Resume

Becky LaFayette | Senior Graphic Designer, Photographer

email: contactme@beckylafayette.com
phone: 651.321.4789 MN | 707.341.6620 CA

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Science, Graphic Design, Minor in Architecture, May 2000
Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

Undergraduate Studies, Architecture, 1994-1996
Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

EXPERIENCE

Caribou Coffee, Anoka, MN

Shift Supervisor, September 30, 2013 – Present

  • NSO Store #1295
  • Assist in training new Team Members
  • Ensure customers receive friendly service and quality products in a clean, safe environment
  • Set example which models Caribou Coffee’s standards, policies ad practices
  • Manage team to deliver all aspects of operational excellence
  • Perform all roles and duties of a Team Member

Caribou Coffee, Coon Rapids, MN

SHIFT SUPERVISOR IN TRAINING, APRIL 2013 – September 2013
TEAM MEMBER, JULY 2012 – APRIL 2013

  • Customer Service Duties which include ringing up both in-house and drive-thru sales
  • Stocking merchandise
  • Greet and chat with guest
  • Make high quality drinks

Becka Lynn Photography, Santa Rosa, CA

Owner/Photographer, 2007 – Present

  • Perform all client relations beginning with booking a session to final delivery of finished product
  • Supervise and delegate responsibilities to stylists,  assistants and other photographer(s) when shooting styled creative or large portrait sessions
  • Mentoring sessions with select up and coming photographers
  • Research local photographic industry for current trends and popular products for the consumer
  • Develop and continue to refresh an unique style created, designed and implemented company brand standard to create a uniform look throughout all websites and marketing materials
  • Developed websites for Becka Lynn Photography
  • Perform all Search Engine Optimization task to insure greater internet presence
  • Developed marketing and promotional strategies both online and within the community
  • Responsible for all budget analysis and accounting duties

Becka Lynn Design, Santa Rosa, CA

Owner/Graphic Designer, 2005 – 2007

  • Announcement, Invitations, Promotional Material, Web Graphics and Logo Design
  • Designed website business headers and promotional banners
  • Performed detailed photo retouching for creative projects and photo restoration
  • Designed and created website for Becka Lynn Design
  • Created an online portfolio to represent work designed through the business
  • Included direct link to profession portfolio
  • Photograph or digitally created  products for online portfolio

Pieper & Associates, Los Angeles, CA (moved: now in Torrance, CA)

Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director, 2000 – 2004

  • Solely responsible for 2 out of the 3 major clients
  • Performed initial creative efforts on all new projects
  • Personally modernized and expanded company marketing platforms
  • Developed and implemented project file architecture and file maintenance system
  • Trained existing and new employees on project file architecture
  • Assist in creating database for religious artifacts and project collection
  • Assist in setting up museum exhibit of artifact collection
  • Worked with project teams within the art department to develop and provide design solutions based on the specific needs for each client
  • Reviewed printer proofs with the project manager and made any necessary changes before final approval to send to production
  • Insured product brand standards were consistent with company guidelines for each individual client

Triple X Records, Los Angeles, CA

Graphic Design Intern, 2000

  • Advertising for the label as well as upcoming releases and promotions
  • Paste ups for press packets for individual bands including those on other record labels under Triple X

Lazarus Lighting Design, Burbank, CA

FreelanceGraphic Designer, Summer 1999

  • Incorporated supervisor’s ideas into effective marketing tools

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium,San Pedro,CA

Architecture/Graphic Design Inter, Summer 1998

  • Graphics and Signage for Exhibits Department and Aquarium
  • Site Plan Illustration
  • Light construction

Blockbuster Video, Pico Rivera and Burbank, CA

Customer Relations Coordinator, 1995-1997

  • Customer Service
  • Account Maintenance
  • Cashier
  • Inventory

SKILLS

  • Proficient with PC (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Internet, and multiple business eMail applications).
  • Programs include Adobe Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS, Lightroom 3.6, Quark Xpress 6.0 with basic knowledge of  Adobe GoLive CS
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