Angela Lewis-Akers

Angela Lewis-Akers

Art Director - Designer

  • In Design 95%
  • Photoshop 95%
  • Illustrator 90%
  • WordPress 80%
  • Dreamweaver 55%
  • HTML + CSS 50%
  • After Effects 40%
  • Animate 30%
  • Microsoft Products 90%

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

A NorCal girl at heart, I grew up in the Sierra mountains living on quads and snowboards. Never letting go of my competitive spirit, I traded in my boots for a bikini and hit the sand in SoCal to play professional beach volleyball for 7 years. My adventurous drive, passion for creativity, and an appreciation for the beautiful things have shaped my design sense and filled my soul along the way. Also, I really must pet all the dogs:)

Art director and designer with varied high-level experience across advertising, marketing, publishing, branding and sales. My diverse skill set spans the digital and social space as well as traditional media. With a passion for finding creative solutions to my client’s needs and continually expanding my tool kit, I’m always looking for the next best technique or a fresh perspective that will elevate beautiful design into truly effective creative work.

[ Art Director ]
Moon Tide Media | 2013 to present

  • Oversee production of 7 publications by providing creative direction, photoshoot art direction, editorial layout, design and more.
  • Design various digital advertising and marketing content for our clients including websites, digital advertising, social media campaigns, and e-mail marketing.
  • Create numerous proposals and visual concepts to pitch new business.
  • Collaborate closely with internal teams, partners and vendors to manage production work flow and deadlines.

[ Senior Designer ]
Moon Tide Media | 2012 to 2013

  • Created online contests, Facebook apps and e-mail marketing with a focus on the lifestyle industry.
  • Designed digital promos, micro-sites, ads, banners, and e-newsletters in the lifestyle, automotive and educational sectors.
  • Produced hand and computer-drawn illustrations for editorial use.

[ Designer ]
Moon Tide Media | 2011 to 2012

  • Created print and digital ads for numerous clients in the financial, beauty and health care industries.
  • Designed layouts & created marketing collateral for our owned and operated publications. 

[ Senior Designer ]
Vanessa Summers Companies  | 2007 to 2008

  • Designed and coordinated multiple projects for VSC & their clients including cohesive branding, e-mail marketing, web site creation, blogging, social media, and SEO.
  • Managed clients expectation, timelines,  and overall production work flow.
  • Trained and managed associate designer & intern. 
  • Maintained software across the company for our client portal, design, and project management.

[ Art Director ]
Lewis Creative | 2000 to 2011
{Partial list of freelance clients}

  • Association Volleyball Professionals (AVP)
  • Revive Wellness Centers
  • Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery
  • Okamoto Dental
  • Mizuno Volleyball Club
  • KKC Fine Homes

EDUCATION
California State University of Sacramento. BA, Graphic Design

AWARDS
Maggie nomination for
Regional & State/Consumer
Maggie nomination for
Semi-Annuals & Three-Time/Consumer