Brenda Lyman

Brenda Lyman - Designer

Raleigh, NC, United States

I have a passion for typography and the written world. My background in Advertising / PR give me a unique perspective as a graphic designer.

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I'm a graphic designer with over 20 years of experience, working mainly in the print industry but also in the digital realm. My passion is type and editorial design. I can be a bit obsessive when it comes to clean, simple layouts. I also have a secret desire to one day write my own book.
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Graphic Designer + Art Director

Lymlyt Creative
January, 2011 – Present (about 10 years)

Provide communication services ranging from identity and collateral to web development, copywriting to marketing and advertising campaigns; design and coordinate projects from concept to completion to satisfy client specifications, budget, and deadline.

Art Director

Gregg & Associates
July, 2007 – January, 2011 (over 3 years)

Marketing and design implementations ranging from direct mail to interactive media. Video design and production. Copywriting and concept development.

Art Director

Urban Times Magazine
April, 2007 – December, 2008 (over 1 year)

Layout and design for monthly publication, focusing on Kansas City’s urban core. Coordination with design staff and copy editor; copywriting and editing as needed. Also responsible for final production and delivery of files to printer.

Art Director

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
April, 2004 – November, 2006 (over 2 years)

Manage print and web projects from concept through completion, translating marketing objectives into creative strategies. Design and execute promotional and collateral concepts for communications and events. Copywriting and photography, as needed. Production, trafficking, and coordination with vendors.

Art Director

The Sacco Group
April, 2001 – August, 2001 (4 months)

Design, direct, and implement direct marketing projects from conception to completion; including print collateral, retail advertising campaigns, web design, and event promotions.

Design Director

David Day and Associates
June, 1999 – April, 2001 (almost 2 years)

Concept development and design of print advertising, corporate identity and collateral, and web sites; photo shoot direction and photo styling; coordination with vendors and production management.

Creative Director

Studio 23 of Omaha, Inc.
October, 1997 – June, 1999 (over 1 year)

Collaborate with design team to plan and execute visual design; supervision of design team, scheduling, and project trafficking; concept and design of marketing materials including corporate identity and collateral, direct mail, and environmental signage; web site design from content and concept development to programming.

Graphic Designer

AlphaGraphics Printshop
October, 1994 – October, 1997 (about 3 years)

Design and layout including newsletters, direct mail, catalogs, forms, business collateral, corporate identity, brochures; copywriting and design of in-house promotions; computer system troubleshooting and technical support.

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