What does your business do?
Custom art /Design and Media creative
When and why did you start the biz?
Started to freelance design after getting laid off first time while working for
Wisconsin State Legislature Senior Graphic Designer October 2005. Then have
had a push again after getting laid off from Pearson Education in March of 2016.
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
Study in home then shop to do wide format printer and finish media.
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
Finding new ways of of displaying visual ads and media.
What's the most fun part?
I love see end product and see how it help other business strive with my art and
Anything you would have done differently?
Give it 120% all the time. If you love it people will too.
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Continue to find new and better technology for digital and print media.
What advice do you have for others?
Don't give up the grass is greener the harder you work and apply yourself.
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Tool to stay informative of way to build identity.
School (where, still in school, degree)?
he Art Institute of Houston October 1997 - June 1999 Houston, Texas Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design: 3.8/4.0
Prior jobs or business?
wwww.lee3z.com - Freelance Graphic Designer
January 2000 - Present
Interpret client ideas and concepts and take them through completion of the
creative design process to satisfy their desired print or web media needs.
Pearson - Lead Graphic Design Specialist
October 2011 - March 2016
Iowa City, Iowa
Responsible for the formatting of test items as well as development of electronic
tests and associated design activities within the publishing department. Work with
developers to test and trouble shoot technology associated with QTI code the new
base line standard for online testing.
The Douglas Stewart Co. Marketing/Designer LTE
June 2010 - August 2011
October 2009 - March 2010
Collaborated with the marketing team to design and layout a variety of print, web,
e-marketing and product catalogs as well as other marketing materials. Shot
product photography and maintained the image library to be used in marketing
material for an international market audience.
Wisconsin State Legislature Senior Graphic Designer
June 2000 - October 2005
Worked directly with legislators and staff to develop print media, and visual aids.
Designed and maintained websites for legislative offices
What are your pets' names?
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
Getting laid off and wanting to work and do my design and creative.
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
Friendss and family who always are supportive a what I'm doing.
506 1st Ave NE, Apt C
Mount Vernon, IA 52314