Grant Yeary

Grant Yeary

Summary

I am a communicator with nineteen years experience who excels in a fast-paced, challenging position that utilizes creative, attention-drawing design.  Whether for a company looking to win multi-million dollar proposals or for a small business looking to increase brand recognition, I use communication strategies to tell the client's stories in an engaging and memorable way.

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Objective

Creative communicator with nineteen years experience excels in a fast-paced, challenging position that utilizes creative, attention-drawing design and communication strategies to tell the client's stories in an engaging and memorable way.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2010 - Present

Graphic Designer II

Serco, Inc.

• Lead designer on Serco-NA's two biggest wins (VDOT and CMS) as well as hundreds of proposals ranging in worth from $50K to $1B

• Manage the lifecycle of proposal graphics and covers by working with the author to conceptualize ideas and by producing graphics in desired formats while meeting the specifications of both the RFP and Serco’s branding guidelines.

• Key member of the team that created the internal concept of operations for Serco's proposal process. Designed the online interface to access this information.

• Assist team with production and assembly of all proposal materials.

• Played key role in obtaining and maintaining Serco's ISO 20K certification. Oversaw incident/problem management, configuration management, business relationship management, service improvement change management, and supplier management functions.

Jul 2006 - Mar 2010

Designer

Unity Business Solutions

• Developed high quality, visually appealing, consistent brand imagery for various companies. Created a consistent look based on the client’s culture, vision, and target demographics.

• Grew client relations through creative services consulting, technical assistance, and prompt communication.

• Developed and implemented marketing communications plans for clients within established timelines and goals.

Jun 1997 - Jun 2006

Communications Center Manager

Covenant Church

• Created and managed advertising and internal communications for a 500+ member organization. 40% of new visitors cited my work as a reason they attended (second only to word of mouth). The church saw an average 30% increase in attendance during my employment.

• Designed and implemented communication plans to potential members in the community through mainly viral campaigns and direct mail but also through the company website, billboards, radio, and TV.

• Coordinated communications with current church members and regular visitors through newsletters, bulletins, weekly e-mails, on-site displays, and the company website.

Education

Education
Sep 1989 - Jun 1994

Bachelors of Art

Shepherd University

Graduated summa cum laude

First Communications Major to receive the McMurran Award, Shepherd's highest academic award