Lynsey Gamble-Dramer

Lynsey Gamble-Dramer

Owner of Ohana Design, LLC; Marketer and Designer

Work History

Work History
Nov 2014 - Present

Owner/Designer

Ohana Design, LLC

Owner and designer of Ohana Design, LLC; Graphic Design, Marketing, and Social Media studio. Duties include proposal layout for A/E/C firms, social media management, branding and external communication, graphic design, and related technical services.

Services provided by Ohana Design include:

  • Marketing Consulting
  • Graphic Design Services/Corporate Identity
  • Proposal Coordination and Layout
  • Business Development
  • Marketing Copy/Technical & Creative Writing
  • Client Presentations
  • Website and Database Management
  • Digital Media Design & Campaigns
  • Corporate Photography and Event Planning
Apr 2014 - Nov 2014

Proposal Coordinator

Slayden Construction Group, Inc.

Proposal Coordinator and sole Marketing contact for this leading construction firm. Responsibilities included creating and maintaining annual marketing plan and budget, creation and delivery of proposals, ad design, market research, branding, and communication. Market sectors included water/wastewater/transportation/heavy civil/public works.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2014

Business Development Coordinator

Ch2M HILL
Business Development Coordinator for this Forbes Top 100 company. Responsiblities include managing small and medium proposal efforts with a focus on client satisfaction, quality and efficiency. International coordination includes working with the Indusitrial and Advanced Technology business group regions of Mexico City, Singapore, Shanghai, Poland and the US.
Oct 2011 - Sep 2012

President

Rose & Crown Creative

Rose & Crown Creative was my personal Marketing Consulting and Graphic Design company which expanded to include clients in the Architecture, Design, Engineering, Retail, Non-Profit, Education, Fashion and Technology sectors. The company focused on meeting a variety of client needs as a one-stop-shop for Marketing and Graphics. My main goal for establishing Rose & Crown Creative was to gain further exposure and knowledge in all areas Graphic Design and Marketing while continuing to build my experience within the A/E/C industry, facilitating a deeper understanding of my work from every angle. I enjoyed working with a diverse group of corporate, non-profit and creative/fine arts clients.

Feb 2010 - Oct 2011

Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer

Howard S. Wright

This position consisted of both Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer for one of the most prominent General Contractors in the United States and beyond. Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company, sets the bar for professionalism and creativity within the construction industry - challenging me to surpass the company's expectations as well as my own. I became well-versed in meeting fast-paced demands of multiple offices across time zones, in addition to successfully completing all internal deadlines for the main office in Portland.

Additionally, I was responsible for the coordination and preparation of marketing materials for the Portland office, while simultaneously providing support for the firm's Central Oregon, Phoenix, Guam, Seattle, San Francisco and LA offices. Working closely with Howard S. Wright's executive staff and proposed project teams, I assisted with the implementation of strategies for proposals that would gain new work while honoring the firm's mission and values. Impeccable written and verbal communication skills were required, as well as an eye for graphic quality, and the ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.

Main daily assignments included proposal writing, editing, layout and production. I also worked with the Marketing Manager to publish monthly online newsletters/updates, press releases and announcements, project updates, commercial/event photography, newspaper/magazine advertisements, and all graphic design collateral as needed. Secondary components of this position consisted of lead tracking, business development/networking, and maintenance of various internal database systems for references, project information, proposal submissions, and case studies.

My artistic contributions included developing compelling graphic presentations and engaging proposal documents with Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign), PowerPoint and Prezi. Ranging from interview material, to trade show support, office presentations and lobby flatscreen displays - my skills as a Graphic Designer have been honed to accommodate the needs of the A/E/C industry.

Oct 2006 - Nov 2009

Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer

Robinson Construction

Robinson Construction is a privately owned, world-class construction company that incorporates the values and integrity of a family-owned and operated business. With nearly two hundred K-12 schools, and dozens of retail and office projects under their belt, Robinson is known in the industry as a respected leader in public and private General Contracting.

Beginning as an in-house Graphic Designer with Robinson, I updated the company's corporate identity and created various print collateral for the first four months. Shortly after, I was promoted to Marketing Coordinator, jump starting my career and building the tools for success that would be utilized in later years. With this new responsibility of running Robinson's single-person Marketing department, I was able to dive into proposal development, creative writing, business development, relationship building, and presentation design with a "learning by doing" approach. After submitting my first winning proposal, I realized that the intense deadlines and high expectations of the department did not cause negative stress, but they energized me to succeed. This passion was the motivating factor that brought me through my first project up to the multiple proposals and graphics assignments that I am currently working on today for my clients.

