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Lacy Rushin Austin

Lacy Rushin Austin, Texas: Graduate Student of Advertising at UT. Freelance Graphic Designer.

Lacy Rushin Austin Texas. I'm currently earning my Masters in Advertising at The University of Texas at Austin. When I'm not schooling, I work as a freelance graphic designer focusing on logo design, branding and marketing.

Lacy Rushin Austin Texas


Lacy Rushin Austin's Background

Lacy Rushin Austin's Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer at (self)

January 2008 - Present

Design of logos, websites, marketing materials and branding elements to promote the strengths of businesses. Past clients have included California Grapes, Fleishman-Hillard, WAKA Kickball, The Pie Society, Todd Pilates, McKissick Woodsmith Co., and more.

Marketing Coordinator at DAVCAR Engineering

April 2009 - April 2011

Rebranded, redesigned and refreshed the overall image of this growing professional engineering firm. Created and designed logos, the company website, marketing materials (business cards, fliers, email campaigns), etc. Managed qualifications-based marketing efforts, responded to RFP’s, designed and copy-edited proposals and Statements of Qualifications for private and public solicitations. Was also responsible for managing all financial aspects of the business: prepared payroll, managed invoicing on all projects, processed accounts payables and receivables, closed out projects and collected unpaid fees.

Office Manager at Hempstead & Associates

January 2009 - April 2009

Associations Management company where I was contracted to help with managing membership services and event registration.

Art Director at Observer Newspapers

August 2007 - October 2008

Hired on as Graphic Designer for newspaper redesign, I earned two promotions within six months after rebranding the newspapers. I was responsible for designing and laying out two community weekly newspapers, multiple monthly publications, all promotional and marketing materials as well as print/web advertisements. I utilized programs daily such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and Word. Here at Observer Newspapers I learned the real importance of prioritizing while multi-tasking and attention to detail.

Graphic Designer/Photographer/Finance Assistant at Bob Knight Photo

2005 - 2007

Initially responsible for processing photo orders, I was promoted to graphic designer where I designed ads, large scale banners, promotional materials/multiple page proposals for clients. I prepared the setup of cameras and photographed hundreds of graduates at any given graduation ceremony. When off-site, I uploaded, scanned and transmitted information cards and images digitally to our Tallahassee office--making it possible to send the appropriate proofs to graduates’ e-mail accounts in record turnaround time.

Graphic Design Intern at Republic Tequila

May 2012

Republic Tequila combines the tradition of Mexico with the spirit of Texas. This ultra-premium tequila is USDA and BioAgriCert certified organic and made with 100% blue agave. Republic Tequila is proudly hand-crafted at the Agave Conquista Distillery in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico--the heart of the tequila producing region-- and currently available in Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Florida.

Lacy Rushin Austin's Education

The University of Texas at Austin

2011 – 2013


Concentration: Advertising

Activities: Advertising Graduate Council

Florida State University

2002 – 2006


Concentration: Communications, Studio Art

Lacy Rushin Austin's Interests & Activities

Marketing, graphic design, branding, social media, photography; outdoor activities include hiking, swimming, biking, running, pilates, yoga, photography, boating, eating, drinking, being merry.

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