About sue Wallis Williams
A seasoned professional with decades of professional experience in marketing, advertising and design.
Wallis Williams Design & Marketing is located on Planet Earth, physically operating in Morro Bay, California.
Celebrating 20 years as an independent sole proprietor, providing custom Squarespace websites, commerce & subscription websites, marketing solutions, print related graphic design, logos, Squarespace training, maintenance and all things related to promoting an online business, good vibes and having fun.
Thank you for stopping by.
Wow, I've been so lucky to be a graphic designer for my entire career!
A crazy amount of things have changed for designers, as well as web developers, as it relates to learning how to stay current with business communications.
Lucky for me, learning new technologies, software and marketing techniques 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!
My favorite clients are those who know that good design is good business.
Wallis Williams Design, Morro Bay, CA
Graphic designer, web designer and Squarespace web development / 1999 - Present
Creating, branding, developing Squarespace websites, marketing campaigns 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.
Art Director / 1998 - 1999
(ha! Hard to imagine that this was my last “real” job!)
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
Creative Director / 1997 - 1998
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.
Freelance and Contract Design Work, Orange County, CA 1992 - 1997
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.
Production Manager / 1991 - 1992
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 Services / The Decades Preceding 1991
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.
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
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.
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