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Senior Level Graphic Design Professional. Highly skilled in juggling 18 balls in one hand, catching wild pitches from anxious clients, with the other, while negotiating with vendors and tackling event planners.

Master at matching images and words. I can create postcards, ads, logos, invitations, Evites, HTML blasts, web banners, microsites, brochures, books, magazines, one pagers, signage... well just about anything printed and some web in no time flat.

Deadlines?? Bring'em on – I live for them



Senior Graphic Designer, Marketing                 2020-2021
Major, Lindsey & Africa , Baltimore, MD 

Worked with legal recruiters and marketing team on social media graphics, webinar materials, survey reports and advertisements. Prepared PowerPoint presentations for directors other management for annual meeting.

Senior Graphic Designer, Creative Media      2018 - 2019
Contract Graphic Designer, Creative Media 2016 - 2018
Exelon, Baltimore, MD 


Worked with videographers and corporate communicators on creating digital content for social media outlets and corporate meetings. Directed projects to designers via InMotion project management system.

  • Set up dynamic templates and uploaded visual assets to digital asset management system WebDAM, delivering consistent access to enterprise-wide teams.

  • Improved overall production processes by advising on best practices in design in both print and digital media.

  • Assisted in evaluating metrics produced from InMotion and produced PowerPoint presentations to illustrate metrics, providing input into future budgeting and strategic planning.


Senior Graphic Designer, Global Branding    2015 - 2016

Dentons LLP, Washington, DC


Managed design, layout, and print production of firm-wide marketing materials and new media initiatives, working closely with other senior members of global creative team and Global Brand. Served as partner and mentor to Europe and Canada design teams on work allocation, processes, best practices, and application of brand / corporate identity, meeting demanding timelines.

  • Developed current global graduate recruiting campaign, both in print and web (, increasing associate recruitment initially in UK, Europe, and Asia.

  • Created confidential documents or PowerPoint presentations for senior partner meetings, enabling executive decision making and impacting future growth of firm.

  • Rebranded over a dozen newly acquired law firms upon merger with Dentons, updating website and all marketing materials as part of corporate communications team initiative.


Senior Graphic Designer & Project Administrator  ​
2013 - 2014

The Carlyle Group, Washington, DC

Streamlined review and quality control process of PowerPoint presentations for over 15 investor conferences to reduce revisions and errors. Advised in brand refresh of firm advertisements, business suite, and other marketing collateral, including all internal and external facing materials. Updated corporate style guide and provided global communication strategy and instruction on use of brand refresh. Trained junior level staff in graphic design software.

  • Implemented firm-wide rollout of custom branded PowerPoint ribbon by working with IT and providing hands-on training to key users to maintain brand consistency across global offices.

Marketing Production Coordinator,
Design Team Manager                                        2011 - 2013
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP,  Washington, DC

Coordinated team of 3 - 4 designers within global marketing team and provided direction on design in rebranding of all firm marketing print and digital materials, including website and portal. Created unified global brand identity across 18 international offices. Conducted performance evaluations and addressed team concerns as needed.

  • Identified and recommended improvement in overall production processes by developing in-house management system for tracking incoming job requests, resulting in increased production, on-time delivery, and more complete budget analysis.

  • Consulted with internal and external clients to discuss new and ongoing project life cycles, determining how AGDesign could best serve client’s needs.

  • Conducted weekly production meetings with designers and monthly meeting with Director of Marketing, keeping lines of communication open throughout offices.

Graphic Designer / Visual Communications Specialist 
2007- 2011
Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC 

Collaborated directly with senior level management on internal and external communications, including proposals, charts, and presentations. Created production schedule for multiple practice groups to manage expectations and timelines of multiple projects and events to reduce Tier 3 projects.

  • Coordinated with outside printers, design firms, event planners, and other vendors, driving completion of projects within budget and timeframes.

  • Developed and maintained unified branding and design look to all firm marketing materials, improving overall impact on client facing and RFP materials.

Senior Graphic Designer                                     2006 - 2007
American Bankers Association, Washington, DC  

Lead Graphic Designer                                        2002 - 2006
Total Wine & More, Corporate Headquarters, Potomac, MD   

















Certificates & Awards

Cella Creative Manger Bootcamp - September, 2017


Marcom Platinum Award - Akin Gump Annual Report 2012 

Designed by Glenda Adams; Production Coordinator & Design Manager, Jaimie Beach 

Copy Edited by Jose Garriga 


Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award - Ad Campaign 2012

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Innovation Campaign - Print and Digital ad in Financial Times

Designed by Glenda Adams, Production Coordinator & Design Manager, Jaimie Beach 


Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award - Annual Review 2012

PERSPECTIVE - Akin Gump 2011 Annual Review

Designed by Glenda Adams; Photography by Harvey Duze; 

Production Coordinator & Design Manager, Jaimie Beach; Copy Edited by Jose Garriga 

Master of Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Photography

State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz NY

Bachelor of Science
Cinema & Photography

Ithaca College, Ithaca NY

Minors: Art History and Sociology

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