I value the time spent at Robinson and realize that I learned more in those three years than many people could learn in a lifetime of working in a more relaxed or slower-paced environment. Each day brought new challenges which shaped me into a multi-faceted Marketing Coordinator with the confidence to solve problems and the common sense to ask for help and direction when needed. Finding this balance took time, but I am grateful for the experience and opportunities that were bestowed upon me when I look back on those formative years. They set the anchor for my career as a Marketer and gave me a taste of the A/E/C industry's diverse, interconnected and ever-evolving world.

Oct 2005 - Oct 2006

Design Consultant

United Tile

In operation for over 40 years, United Tile offers the most comprehensive and creative selection of tile and stone products in the Pacific Northwest. Their products range from $2.50 to $200.00 per square foot and are globally sourced from the world's most premier manufacturers. United Tile has been recognized for their commitment to environmentally responsible business practices and the manufacturers that they represent. The company was also named "Best Professional Design Center" by the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland.

Four United Tile showrooms serve the design community and public through professional and knowledgeable design staff. Working as a Design Consultant in the Portland Showroom, I assisted clients with product selection and interior layout for residential and commercial projects. Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors and Home Owners were among the valued clientele. In addition to Interior Design assistance, my additional responsibilities included sample organization, administrative assistance, Graphic Design support, problem-solving, customer service, product demonstrations, and up-to-date knowledge of product trends and suitable applications. Additional details and requirements of the position included:
  • Work with customers, contractors and vendors in planning and product selection utilizing the wholesale distribution model, often with multiple customers at a time.
  • Determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products and solutions.
  • Work with design staff and marketing department to keep products presented and merchandised in a creative, customer friendly system through various sampling and display efforts.
  • Continually improve showroom sample department by ordering replacement material and organizing delivered sample material.
  • Work with sales and marketing team to promote showroom and resources for, and with, trade customers.
  • Manage time effectively and adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Work productively as a team player with wide range of people.
  • Knowledge of the wholesale distribution model and the ability to work with the “customer’s customer.” 
  • Proven creativity in previous design roles.

Education

Education
2004 - 2003

BFA with Honors, GPA 3.78

University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Four colleges offer more than 140 areas of study through a core curriculum rooted in a liberal arts tradition. The University’s 100-acre residential campus in the heart of downtown Tampa provides an historical and cultural setting for learning both on and off campus. Valuing the community’s international heritage, the University attracts students, faculty, and staff from around the world with diverse backgrounds to facilitate intercultural awareness and understanding. 

The University of Tampa’s strong commitment to the arts is demonstrated in its variety of degree programs and numerous on-campus opportunities for students to hone their craft. Off campus, the University's downtown location puts it in the heart of Tampa’s arts and culture experience, within walking distance of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for Performing Arts, Tampa Theatre, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay Times Forum and many local galleries and performing arts venues. 

Art students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specialize in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, graphic design, digital arts and electronic media. The R.K. Bailey Art Studios provides a 30,000 square-foot space for students to work and houses the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, which exhibits student and professional work, and the innovative STUDIO-f visiting artist program, bringing to campus prominent artists such as Louisa Chase, Ed Paschke and Audrey Flack.

UT by the NUMBERS

  • Ranks in top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” 
  • Full-time, part-time and vendor-contracted employees: more than 1,100.
  • More than 100,000 student and employee service hours provided annually to more than 200 organizations.
  • 3,000 University and community events annually.
  • 700 community leaders are involved with UT on various boards and advisory groups.
2003 - 2001

General Studies

California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts (CCA) is a place for people who believe creative work can positively and powerfully affect our society. People who want to make art that matters.

An arts education has never been more relevant or more valuable. Today, creative people are recognized as necessary to help solve the world’s most pressing problems. CCA students and alumni are on the cutting edge of every creative field, working in industry and the community, and founding enterprises of their own.

California College of the Arts provides the perfect environment for students to engage in making art that matters while pushing boundaries and building global community. Through my studies, I explored a wide variety of design specialties which resulted in a well-rounded platform and unique perspective in which to launch into future pursuits which eventually led to a focus in Graphic Design. 

Skills

Skills

Prezi

Prezi is a new online presentation program that is free to use. It is a useful alternative when creating a dynamic and motion-driven presentation for a client or meeting. I have working knowledge of this program as I have been asked to create projects with it in the past and taught myself how to do this. This new and innovative presentation program is one of the favorites for expressing ideas in new and unique ways. For an example of my work with Prezi - please visit: http://prezi.com/w9gat10s2ykx/lobby-presentation-fall-2011/.

Microsoft Publisher

Occasionally, I am asked to edit a file that has been created in Microsoft Publisher. Harnessing my knowledge of InDesign I have been able to make changes without a hitch and feel very comfortable working with this program. Many desktop publishing programs are similar to each other so it is easy to cross over as needed.

Quark

If needed, I can adapt my presentation, proposal and graphic design layout to be used with Quark - a publication software program. This is one of the first programs that I learned while I was in school and it is very similar to InDesign in its operation.

