Own and operate Billingsley Media in Central Georgia creating a variety of advertising projects for print and web. Clients include: The University of Georgia Rural Development Center (Tifton Campus); Grassroots Arts Program (Georgia Council for the Arts); Hawkinsville - Pulaski County Arts Council; Hawkinsville Better Hometown; Georgia Estate Homes (Hawkinsville); The Dispatch and News (Hawkinsville); M&T Meats (Hawkinsville); First Baptist Church (Hawkinsville); Pulaski County, and the City of Hawkinsville; Affinity Health Group (Tifton); Tift County Commission on Children and Youth; Colony Bank of Fitzgerarld; The City of Fitzgerald Community Development; the Fitzgerald Area Convention & Visitors Bureau; Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association; Ocilla-Irwin County Chamber of Commerce; Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce; Cordele-Crisp County Chamber of Commerce; Ashburn-Turner County Chamber of Commerce.
Managed diverse advertising projects from concept through completion, including the company’s signature cleaning product, OdoBan, and complete product lines of household, automotive and fabric cleaners for wholesale and retail distribution. Developed and produced ad campaigns for the NASCAR/BUSCH Series OdoBan sponsored racecar, 2001 through 2003. Responsibilities included collateral design (packaging, direct mail, brochures, catalogs and press kits), advertising and promotion, outdoor advertising, publication (editorial advertising), and branding design. Organized and executed all company and product photography, assignment sports photography during races, and studio and equipment set up. Upgraded and maintained graphic studio’s hardware and software. Developed and updated archival system for all graphics files.
Worked with art directors, account executives and company president in the design, layout and production of all advertising materials related to the food industry. Created design projects for accounts such as Nabisco, Lipton, International Paper, Polly-O, Uncle Ben’s, Motts, Norwegian Foods, Remy, and others.
Created bi-weekly merchandise store catalog from concept through production. Worked with vendors and buyers in selecting and finalizing product specifications for catalog. Responsible for all photography, including studio and equipment set up, and photo shoots. Arranged and executed all designs, layouts, type settings, scans and digital imaging, file assembly, and pre-press procedures. Worked in conjunction with the visuals department dealing with cross-platform issues, such as file formatting and design feedback, and merging the company’s visual theme to reflect uniformity between the catalog and window presentations.
Fourteen years of retail experience and customer service. Supervised and executed day-to-day store operations in a profitable manner. Developed and promoted sales skills. Responsible for: recruiting, training, and supervising staff, inventory, loss prevention, and security procedures. Implemented company standards in floor moves, and visual merchandising. Worked with buyers and vendors in the selection and promotion of store merchandise.
Passenger Agent with Air France at JFK Airport in NYC. Maintained a high standard of safety and security according to the Air France safety policy while executing daily duties, which included check-in, lobby, gate, and baggage services for passengers. Stress management in case of crisis or difficult passengers.
I am a graphic designer with expertise in advertising, editorial, packaging, branding and new media. In addition, I specialize in product photography. I am also a licensed, registered, and conditionally approved Certified Court Interpreter with the Georgia Commission on Interpreters, through the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts. I interpret for Superior Court, State Court, Probate Court, and Magistrate Court in various cities and counties in GA. Specialize in Legal, Medical, and Community Interpretation.