SUE WALLIS WILLIAMS EXPERIENCE

Wallis Williams Design, located in Morro Bay, California, is a woman-owned and operated graphic design studio, specializing in creating custom Squarespace websites, consulting, training, maintenance and all things related to promoting a business online. 


 
Sue Wallis Williams

Thank you for stopping by. Wow, I've been a designer for a LONG time! A crazy amount of things have changed in my field over the 16 years I've been designing custom websites.

Lucky for me learning new technologies and software is just a part of what I love to do. I also love problem solving, designing, training, and working with motivated business owners who believe in what they do. Folks who know that good design is good business. 

 

Wallis Williams Design

 

Graphic designer, web design and development / 1999 - Present

Wallis Williams Design, Morro Bay, CA

Creating, branding, developing Squarespace websites and print collateral for clients globally. Responsible for leading the creative process - from concept to completion - including front end web design, online advertising and all printed materials. Expert level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop), CSS3, javascript, and project management.

 

GREEN LIGHT ADVERTISING, NEWPORT BEACH, CA

 

ART DIRECTOR / 1998 - 1999

Greenlight Advertising, Newport Beach, CA

Designed a wide range of print collateral projects, including brochures, direct mail, logos. Built Greenlight's first website. Clients included AIWA Raid Technology, Epoch Internet, Ingram Micro and KOCE public radio

 

CDM

 

Creative Director / 1997 - 1998

The CDM Company, Newport Beach, CA

Interviewed, hired and managed freelance artists, press checks, photo shoots, concept and design of POP, promotional collectibles, misc. collateral. Marketing project clients included Carl's Jr., In n' Out, Dairy Queen. Worked with licensed properties from Disney, Warner Brothers.

 

SW Design Services

 

SW Design Services / 1992 - 1997

Freelance and Contract Design Work, Orange County, CA

Graphic design freelance projects included flash animations, web design, print collateral, brochures, annual reports, and logos. Clients included Sorin BioMedical, Hewlett Packard, Automated Resource Management, Verbal Advantage, Teklogic, and marketing agencies.

 

Lee Canter

 

Production Manager / 1991 - 1992

Lee Canter &  Associates, Santa Monica, CA

Production manager and designer for educational publishing house. Duties included collaborating with the marketing team to design and create books, collateral, tradeshow materials, and other print projects, as well as press checks and photo shoots.

 

Graphic Design

 

Graphic Design Services / The Decades Preceding 1991

From college to intern and beyond, Los Angeles, CA

Freelance production artist at Los Angeles ad agencies and design boutiques including Ayer, Jorgenson & McDonald, J. Walter Thompson, Chiat/Day and others. A year at Computer Sciences Corporation as a senior graphic designer. Owner of Straight Line Design, a little print shop in Venice, on Abbott Kinney in the early 80's.

 

Affiliations

 

Professional Affiliations

  • CODE SLO (a learn to code Meetup group in San Luis Obispo)
  • SLO UX is a networking and professional development meetup for all types of UXers
  • OCEAN (Orange County Entrepreneurs And Networkers): 2010 - Present
  • RBN, Relationship Building Network: 2005 
  • Tech Biz, a non-profit technology networking organization: 2007
  • OC PR and Marketing Group 2007 - Present
  • NAWBO 2007- 2008
  • Better Business Bureau: 2009
  • Merchant Circle, Dana Point: 2009 
 

third chapter

 

My Third Chapter

I'm excited about this chapter of my career. Discovering new technology is so fun for me. And with all the years of experience I've already accumulated, melding the old and new technologies is something I've come to really enjoy.

I'll continue to learn new technology tricks and share them with my clients. Things like the best practices for SEO, social media appropriateness, new technologies and styles, design, layout, spelling, message, and all the important details for the direction of a small business.

Did you read all this? Thanks so much for your interest. If my skills sound like the right fit for you...