Adobe Dreamweaver

I have some website development experience using Dreamweaver for website updates. I went through a series of classes for the program and have working knowledge of the application.

Microsoft Office

Throughout high school and college I have developed working knowledge for Microsoft Office software and also have extensive experience with PowerPoint. My knowledge of the programs caters to the A/E/C industry and includes such projects as charts, graphs, reports and presentations.

Adobe Creative Suite

My use of Adobe Creative Suite began in high school where I used Photoshop in my artistic coursework. It evolved through the years to include Illustrator and InDesign as I entered into my Graphic Design courses in college where I utilized each aspect of the software in a classroom environment. Today, my Graphic Design projects keep me current on Photoshop and Illustrator, while my proposals and brochure projects keep me up to speed on InDesign. This combination has proven valuable to my clients as I can work across multiple programs and platforms on both PC and Mac systems.

Summary

Marketing Consultant and Graphic Designer with eight years of industry experience. Deadline-driven, detail oriented, dependable and a creative thinker. Market sectors include Architecture/Engineering/Construction, Healthcare, Retail, K-12, Commercial Office, Higher Education, Non-Profit, Industrial, Specialty Renovation, Federal/Military, Residential Apartments/Condominiums, Mixed-Use, Parks/Recreation, and Lab/Research. My experience is balanced equally between public and private sectors. A breakdown of my responsibilities and areas of expertise can be found below.

  • Marketing Consulting and Proposal Management
    • Coordinate, facilitate and prepare proposals, statements of qualifications, and other pre-project deliverables.
      • Read and interpret RFPs and RFQs, and distill information into proposal checklists.
      • Point of contact for internal and external teaming partners in the gathering and organization of qualifications.
      • Create/edit proposal content and graphics.
      • Edit/format content for internal consistency, effective and clear communication, and presentation impact.
      • Layout and format proposals in InDesign.
    • Attend and help facilitate pre-proposal and proposal kick-off meetings.
    • Organize and maintain staff resumes, boilerplate, references, and project descriptions.
    • Assist in the maintenance of internal database systems.
  • Lead Tracking/Business Development
    • Regularly check online listings for upcoming and newly released RFPs and RFQs on various agency websites, magazines and newspapers. (Track via Excel/Word)
    • Distribute new leads and releases to applicable groups on an ongoing basis.
  • Editorial & Formatting
    • Utilize thorough understanding of rules of grammar and usage, provide editorial review (reading for grammar and readability) of proposal and report language.
    • Project text editing (Word/InDesign).
    • Proposal formatting (InDesign).
  • Specialty Projects/Graphics
    • Project/event photography
    • Design and production of Marketing collateral pieces (print media)
    • Assistance with social media campaigns
    • Event coordination
    • PR
    • Branding/various print collateral/advertising
    • Digital media and presentations
    • Interview material design and interview prep
    • Postcard design/content for direct mail campaigns
    • Signage
    • Trade show displays

Interest

I am an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy running and going on walks with my dog, surfing, exploring and hiking, going to the beach, yoga, boating and enjoying fun in the sun. I love to travel, write poetry, spend time with my family and friends, have a great cup of coffee or a nice glass of red. I am obsessed with anything related to the ocean from sea shells to snorkeling. Additionally, I am a vegetarian and I also like painting/photography. My personal blog and link to my paintings can be found here: www.lynseygamble.blogspot.com.

Industry Affiliations & Non-Profit

Water for People

Office Coordinator/Fundraising, March 2013-Present

Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

Communications Committee Member

Golf Committee Member, 2010-2011

Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA)

Cultural Liaison

Business for the Arts Volunteer, 2009-2011

Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA)

Communications Committee Member. 2010-2011

Young Professionals of Portland (YPOP)

Special Events Committee Member, 2008-2009

Portland Festival Ballet

Volunteer Designer and Marketer, 2009-2011

Work Samples

Certifications

Certifications
Dec 2009 - Present

Certificate of Completion - Personal Survival Techniques

International Maritime Training
Dec 2009 - Present

Certificate of Completion - Elementary First Aid

International Maritime Training
2009 - Present

Certificate of Completion - Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

International Maritime Training
Dec 2009 - Present

Certificate of Completion - Wine, Beer and Spirit

International Yacht Training
Dec 2009 - Present

Certificate of Completion - Floral Design and Care

International Yacht Training
Dec 2009 - Present

Certificate of Competency - Silver Service

International Yacht Training
Dec 2009 - Present

Certificate of Competency - Megayacht Interior Operations

International Yacht Training
Aug 2011 - Present

Certificate of Completion - LEED Green Associate Exam Eligibility

Green Building Education Services (GBES)
Dec 2009 - Dec 2014

Certificate of Training - Basic Firefighting

Revolve Fire Hazard & Response