my resume

Connie De La Vergne

graphic/web design • copywriting • inbound marketing • sales

Resourceful, contemporary web/graphic designer, copywriter and social media communicator combining visuals and words in creative and traditional ways to get people, projects and company profiles noticed.  

•work highlights
Handy Ann Compton · graphic designer | social media manager
January 2012– Present
Designed and developed web site for home maintenance company to establish online profile, build awareness and create a hub for inbound marketing strategies: regular writing and editing of blog posts, establishing social media presence and ongoing communication with Facebook fans and Twitter followers. Developing system to measure, test and optimize marketing performance. Created brand identity and guidelines through the creation of marketing collateral.

West Coast Scrapple, LLC · marketing manager  | graphic designer  September 2010– Present
Integral part of startup as partner and marketing manager of specialty food manufacturer through the establishment and implementation of inbound and traditional marketing strategies. Collaborated with partners to develop brand identity, provide graphic and web design services as well as management and creation of online presence through website and social media networks. Measure and test marketing performance to determine viability of product in marketplace; company sales continue to climb with increased social media exposure, interactions and repeat business.

The Art of DeLaVergne · web & graphic design | inbound marketing | social media manager| artist  2005 – Present
Design graphics, branding materials (traditional and web based) and copywriting for small companies, artists and new businesses. Build WordPress websites to establish online presence for clients. Develop and implement strategies that utilize social media networks to increase online traffic, engage visitors, enhance brand awareness and generate sales. Educate and train clients in WordPress and social media marketing for ultimate self-reliance. Conceptualize and paint contemporary, 2-dimensional, mixed media paintings, furniture and fine crafts. Sell inventory through website, commissions and at select fine art fairs.

WalkOn InBellWA · blog design | development
May 2010 – Present
Developed concept and designed blog site about walking In and around Bellevue, Washington. Continue to organize and map walks, take and process photographs, and write articles to promote, inspire and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle utilizing Bellevue Washington’s amazing parks and trail system.

Gynex Corporation · graphics | marketing manager
February 2011 – January 2012
Personalized and updated the design of three 100-page product catalogs using already established brand guidelines, contemporary imagery and copywriting skills for medical instruments company. Created presence on social media networks to align company with current marketing trends and sensibilities, and positioned organization to adopt an inbound marketing strategy with completion of website reconstruction and redesign. Ongoing responsibilities entailed writing, creation, design and production of marketing materials, labels, drawings and packaging, including: company catalog; processing, enhancement and production of photographs for print and web; product drawings for instrument production as well as FDA procedures; product and warehouse labeling; package design for products and shipping boxes; and corporate communications–advertisements and promotional collateral. Managed social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. Outsourced website rebuild and photography as needed. Represented company at, and prepared signage and marketing materials for tradeshows.

 Bellevue College · vLab online tutor
April 2009– September 2009
Assisted BC students as online tutor with Adobe Creative Suite software assignments and projects.

 Three Cedars School · enrollment coordinator
2001 – 2003
Increased Three Cedars School enrollment by providing informative and personable social exchanges with families attending school tours, open houses, outreach events, school fairs, festivals and during telephone inquiries. Produced monthly enrollment and marketing activity reports. Served on personnel and marketing committees.

 Lazure DeLaVergne Decorative Finishes · artist | owner
1988 – 2006
Proprietor of decorative painting business. Responsible for all phases of operation: marketing, contract ne­gotiations, concept development, project management, supplier liaison, and production. Consulted with designers and clients in selection of colors, textures, patterns and design of decorative finishes. Maintained cost and time records. Found and trained employees to assist with painting when needed.

 Common Ground · program supervisor | visitation supervisor
1994 – 1997
Promoted to establish and grow eastside branch of secure visitation program providing safe visits between foster children and their birth parents. Interfaced with CPS caseworkers to secure client base. Managed staff of visitation supervisors and clients as program supervisor. As visitation supervisor, responsibilities entailed supervision and documentation of visits between non-custodial parents and their children, enforcing rules as required.

Schwartz Brothers Restaurants · marketing coordinator
1986  – 1988
Hired permanently to assist Marketing Director for 18-location restaurant corporation after work-study program concluded. Flexible work schedule offered to accommodate school schedule and retain services. Created, designed, produced, and distributed corporate communications–press releases, advertisements, promotional collateral, and newsletters. Conducted market research projects. Decorated the individual restaurants for holidays. Represented corporation at industry and consumer shows.

Bellevue College 2009
Certificate in Desktop Publishing for Print and Web
Received instructor incentivized valedictorian or salutatorian award multiple times in Adobe classes.

University of Washington 1987
BA Communications | Advertising
Minor in psychology

University of Washington Alumnae Board 1998 – 2001
Fair Chair 2001 | Arts & Crafts Committee Chair 1999 – 2000

Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Dreamweaver, Flash. Microsoft Office. WordPress. PC & MAC OS.

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