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Lydia Harrell

Lydia Harrell



Nashville, TN







•Design layout of daily news and features sections of newspapers including
- The Pensacola News Journal
- The Montgomery Advertiser
- The Tallahassee Democrat
- The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro)
- The Tennessean
•Collaborate with team members in the studio and copy-editors at news sites to produce quality publications in a deadline-driven environment

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Chapel Hill Magazine/Durham Magazine

Art Intern

•Designed print and online advertisements for
-Chapel Hill magazine
-Durham magazine,
-Chapel Hill magazine’s, The Weekly
•Worked closely with the art editors to create quality designs in a fast-paced environment
•Performed administrative duties for both the Art and Advertising departments.


Eve Carson Scholarship

Director of Web Design

•Worked closely with other committee members to create custom graphics to promote the mission of the scholarship
•Facilitated the re-deisgn of the scholarship website,

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Senior Designer

•Worked as part of a team of students to strategize effective ad campaigns for real world clients, such as The Cherokee Fund
•Conceptualize and create logos and infographics to promote clients


The Daily Tar Heel

Graphics staffer

•Created informational graphics including charts, graphs and time lines to accompany news stories
•Participated in the design of larger online multimedia projects, and worked closely with editors to create quality graphics in a deadline-driven environment
•The Daily Tar Heel was ranked the number two college newspaper in the United States by the Princeton Review in 2012.

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Charleston Magazine

Advertising Production Intern

• Designed advertisements for a family of publications: Charleston magazine, Charleston Home magazine, Charleston Weddings magazine, GrandStrand magazine and House Calls magazine.
•Gained experience in a fast-paced environment with overlapping deadlines
•Worked directly with production designer on ad layouts beginning with a blank template and transforming it into a finished, printed product
Assisted photographers in the planning and styling of special advertising section, “Love It.”
•Learned to retouch, color correct, and convert RAW photographs for production.


at Flowers Printing


•Designed custom promotional graphics such as business cards, pamphlets and signs
•Communicated directly with clients via email, phone and meetings to discuss the printing and design process
•Developed a thorough understanding of the print production process

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Editing and Graphic Design sequence

The Lorenzo de'Medici Institute