Resume

Gillian Lancaster

SUMMARY
Graphic designer, consultant, and teacher.

SPECIALTIES
Custom WordPress website design, rebranding, and creation of promotional materials.
Planning and creating events, classes, and tours.
Organizing people, materials, and ideas!

SKILLS
Visual Communications through Web Design, Social Media and Graphic Design, using Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress. Print Design including Brochures, Posters, Newsletters, Advertising, Presentations, and Annual Reports. Online communications through Social Media Marketing, Facebook Page management, Blogging, Research and Writing, Teaching and Tutoring.
Platforms: Mac and PC. Microsoft Office including PowerPoint.

EXPERIENCE

GILLIAN LANCASTER DESIGN 01 / 2004 – Present
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Designed and created many WordPress websites for churches, non-profit organizations and individuals
Designed and created ACS Extend site for Philadelphia Cathedral
Typeset multiple editions of “Peregrine,” an anthology of original poetry and prose for Penn’s Creative Writing Program
Developed identity, publicity materials and website for Philadelphia Theological Institute
Tutor adult students in WordPress and web design

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 09 / 2013 – 11 / 2016
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Rebranded church media, complete website redesign using WordPress
Social media planning and implementation
Set up and implemented use of Google forms to transmit community information
Redesigned communications materials including weekly emails and interactive monthly newsletter

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER 07 / 2009 – 09 / 2013
PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Created special service leaflets and publicity materials
Provided design and administrative support to clergy
Maintained Redeemer Social Media presence
Designed fundraising materials for music program and Capital Campaign
Liaised with families preparing for baptisms, weddings and funerals

PHILADELPHIA CATHEDRAL 10 / 2004 – 09 / 2007
CATHEDRAL ASSISTANT
Designed Cathedral and Diocesan service leaflets incorporating music images
Developed and produced signage system for Cathedral artwork
Produced publicity materials for Cathedral events including posters, postcards, print adverts and web distribution
Produced large outdoor signs for special events
Maintained Joomla web site through creating content, pages and links

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania
Master of Liberal Arts: Graphic Design and Visual Communications
University of London
Bachelor of Education: Education and Music