Visual Communications Designer
Auburn, Washington 98001
What Carla does
We help clients define, create and maintain confident online brands and a trusted customer relationship with their communication tools and outlets. DesignWorks helps you tell a better story visually. We do this with a well-tooled and functional website, plus complimentary Social Media identities that we create, then we walk alongside our clients, mentoring them to drive these tools themselves or aiding them remotely.
We look for shifts vs. trends in the emerging medias and the related tools, plus help our clients navigate the waters of changing communication flow.
Pacific Lutheran University - BFA in Communications, Broadcasting
Spokane Falls Community College - Graphic Design
DesignWorks ~ Owner/Creative Director ~ Since 1986. Specializing in Visual Communications, brand investment extension to multiple medias, including video, web design, print and social media.
Media Specialist Advisory Board member @ Clover Park Technical College
ScreenPlay Inc. (1993 - 1997) Graphics Design and animation support for Retail In-Store Video Point of Purchase systems. Designed custom video assets for specific video clients. Created campaigns and inserts to influence the customer when they were in the store with specials and incentives.
Thompson/BTS - Vidifont Trainer/Sales Support (1986 - 1991) Provided on-site demonstrations & after sale operator training in television stations & post production facilities throughout North America.Organized and implemented 2 week intensive operator training at BTS Corporate offices in Salt Lake City on a quarterly basis. Free-lance clients included , British Columbia Telephone, plus network and independent broadcast production facilities including WBBM-TV (Chicago), WSB-TV (Atlanta) , WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC) and On-Line Video (Milwaukee, WI).
Harris Video Systems ~ StillStore Training/Sales Support (1986 - 1991) Provided on-site demonstrations for sale support & after sale operator training in television stations & post production facilities throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Free-lance clients included CNN News, CNN Headline News, Merrill Lynch NYC, plus network and independent broadcast production facilities including WLS-TV (Chicago), WRC-TV (Washington, DC).
KIRO TV ~ TV News Graphics Producer (1983 - 1986) Provided graphic content to support 5 hours of local news daily. Oversaw on-air branding consistency and implementation. Managed a staff & coordinated scheduling to support live, pre-production and special events. Trained support personnel and worked with producers and directors on designing elements for use on-air and in production. Oversaw election and special programming design and animation elements.
KCPQ-TV ~ Production Assistant (1980 - 1983) Included all production support for in-studio & live remotes. Included floor director & stage manager, lighting, character generator & text design.
KSTW TV - Promotion Intern ~1981 Interned with Promotion Department, organized material and related press information. Produced promotional & :30 spots for on-air programming.