unified message that supported branding strategy for the development of successful business goals in a competitive environment
  • Able to listen and translate ideas into successful national collateral pieces
  • Coached in supporting and assisting teams who have diverse needs
  • Worked closely with printer and promotional vendors
  • Coordination of collateral for online print portal ordering site
  • Created education site for sales and marketing teams/training and implemented policies and procedures
  • Achieved Extendicare Employee of the Month certificate
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Account Executive


Title LLC, Mequon, WI

  • Account Executive Reviewed contracts and prepared HUD-1 settlement statements for real estate transactions
  • Title clearance, problem solving, i.e., foreclosures, bankruptcies, liens, mortgage payoffs and releases
  • Client relations with top producing real estate agents
  • Conducted real estate closings for high-end properties
    • Received award for best customer service between Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin offices
    • National recognition for being #23 in top offices for Title capture rate
1998 - 2004

Account Executive/marketing

Wisconsin Technicolor LLC

Pewaukee, WI

Account Executive/Marketing

  • Conducted inside and outside sales to obtain new business for high-end publication pre-press
  • Implemented new business development procedures for sales and marketing including design projects
  • Cost-effective print pricing
  • Ability to work well with printers and vendors
  • Handled project research for new prospects utilizing the Internet
  • Prepared and designed sales quotes, post cards and proposals
  • Managed design and production projects for sales
  • Established client and new prospect database
  • Managed all travel arrangements for company
  • Assisted President and management in achieving corporate goals
  • Conducted fund raising with President for special projects
Jan 1995 - Jan 1998

Administrative Assistant

Freckmann Marketing Group Inc

Cedarburg, WI

Administrative Assistant

  • Facilitated design and production of projects
  • Customer communications and client management media and catalog orders.
  • Office management responsibilities
  • Assisted President on special projects



1992 - 1998

Associate Degree in Applied and Commercial Art

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Honor Student: Member of Phi Theta Kappa

GPA 3.85 scale of 4.00

Volunteer Work

 Make-A-Wish Foundation [Wish Grantor for 17 years] – Work as a leader/liaison between the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin and children with life threatening illnesses to help grant their wishes

  • American Cancer Society [Look Good Feel Better Program] – Worked with female cancer patients to help improve their self esteem
  • St. Joseph’s/Oncology Clinic – Provided personal and emotional support to critically ill cancer patients
  • Experience in running church parish – including managing budget and organizational structure for 22 years

Freelance Work

  • Create corporate identity and logos
  • Commissioned pencil and ink Illustrations
  • Custom home decorating
  • Encaustic Art – A unique technique of integrating colored waxes and natural plant life to create a piece of art
  • Arranged holiday events for Cardiothoracic Surgical Department - Froedtert and the Medical College