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ALISON POWERS

visual design (web)
graphic design
branding
social media
 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS


Design professional for nearly 10 years in print and digital media including online branding, communications and social media. Highly skilled at promoting desktop, mobile, and responsive designs that exemplify user experience best practices. Strong organizational skills, exquisite attention to detail and a passionate creative thinker.

Specialties: Visual story-telling, typography, art direction, graphic design, social media application

Visual designer, news print designer, and social media manager with broad experience in print media and online networking. Interested in working with a team to effectively promote a company or cause by combining my graphic design and social media skills as well as my knowledge of Internet culture.

Also have an extensive dance history and currently, a member of The ROAR of the Jaguars, the dance/cheer team for the Jacksonville Jaguars. In addition, perform twice a year in community ballet productions at the Florida Theatre.
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nemours Children's Health System

Senior Visual Designer
April 2011 to Jan. 2017

UI/UX/visual designer, information architect and brand ambassador for Nemours.org and partner sites as part of the Nemours Marketing & Communications web design team. 

  • Created visual design prototypes and ideas for external, internal and third-party websites totaling more than 270,400 monthly visitors using Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (Adobe CS5, CS6, all versions)
  • Collaborated with developers to deliver captivating branding solutions using HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Used Adobe XD and BalsamIQ to bring responsive design projects from ideas to final presentation across Mac, Windows (PC), tablet, Android and iOS platforms

Nemours Children’s Health System is a nonprofit organization providing pediatric hospital, primary, and specialty care in Delaware/Greater Philadelphia and Florida.

Key Environments: Adobe XD, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe CS5, Adobe CS6, BalsamIQ, HTML, CSS, Mac, Windows (PC), tablet, Android, iOS

The Florida Times-Union

Layout Designer
Nov. 2007 to March 2011

Page designer for news, features, sports, and business sections of The Florida Times-Union and for the weekly entertainment section, Jack.

  • Created thought-provoking print designs for sports and entertainment special sections using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Developed high-impact layouts and graphics for news and sports sections on tight deadlines using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Collaborated with content editors, photographers and press runners to create design solutions with complex visual storytelling

The Florida Times-Union is the daily newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida and the largest news organization in North Florida.

Key Environments: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Community Nutcracker

Graphic Designer
2009 to present

  • Create branded designs for posters, apparel, advertisements as well as internal and external communication using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

The Community Nutcracker is the only nonprofit, volunteer-run organization in Jacksonville, FL that offers a portion of its proceeds to local charitable agencies like Dreams Come True with each performance.

Key Environments: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

The Jacksonville Jaguars

Professional Cheerleader
April 2015 to present

The ROAR of the Jaguars dancer/cheerleader and community ambassador for the local NFL team.

  • Enhance game day experience, performing at home games
  • Create memorable experiences through football, dance and fun for local businesses, students and military as well as fans in the U.K. as part of the NFL International Series

The ROAR of the Jaguars is the cheerleading/dance team for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL team in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

EDUCATION

University of Missouri-Columbia

School of Journalism, bachelor's degree in journalism (newspaper design) with a minor in art history, May 2007.
 

HONORS + AWARDS


LET'S MOVE CHILD CARE! WEBSITE, selected for project team for the child care branch Michelle Obama's initiative, 2011

FIRST PLACE, Florida Press Club, Features page design, "BOBBY BOWDEN: A coach. A legend. A farewell" and "We Were Moonstruck" The Florida Times-Union, 2010

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, Morris Publishing Group, Excellence Award: Page design, "Hollywood's Grim Mood," "The Black Kids" and "Sharing Stories," The Florida Times-Union, 2009