Lee Anne Dollison

Skills

  • Book and magazine design.  Interior layouts and covers — college, school, and trade. Workbooks, teacher manuals, test packages, transparency binders, and more.
  • Advertising and marketing design.  Brochures, catalogs, spot ads, flyers, posters, banners, POP displays, inserts for CDs, cassettes, and DVDs, any kind of packaging that has a template, and designs for giveaway items such as pens, pads, bags, and mugs.
  • Art and illustration.  From simple charts and graphs to detailed maps and realistic illustrations.
  • Digital media.  Flash development, websites, user interfaces, ads, screen stills for video.
  • Comfortable with Macs and PCs.  Expert in Creative Suite for Designers, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Also proficient in the use of Quark XPress and Microsoft Office. 
  • Knows way around print shops, production houses, and online environments.  One, two, and four color; offset or online. 
  • Able to manage large complex projects, coordinate and maintain schedules, determinie priorities, and follow projects through to completion.
  • • Especially talented at creating identities for product lines, and insuring consistency across various platforms.
    • An efficient and experienced problem-solver who makes sure the job works before it gets to the printer.
  • Bonus! Excellent editorial skills.  Writing, copyediting, proofreading, editorial and photo research.

Project Highlights

  • Richard Lewis / Susan I. Lewis: The Power of Art, 2E, publisher: Wadsworth, 2008. Award of Excellence in the school/education category for books at 38th annual Bookbuilders West.
  • Harley Hahn: Harley Hahn’s Guide to Unix and Linux, publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2008. Worked directly with author as designer/art director. Created art, designed cover, troubleshot problems and assisted an experienced author in navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of getting a book into print.

Experience

Freelance

LADdesign, Santa Barbara, CA (2001–present)
Book and advertising design. Illustration. Brochures, annual reports, instructional booklets, flyers, mailers. Package design. Multimedia and website design. Art production and management. 
Clients include:  Wadsworth Publishing, South-Western, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic, Prentice-Hall.

Senior Designer

Oxford University Press, New York, NY (2002-2004)
Book design for English as a Second Language:  Textbooks, workbooks, all collateral, video stills, interface design, and packaging for cassettes, CDs, and DVDs.  Project management.

Designer

West Educational Publishing, Agoura Hills, CA (1990–2000)
Book design and art production for high school and college publishing: Interior and cover design, charts, graphs, maps, illustrations, packaging, collateral, and website design.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a double major in art and creative writing

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Scholastic awards for achievements in art and creative writing; co-founder, editor and designer of college literary magazine; art on cover of first issue.

Master of Fine Arts in painting, drawing and printmaking

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Teaching assistantship, 1980–1981; member of various arts organizations and coordinator of activities; artist represented by galleries in Minneapolis, Chicago and San Francisco, with artworks in private, corporate and museum collections in the United States and abroad.

Continuing Education

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Courses in HTML, Dreamweaver,and Flash. Used knowledge to build sites for streetlaw.com and laddesign.biz, and to assist in multimedia issues at Oxford University Press.

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