Work History

2000-Present ­— Graphic designer, Zion Publications, LLC, Louisville, Ky.
Numerous duties, including:

  • Editorial and cover design of Today’s Woman magazine,
    Today’s Transitions magazine, and Today’s Family magazine
  • Advertising design for all 3 pubs
  • Media kit design for all 3 pubs
  • Check provided camera-ready ads for accuracy and file integrity
  • Create and send e-newsletter blasts
  • Maintain pub websites
  • Upload online magazine to Issuu.com
  • Photo editing and manipulation
  • Troubleshoot Mac computer issues in the Production department
  • Create logos and supporting materials for events
  • Create reprints
  • Copyedit
  • Assist in managing Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and reader contests.


1999 ­— City Editor, The Evening News, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Performed daily design of front page, section fronts, and inside pages.

1999-96 ­— Lifestyle Page Designer,

Anderson Independent-Mail newspaper, a 45,000+ circulation daily
Performed daily design of Lifestyle section fronts and inside pages, including fashion, food, and entertainment pages.


EDUCATION:
1996 ­— Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, News-Editorial sequence, University of South Carolina

SOFTWARE SKILLS:
Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office applications; Google Docs; Joomla; Swiftpage; Blogger; FTP applications; prepress skills; computer-to-plate. Mac and PC proficiency.

Contact Me

To get in touch, please use my online form or email info@aprilallman.com.

Marilyn Kington

Created by Allman Design:

A website for the talented singer Marilyn Kington.

Recently received the 2013 Best Magazine Cover Design Award from the Metro-Louisville Society of Professional Journalists.

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