About Me

Donna Hobson

I am an award-winning, highly skilled graphic designer/creative director with more than 15 years of management experience in non-profit/higher education. As an enthusiastic partner to diverse clients, I have honed a unique capability to understand my client’s vision that makes the creative process—from conception to finished product—a smooth one. I am a strong leader who is also able to work as part of a team, skilled at ensuring that the final product maintains branding while allowing the individual styles of designers to flourish.   

                                                            

Having designed numerous award-winning projects, seeking the opportunity to continue a career in management and creative graphic design.

Proficient in:

• Adobe CC 2017 Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)

• Microsoft Office

• QuarkXpress 16

• Wix

• Canva

• MailChimp

• Lightroom

• Portfolio and Photoshelter

• Digital photography

• FileMaker Pro 12

• Macintosh and Windows platforms

 

Awards:

Admissions Marketing Report Awards (2001–2003), IABC Awards (2002–2003), IABC Best of Show Award (2004), CASE Awards (2001, 2006 – 2009), Catholic Press Awards (2007–2009, 2010, 2013, and 2017).

Experience:

 

Director of Publications and
Digital Assets/Lead Graphic Designer

Mosaic Theater Company—Washington, D.C.

2017 – July 2018

Creates publications (play bills and booklets), produce promotional items (large format posters, postcards, fliers), maintain and enhance the company website (mosaictheaer.org), design and distribute weekly electronic newsletters, and provide attractive digital assets for social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.).

•  Acts as main graphic designer for the company.

•  Works as a part of Mosaic Theater’s marketing and communications team to promote eight plays, four workshops and a special event reading per season.

•  Works with the Mosaic team to ensure positive public presence and promote community outreach.

•  Maintains the publications and digital assets budget.

 

Director of Publications and Design Services/Creative Director/Graphic Designer

The Catholic University of America—Washington, D.C.

2005 – 2017

Managed and served as creative director to two full-time designers, one freelance designer, writer/editor, and University photographer to fulfill the graphic needs of University’s schools, departments, programs, and the president’s office, from conception to delivery. Also, served as head graphic designer. Office completed an average of 300 multi-piece digital and print projects each fiscal year.

 

Creative Director — Office of Marketing and Communications

Wayne State University—Detroit, Michigan

1999 – 2005

Art director promoted to creative director. Managed a staff of two graphic designers, two photographers, and a production coordinator. Worked with internal writers to produce publications and advertisements that reached an outside audience.

 

Senior Graphic Designer — Electronic Data Systems (EDS)

Southfield, Michigan

1993 – 1999

 

Head Genigraphics Artist

Jands, Incorporated—Silver Spring, Maryland

1989 – 1993

 

Senior Genigraphics Artist — Coca-Cola USA

Atlanta, Georgia

1986 – 1989

 

Education:

Bachelor of Arts

Spelman College—Atlanta, Georgia

 

Professional Affiliations:

AIGA Washington, D.C.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

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