Karla Tuten | Resumé

Designer & Creative Director located outside of Savannah, Georgia.

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Karla Tuten graduated with a BFA (Graphic Design emphasis) from the University of Georgia. As a multi-faceted designer, her work encompasses brand identities, environmental design, signage, print, advertising, and web design. In addition to design, she has experience in digital marketing strategy, implementation, and analysis. In the past, she’s served on the Board of Directors for the Athens Area Arts Council, juried judge for ATHFest, and as a guest speaker at UGA.

Experience

Director of Marketing | Lamar Smith Homes | Feb.  2017 – Present
Marketing strategy, brand development, and management of the Online Sales Program. Provide direction to web designers, copy writers, and photographers/videographers. Implementation of the new strategy led to an increase of 20% unique users to website compared to the previous year.
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Creative Director | Lamar Smith Homes | Nov. 2017 – Feb.  2017
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Senior Graphic Designer | Dovetail Management | Oct. 2015 – Nov. 2017
Brand strategy, brand development, research, social media marketing, and art direction of photo/video shoots.
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Graphic Designer | Dovetail Management | Dec. 2014 – Oct. 2015
Print and digital design, layout, trade shows, and environmental design.

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Creative Director & Marketing Advisor| DFL Alumnae| 2015 – present
Website design, e-mail communications, workflow coordinator, and all digital deliverables.

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Graphic Designer | Four Athens | Jan. 2014 – Aug. 2014
Presentation design, layout, print, and blog development.

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Graphic Designer | Paper Forest | Nov. 2012 – Jan. 2014
Editorial design, print, and layout.

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Graphic Designer | Ampersand Magazine| Aug. 2012 – May 2013
Editorial design, photo editing, and layout.

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Creative Director | Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Alpha Chapter| Apr. 2010 – Dec. 2011
Video and photo editing, file management, all marketing materials.

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Proficiencies

–  Color Theory

–  Typography

–  Layout / Grid

–  Web Design

–  Art Direction

–  Typography

–  Environmental

–  Copy Editing

–  Video & Photo Editing

–  Web Design

–  Strategy & Research

–  Illustrator

–  InDesign

–  Photoshop

–  Premiere

–  After Effects

–  Lightroom

–  Sketch

–  Facebook Business Manager

– Facebook Ads

–  WordPress

–  Squarespace

–  Sprout Social

–  MailChimp

–  Snapchat Ad Manager

– Google Analytics

Affiliations

Guest Speaker | 2017
Lamar Dodd School of Art
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Notable Alumnus | 2015
Lamar Dodd School of Art
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Founding Member | 2015
UGA’s Delta Phi Lambda Alumnae Chapter
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Board of Directors | 2015 – 2017
Athens Area Arts Council
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Guest Speaker | 2014/2015
Clarke Middle School
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Juried Judge | 2014
ATHFest Art Show
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Finalist | 2014
Terrapin Mosaic Show
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Dimensional Typography Thesis | 2014
Lamar Dodd School of Art
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Communications Chair | 2012 – 2014
Graphic Design Lamar Dodd School of Art
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AIGA Atlanta | 2010 – present
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