My name is Mandy Howard. I am a designer and visual storyteller based out of Maryland. I work for a management consulting firm that specializes in youth development by day and freelance projects that interest me by night. My specialties are design, integrated marketing, event photography, and social media management. I graduated from Villa Julie College with a degree in Visual Communication Design.
I value bold, creative, and thought out solutions. I believe that good design doesn’t just look pretty, it is able to solve problems through visual communication. I work with clients directly to offer a variety of graphic design and integrated marketing services including logo design, corporate identity, branding, e-blasts, promotional collateral, signage, conference/training materials, business cards, stationary, t-shirts, apparel, wedding invitations, newspaper ads, announcements, magazines, annual reports, print ads, cards, and more. I partner with top notch vendors to provide clients with the best products possible. Need a market-specific communications plan for promoting events? I fully recognize the importance in assuring that messaging adheres to established corporate brand standards from working with national brands.
I take pictures. Specifically engagement photos, family portraits, weddings, special occasions, senior pictures, and event photography. I specialize in working with elementary age children, and have captured youth through a unique perspective on behalf of FirstPic, Inc. for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Sea Research Foundation, National 4-H Council, and National PAL. If you require videography, I can highly recommend and work with talented videographers to capture your event. I also offer photo editing/re-touching services.
Providing website design, maintenance, with a sprinkle of development. I believe that websites should be clean and current. I drive my current websites with Joomla or Wordpress CMS, HTML5, and CSS. I am currently learning Bootstrap and UIKit. Having a good online presence and SEO is important to any brand or business. I understand the value of reporting and all my sites are connected to Google Analytics. I also provide social media integration, whether this involves the creation of new accounts, or the integration of existing accounts.
I live on Mashable. I eat Tech Crunch for breakfast. I am a social media connoisseur familiar working with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, PhotoBucket, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and a variety of other social media sites on both a personal and professional level. I understand what it takes to manage the online presence of a business though social media, and have the organizational skills and professionalism to manage multiple accounts.
Mandy is a very talented designer. She has the rare quality of being artistically talented with a keen mind on detail. She is able to effectively communicate her artistic talent for any business environment. She knows how to listen to her customer's needs and exceed all expectations.
Mandy is a very detail oriented and thorough designer. She is extremely creative and provides options for selecting the best outcome for any project. Her creative talents are an asset for any organization. She is tops in her profession!
Mandy is always a pleasure to work with. Her passion and creativity definitely show in her work. Her projects are always detailed and on time, and she blows away my expectations every time. It is a wonderful feeling working with a designer who is as excited about the projects as I am.
Mandy is a delightful young lady who loves design. She is thoughtful in her approach to projects, asking for clarification or help when appropriate, and also taking the lead and running with an idea or concept. She has a lovely personality and confidence that would make her an excellent addition to any creative firm's team.
Mandy asks great questions and continues to seek input throughout the design process to ensure the client is happy with a great, finished product. I very much appreciated that she was willing to honestly discuss any issues on projects as they arose so we could review the work done, consider client input, create a plan, and provide several great options to overcome challenges. Mandy is efficient, has no problem meeting difficult deadlines, and is always seeking to learn more and grow as a designer and person. She works so hard and is a true pleasure.
Mandy did an amazing job creating logos, marketing material and websites for my two small businesses: Dramatic Flair Events and Faces by Rhea. She took my ideas and vision and turned them into professional, cohesive packages. It was a pleasure to work and collaborate with her.
Mandy is a consummate professional whose warm and caring demeanor makes you trust her immediately. Her work is phenomenal and as a writer, I always feel my written word is accented perfectly by the design she matches to it.
Mandy Howard is an incredibly talented graphic designer. She loves her work and is exceptional at communicating her ideas while embracing the clients' needs. She is creative and always adds her unique perspectives and insights to projects to make the final products even better! Mandy is a team player, she's collaborative, and she always delivers her work on time.
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