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ALISON POWERS

Summary

More than 9 years of experience in print and digital media including online branding, communications and social media. Highly skilled at promoting desktop, mobile, and responsive designs that utilize user experience best practices.

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.
 

VISUAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Nemours Children's Health System

April 2011 to present
senior visual designer :: UI/UX/visual designer, information architect and brand ambassador for Nemours.org and partner sites as part of the Nemours Marketing & Communications web team. Create enhanced digital experiences across the enterprise websites, applications and social media platforms. Effectively engage users with research-based, user friendly visual design and specifications for desktop, mobile and responsive. Nemours is a nonprofit organization providing pediatric hospital, primary, and specialty care in Delaware/Greater Philadelphia and Florida.

theotherAP

January 2012 to present
visual designer + social media influencer + web strategist :: Create captivating experiences online and in print. Enhance product brand awareness and user interaction through mobile, web and social media application. 

Community Nutcracker

January 2010 to January 2016
visual designer :: Created an enhanced interactive experience for internal and external site and application users, connecting local dancers and the community for this nonprofit organization. 
 

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Community Nutcracker

January 2010 to January 2016
social media manager :: Developed a strategy and created advanced design visuals for the Facebook and Twitter accounts. Enhanced the social media presence, engaging those involved in the local production as well as the supporting charities and performance attendees for this nonprofit organization.

The Florida Times-Union

November 2009 to March 2011
social media contributor :: Contributed graphics and publication promotions across all social media platforms for daily newpaper as well as Jack, The Florida Times-Union's weekly entertainment tab.
 

DANCE EXPERIENCE

The Jacksonville Jaguars

April 2015 to present
professional cheerleader + brand ambassador :: The ROAR of the Jaguars dancer/cheerleader and community ambassador for the Jacksonville Jaguars. In addition to performing on the field at each of the Jaguars home games at EverBank Field, also act as a community ambassador, leading Junior ROAR dance clinics for girls ages 6-17.

Community Nutcracker

September 2009 to present
ballet performer :: Soloist and corp de ballet dancer in the Community Nutcracker annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida.
 

NEWS DESIGN EXPERIENCE

The Florida Times-Union

November 2007 to March 2011
layout designer :: Created elegant print designs for the daily features sections including Life, skirt!, H Health + Fitness, Taste and Jack. On the news desk, contributed effective visuals for a variety of features and on-deadline pages including A-1, the front page. Created clean, persuasive section fronts for sports including Jaguars football, NASCAR racing and PGA Tour golf coverage.
 

ACCOLADES

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA :: School of Journalism, bachelor's degree in journalism (newspaper design) with a minor in art history, May 2007.

Skills

PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS: Visual story-telling, digital user experience, interactive design strategy, art direction, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Web Applications, graphic design, social media, layout, typography, content management systems, HTML, CSS, Quality Assurance, AP Style.

DANCE, 25+ years of ballet, tap, jazz and modern at local dance studios in St. Louis and in Jacksonville such as Beth Marks Ballet Arts Centre, Dulce Anaya School of Ballet, and Mark Spivak Institute & Dance Extension.

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