About Lisa Marie

My design work includes CD cover designs, photographic enhancements, photography, photo restoration, video presentations, and miscellaneous graphic design work. I taught elementary school music classes, tutored special education students in the mainstream classroom and assisted students with learning disabilities.

I love to write, so why not have a blog or two or three.  My active blog depicts my experiences through my sons mental illness. Currently I am writing short stories about love through spirit and am hoping to publish my first book next year, in the meantime, I’m preparing a new blog to share my work through. One of my passions is to hike and I am preparing a new blog about life on the trails.

Webmaster

I developed Internet based marketing projects to promote travel package campaigns, designed and implemented company and affiliate websites, email newsletters and other promotional campaigns. I also designed, implemented and managed a high-volume intranet website for the telecommunications division of a national Fortune-500 Mortgage Company.  I implemented and maintained websites for non-profit organizations such as Dennis Merritt Jones, National Alliance for Mental Illness in Ventura County, OneSpirit Center for Conscious Living, Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club and more to come.

Community Services

I am a strong advocate for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) in Ventura County, California. My achievements include my position as California State Trainer, presenter, and teacher for the Family-to-Family and Provider Education Programs. I work at removing the “stigma” – hurtful representations of mental illness – by sharing my experiences and thoughts about mental health in my blog: www.SchizophreniaWithLove.com. I have also been involved with Habitat for Humanity in Ventura County giving presentations to local high schools and the county Divisional Key Club.

Education

Loyola Marymount University | Bachler of Fine and Communication Arts.

Professional Experience

Outstanding design skills and creativity with a focus on clean and refined aesthetics.

Design and implement corporate, small business and responsive websites, and mobile applications.

Convert wireframes into design mockups for visual presentation.

Expert understanding of a well balanced structural design of content, color theory and general design principles.

Translate design prototypes into “div” and “table” HTML page templates.

Convert wireframes into design mockups for visual presentation.

Proficient in Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Sublime html editors, HTML and CSS, HTML5 and CSS3.

Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Illustrator and InDesign.

Optimize artwork and code on multiple platforms and browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari).

Maintain cross-browser compatibility issues.

CMS: WordPress, Sitemaker, Sharepoint.

Work with colleagues and clients to determine design specifications.

eMail campaigns; design layouts, produce content, manage schedules, client lists and reports.

SEO strategies, Blog, web content writing, promotional ads, CD covers and other print materials.

PC/ MAC platforms, MSword, spreadsheets, PowerPoint.

Qualities

Positive attitude.

Passionate about my work.

Welcome new challenges that contribute to advancing my skills.

Strive for excellence.

Walk the extra mile to help others achieve success.

Well-organized, detail oriented and multi-task within time and technical constraints.