Lara Dickson (second from left), founder of Deep Dish Creative, works with clients across industries such as technology, lodging and hospitality, restaurants, destination marketing, real estate, arts, travel, hospitals, and advertising/design/PR firms, among others. Professionally trained in graphic design, the skills needed to produce high-quality professional print work have lent that extra oomph to her web design portfolio. A thoughtful design aesthetic paired with current web usability practices produces an attractive web, email, and social media presence that resonates with clients and their online markets. Original design and strategies are tailored to clients’ brand, budget, and goals.
Work includes WordPress website design and development, custom Mailchimp email templates, annual reports, print advertising, web ad banners, direct mail, menus, in-house collateral, promotional materials, etc. As Creative Services Manager for Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, responsibilities included development and management of 3-4 SCVB websites, direct mail, advertising, and promotional collateral design, and maintaining brand standards for the entire organization.
Art Institute of Los Angeles, 1998-1999
Art Institute of Seattle, 1997-1998
University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK 1992-1996
AFFILIATIONS & ACCOLADES
Past Communications Chair, AIGA Vermont Chapter (2013 & 2014)
Allied Arts of Seattle, Past Board Member
ADIM (Art Directors Invitational Masters) 2007 Design Conference 3rd place design competition finisher. See project (#20)
I haven’t always been a creative geek. Past experiences include waiting tables, line cook, executive chef, hotel accountant and revenue manager, taxi driver, and running a remote sport fishing lodge in Alaska. Suffice it to say – I love the outdoors, adventure, and providing great hospitality and service – regardless of the field.